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SB-92 Public resources.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 1103 of the Civil Code is amended to read:

1103.
 (a) For purpose of this article, the definitions in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 10000) of Part 1 of Division 4 of the Business and Professions Code shall apply.
(b) (a)  Except as provided in Section 1103.1, this article applies to a  the transfer by  sale, exchange, real property sales installment land sale  contract, as defined in Section 2985, lease with an option to purchase, any other option to purchase, or ground lease coupled with improvements, of any single-family residential real property. real property described in subdivision (c), or residential stock cooperative, improved with or consisting of not less than one nor more than four dwelling units. 
(b) Except as provided in Section 1103.1, this article shall apply to a resale transaction entered into on or after January 1, 2000, for a manufactured home, as defined in Section 18007 of the Health and Safety Code, that is classified as personal property intended for use as a residence, or a mobilehome, as defined in Section 18008 of the Health and Safety Code, that is classified as personal property intended for use as a residence, if the real property on which the manufactured home or mobilehome is located is real property described in subdivision (c).
(c) This article shall apply to the transactions described in subdivision  subdivisions (a) and  (b) only if the seller transferor  or his or her agent is required by one or more of the following to disclose the property’s location within a hazard zone:
(1) A seller’s  person who is acting as an  agent for a seller transferor  of real property that is located within a special flood hazard area (any type Zone “A” or “V”) designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or the seller if the seller  transferor if he or she  is acting without a seller’s  an  agent, shall disclose to any prospective buyer transferee  the fact that the property is located within a special flood hazard area if either:
(A) The seller, transferor,  or the seller’s transferor’s  agent, has actual knowledge that the property is within a special flood hazard area.
(B) The local jurisdiction has compiled a list, by parcel, of properties that are within the special flood hazard area and a notice has been posted at the offices of the county recorder, county assessor, and county planning agency that identifies the location of the parcel list.
(2) A seller’s  person who is acting as an  agent for a seller transferor  of real property that is located within an area of potential flooding designated  shown on an inundation map prepared  pursuant to Section 6161 of the Water Code, or the seller if the seller  transferor if he or she  is acting without a seller’s  an  agent, shall disclose to any prospective buyer transferee  the fact that the property is located within an area of potential flooding if either:
(A) The seller, transferor,  or the seller’s transferor’s  agent, has actual knowledge that the property is within an inundation area.
(B) The local jurisdiction has compiled a list, by parcel, of properties that are within the inundation area and a notice has been posted at the offices of the county recorder, county assessor, and county planning agency that identifies the location of the parcel list.
(3) A seller transferor  of real property that is located within a very high fire hazard severity zone, designated pursuant to Section 51178 of the Government Code, or the seller’s agent,  shall disclose to any prospective buyer transferee  the fact that the property is located within a very high fire hazard severity zone and is subject to the requirements of Section 51182 of the Government Code if either:
(A) The seller transferor,  or the seller’s transferor’s  agent, has actual knowledge that the property is within a very high fire hazard severity zone.
(B) A map that includes the property has been provided to the local agency pursuant to Section 51178 of the Government Code and a notice has been posted at the offices of the county recorder, county assessor, and county planning agency that identifies the location of the map and any information regarding changes to the map received by the local agency.
(4) A seller’s  person who is acting as an  agent for a seller transferor  of real property that is located within an earthquake fault zone, designated pursuant to Section 2622 of the Public Resources Code, or the seller, if the seller  transferor if he or she  is acting without an agent, shall disclose to any prospective buyer transferee  the fact that the property is located within a delineated earthquake fault zone if either:
(A) The seller, transferor,  or the seller’s transferor’s  agent, has actual knowledge that the property is within a delineated earthquake fault zone.
(B) A map that includes the property has been provided to the city or county pursuant to Section 2622 of the Public Resources Code and a notice has been posted at the offices of the county recorder, county assessor, and county planning agency that identifies the location of the map and any information regarding changes to the map received by the county.
(5) A seller’s  person who is acting as an  agent for a seller transferor  of real property that is located within a seismic hazard zone, designated pursuant to Section 2696 of the Public Resources Code, or the seller if the seller  transferor if he or she  is acting without an agent, shall disclose to any prospective buyer transferee  the fact that the property is located within a seismic hazard zone if either:
(A) The seller, transferor,  or the seller’s transferor’s  agent, has actual knowledge that the property is within a seismic hazard zone.
(B) A map that includes the property has been provided to the city or county pursuant to Section 2696 of the Public Resources Code and a notice has been posted at the offices of the county recorder, county assessor, and county planning agency that identifies the location of the map and any information regarding changes to the map received by the county.
(6) A seller transferor  of real property that is located within a state responsibility area determined by the board, pursuant to Section 4125 of the Public Resources Code, or the seller’s agent,  shall disclose to any prospective buyer transferee  the fact that the property is located within a wildland area that may contain substantial forest fire risks and hazards and is subject to the requirements of Section 4291 of the Public Resources Code  if either:
(A) The seller, transferor,  or the seller’s transferor’s  agent, has actual knowledge that the property is within a wildland fire zone.
(B) A map that includes the property has been provided to the city or county pursuant to Section 4125 of the Public Resources Code and a notice has been posted at the offices of the county recorder, county assessor, and county planning agency that identifies the location of the map and any information regarding changes to the map received by the county.
(d) Any waiver of the requirements of this article is void as against public policy.

SEC. 2.

 Section 710.5 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

710.5.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that the department continues to be inadequately funded to meet its mandates. While revenues have been declining, the department’s responsibilities have increased in order to protect public trust resources in the face of increasing population and resource management demands. The department’s revenues have been limited due to a failure to maximize user fees and inadequate non-fee-related funding. The limited department revenues have resulted in the inability of the department to effectively provide all of the programs and activities required under this code and to manage the wildlife resources held in trust by the department for the people of the state.
(b) The Legislature further finds and declares that the department has been largely supported by fees paid by those who utilize the resources held in trust by the department. It is the intent of the Legislature that, to the extent feasible, the department should continue to be funded by user fees. All fees collected by the department, including, but not limited to, recreational hunting and fishing licenses, landing fees, commercial licenses, permits and entitlements, and other fees for use of the resources regulated or managed by the department, are user fees. To the extent that these fees are appropriated through the Budget Act for the purposes for which they are collected to provide services to the people of the State of California, these user fees are not subject to Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
(c) The Legislature further finds and declares that user fees are not sufficient to fund all of the department’s mandates. To fulfill its mandates, the department must secure a significant increase in reliable funding, in addition to user fees.

SEC. 3.

