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California OHMVR Legislative Bill Summary Report 6/17/2011

 
  AB 42 (Huffman D)  State parks.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/16/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 12/6/2010
  Last Amend: 5/16/2011
  Status: 6/14/2011-Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
  Location: 6/14/2011-S. APPR.
  Summary: Would authorize the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into an operating agreement for the development, improvement, restoration, care, maintenance, administration, or operation of a unit or units, or portion of a unit, of the state park system, as identified by the director, with a qualified nonprofit organization, as provided. This bill would require the operating agreement to include, among other things, a requirement that the nonprofit organization annually submit a report to the department. The bill would require the nonprofit organization and the district superintendent for the department to hold a joint public meeting for discussion of the report. This bill contains other related provisions.
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  AB 64 (Jeffries R)  State parks: closure: operating agreements.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/11/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 12/9/2010
  Last Amend: 4/11/2011
  Status: 6/3/2011-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(8). (Last location was RLS. on 5/31/2011)
  Location: 6/3/2011-A. 2 YEAR
  Summary: Would make a statement of legislative findings and declarations, including the intent of the Legislature to encourage the Department of Parks and Recreation to actively seek to negotiate operating agreements with local governments, who have the interest and capacity to assist the state in operating a state park, to minimize the number of state parks that could otherwise be subject to closure due to the budget challenges facing the state.
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  AB 95 (Committee on Budget)  Public resources.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 3/24/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 1/10/2011
  Last Amend: 3/17/2011
  Status: 3/24/2011-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 2, Statutes of 2011
  Location: 3/24/2011-A. CHAPTERED
  Summary: Current law establishes the Fair and Exposition Fund for the purpose of allocating moneys to provide financial support for the network of California fairs. Current law requires that $32,000,000 be transferred annually from the General Fund to the credit of a separate account of the fund. Current law provides that the revenues in that separate account are continuously appropriated to the Department of Food and Agriculture for specified purposes. In addition, current law requires the deposit of $10,000,000 of the license fees for horse racing meetings into the fund and continuously appropriates those funds to the 51st District Agricultural Association for specified purposes. This bill would repeal that annual transfer from the General Fund and those other provisions and make related changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
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  AB 442 (Silva R)  Public lands: lease.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/31/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/14/2011
  Last Amend: 3/31/2011
  Status: 5/10/2011-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was NAT. RES. on 5/3/2011)
  Location: 5/10/2011-A. 2 YEAR
  Summary: Under current law, the State Lands Commission may lease state lands under the jurisdiction of the commission for any purpose as the commission deems advisable. Current law provides that rent shall not be charged for a private recreational pier constructed on state lands for the use of a littoral landowner. This bill would also provide that rent shall not be charged for a cantilevered deck extending over state waterways for the use of a littoral landowner.
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  AB 612 (Gordon D)  Parks and recreation: districts: repayment of indebtedness.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/2/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/16/2011
  Last Amend: 5/2/2011
  Status: 6/2/2011-Referred to Com. on GOV. & F.
  Location: 6/2/2011-S. G. & F.
  Calendar: 6/22/2011  9:30 a.m. - Room 112 SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS AT 10:30 A.M.  SENATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE, WOLK, Chair
  Summary: Current law provides for the creation and powers and duties of regional park districts, regional park and open-space districts, and regional open-space districts. Current law authorizes those districts to acquire all necessary and proper lands and facilities by means of a plan to borrow money or by purchase on contract. Current law requires indebtedness that is incurred in that manner to bear interest at a rate not exceeding 10% per annum, or if higher, not exceeding the rate provided under provisions governing issuance of local general obligation bonds. Under current law, indebtedness that is incurred in that manner on or after July 1, 1982, is generally required to be repaid during a period that does not exceed 20 years from the date on which it is incurred. Certain indebtedness incurred in that manner by the East Bay Regional Park District is required to be repaid in a period that does not exceed 30 years. This bill would require indebtedness that is incurred in that manner by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, on or after January 1, 2012, to be repaid during a period that does not exceed 30 years. The bill would make conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions.
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  AB 628 (Conway R)  Vehicles: off-highway vehicle recreation: County of Inyo.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/25/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/16/2011
  Last Amend: 4/25/2011
  Status: 6/8/2011-Referred to Coms. on T. & H. and N.R. & W.
  Location: 6/8/2011-S. T. & H.
