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AB-2697 Commercial fishing: sea urchin diving permits: fees.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2697


Introduced by Assembly Member Muratsuchi

February 20, 2020


An act to amend Section 9055 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to commercial fishing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2697, as introduced, Muratsuchi. Commercial fishing: sea urchin diving permits: fees.
Existing law prohibits the take of sea urchins for commercial purposes except under a valid sea urchin diving permit, subject to regulations adopted by the Fish and Game Commission. Existing law authorizes the commission to limit the number of permits that may be issued if necessary to prevent overutilization or to ensure efficient and economic operation of the fishery. Existing law requires sea urchin permits to be prepared and issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Existing law sets the fee for a sea urchin permit at $330.
This bill would require the commission to adjust the fees for sea urchin permits, as necessary, to fully recover, but not exceed, all reasonable administrative and implementation costs of the department and the commission relating to those permits.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 9055 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

9055.
 (a) The fee for a sea urchin diving permit authorized pursuant to Section 9054 is three hundred thirty dollars ($330).
(b) The commission shall adjust the amount of the fees specified in subdivision (a), as necessary, to fully recover, but not exceed, all reasonable administrative and implementation costs of the department and the commission relating to those permits.