 Section 711 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

711.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure adequate funding from appropriate sources for the department. To this end, the Legislature finds and declares that:
(1) The costs of nongame fish and wildlife programs shall be provided annually in the Budget Act by appropriating money from the General Fund, through nongame user fees, and sources other than the Fish and Game Preservation Fund to the department for these purposes.
(2) The costs of commercial fishing programs shall be provided out of revenues from commercial fishing landing fees, license fees, and other revenues, from reimbursements and federal funds received for commercial fishing programs, and other funds appropriated by the Legislature for this purpose.
(3) The costs of hunting and sportfishing programs shall be provided out of hunting and sportfishing revenues and reimbursements and federal funds received for hunting and sportfishing programs, and other funds appropriated by the Legislature for this purpose. These revenues, reimbursements, and federal funds shall not be used to support commercial fishing programs, free hunting and fishing license programs, or nongame fish and wildlife programs.
(4) The costs of managing lands managed by the department and the costs of wildlife management programs shall be supplemented out of revenues in the Native Species Conservation and Enhancement Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(5) Hunting, sportfishing, and sport ocean fishing license fees shall be adjusted annually to an amount equal to that computed pursuant to Section 713. However, a substantial increase in the aggregate of hunting and sportfishing programs shall be reflected by appropriate amendments to the sections of this code that establish the base sport license fee levels. The inflationary index provided in Section 713 shall not be used to accommodate a substantial increase in the aggregate of hunting and sportfishing programs.
(6) The costs of a conservation and mitigation banking program, including, but not limited to, costs incurred by the department during its adoption of guidelines for, and the review, approval, establishment, monitoring, and oversight of, banks, shall be reimbursed from revenues of conservation and mitigation bank application fees imposed pursuant to Sections 1798.5, 1798.6, and 1799.
(b) The director and the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, with the department’s annual budget submittal to the Legislature, shall submit a report on the fund condition, including the expenditures and revenue, for all accounts and subaccounts within the Fish and Game Preservation Fund. The department shall also update its cost allocation plan to reflect the costs of program activities.
(c) For purposes of this article, “substantial increase” means an increase in excess of 5 percent of the Fish and Game Preservation Fund portion of the department’s current year support budget, excluding cost-of-living increases provided for salaries, staff benefits, and operating expenses.

SEC. 4.

 Section 714 of the Fish and Game Code is repealed.

SEC. 5.

 Section 1055.1 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

1055.1.
 (a) Any person, except a commissioner, officer, or employee of the department, may submit an application to the department to be a license agent to issue licenses, permits, reservations, tags, or other entitlements.
(b) A person shall only be authorized to be a license agent to issue licenses, permits, reservations, tags, and other entitlements, upon the written approval of the department.
(c) The department may provide licenses, permits, reservations, tags, or other entitlements to authorized license agents and shall collect, prior to delivery, an amount equal to the fees for all licenses, permits, reservations, tags and other entitlements provided. Any license agent who pays the fees prior to delivery for licenses, permits, reservations, tags, or other entitlements is exempt from Sections 1056, 1057, and 1059. Any licenses, permits, reservations, tags, or other entitlements provided pursuant to this subdivision that remain unissued at the end of the license year may be returned to the department for refund or credit, or a combination thereof, within six months of the item expiration date. No credit may be allowed after six months following the last day of the license year.
(d) Authorized license agents shall add a handling charge to the fees prescribed in this code or in regulations adopted pursuant to this code for any license, permit, reservation, tag, and other entitlement issued by the license agent in an amount that is 5 percent of the face value of the item rounded to the nearest five cents ($0.05).
(e) The handling charge added pursuant to subdivision (d) shall be incorporated into the total amount collected for issuing the license, permit, reservation, tag, and other entitlement, but the handling charge shall not be included when determining license fees in accordance with Section 713. A license agent may issue any license, permit, reservation, tag, or other entitlement for any amount up to 10 percent less than the fee prescribed in this code or in regulations adopted pursuant to this code. The license agent shall remit to the department the full amount of the fees as prescribed in this code or in regulations adopted pursuant to this code for all licenses, permits, reservations, tags, and other entitlements issued.
(f) The handling charge required by subdivision (d) is the license agent’s only compensation for services. The license agent shall not be entitled to any other additional fee or charge for issuing any license, permit, reservation, tag, or other entitlement authorized pursuant to this section.
(g) The department may designate a nonprofit organization, organized pursuant to the laws of this state, or the California chapter of a nonprofit organization, organized pursuant to the laws of another state, as a license agent for the sale of lifetime licenses issued pursuant to Sections 3031.2 and 7149.2. These licenses may be sold by auction or by other methods and are not subject to the fee limitations prescribed in this code. An agent authorized to issue lifetime sport fishing licenses and lifetime hunting licenses under this subdivision is exempt from subdivisions (d) and (f). The license agent shall remit to the department the fees from the sale of lifetime licenses as defined in Sections 3031.2 and 7149.2.
(h) This section applies only to licenses, permits, reservations, tags, and other entitlements issued through the Automated License Data System.

SEC. 6.

 Section 1069 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

1069.
 The director may enter into an agreement with the Secretary of Food and Agriculture for the collection of an assessment on behalf of any marketing council or commission for fish or seafood organized under the Food and Agricultural Code. The agreement may authorize the department to collect the assessment in conjunction with the collection of landing fees on those species for which the marketing council or commission is organized. The department shall remit the amount of the assessment collected to the Secretary of Food and Agriculture according to the agreement after making the collection. Before remitting the assessments, the department may deduct an administrative fee in an amount agreed to with the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to pay the costs of collection and remission of the assessments. The administrative fees shall be deposited in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.

SEC. 7.

 Section 3031.2 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

3031.2.
 (a) In addition to Section 3031, and notwithstanding Section 3037, the department shall issue lifetime hunting licenses under this section. A lifetime hunting license authorizes the taking of birds and mammals anywhere in this state in accordance with the law for purposes other than profit for the life of the person to whom issued unless revoked for a violation of this code or regulations adopted under this code. A lifetime hunting license is not transferable. A lifetime hunting license is valid for one year from July 1 through June 30 and may be renewed annually, regardless of any lapse of the license, at no additional cost to the licensee. A lifetime hunting license does not include any special tags, stamps, or fees.
(b) A lifetime hunting license may be issued to residents of this state, as follows:
(1) To a person 62 years of age or over, upon payment of a base fee of three hundred sixty-five dollars ($365).
(2) To a person 40 years of age or over, and less than 62 years of age, upon payment of a base fee of five hundred forty dollars ($540).
(3) To a person 10 years of age or over, and less than 40 years of age, upon payment of a base fee of six hundred dollars ($600).
(4) To a person less than 10 years of age, upon payment of a base fee of three hundred sixty-five dollars ($365).
(c) Upon payment of a base fee of four hundred forty-five dollars ($445), a person holding a lifetime hunting license shall be issued annually one deer tag application pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 4332 and five wild pig tags pursuant to Section 4654. Lifetime privileges issued pursuant to this subdivision are not transferable.
(d) Upon payment of a base fee of two hundred ten dollars ($210), a person holding a lifetime hunting license shall be entitled annually to the privileges afforded to a person holding a state duck stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 3700.1 and an upland game bird stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 3682.1. Lifetime privileges issued pursuant to this subdivision are not transferable.
(e) Nothing in this section requires a person less than 16 years of age to obtain a license to take birds or mammals except as required by law.
(f) Nothing in this section exempts an applicant for a license from meeting other qualifications or requirements otherwise established by law for the privilege of sport hunting.
(g) The base fees specified in this section are applicable commencing January 1, 2004, and shall be adjusted annually thereafter pursuant to Section 713.
(h) The commission shall adjust the amount of the fees specified in subdivisions (b), (c), and (d), as necessary, to fully recover, but not exceed, all reasonable administrative and implementation costs of the department and the commission relating to those licenses.

