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AB-467 Competitions on state property: prize compensation: gender equity.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 2003 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

2003.
 (a) Except as specified in subdivisions (b), (c), (d),  and (d), (e),  it is unlawful to offer a prize or other inducement as a reward for the taking of a game bird, mammal, fish, reptile, or amphibian in an individual contest, tournament, or derby.
(b) The department may issue a permit to a person authorizing that person to offer a prize or other inducement as a reward for the taking of a game fish, as defined by the commission by regulation, if it finds that there would be no detriment to the resource. The permit is subject to regulations adopted by the commission. The application for the permit shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount determined by the department as necessary to cover the reasonable administrative costs incurred by the department in issuing the permit. However, the department may waive the permit fee if the contest, tournament, or derby is for persons who are under 16 years of age or have a physical or mental disability, and the primary purpose of the contest, tournament, or derby is to introduce those anglers to or educate them about fishing. All permits for which the fee is waived pursuant to this subdivision shall comply with all other requirements set forth in this section.
(c) This section does not apply to a person conducting what is generally known as a frog-jumping contest, or, in waters of the Pacific Ocean, what is generally known as a fish contest.
(d) This section does not apply to a person conducting an individual contest, tournament, or derby for the taking of a game bird or mammal, if the total value of all prizes or other inducements is less than five hundred dollars ($500) for the individual contest, tournament, or derby.
(e) (1) As used in this subdivision:
(A) “Event” means a competition event on lands managed by the department.
(B) “Prize compensation” includes prize or purse money, other prizes, goods, or other compensation.
(2) The department, for any event that awards prize compensation to competitors in gendered categories, shall require as a condition of a permit pursuant to this section that, for any participant level that receives prize compensation, the prize compensation for each gendered category be identical at each participant level. The department shall not approve a permit for an event that does not comply with this condition.

SEC. 2.

 Section 5001.3 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

5001.3.
 (a) As used in this section:
(1) “Event” means a competition event that uses lands or facilities under the jurisdiction of the department.
(2) “Prize compensation” includes prize or purse money, other prizes, goods, or other compensation.
(b) The department, for any event that awards prize compensation to competitors in gendered categories, shall require as a condition of a special event permit that, for any participant level that receives prize compensation, the prize compensation for each gendered category be identical at each participant level. The department shall not approve a special event permit for an event that does not comply with this condition.

SEC. 3.

 Section 6504 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

6504.
 (a) As used in this section:
(1) “Event” means a competition event that uses lands owned by the state that are under the jurisdiction of the commission.
(2) “Prize compensation” includes prize or purse money, other prizes, goods, or other compensation.
(b) The commission, for any event that awards prize compensation to competitors in gendered categories, shall require as a condition of a lease that, for any participant level that receives prize compensation, the prize compensation for each gendered category be identical at each participant level. The commission shall not approve a lease for an event that does not comply with this condition.

SEC. 4.

 Section 30615 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

30615.
 (a) As used in this section:
(1) “Event” means a competition event within the coastal zone.
(2) “Prize compensation” includes prize or purse money, other prizes, goods, or other compensation.
(b) The commission shall require as a condition of a coastal development permit for any event that awards prize compensation to competitors in gendered categories, for any participant level that receives prize compensation, that the prize compensation for each gendered category be identical at each participant level. The commission shall not approve a coastal development permit for an event that does not comply with this condition.

SEC. 5.

 Section 682.7 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

682.7.
 (a) As used in this section:
(1) “Event” means a competition event that encroaches a state highway.
(2) “Prize compensation” includes prize or purse money, other prizes, goods, or other compensation.
(b) The department shall require as a condition of a permit for any event that awards prize compensation to competitors in gendered categories, for any participant level that receives prize compensation, that the prize compensation for each gendered category be identical at each participant level. The department shall not approve a permit for an event that does not comply with this condition.