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SB-704 Division of Boating and Waterways: invasive aquatic plants control programs.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/02/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  May 02, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 704


Introduced by Senator Galgiani

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 64.2 to the Harbors and Navigation Code, relating to harbors and navigation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 704, as amended, Galgiani. Division of Boating and Waterways: water hyacinth invasive aquatic plants control programs.
Existing law establishes the Division of Boating and Waterways in the Department of Parks and Recreation and requires the division to perform specified responsibilities regarding the control of invasive aquatic plant species in state waterways, including water hyacinth. designates the division as the lead agency of the state for the purpose of cooperating with other state, local, and federal agencies in identifying, detecting, controlling, and administering programs to manage invasive aquatic plants in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, its tributaries, and the Suisun Marsh.
This bill would require that division division, to the extent feasible, to collaborate with the California Conservation Corps and use members of the corps in implementing its water hyacinth invasive aquatic plants control programs, as provided.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 64.2 is added to the Harbors and Navigation Code, to read:

64.2.
 The To the extent feasible, the division shall collaborate with the California Conservation Corps established pursuant to Division 12 (commencing with Section 14000) of the Public Resources Code and use members of the corps in implementing its water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) invasive aquatic plants control programs in the delta, its tributaries, and the marsh.