SEC. 8.

 Section 7120 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

7120.
 It is unlawful for any person to possess more than one daily bag limit of any fish taken under a license issued pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 7145) unless authorized by regulations adopted by the commission.

SEC. 9.

 Section 7149.2 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

7149.2.
 (a) In addition to Section 7149.05, the department shall issue a lifetime sport fishing license under this section. A lifetime sport fishing license authorizes the taking of fish, amphibians, or reptiles anywhere in this state in accordance with the law for purposes other than profit for the life of the person to whom issued unless revoked for a violation of this code or regulations adopted under this code. A lifetime sport fishing license is valid for a one-year period from January 1 through December 31 and may be renewed annually, regardless of any lapse of the license, at no additional cost to the licensee. A lifetime sport fishing license is not transferable. A lifetime sport fishing license does not include any special tags, stamps, or fees.
(b) A lifetime sport fishing license may be issued to residents of this state, as follows:
(1) To a person 62 years of age or over, upon payment of a base fee of three hundred sixty-five dollars ($365).
(2) To a person 40 years of age or over and less than 62 years of age, upon payment of a base fee of five hundred forty dollars ($540).
(3) To a person 10 years of age or over and less than 40 years of age upon payment of a base fee of six hundred dollars ($600).
(4) To a person less than 10 years of age upon payment of a base fee of three hundred sixty-five dollars ($365).
(c) Nothing in this section requires a person less than 16 years of age to obtain a license to take fish, amphibians, or reptiles for purposes other than profit.
(d) Nothing in this section exempts a license applicant from meeting other qualifications or requirements otherwise established by law for the privilege of sport fishing.
(e) Upon payment of a base fee of two hundred forty-five dollars ($245), a person holding a lifetime sport fishing license shall be entitled annually to the privileges afforded to a person holding a second-rod stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 7149.45, a sport fishing ocean enhancement stamp or validation issued pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 6596.1, one steelhead trout report restoration card issued pursuant to Section 7380, and one salmon report card issued pursuant to regulations adopted by the commission. Lifetime privileges issued pursuant to this subdivision are not transferable.
(f) The base fees specified in this section are applicable commencing January 1, 2004, and shall be adjusted annually thereafter pursuant to Section 713.

SEC. 10.

 Section 8032.5 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8032.5.
 Unless otherwise specified, all of the following conditions apply to each commercial fish business license, permit, or other entitlement pursuant to this article:
(a) An application for a commercial fish business license, permit, or other entitlement shall be made on a form containing information as required by the department. The commercial fish business license shall be signed by the holder before use.
(b) Any person who has had a commercial fish business license suspended or revoked shall not engage in that business activity, and shall not receive any other commercial fish business license, permit, or other entitlement that authorizes engaging in that business activity, while the suspension or revocation is in effect.
(c) The commission, after notice and opportunity for hearing, may suspend, revoke, or cancel commercial fish business privileges for a period of time to be determined by the commission for any of the following reasons:
(1) The person was not lawfully entitled to be issued the license, permit, or other entitlement.
(2) Any violation of this code, the regulations adopted pursuant to this code, or the terms of the permit or other entitlement by the licensee, permittee, person holding the entitlement, or his or her agent, servant, employee, or person acting under the licensee’s, permittee’s, or entitled person’s direction or control.
(3) Any violation of any federal law relating to the fishery for which the license, permit, or other entitlement was issued by the licensee, permittee, person holding the entitlement, or his or her agent, servant, employee, or person acting under the licensee’s, permittee’s, or entitled person’s direction or control.
(d) A commercial fish business license, permit, or other entitlement is not transferable unless otherwise expressly specified in this code.
(e) Any person who holds a commercial fish business license, permit, or other entitlement, who moves or acquires a new or additional plant, facility, or other place of business for profit involving fish, shall notify the department of the address within three months of commencing business activities at the address.
(f) Each plant, facility, or other place of business in which an activity occurs that is required to be licensed under this article shall have a copy of each required license on display and available for inspection at any time by the department.
(g) Any person licensed pursuant to this article shall provide the department, at the time of application, with the business name, business address, and business telephone number for all locations doing business under the authority of the person’s commercial fish business license, permit, or entitlement.
(h) Any person licensed pursuant to this article who is subject to landing fees, as defined in Section 8041, and who has failed to pay all landing fees and penalties pursuant to Section 8053, shall not be allowed to renew his or her commercial fish business license, permit, or entitlement until payment is made in full to the department.
(i) Any person licensed pursuant to this article who is subject to landing fees, as defined in Section 8041, who fails to submit landing receipts pursuant to Section 8046, may be subject to suspension or revocation of his or her commercial fish business license, permit, or entitlement.

SEC. 11.

 The heading of Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 8040) of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 6 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

Article  7.5. Landing Fees

SEC. 12.

 Section 8040 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8040.
 The following definitions govern the construction of this article.
(a) “Commercial fisherman” means a person who has a valid, unrevoked commercial fishing license issued pursuant to Section 7850.
(b) “Landing fee” means a fee imposed on a fish receiver or processor, as described in Section 8041.

SEC. 13.

 Section 8041 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8041.
 (a) The following persons shall pay the landing fee determined pursuant to Section 8042:
(1) Any person who is required to be licensed as a fish receiver, and any person who is licensed before January 1, 1987, as a wholesaler or a processor pursuant to former Section 8040 and who receives fish from commercial fishermen.
(2) Any commercial fisherman who sells fish to any person who is not a licensed fish receiver.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a person licensed pursuant to Section 8460 who only takes, transports, or sells live freshwater fish for bait or a commercial fisherman who sells live freshwater fish for bait to such a licensed person, and a person licensed pursuant to Section 8033.1 who takes, transports, or sells live aquaria fish as described in Section 8597 or a commercial fisherman who sells live aquaria fish, are exempt from the landing fee imposed under this article. It is the intent of the Legislature that the license fee for live aquaria fish described in Section 8033.1 shall be in lieu of a landing fee imposed under this article.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a person who purchases, sells, takes, or receives live marine fish for use as live bait as described in subdivision (g) of Section 8030 is exempt from the landing fee imposed under this article.

SEC. 14.

 Section 8042 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8042.
 The amount of the landing fee under this article shall be determined by multiplying the fee rate for the type of fish delivered by a commercial fisherman in this state in accordance with the schedule in Section 8051 by the number of pounds, or fraction thereof, delivered. If the fee is imposed based upon weight in the round, and the fish is cleaned, gutted, beheaded, or otherwise not in the round at the time of delivery, the fees shall be adjusted by a conversion factor as determined by the department by regulation.

SEC. 15.