  Calendar: 6/21/2011  1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING, DESAULNIER, Chairman
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2017, authorize the County of Inyo to establish a pilot project that would exempt from this prohibition specified combined-use highways in the unincorporated area in the County of Inyo so that the highways can be used to link current off-highway motor vehicle trails and trailheads on federal Bureau of Land Management or United States Forest Service lands , and to link off-highway motor vehicle recreational- use areas with necessary service and lodging facilities, in order to provide a unified linkage of trail systems for off-highway motor vehicles, as prescribed. The bill would require the County of Inyo, in consultation with the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Parks and Recreation, not later than January 1, 2016, to prepare and submit to the Legislature a report evaluating the effectiveness of the pilot project, and containing specified information.
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  AB 654 (Hueso D)  Local government: historical property.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/13/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/16/2011
  Last Amend: 6/13/2011
  Status: 6/13/2011-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended,   Location: 6/13/2011-S. G. & F.
  Calendar: 6/22/2011  9:30 a.m. - Room 112 SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS AT 10:30 A.M.  SENATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE, WOLK, Chair
  Summary: Current law authorizes an owner of any qualified historical property, as defined, to contract with the legislative body of a city, county, or city and county, to restrict the use of the property in exchange for lowered assessment values. Current law requires contracts under these provisions to include, among other things, where applicable, a provision for the periodic examination of the interior and exterior of the premises by the assessor, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the State Board of Equalization whenever necessary , and a provision that requires the owner to notify the Office of Historic Preservation of the contract. This bill would instead require these contracts, where applicable, to include an inspection of the interior and exterior of the premises by the city, county, or city and county prior to a new agreement, and every 5 years thereafter . This bill would delete from the list of required contract provisions the requirement that the owner notify the Office of Historic Preservation, and would instead require that the contract include a provision that requires the owner to record the contract with the county in which the property is located . This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
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  AB 838 (Hill D)  Environmental protection: permits: regulations.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/25/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/17/2011
  Last Amend: 4/25/2011
  Status: 5/10/2011-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was RLS. on 4/28/2011)
  Location: 5/10/2011-A. 2 YEAR
  Summary: Would require the Secretary for Environmental Protection to identify, prior to the adoption of policies, rules, or regulations by an environmental agency, as defined, whether the policies, rules, or regulations overlap, duplicate, or conflict with current statutes, policies, rules, or regulations. The bill would require the secretary to establish an expedited conflict resolution process by which a petitioner or applicant may request resolution of conflicts that arise in the permitting process, as provided, if the petitioner or applicant demonstrates that a failure to resolve the conflict will result in pollution being transferred to other media or locations or prevent control of an current source of pollution having significantly greater environmental or public health impacts. Because an environmental agency, which includes a local air pollution control or air quality management district, would be required to take a specific action, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
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  AB 1215 (Blumenfield D)  Vehicles: electronic processing of documents: titling and registration.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/27/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/18/2011
  Last Amend: 5/27/2011
  Status: 6/16/2011-Referred to Coms. on T. & H. and JUD.
  Location: 6/16/2011-S. T. & H.
  Summary: Would, beginning July 1, 2012, revise and recast these provisions and would require a motor vehicle sold or leased by a new motor vehicle dealer to be registered by the dealer using electronic programs provided by a qualified private industry partner, would require the dealer to disclose any document processing charge or electronic registration or transfer charge, and would establish the amounts of those charges that may be charged to the purchaser or lessee of a vehicle. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
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  AB 1333 (Achadjian R)  State parks.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/31/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/18/2011
  Last Amend: 3/31/2011
  Status: 5/10/2011-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was W.,P. & W. on 4/4/2011)
  Location: 5/10/2011-A. 2 YEAR
  Summary: Under current law, the Department of Parks and Recreation administers the state park system. Current law requires, following classification or reclassification of a unit by the State Park and Recreation Commission, and prior to the development of any new facilities in any previously classified unit, the department to prepare a general plan or revise any current plan for the unit. This bill would revise the department's responsibilities regarding the preparation and revision of the general plan. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
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  SB 71 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)  Budget Act of 2011.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/14/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 1/10/2011
  Last Amend: 6/14/2011
  Status: 6/14/2011-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
  Location: 6/14/2011-A. BUDGET
  Summary: SB 69, as proposed by Conference Report No. 1 on March 7, 2011, would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2011-12 fiscal year. This bill would make revisions to those appropriations in SB 69 for the 2011-12 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.
