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          Date of Hearing:  May 6, 2015


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                                 Jimmy Gomez, Chair


          AB  
          1527 (Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife) - As Introduced  
          March 18, 2015


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  YesReimbursable:   
          No


          SUMMARY:


          This omnibus committee bill makes various technical changes to  
          the Fish and Game Code including the following: 








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          1)Removes unneeded references to parts of animals, and clarifies  
            that a reference to an animal includes a reference to parts of  
            that animal, except when the context indicates otherwise.  


          2)Corrects an omission of any reference to the parts of  
            reptiles, clarifying that parts of reptiles are not treated  
            differently than parts of other types of regulated animals.  
            Clarifies various references to reptiles and amphibians;


          3)Clarifies the requirement for reports to be printed in the  
            English language does not prohibit the translation of the  
            reports into other languages.


          4)Provides various other changes to correct grammatical and  
            technical errors, including cross-references and the deletion  
            of obsolete agency names.  


          FISCAL EFFECT:


          No additional state costs.


          COMMENTS:  


          Purpose.  This bill makes numerous technical changes to the Fish  
          and Game Code recommended by the California Law Revision  
          Commission.  


          The California Law Revision Commission is undertaking a  
          multi-year, comprehensive review and proposed recodification of  








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          the Fish and Game Code. The Commission recommends this first set  
          of technical corrections and minor improvements be enacted this  
          year.  


          Analysis Prepared by:Jennifer Galehouse / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081