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SB-518 Sport fishing licenses: 12 consecutive month licenses.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 7149.06 is added to the Fish and Game Code, to read:

 (a) In addition to sport fishing licenses for the periods specified in Section 7149.05, a sport fishing license granting the privilege to take any fish, reptile, or amphibian anywhere in this state for purposes other than profit for the period of 12 consecutive months, beginning on the date specified on the license, shall be issued to both of the following:
(1) A resident, 16 years of age or older, upon payment of a fee that is equal to 130 percent, rounded to the nearest twenty-five cents ($0.25), of the fee charged to a resident for a calendar-year license under Section 7149.05.
(2) A nonresident, 16 years of age or older, upon payment of a fee that is equal to 130 percent, rounded to the nearest twenty-five cents ($0.25), of the fee charged to a nonresident for a calendar-year license under Section 7149.05.
(b) The department shall provide applicants the option to sign up for automatic renewal of a license issued pursuant to this section by automatic credit card or debit card payment or electronic funds transfer. Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the fee for issuance of a license upon automatic renewal shall be equal to the cost of a calendar-year license issued pursuant to Section 7149.05 to residents or nonresidents, as applicable. The department shall provide a person who signs up for automatic renewal with advance notice of renewal, including the date of the scheduled renewal fee charge.
(c) The terms and conditions set forth in Section 7149.05 regarding issuance of California sport fishing license validations shall also apply with respect to sport fishing licenses issued pursuant to this section.
(d) (1) The commission shall adjust the amount of the fees specified in this section, as necessary, to fully recover, but not exceed, all reasonable implementation and administrative costs of the department and the commission relating to the licenses under this section. Implementation and administrative costs shall include all costs related to the establishment and enforcement of these licenses.
(2) The department shall collect all relevant, appropriate, and sufficient data necessary to justify the amount of the fees assessed pursuant to this section, including information about data collection and enforcement costs. Data collection efforts pursuant to this section shall avoid duplication and use data collected for other purposes, as feasible.
(e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2020.
(f) On or before December 1, 2023, the department shall submit to the Legislature a written report on the implementation of this section, which shall include all information collected pursuant to subdivision (d). The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(g) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed.