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          Bill No:  AB 1527
          Author:   Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife 
          Vote:     21  

           SENATE NATURAL RES. & WATER COMMITTEE:  9-0, 6/23/15
           AYES:  Pavley, Stone, Allen, Hertzberg, Hueso, Jackson,  
            Monning, Vidak, Wolk


           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  78-0, 5/14/15 (Consent) - See last page for  

           SUBJECT:   Fish and wildlife

          SOURCE:    Author

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


          Existing law:
          1)Provides that the Fish and Game Code sets out the state laws  
            concerning fish and wildlife in California, including laws  
            regarding the conservation and management of fish and wildlife  
            resources, and laws governing the recreational and commercial  
            take of game and nongame species in the state.  

          2)Specifies the duties, responsibilities and authorities of the  


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            Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Fish and Game  
            Commission with regard to implementation of Fish and Game Code  

          This bill:

          1)Makes numerous technical, nonsubstantive changes to the Fish  
            and Game Code to improve organization and clarity, removes  
            obsolete or redundant material, and makes other technical  
            clarifications and corrections.  Examples of the changes  

             a)   Removing superfluous references to parts of animals, and  
               clarifying, as a general rule of construction, that a  
               reference to an animal includes a reference to parts of  
               that animal, except where the context indicates otherwise.   

             b)   Correcting an inadvertent 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.

             c)   Amending for consistency various references to reptiles  
               and amphibians.

             d)   Clarifying that a provision of the Fish and Game Code  
               requiring that reports be printed in the English language,  


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               does not prohibit the unofficial translation of the reports  
               into other languages.

          2)Makes numerous other changes to correct technical errors,  
            including cross-reference errors, obsolete agency names, and  
            grammatical errors, and to add clarity to confusing language  
            without changing its substance.  

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:YesLocal:   Yes

          SUPPORT:   (Verified7/8/15)

          None received

          OPPOSITION:   (Verified7/8/15)

          None received

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  78-0, 5/14/15
          AYES:  Achadjian, Alejo, Travis Allen, Baker, Bigelow, Bloom,  
            Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang,  
            Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle,  
            Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Gallagher, Cristina  
            Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez,  
            Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Harper, Roger Hernández, Holden,  
            Irwin, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Lackey, Levine, Lopez, Low,  
            Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Melendez, Mullin,  
            Nazarian, Obernolte, O'Donnell, Olsen, Patterson, Perea,  
            Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago,  
            Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber,  
            Wilk, Williams, Wood, Atkins
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Linder, Medina

          Prepared by:William Craven / N.R. & W. / (916) 651-4116
          7/8/15 16:50:16


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