 Section 8047 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8047.
 (a) (1) A person licensed under Article 7 (commencing with Section 8030) who takes his or her own fish shall make a legible record in the form of the landing receipt as required by Sections 8043 and 8043.1 at the time the fish are brought ashore. The original signed copy of the landing receipt shall be delivered by the licensee to the department, as provided in Section 8046.  department on or before the 16th day or the last day of the month in which the fish were landed, whichever date occurs first after landing.  A copy of the landing receipt shall be retained by the licensee for a period of four years and shall be available for inspection at any time within that period by the department. A copy of the landing receipt shall be delivered to an agent authorized in writing by the majority of the persons who participated in the taking of the fish, excluding the commercial fisherman receiving the original copy.
(2) A person licensed under Section 8033.5 who sells his or her fish to a licensed receiver may use a transportation receipt to transport those fish only to that licensed receiver. The receiver shall complete a landing receipt for those fish. A person who sells his or her fish to the ultimate consumer shall complete a landing receipt pursuant to Sections 8043 and 8043.2. Transportation receipts shall be completed at the time the fish are transferred from the fishing vessel.
(b) Every commercial fisherman who sells fish taken from the waters of this state or brought into this state in fresh condition to persons not licensed to receive fish for commercial purposes pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 8030) shall make a legible record in the form of the landing receipt required by Sections 8043 and 8043.1. Persons subject to Section 8043 shall remit the landing fee imposed by Section 8041. The person taking, purchasing, or receiving the fish, whether or not licensed under Article 7 (commencing with Section 8030), shall sign the landing receipt. The original signed copy of the landing receipt shall be delivered by the commercial fisherman to the department, as provided in Section 8046.  department on or before the first and 16th day of each month.  A copy of the landing receipt shall be retained by the commercial fisherman for a period of four years and shall be available for inspection at any time within that period by the department. A copy of the landing receipt shall be retained by the person taking, purchasing, or receiving the fish until they are prepared for consumption or otherwise disposed of. A copy of the landing receipt shall be delivered to an agent authorized in writing by the majority of the persons who participated in the taking of the fish, excluding the commercial fisherman receiving the original copy.
(c) (1) Every commercial fisherman or his or her designee, who transports, causes to be transported, or delivers to another person for transportation, any fish, except herring, taken from the waters of this state or brought into this state in fresh condition, shall fill out a transportation receipt according to the instructions and on forms provided by the department at the time the fish are brought ashore.
(2) The original signed copy of the transportation receipt shall be delivered by the commercial fisherman to the department on or before the 16th day or the last day of the month in which the fish were landed, whichever date occurs first after landing. A copy of the transportation receipt shall be retained by the commercial fisherman who filled it out for a period of four years and shall be available for inspection at any time within that period by the department. A copy of the transportation receipt shall be given to and retained by the person transporting the fish until the fish are sold fresh, processed, or otherwise disposed of.
(3) The transportation receipt is required only for transit purposes.
(4) A person transporting fish from the point of first landing under a transportation receipt is not required to be licensed to conduct the activities of a fish receiver as described in Section 8033.
(5) The transportation book receipt shall be issued to an individual fisherman and is not transferable.
(d) The transportation receipt shall contain all of the following information:
(1) The name of each species of fish, pursuant to Section 8045.
(2) The date and time of the receipt.
(3) The accurate weight of the species of fish being transported. Sablefish may be reported in dressed weight, and if so reported, shall have the round weights computed, for purposes of management quotas, by multiplying 1.6 times the reported dressed weight.
(4) The name and identification number of the fisherman. The signature of the fisherman authorizing transportation.
(5) The name of the person transporting the fish.
(6) The name of the fish business, the fish business identification number, and the corresponding landing receipt number issued by the fish business to the commercial fisherman.
(7) The department registration number of the vessel and the name of the vessel.
(8) The department origin block number where the fish were caught.
(9) The port of first landing.
(10) Any other information the department may prescribe.
(e) The numbered transportation receipt forms in each individual transportation receipt book shall be completed sequentially. A voided fish transportation receipt shall have the word “VOID” plainly and noticeably written on the face of the receipt. A voided fish transportation receipt shall be submitted to the department in the same manner as a completed fish transportation receipt is submitted to the department. A commercial fisherman who is no longer conducting business as a licensed fisherman shall forward all unused transportation receipts and transportation receipt books to the department immediately upon terminating his or her business activity.

SEC. 16.

 Section 8051 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8051.
 The landing fee imposed pursuant to Section 8041 shall be determined pursuant to Section 8042 by using the fee rates in the following schedule:
Rate per
pound 
Lobster
$  0.1333
Spot prawn and abalone
$  0.1000
Salmon and swordfish, based only on the weight in the round
$  0.0333
Halibut, sea cucumber, white seabass, sheephead, and Dungeness crab
$  0.0333
Shortspine thornyhead, sablefish, lingcod, and prawns and shrimp (except spot prawn and pink shrimp)
$  0.0133
Angel, thresher, and bonito sharks, based only on the weight in the round
$  0.0097
All fish and invertebrates unless otherwise specified
$  0.0067
Sea urchin, pink shrimp, smelts, soles, turbot, longspine thornyhead, night smelt, and sanddabs
$  0.0047
Bonito, flounder, grenadiers, herring, and skates
$  0.0027
Market squid
$  0.0023
Anchovy, mackerel, sardines, and Pacific whiting
$  0.0010

SEC. 17.

 Section 8051.4 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8051.4.
 (a) The landing fee collected pursuant to former Section 8051.3 shall be deposited in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund and shall be used only for the Abalone Resources Restoration and Enhancement Program. The department shall maintain internal accounts necessary to ensure that the funds are disbursed for the purposes in this section. The department may use for administration no more of the landing fee collected pursuant to former Section 8051.3 than an amount equal to the regularly approved department indirect overhead rate. Any interest on the revenues from the landing fee collected pursuant to former Section 8051.3 shall be deposited in the fund and used for the purposes in this subdivision.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2012.

SEC. 18.

 Section 8052 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8052.
 Landing fees shall be used only for the administration of laws relating to the commercial fishing industry, except as follows:
(a) Not less than 90 percent of the landing fee on herring taken for roe shall be expended for research and management activities to maintain and enhance the herring resources within the waters of this state.
(b) Not less than 90 percent of the landing fee on thresher shark or bonito (mako) shark shall be expended for the study required by, and for the costs of administering, Article 16 (commencing with Section 8561) of Chapter 2.

SEC. 19.

 Section 8053 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8053.
 (a) Landing fees imposed by this article shall be paid quarterly to the department within 30 days after the close of each quarter.
(b) The department may adopt regulations specifying the procedures for collecting landing fees not paid within 30 days after the close of the quarter for which they are due. These procedures may include, but are not limited to, the procedures prescribed for sales and use taxes provided in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6451) and Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 6701) of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

SEC. 20.

 Section 8055 of the Fish and Game Code is repealed.

SEC. 21.

 Section 8057 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8057.
 If the department determines that any fee or penalty has been paid more than once or has been erroneously or illegally collected or computed, the department shall set forth that fact in the records of the department. The excess amount collected or paid shall be credited on any amounts then due and payable from the person under this part, and the balance shall be refunded to the person, or his or her successors, administrators, or executors.

SEC. 22.

 Section 8058 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8058.
 In the event of overpayment of any of the fees imposed by this article, the feepayer may file a claim for refund or a claim for credit with the department. No refund or credit shall be approved by the department unless the claim is filed with the department within six months after the close of the calendar year in which the overpayment was made.

