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AB-1337 Fish and Game Commission: meetings and hearings: live broadcast.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/17/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1337


Introduced by Assembly Members Patterson and Cooley

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 111 to the Fish and Game Code, relating to the Fish and Game Commission.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1337, as introduced, Patterson. Fish and Game Commission: meetings and hearings: live broadcast.
The California Constitution establishes the Fish and Game Commission and provides for the delegation to the commission of powers relating to the protection and propagation of fish and game. Existing law requires the commission to hold no fewer than 8 regular meetings per calendar year and authorizes the commission to hold special meetings or hearings to receive additional input from the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the public. Existing law requires the Fish and Game Commission to form a marine resources committee and a wildlife resources committee from its membership consisting of at least one commissioner for each committee.
This bill would require the commission to provide a live video broadcast on its Internet Web site of every commission meeting or hearing that is open and public and every meeting or hearing conducted by the marine resources committee, wildlife resources committee, or tribal committee that is open and public.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 111 is added to the Fish and Game Code, to read:

111.
 In order to promote public participation and create greater transparency and access, the commission shall provide a live video broadcast on its Internet Web site of every meeting or hearing conducted by the commission that is open and public and every meeting or hearing conducted by the marine resources committee, wildlife resources committee, or tribal committee that is open and public.