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AB-1134 Migratory birds: state duck stamps.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1134


Introduced by Assembly Member Hueso

February 22, 2013


An act to amend Section 3700 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to migratory birds.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1134, as introduced, Hueso. Migratory birds: state duck stamps.
Existing law authorizes the Fish and Game Commission to adopt regulations pertaining to migratory birds. Existing law requires a person to procure a hunting license and a duck stamp or a state duck hunting validation to take migratory birds, as specified.
This bill would make a 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 3700 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

3700.
 (a) It is unlawful for any a person, except a person licensed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 3031, to take any migratory game bird, except jacksnipe, coots, gallinules, western mourning doves, white-winged doves, and band-tailed pigeons, without first procuring either an open edition or a Governor’s edition state duck stamp, as provided in subdivisions (b) and (c), and having the state duck stamp in his or her possession while taking those birds.
(b) State duck stamps, open edition, shall be sold for a fee of ten dollars ($10) by the department and by license agents, who are authorized by the department pursuant to Section 1055, in the same manner as hunting licenses.
(c) State duck stamps, Governor’s edition, may be printed and sold on a bid basis, beginning at a minimum bid, as determined by the department or its representative.
(d) The commission shall determine the form of the state duck stamp.
(e) The department may prepare and sell artwork, posters, and other promotional materials related to the sale of duck stamps or waterfowl hunting and conservation.
(f) This section does not apply to licenses, permits, reservations, tags, or other entitlements issued through the Automated License Data System.