SEC. 23.

 Section 8059 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8059.
 Every claim for refund or credit for overpayment of a landing fee shall be in writing and shall state the specific grounds upon which the claim is founded.

SEC. 24.

 Section 8060 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8060.
 Failure to file a claim for refund or credit within the time prescribed in this article constitutes a waiver of any demand against the state on account of overpayment of a landing fee.

SEC. 25.

 Section 8061 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8061.
 Within 30 days after disallowing any claim for refund or credit for overpayment of a landing fee in whole or in part, the department shall serve notice of its action on the claimant, either personally or by mail. If served by mail, service shall be made pursuant to Section 1013 of the Code of Civil Procedure and shall be addressed to the licensee at his or her address as it appears in the records of the department, but the service shall be deemed complete at the time of the deposit of the notice in the mail without extension of time for any reason.

SEC. 26.

 Section 8062 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8062.
 Interest shall be paid upon any overpayment of a landing fee at the rate of one-half of 1 percent per month from the date of overpayment. The interest shall be paid to the date the claim for refund or credit is approved by the department.

SEC. 27.

 Section 8063 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8063.
 If the department determines that any overpayment of a landing fee has been made intentionally or by reason of carelessness, it shall not allow any interest thereon.

SEC. 28.

 Section 8064 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8064.
 No injunction or writ of mandate or other legal or equitable process shall issue in any suit, action, or proceeding in any court against this state or against any officer of the state to prevent or enjoin the collection under this article of any landing fee.

SEC. 29.

 Section 8065 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8065.
 No suit or proceeding shall be maintained in any court for the recovery of any amount of landing fee alleged to have been erroneously paid or erroneously or illegally determined or collected unless a claim for refund or credit has been duly filed pursuant to Sections 8058 and 8059.

SEC. 30.

 Section 8067 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8067.
 If the department fails to mail notice of action on a claim for refund or credit for overpayment of a landing fee within six months after the claim is filed, the claimant may, before the mailing of notice by the department of its action on the claim, consider the claim disallowed and bring an action against the department on the grounds set forth in the claim for the recovery of the whole or any part of the amount claimed as an overpayment.

SEC. 31.

 Section 8068 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8068.
 If judgment is rendered for the plaintiff, the amount of the judgment shall first be credited on any landing fee due and payable from the plaintiff to the state under this article. The balance of the judgment shall be refunded to the plaintiff.

SEC. 32.

 Section 8558 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

8558.
 (a) There is established a herring research and management account within the Fish and Game Preservation Fund. The funds in the account shall be expended for the purpose of supporting, in consultation with the herring industry pursuant to Section 8555, department evaluations of, and research on, herring populations in San Francisco Bay and those evaluations and research that may be required for Tomales Bay, Humboldt Bay, and Crescent City and assisting in enforcement of herring regulations. The evaluations and research shall be for the purpose of (1) determining the annual herring spawning biomass, (2) determining the condition of the herring resource, which may include its habitat, and (3) assisting the commission and the department in the adoption of regulations to ensure a sustainable herring roe fishery. An amount, not to exceed 15 percent of the total funds in the account, may be used for educational purposes regarding herring, herring habitat, and the herring roe fishery.
(b) The funds in the account shall consist of the funds deposited pursuant to Sections 8558.1, 8558.2, and 8558.3, and the funds derived from herring landing fees allocated pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8052.
(c) The department shall maintain internal accountability necessary to ensure that all restrictions on the expenditure of the funds in the account are met.

SEC. 33.

 Section 12002.2 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

12002.2.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a violation of Section 7145 or of a regulation requiring a license to be displayed is an infraction, punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for a first offense. If a person is convicted of a violation of Section 7145 or of a regulation requiring a license to be displayed within five years of a separate offense resulting in a conviction of a violation of Section 7145 or of a regulation requiring a license to be displayed, that person shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).
(b) If a person is convicted of a violation of Section 7145 or of a regulation requiring a license to be displayed and produces in court a license issued pursuant to Section 7145 and valid at the time of the person’s arrest, and if the taking was otherwise lawful with respect to season, limit, time, and area, the court may reduce the fine imposed for the violation of Section 7145 or of the regulation requiring a license to be displayed to twenty-five dollars ($25).
(c) If a person is charged with a violation of Section 7145 or of a regulation requiring a license to be displayed, and produces in court a lifetime sport fishing license issued in his or her name pursuant to Section 7149.2, and if the taking was otherwise lawful, in terms of season, limit, time, and area, the court may dismiss the charge.
(d) A person shall not be charged or convicted for both a violation of Section 7145 and a regulation requiring a license to be displayed for the same act.

SEC. 34.

 Section 13005 of the Fish and Game Code is repealed.

13005.
 Notwithstanding Section 13001, the department shall deposit funds from the sale of lifetime hunting licenses and lifetime hunting privileges issued pursuant to Section 3031.2, and lifetime sport fishing licenses and lifetime privileges issued pursuant to Section 7149.2 as follows:
(a) For each lifetime fishing license issued pursuant to Section 7149.2, the collected fee shall be deposited as follows:
(1) Of those funds, 66.67 percent shall be deposited into the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(2) Of those funds, 33.33 percent shall be deposited into the Hatchery and Inland Fisheries Fund.
(b) For each lifetime hunting license issued pursuant to Section 3031.2, 100 percent of the collected fee shall be deposited into the Fish and Game Preservation Fund pursuant to Section 13001.
(c) For each lifetime sport fishing privilege package issued pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 7149.2, the collected fee shall be deposited as follows:
(1) Of those funds, 48.37 percent shall be deposited into the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(2) Of those funds, 14.75 percent shall be deposited into the Hatchery and Inland Fisheries Fund.
(3) Of those funds, 21.31 percent shall be deposited into the Steelhead Trout account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(4) Of those funds, 15.57 percent shall be deposited into the California Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(d) The collected fee for each big game privilege package purchased pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 3031.2 shall be deposited as follows:
(1) Of those funds, 91.92 percent shall be deposited into the Big Game Management Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(2) Of those funds, 8.08 percent shall be deposited into the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(e) The collected fee for each lifetime bird hunting privilege package issued pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 3031.2 shall be deposited as follows:
(1) Of those funds, 68.47 percent shall be deposited into the State Duck Stamp Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(2) Of those funds, 31.53 percent shall be deposited into the Upland Game Bird Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.

SEC. 35.

