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AB-1926 Trapping licenses: exemptions.(2003-2004)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 01, 2004
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 04, 2004

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2003–2004 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1926


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Bermudez
(Coauthor(s): Assembly Member Dymally, Shirley Horton, Keene, Leslie, Lowenthal, Matthews, Maze, Mountjoy, Parra, Spitzer)

February 10, 2004


An act to amend Section 4005 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to trapping licenses.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1926, as amended, Bermudez. Trapping licenses: exemptions.
Existing law requires every person, other than a fur dealer, who traps fur-bearing mammals or nongame mammals, designated by the commission Fish and Game Commission or who sells raw furs of those mammals, to procure a trapping license from the Department of Fish and Game.
Existing law provides for the licensing by the Structural Pest Control Board of individuals who practice structural pest control. Existing law also provides for the licensing by the Department of Pesticide Regulation of various persons and businesses who apply pesticides.
This bill would exempt a structural pest control operator and a person or business licensed or certified by the Department of Pesticide Regulation from the licensing requirement for trapping mammals.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 4005 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

4005.
 (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, every person, other than a fur dealer, who traps fur-bearing mammals or nongame mammals, designated by the commission or who sells raw furs of those mammals, shall procure a trapping license. “Raw fur” means any fur, pelt, or skin that has not been tanned or cured, except that salt-cured or sun-cured pelts are raw furs.
(b) The department shall develop standards that are necessary to ensure the competence and proficiency of applicants for a trapping license. No person shall be issued a license until he or she has passed a test of his or her knowledge and skill in this field.
(c) Persons trapping mammals in accordance with Section 4152 or 4180 are not required to procure a trapping license except when providing trapping services for profit.
(d) No raw furs taken by persons providing trapping services for profit may be sold.
(e) The license requirement imposed by this section does not apply to any of the following:
(1) Officers or employees of federal, county, or city agencies or the department, when acting in their official capacities, or officers or employees of the Department of Food and Agriculture when acting pursuant to the Food and Agricultural Code pertaining to pests or pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 6021) of Chapter 9 of Part 1 of Division 4 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
(2) Structural pest control operators licensed pursuant to Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 8500) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.
(3) Persons licensed Persons and businesses licensed or certified by the Department of Pesticide Regulation pursuant to Division 6 (commencing with Section 11401) of Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 11701) and Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 12201) of Division 6 of, and Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 14151) of Division 7 of, the Food and Agricultural Code.