Today's Law As Amended

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AB-8 Mountain lions: depredation permits.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 4803 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

4803.
 Upon receipt of a report pursuant to Section 4802, the department, or any animal damage control officer specifically authorized by the department to carry out this responsibility, shall immediately take the action necessary to confirm that there has been depredation by a mountain lion as reported. The confirmation process shall be completed as quickly as possible, but in no event more than 48 hours after receiving the report. If satisfied that there has been depredation by a mountain lion as reported, the department shall may  promptly issue a permit to take the depredating mountain lion.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that the provisions of this act are consistent with, and further the purposes of, the California Wildlife Protection Act of 1990.