 Section 13005 is added to the Fish and Game Code, to read:

13005.
 Notwithstanding Section 13001, the department shall deposit funds from the sale of lifetime hunting licenses and lifetime hunting privileges issued pursuant to Section 3031.2, and lifetime sport fishing licenses and lifetime privileges issued pursuant to Section 7149.2 as follows:
(a) For each lifetime fishing license issued pursuant to Section 7149.2, the collected fee shall be deposited as follows:
(1) Of those funds, 66.67 percent shall be deposited into the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(2) Of those funds, 33.33 percent shall be deposited into the Hatchery and Inland Fisheries Fund.
(b) For each lifetime hunting license issued pursuant to Section 3031.2, 100 percent of the collected fee shall be deposited into the Fish and Game Preservation Fund pursuant to Section 13001.
(c) For each lifetime sport fishing privilege package issued pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 7149.2, the collected fee shall be deposited as follows:
(1) Of those funds, 48.37 percent shall be deposited into the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(2) Of those funds, 14.75 percent shall be deposited into the Hatchery and Inland Fisheries Fund.
(3) Of those funds, 21.31 percent shall be deposited into the Steelhead Trout account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(4) Of those funds, 15.57 percent shall be deposited into the California Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(d) The collected fee for each big game privilege package purchased pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 3031.2 shall be deposited as follows:
(1) Of those funds, 91.92 percent shall be deposited into the Big Game Management Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(2) Of those funds, 8.08 percent shall be deposited into the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(e) The collected fee for each lifetime bird hunting privilege package issued pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 3031.2 shall be deposited as follows:
(1) Of those funds, 68.47 percent shall be deposited into the State Duck Stamp Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(2) Of those funds, 31.53 percent shall be deposited into the Upland Game Bird Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.

SEC. 36.

 Section 13007 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

13007.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 13001, 331/3 percent of all sport fishing license fees collected pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 7145) of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 6, except license fees collected pursuant to Section 7149.8, shall be deposited into the Hatchery and Inland Fisheries Fund, which is hereby established in the State Treasury. Moneys in the fund may be expended, consistent with the Strategic Plan for Trout Management and Chapter 7.2 (commencing with Section 1725) of Division 2, and, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to support programs of the department related to management, maintenance, and capital improvement of California’s fish hatcheries, the Heritage and Wild Trout program, and enforcement activities related thereto, and to support other activities eligible to be funded from revenue generated by sport fishing license fees.
(b) The department shall use sport fishing license fees collected and subject to appropriation pursuant to subdivision (a) for the following purposes:
(1) For the department’s attainment of a state hatchery production goal of 2.75 pounds of released trout per sport fishing license sold in the calendar year ending two and one-half years earlier, based on the sales of the following types of sport fishing licenses: resident; lifetime; nonresident year; nonresident, 10-day; 2-day; 1-day; and reduced fee. The predominant number of released fish shall be of catchable size or larger. The department shall attain this goal in compliance with Fish and Game Commission trout policies concerning catchable-sized trout stocking, the Strategic Plan for Trout Management, and Chapter 7.2 (commencing with Section 1725) of Division 2.
(2) To the Heritage and Wild Trout Program, at least two million dollars ($2,000,000), for the following purposes:
(A) At least seven new permanent positions for the Heritage and Wild Trout Program.
(B) Permanent positions and seasonal aides in each region of the state as necessary to contribute to the objectives of this section, the objectives of the Strategic Plan for Trout Management pursuant to Section 1728, and other activities necessary to the program.
(C) The development of trout management plans pursuant to Chapter 7.2 (commencing with Section 1725) of Division 2.
(D) The department may expend up to 25 percent of the funds made available to the Heritage and Wild Trout Program for watershed restoration projects, resource assessment, or scientific inquiry. The department may enter into contracts with qualified entities including local governments, special districts, tribes, and nonprofit organizations for the purposes of this subparagraph.
(3) For the development of the department’s Strategic Plan for Trout Management pursuant to Section 1728.
(4) The department shall ensure that the numbers of native California trout, as defined in Section 7261, produced are sufficient to equal or exceed 25 percent of the numbers of trout produced by the state fish hatcheries to comply with paragraph (1). The native trout produced in accordance with this paragraph shall support department efforts to protect and restore cold water ecosystems, maintain biological diversity, and provide diverse angling opportunities. Coastal rainbow trout/steelhead produced for anadromous mitigation purposes shall be excluded from contributing to the native trout production goals required by this paragraph. Coastal rainbow trout/steelhead propagated for purposes other than anadromous mitigation and released into their source watersheds may be counted toward the 25 percent native trout production goal. Native trout produced shall be naturally indigenous stocks from their original source watersheds. The department may release native trout produced into watersheds other than their original source watershed only if the released trout will cause no harm to other native trout or other biota in their original watersheds.
(5) The department may hire additional staff for state fish hatcheries, in order to comply with this subdivision.
(c) The department may allocate any funds under this section, not necessary to maintain the minimums specified in paragraphs (1) and (4) of subdivision (b), and after the expenditure in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b), to the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.
(d) The department may utilize federal funds to meet the funding formula specified in subdivision (a) if those funds are otherwise legally available for this purpose.
(e) A portion of the moneys subject to appropriation pursuant to subdivision (a) may be used for the purpose of obtaining scientifically valid genetic determinations of California native trout stocks, consistent with the department’s Strategic Plan for Trout Management.
(f) On an annual basis, the department shall invest in hatchery facility improvements and rehabilitation to ensure progress towards achievement of the hatchery fish production targets established pursuant to this section.
(g) Beginning January 1, 2015, the department may obtain hatchery-produced fish from any California-based hatchery if all of the following criteria are satisfied:
(1) The goal specified in subdivision (b) is unmet.
(2) The department, following an inspection, determines that the California hatchery is in compliance with operations, management, and monitoring standards that are as stringent as those in effect at state hatcheries, in order to minimize the risk of the spread of disease or invasive species into inland state waters and fisheries.
(3) The cost per fish or per pound of fish provided by the California hatchery shall not exceed the cost to the department of state hatchery fish calculated equivalently and including transportation costs.

SEC. 37.

 Section 15003 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

15003.
 (a) The department may assess a fee on persons growing aquaculture products on public lands and in public waters based on the price per pound of the products sold. The fees, if imposed, shall be set at amounts necessary to defray the costs of the commission and the department in administering this division. However, the fees, if any, may not exceed the rates as provided in Section 8051.
(b) The price per pound shall be based on the whole product weight or its equivalent as taken by the lessee.
(c) The fee imposed by this section shall be paid monthly to the department within 30 days after the close of each month. If not paid within 60 days after the close of the month in which it is due, a 10 percent penalty shall be paid.

SEC. 38.

 Section 62757 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

62757.
 (a) If a federal milk marketing order is established in California, the secretary is authorized to establish a stand-alone quota program, the details of which shall be included in the pooling plan. The stand-alone quota program may be funded by an assessment on milk produced in the state.
(b) The secretary may require handlers, including cooperative associations acting as handlers, to make reports necessary for the operation of the stand-alone quota program.
(c) The stand-alone quota program shall be pursuant to a recommendation by the review board established pursuant to Section 62719 and approved by a statewide referendum of producers conducted pursuant to Sections 62716 and 62717.

SEC. 39.

 Section 76904 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

76904.
 Sections 8058 to 8070, inclusive, of the Fish and Game Code apply to claims for overpayment of fees to the secretary. For purposes of this section, “department,” as used in those sections, means the Department of Food and Agriculture, and “landing fee” means the fees imposed pursuant to this article.

SEC. 40.

 Section 76905 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

76905.
 After one year after the establishment of the council, and not before the commercial salmon season of 1990, the council may recommend to the secretary an increase over and above the two cents ($0.02) per pound fee required by Section 76902 for the council to carry out its duties under this chapter. The council shall consider the budget for the council, funding for activities conducted pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 76800) and Article 7 (commencing with Section 76850), as well as the market price of salmon, landing fees imposed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, assessments charged by marketing associations, and any other relevant factor affecting the economics of the salmon fishery. The council shall, in making any determination to increase fees, consult with marketing associations and, if the recommended increase would exceed seven cents ($0.07) per pound of salmon sold, the council shall conduct a vote of persons on the secretary’s lists established pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 76950) and, if applicable, Article 9.5 (commencing with Section 76961). The secretary may not increase any fee without a majority approval of the voting members of the council.

SEC. 41.

 Section 78552 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

78552.
 The fees, whether from fishermen or receivers, or both, that are collected pursuant to this article shall be forwarded by the receivers, except as provided under Section 78552.5, directly to the council on behalf of the secretary. The administrative office of the council shall supply forms necessary for the remittance of the fees. The secretary may consult with the Director of Fish and Wildlife and enter into agreements with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, when he or she deems it necessary and reasonable, to assist in the administration of this article and to ensure compliance with this article. The secretary and the Director of Fish and Wildlife may enter into an interagency agreement on behalf of the council to provide names and addresses of commercial fish businesses selected annually by the Department of Fish and Wildlife for fish landing fee examinations. The listing of names and addresses is a confidential document.

SEC. 42.

 Section 78556 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

78556.
 Sections 8058 to 8070, inclusive, of the Fish and Game Code apply to claims for overpayment of fees to the secretary. For purposes of this section, “department,” as used in those sections, means the Department of Food and Agriculture, and “landing fee” means the fees imposed pursuant to this article.

SEC. 43.

 Section 78557 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

78557.
 One year after the establishment of the council, the council may recommend to the secretary an increase over and above four-tenths of 1 percent of the price per pound paid to the fisherman for each pound of fish or shellfish specified in subdivision (a) of Section 78407 for the council to carry out its duties under this chapter. The council shall consider the budget for the council, funding for activities conducted pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 78525), as well as the market prices of seafood landed in California, landing fees imposed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and any other relevant factor affecting the economics of the fisheries. The council shall, in making any determination to increase fees, consult with fishermen and receivers and, if the recommended increase would exceed eight-tenths of 1 percent of the market price per pound paid to the fisherman for each pound of fish or shellfish sold, conduct a ballot poll of the fishermen and receivers on the secretary’s list established pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 78575). The secretary may not increase any fee without the approval of two-thirds the voting members of the council.

SEC. 44.

 Section 79121 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

79121.
 (a) Every person or entity who handles sea urchin in any quantity shall keep a complete and accurate record of all transactions involving the purchase or sale of sea urchin. The records shall be in a simple form and contain such information as the commission shall prescribe. The records shall be preserved by the handler for a period of three years, and shall be offered and submitted for inspection at any reasonable time upon written demand of the commission or its duly authorized agent.
(b) The assessment imposed by this article shall be paid consistent with the applicable procedures required for the payment of landing fees pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 8040) of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 6 of the Fish and Game Code. The fees imposed shall be paid quarterly pursuant to Section 8053 of the Fish and Game Code. If fees are not paid as required, the commission shall collect amounts owed under the procedures prescribed for sales and use taxes provided in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6451) of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, insofar as they may be applicable, and for those purposes, “board” means the commission and “the date on which the tax became due and payable” means 30 days after the close of the quarter for which it is due.
(c) Sections 8058 to 8070, inclusive, of the Fish and Game Code, shall apply to claims for overpayment of assessments to the commission. For the purposes of this subdivision, “department” as used in those sections, means the commission, and “landing fee” means the assessment imposed under this article.

SEC. 45.

 Section 4216 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4216.
 As used in this article, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Active subsurface installation” means a subsurface installation currently in use or currently carrying service.
(b) “Board” means the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board.
(c) “Area of continual excavation” means a location where excavation is part of the normal business activities of agricultural operations and flood control facilities.
(d) “Delineate” means to mark in white the location or path of the proposed excavation using the guidelines in Appendix B of the “Guidelines for Excavation Delineation” published in the most recent version of the Best Practices guide of the Common Ground Alliance. If there is a conflict between the marking practices in those guidelines and other provisions of this article, this article shall control. “Delineation” also includes physical identification of the area to be excavated using alternative marking methods, including, but not limited to, flags, stakes, whiskers, or a combination of these methods, if an excavator makes a determination that standard delineation may be misleading to those persons using affected streets and highways, or be misinterpreted as a traffic or pedestrian control, and the excavator has contacted the regional notification center to advise the operators that the excavator will physically identify the area to be excavated using alternative marking methods.
(e) “Electronic positive response” means an electronic response from an operator to the regional notification center providing the status of an operator’s statutorily required response to a ticket.
(f) (1) “Emergency” means a sudden, unexpected occurrence, involving a clear and imminent danger, demanding immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss of, or damage to, life, health, property, or essential public services.
(2) “Unexpected occurrence” includes, but is not limited to, a fire, flood, earthquake or other soil or geologic movement, riot, accident, damage to a subsurface installation requiring immediate repair, or sabotage.
(g) “Excavation” means any operation in which earth, rock, or other material in the ground is moved, removed, or otherwise displaced by means of tools, equipment, or explosives in any of the following ways: grading, trenching, digging, ditching, drilling, augering, tunneling, scraping, cable or pipe plowing and driving, or any other way.
(h) Except as provided in Section 4216.8, “excavator” means any person, firm, contractor or subcontractor, owner, operator, utility, association, corporation, partnership, business trust, public agency, or other entity that, with their, or his or her, own employees or equipment performs any excavation.
(i) “Hand tool” means a piece of equipment used for excavating that uses human power and is not powered by any motor, engine, hydraulic, or pneumatic device.
(j) “High priority subsurface installation” means high-pressure natural gas pipelines with normal operating pressures greater than 415kPA gauge (60psig), petroleum pipelines, pressurized sewage pipelines, high-voltage electric supply lines, conductors, or cables that have a potential to ground of greater than or equal to 60kv, or hazardous materials pipelines that are potentially hazardous to workers or the public if damaged.
(k) “Inactive subsurface installation” means either of the following:
(1) The portion of an underground subsurface installation that is not active but is still connected to the subsurface installation, or to any other subsurface installation, that is active or still carries service.
(2) A new underground subsurface installation that has not been connected to any portion of an existing subsurface installation.
(l) “Legal excavation start date and time” means two working days, not including the date of notification, unless the excavator specifies a later date and time, which shall not be more than 14 calendar days from the date of notification. For excavation in an area of continual excavation, “legal excavation start date and time” means two working days, not including the date of notification, unless the excavator specifies a later date and time, which shall not be more than six months from the date of notification.
(m) “Local agency” means a city, county, city and county, school district, or special district.
(n) (1) “Locate and field mark” means to indicate the existence of any owned or maintained subsurface installations by using the guidelines in Appendix B of the “Guidelines for Operator Facility Field Delineation” published in the most recent version of the Best Practices guide of the Common Ground Alliance and in conformance with the uniform color code of the American Public Works Association. If there is a conflict between the marking practices in the guidelines and this article, this article shall control.
(2) “Locate and field mark” does not require an indication of the depth.
(o) “Operator” means any person, corporation, partnership, business trust, public agency, or other entity that owns, operates, or maintains a subsurface installation. For purposes of Section 4216.1, an “operator” does not include an owner of real property where subsurface installations are exclusively located if they are used exclusively to furnish services on that property and the subsurface facilities are under the operation and control of that owner.
(p) “Qualified person” means a person who completes a training program in accordance with the requirements of Section 1509 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations Injury and Illness Prevention Program, that meets the minimum locators training guidelines and practices published in the most recent version of the Best Practices guide of the Common Ground Alliance.
(q) “Regional notification center” means a nonprofit association or other organization of operators of subsurface installations that provides advance warning of excavations or other work close to existing subsurface installations, for the purpose of protecting those installations from damage, removal, relocation, or repair.
(r) “State agency” means every state agency, department, division, bureau, board, or commission.
(s) “Subsurface installation” means any underground pipeline, conduit, duct, wire, or other structure, except nonpressurized sewerlines, nonpressurized storm drains, or other nonpressurized drain lines.
(t) “Ticket” means an excavation location request issued a number by the regional notification center.
(u) “Tolerance zone” means 24 inches on each side of the field marking placed by the operator in one of the following ways:
(1) Twenty-four inches from each side of a single marking, assumed to be the centerline of the subsurface installation.
(2) Twenty-four inches plus one-half the specified size on each side of a single marking with the size of installation specified.
(3) Twenty-four inches from each outside marking that graphically shows the width of the outside surface of the subsurface installation on a horizontal plane.
(v) “Working day” for the purposes of determining excavation start date and time means a weekday Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for federal holidays and state holidays, as defined in Section 19853, or as otherwise posted on the Internet Web site of the regional notification center.

