Today's Law As Amended

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SB-146 Water resources: permit to appropriate: protected species.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today

 The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(a) The take of unarmored threespine stickleback is prohibited under Section 5515 of the Fish and Game Code, except under a few specific and limited exemptions.
(b) It is important to ensure that there is no incidental or other prohibited take of unarmored threespine stickleback associated with the diversion or appropriation of water.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1257.7 is added to the Water Code, to read:

 The board shall not issue, on or after January 1, 2018, a new permit to appropriate water from any river or stream that has, or is reasonably expected to have, a population of unarmored threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni).