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AB-2136 Conservation land: acquisition agencies.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2136


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Jones

February 23, 2012


An act to amend Section 5096.511 of the Public Resources Code, relating to conservation land.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2136, as introduced, Jones. Conservation land: acquisition agencies.
Existing law authorizes various agencies to acquire land for purposes related to conservation. Existing law requires an acquisition agency, as defined, prior to approving the acquisition of conservation land, as defined, if an agency proposes to spend more than $25,000,000 of state funds, to contract for at least one independent appraisal of the fair market value of the land and requires the independent appraisal to be conducted by a qualified member of the Appraisal Institute pursuant to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 5096.511 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

5096.511.
 Prior to any action by an acquisition agency to approve a major acquisition of conservation lands, the acquisition agency shall contract for at least one independent appraisal of the fair market value of the land or lands. The appraisal shall be conducted by a qualified member of the Appraisal Institute who is licensed pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 11300) of Division 4 of the Business and Professions Code. The appraisal shall be prepared pursuant to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.