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AB-1228 Marine fisheries: experimental fishing permits.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Bloom (A)
Marine fisheries: experimental fishing permits.
An act to amend Section 90 of, and to add Section 1022 to, the Fish and Game Code, relating to fisheries.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/07/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12 p.m.
09/14/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 3425.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1228 without my signature.

This bill authorizes the Fish and Game Commission to approve, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to issue, experimental fishing permits that authorize commercial or recreational marine fishing activities otherwise prohibited by law.

While I support sustainable fishing practices, this bill creates significant and unfunded requirements on the Commission and the Department.  This bill also duplicates an existing permit which already allows the testing of experimental fishing gear.

As our marine ecosystem changes, California should be a leader and support innovative and sustainable fishing practices. Therefore, I am directing the Department of Fish and Wildlife to work with the author on legislation to address the identified concerns.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.