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AB-2409 California Waterfowl Habitat Program. (2013-2014)



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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2409


Introduced by Assembly Member Cooley

February 21, 2014


An act to amend Section 3460 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to waterfowl habitat preservation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2409, as introduced, Cooley. California Waterfowl Habitat Program.
Existing law authorizes the Director of Fish and Wildlife to enter into land use contracts to conserve waterfowl and waterfowl habitat with nonpublic entities that are owners of record, or with lessees, who have the owners of record execute the contract, of land determined by the director to be important for the conservation of waterfowl, subject to the appropriation of money for that purpose.
This bill would also authorize the director to enter into those contracts with public entities.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 3460 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

3460.
 (a) Subject to appropriation pursuant to Section 3467, the director may enter into contracts with public and nonpublic entities which that are owners of record, or with lessees, who have the owners of record execute the contract, of land determined by the director to be important for the conservation of waterfowl. The contract shall enforceably restrict the use of the land for the conservation of waterfowl and their habitat, consistent with Section 8 of Article XIII of the California Constitution.
(b) The director shall give priority to contracts that have the greatest potential for restoring, enhancing, and protecting high quality waterfowl habitat, especially that habitat which is subject to destruction, drastic modification, or significant curtailment of habitat values.
(c) Contracts entered into pursuant to this section are not subject to Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code.