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AB-336 State parks: park entrance fees: waivers: 4th grade children.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/07/2019 09:00 PM
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Revised  March 26, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 07, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 336


Introduced by Assembly Member Mathis
(Coauthor: Senator Nielsen)

January 31, 2019


An act to amend Section 10735 of the Water Code, relating to groundwater. An act to add Section 5010.2.5 to the Public Resources Code, relating to state parks.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 336, as amended, Mathis. Sustainable groundwater management. State parks: park entrance fees: waivers: 4th grade children.
Existing law gives control of the state park system to the Department of Parks and Recreation, and requires the Director of Parks and Recreation to promote and regulate the use of the state park system in a manner that conserves the scenery, natural and historic resources, and wildlife for the enjoyment of future generations. Existing law authorizes the department to collect fees, rents, and other returns for use of any state park system area, as provided. Existing law prohibits the department from collecting from any group of pupils in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or their escorts, any fee, rental, or other return for use of any unit in the state park system when the group is visiting the area pursuant to a school outing or field trip under the direction of a school personnel, as provided.
This bill would require the department to waive the day use entrance fees to a unit of the state park system for any child in the 4th grade, or the 4th grade equivalent, who holds a valid federally issued “Every Kid in a Park” pass, as provided. The bill would require the department to post on its internet website information on how to obtain the federal “Every Kid in a Park” pass, including a hyperlink to the federal program establishing the pass.

Existing law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, requires all groundwater basins designated as high- or medium-priority basins by the Department of Water Resources that are designated as basins subject to critical conditions of overdraft to be managed under a groundwater sustainability plan or coordinated groundwater sustainability plans by January 31, 2020, and requires all other groundwater basins designated as high- or medium-priority basins to be managed under a groundwater sustainability plan or coordinated groundwater sustainability plans by January 31, 2022, except as specified. The act authorizes the State Water Resources Control Board to designate a basin as a probationary basin if the board makes a certain determination and authorizes the board to adopt an interim plan for a probationary basin, as specified. The act authorizes the board to order a person that extracts or uses water from a basin that is subject to a certain investigation or proceeding by the board to prepare and submit to the board any technical or monitoring program reports related to that person’s or entity’s extraction or use of water as the board may specify.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes in a definition used in the act.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 5010.2.5 is added to the Public Resources Code, immediately following Section 5010.2, to read:

5010.2.5.
 (a) (1) The department shall waive the day use entrance fees to a unit of the state park system for any child in the 4th grade, or the 4th grade equivalent, who holds a valid federally issued “Every Kid in a Park” pass.
(2) The entrance fee waiver pursuant to paragraph (1) shall cover, where applicable, both of the following:
(A) A per vehicle entrance fee, including all passengers in the vehicle, as long as the vehicle is a single, private, noncommercial vehicle that is used to transport the child, described in paragraph (1), to the unit of the state park system.
(B) A per person entrance fee, including up to three adults, 16 years of age and above, and all children, 15 years of age and younger, accompanying the child described in paragraph (1).
(b) The department shall post on its internet website information on how to obtain the federal “Every Kid in a Park” pass, including a hyperlink to the federal internet website, https://www.everykidinapark.gov/get-your-pass.

SECTION 1.Section 10735 of the Water Code is amended to read:
10735.

As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a)“Condition of long-term overdraft” means the condition of a groundwater basin where the average annual amount of water extracted for a long-term period, generally 10 years or more, exceeds the long-term average annual supply of water to the basin, plus any temporary surplus. Overdraft during a period of drought is not sufficient to establish a condition of long-term overdraft if extractions and recharge are managed as necessary to ensure that reductions in groundwater levels or storage during a period of drought are offset by increases in groundwater levels or storage during other periods.

(b)“Person” means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business, trust, corporation, limited liability company, or public agency, including any city, county, city and county, district, joint powers authority, state, or any agency or department of those entities. “Person” includes, to the extent authorized by federal or tribal law and subject to the limitations described in subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 10720.3, the United States, a department, agency, or instrumentality of the federal government, an Indian tribe, an authorized Indian tribal organization, or an interstate body.

(c)“Probationary basin” means a basin for which the board has issued a determination under Section 10735.2.

(d)“Significant depletions of interconnected surface waters” means reductions in flow or levels of surface water that is hydrologically connected to the basin such that the reduced surface water flow or levels have a significant and unreasonable adverse impact on beneficial uses of the surface water.

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