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AB-3218 Millerton Lake State Recreation Area: acquisition of land.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 08/30/2018 04:00 AM
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Enrolled  August 29, 2018
Passed  IN  Senate  August 28, 2018
Passed  IN  Assembly  May 30, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 25, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 25, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 02, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 3218


Introduced by Assembly Member Arambula

February 16, 2018


An act to add Sections 5005.2 and 32539 to the Public Resources Code, relating to state parks.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3218, Arambula. Millerton Lake State Recreation Area: acquisition of land.
Existing law designates all parks, public campgrounds, monument sites, landmark sites, and sites of historical interest established or acquired by the state, or that are under its control, as the state park system, except as specified. Under existing law, the Department of Parks and Recreation controls the state park system, which is made up of units, one of which is the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area.
Existing law establishes the San Joaquin River Conservancy and prescribes the membership of and functions and duties of the conservancy with respect to the acquisition, conservation, and management of specified public lands within the San Joaquin River Parkway, and lands adjacent to both sides of the river.
This bill would require the department to effectively manage lands currently within its jurisdiction in the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area adjacent to the San Joaquin River, and would authorize the department to enter into an agreement with the conservancy to manage lands acquired by the conservancy adjacent to the state recreation area, as specified.
The bill would require the conservancy to take action to acquire approximately 5,900 acres adjacent to both sides of the river, as specified, if those lands, or any portion of those lands, are offered for sale.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for purposes of expanding the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 5005.2 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

5005.2.
 The department shall effectively manage lands currently within its jurisdiction in the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area adjacent to the San Joaquin River, and may enter into an agreement with the San Joaquin River Conservancy to manage lands acquired by the conservancy adjacent to the state recreation area that are acquired by the conservancy pursuant to Section 32539.

SEC. 2.

 Section 32539 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

32539.
 (a) The conservancy shall take all necessary action to acquire approximately 5,900 acres adjacent to both sides of the San Joaquin River between Friant Dam and Highway 99 if those lands, or any portion of those lands, are offered for sale.
(b) The conservancy shall not use the power of eminent domain to acquire any lands pursuant to this section.

SEC. 3.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique need to expand the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area.