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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 549 (Levine) - State park system.
          
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          |Version: July 13, 2015          |Policy Vote: N.R. & W. 9 - 0    |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: No                     |
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          |Hearing Date: August 27, 2015   |Consultant: Marie Liu           |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 27, 2015


          Bill  
          Summary:  AB 549 would make numerous changes to the operations  
          of state parks in regards to contracts, agreements, and  
          donations. 


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           Unknown ongoing staffing costs, potentially minor to the low  
            hundreds of thousands of dollars (special fund*) to review  
            additional agreements and contracts.


           Unknown revenue increases (special fund*) for additional  
            donations and benefits of agreements with DPR.


           Unknown revenue losses (special fund*) for free and reduced  







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            costs access and use of state park units, which may be offset  
            by the benefits of agreements.


          * State Parks and Recreation Fund


          Author  
          Amendments:  Delete the requirement to develop a statewide fee  
          plan and make clarification changes.


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