Senate BillNo. 1330

Introduced by Senator Galgiani

February 19, 2016

An act to amend Section 12300 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to Native Americans.


SB 1330, as introduced, Galgiani. California Indian tribe members.

Existing law, except as specified, exempts members of California Indian tribes from laws regulating fish and wildlife while on the tribal reservation.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 12300 of the Fish and Game Code is
2amended to read:



(a) Notwithstanding any otherbegin delete provision ofend delete law, the
4provisions of this code are not applicable tobegin insert a member of aend insert
5 Californiabegin delete Indians whose names areend deletebegin insert Indian tribe whose name isend insert
6 inscribed upon the tribalbegin delete rolls,end deletebegin insert roll,end insert while on the reservation of that
7tribe and under those circumstances in this state where the code
8was not applicable to them immediately before the effective date
9of Public Law 280, Chapter 505, First Session, 1953, 83d Congress
10of the United States.

11(b) begin deleteNo Indian end deletebegin insertA member of a California Indian tribe end insertdescribed
12in subdivision (a)shallbegin insert notend insert be prosecuted forbegin delete theend deletebegin insert aend insert violationbegin delete of any
13provisionend delete
of this code occurring in the places and under the
P2    1circumstances described in subdivision (a). Nothing in this section,
2however, prohibits or restricts the prosecution of begin delete an Indianend delete begin insert any
3member of a California Indian tribeend insert
for the violation of a provision
4of this code prohibiting the sale of a bird, mammal, fish, amphibian,
5or reptile.