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  SB 356 (Blakeslee R)  State parks: local operating agreements.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/31/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/15/2011
  Last Amend: 5/31/2011
  Status: 6/2/2011-In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
  Location: 6/2/2011-A. DESK
  Summary: Would require the department, if it proposes to fully close a unit of the state park system, with no planned public access, to notify the county or city in which the unit is located. Pursuant to procedures specified in the bill, a county or city would have the opportunity to take over operations and maintenance of the unit of the state park system. The bill would require the department to enter into negotiations with a county or city that notifies the department of its intention to take over the operation and maintenance of a unit of the state park system in response to the department's notice. The bill would require an agreement entered into to include certain provisions, including a provision that would require the length of the term of the agreement to be not less than one year and not longer than 5 years, with an option to renew upon the conclusion of the agreement.
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  SB 386 (Harman R)  State parks: proposed closures: public notice.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/25/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/15/2011
  Last Amend: 4/25/2011
  Status: 5/23/2011-Referred to Com. on W., P. &W.
  Location: 5/23/2011-A. W.,P. & W.
  Calendar: 6/28/2011  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY WATER, PARKS AND WILDLIFE, HUFFMAN, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to post on its Internet Web site, at least 30 days prior to the date the department plans to close a unit of the state park system to public access, specified information about the proposed park closure, including information about how to contact the department in writing if an individual or other party is interested in entering into negotiations with the department for a contract or agreement to lease, operate, maintain, or provide concessions at a unit of the state park system that is proposed to be closed. Th e bill would require the department to respond in writing to any inquiry received in connection with the information provided pursuant to those provisions . This bill contains other related provisions.
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  SB 391 (Gaines R)  Vehicles: registration.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/15/2011
  Status: 5/13/2011-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(3). (Last location was RLS. on 2/24/2011)
  Location: 5/13/2011-S. 2 YEAR
  Summary: Current law prohibits a person from driving, moving, or leaving standing upon a highway, or in an offstreet public parking facility, any motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, pole or pipe dolly, or logging dolly, unless it is registered and the appropriate fees have been paid under the Vehicle Code or registered under the permanent trailer identification program, with certain exceptions. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes in that provision.
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  SB 580 (Wolk D)  State parks: acquired land: limits on disposition or use.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/29/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/17/2011
  Last Amend: 3/29/2011
  Status: 6/9/2011-Referred to Com. on W., P. & W.
  Location: 6/9/2011-A. W.,P. & W.
  Calendar: 6/28/2011  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY WATER, PARKS AND WILDLIFE, HUFFMAN, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit land acquired for the state park system, through public funds or gifts, from being disposed of or used for other purposes incompatible with park purposes without the substitution of other land. This bill would require the State Park and Recreation Commission, following a duly noticed public hearing, to certify that all requests to dispose of or use the land for other purposes incompatible with park purposes provide for the substitution of other land meeting certain criteria. If lands that fully meet the substitution eligibility criteria cannot be acquired, the commission would be authorized, if certain conditions are met, to approve a combination of substitute park lands and monetary compensation to allow for the disposal or use of lands for other purposes incompatible with park purposes. The bill would require that the commission consider requests only if the commission determines that all practical alternatives that avoid the proposed disposal or use of park lands for other purposes incompatible with park purposes have been considered. This bill contains other related provisions.
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  SB 685 (Evans D)  Parks: Mendocino Woodlands Outdoor Center
  Current Text: Amended: 3/24/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/18/2011
  Last Amend: 3/24/2011
  Status: 6/3/2011-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(8). (Last location was N.R. & W. on 3/31/2011)
  Location: 6/3/2011-S. 2 YEAR
  Summary: The Mendocino Woodlands Outdoor Center Act requires the Department of Parks and Recreation to administer as a unit of the state park system the Mendocino Woodlands Outdoor Center. This bill would instead provide that the proposed agreement is deemed to constitute the Legislative Analyst's approval if the Legislative Analyst fails to respond within 30 days after submission. This bill contains other current laws.
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  SCR 14 (Steinberg D)  "Parks Make Life Better!" Month
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/18/2011   pdf html
  Introduced: 2/18/2011
  Status: 2/18/2011-Introduced. Referred to Com. on RLS.
  Location: 2/18/2011-S. RLS.
  Summary: This measure would declare March 2011 as "Parks Make Life Better!" Month.
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Total Measures: 17

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