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AB-947 Department of Fish and Wildlife: lake or streambed alteration agreements.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/16/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 947


Introduced by Assembly Member Gallagher

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 1601 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to fish and wildlife.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 947, as introduced, Gallagher. Department of Fish and Wildlife: lake or streambed alteration agreements.
Existing law prohibits an entity from substantially diverting or obstructing the natural flow of, or substantially changing or using any material from the bed, channel, or bank of, any river, stream, or lake, or from depositing certain material where it may pass into any river, stream, or lake, without first notifying the Department of Fish and Wildlife of that activity, and entering into a lake or streambed alteration agreement if required by the department to protect fish and wildlife resources.
This bill would define “bed, channel, or bank” for purposes of these provisions to mean the land containing the river, stream, or lake during its ordinary course.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1601 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

1601.
 The following definitions apply to this chapter:
(a) “Agreement” means a lake or streambed alteration agreement.
(b) “Bed, channel, or bank” means the land containing the river, stream, or lake during its ordinary course.

(b)

(c) “Day” means calendar day.

(c)

(d) “Emergency” has the same definition as in Section 21060.3 of the Public Resources Code.

(d)

(e) “Entity” means any person, state or local governmental agency, or public utility that is subject to this chapter.