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

          AB 2139 (Williams) - Ocean Protection Council:  ocean  
          acidification and hypoxia
          
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          |Version: August 2, 2016         |Policy Vote: N.R. & W. 7 - 2,   |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: No                     |
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          |Hearing Date: August 11, 2016   |Consultant: Narisha Bonakdar    |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 11, 2016






          Bill  
       Summary:1)  AB 2139 states that the Ocean Protection Council (OPC), subject  
          to the availability of funding, may develop an ocean  
          acidification and hypoxia (OAH) science task force (group), and  
          outlines required activities for the group.
          
          Fiscal  
          Impact:  Approximately $1.65 million (special and private funds)  
          for OPC to implement the specified tasks. The OPC indicates that  
          funds (private and special fund) have been allocated for this  
          purpose.  








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