SEC. 46.

 Section 4216.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4216.2.
 (a) Before notifying the appropriate regional notification center, an excavator planning to conduct an excavation shall delineate the area to be excavated. If the area is not delineated, an operator may, at the operator’s discretion, choose not to locate and field mark until the area to be excavated has been delineated.
(b) Except in an emergency, an excavator planning to conduct an excavation shall notify the appropriate regional notification center of the excavator’s intent to excavate at least two working days, and not more than 14 calendar days, before beginning that excavation. The date of the notification shall not count as part of the two-working-day notice. If an excavator gives less notice than the legal excavation start date and time and the excavation is not an emergency, the regional notification center will take the information and provide a ticket, but an operator has until the legal excavation start date and time to respond. However, an excavator and an operator may mutually agree to a different notice and start date. The contact information for operators notified shall be available to the excavator.
(c) When the excavation is proposed within 10 feet of a high priority subsurface installation, the operator of the high priority subsurface installation shall notify the excavator of the existence of the high priority subsurface installation to set up an onsite meeting prior to the legal excavation start date and time or at a mutually agreed upon time to determine actions or activities required to verify the location and prevent damage to the high priority subsurface installation. As part of the meeting, the excavator shall discuss with the operator the method and tools that will be used during the excavation and the information the operator will provide to assist in verifying the location of the subsurface installation. The excavator shall not begin excavating until after the completion of the onsite meeting.
(d) Except in an emergency, every excavator covered by Section 4216.8 planning to conduct an excavation on private property that does not require an excavation permit may contact the appropriate regional notification center if the private property is known, or reasonably should be known, to contain a subsurface installation other than the underground facility owned or operated by the excavator. Before notifying the appropriate regional notification center, an excavator shall delineate the area to be excavated. Any temporary marking placed at the planned excavation location shall be clearly seen, functional, and considerate to surface aesthetics and the local community. An excavator shall check if any local ordinances apply to the placement of temporary markings.
(e) The regional notification center shall provide a ticket to the person who contacts the center pursuant to this section and shall notify any member, if known, who has a subsurface installation in the area of the proposed excavation. A ticket shall be valid for 28 days from the date of issuance. If work continues beyond 28 days, the excavator shall renew the ticket either by accessing the center’s Internet Web site or by calling “811” by the end of the 28th day.
(f) A record of all notifications by an excavator or operator to the regional notification center shall be maintained for a period of not less than three years. The record shall be available for inspection by the excavator and any member, or their representative, during normal working hours and according to guidelines for inspection as may be established by the regional notification centers.
(g) Unless an emergency exists, an excavator shall not begin excavation until the excavator receives a response from all known operators of subsurface installations within the delineated boundaries of the proposed area of excavation pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 4216.3 and until the completion of any onsite meeting, if required by subdivision (c).
(h) If a site requires special access, an excavator shall request an operator to contact the excavator regarding that special access or give special instructions on the location request.
(i) If a ticket obtained by an excavator expires but work is ongoing, the excavator shall contact the regional notification center and get a new ticket and wait a minimum of two working days, not including the date of the contact, before restarting excavation. All excavation shall cease during the waiting period.

SEC. 47.

 Section 4216.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4216.6.
 (a) (1) Any operator or excavator who negligently violates this article is subject to a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
(2) Any operator or excavator who knowingly and willfully violates any of the provisions of this article is subject to a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
(3) Except as otherwise specifically provided in this article, this section is not intended to affect any civil remedies otherwise provided by law for personal injury or for property damage, including any damage to subsurface installations, nor is this section intended to create any new civil remedies for those injuries or that damage.
(4) This article shall not be construed to limit any other provision of law granting governmental immunity to state or local agencies or to impose any liability or duty of care not otherwise imposed by law upon any state or local agency.
(b) An action may be brought by the Attorney General, the district attorney, or the local or state agency that issued the permit to excavate, for the enforcement of the civil penalty pursuant to this section in a civil action brought in the name of the people of the State of California. If penalties are collected as a result of a civil suit brought by a state or local agency for collection of those civil penalties, the penalties imposed shall be paid to the general fund of the agency. If more than one agency is involved in enforcement, the penalties imposed shall be apportioned among them by the court in a manner that will fairly offset the relative costs incurred by the state or local agencies, or both, in collecting these fees.
(c) The requirements of this article may also be enforced following a recommendation of the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board by the following agencies, that shall act to accept, amend, or reject the recommendations of the board as follows:
(1) The Registrar of Contractors of the Contractors’ State License Board shall enforce the provisions of this article on contractors, as defined in Article 2 (commencing with Section 7025) of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, and telephone corporations, as defined in Section 234 of the Public Utilities Code, when acting as a contractor, as defined in Article 2 (commencing with Section 7025) of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code. Nothing in this section affects the California Public Utilities Commission’s existing authority over a public utility.
(2) The Public Utilities Commission shall enforce the provisions of this article on gas corporations, as defined in Section 222 of the Public Utilities Code, and electrical corporations, as defined in Section 218 of the Public Utilities Code, and water corporations, as defined in Section 241 of the Public Utilities Code.
(3) The Office of the State Fire Marshal shall enforce the provisions of this article on operators of hazardous liquid pipeline facilities, as defined in Section 60101 of Chapter 601 of Subtitle VIII of Title 49 of the United States Code.
(d) A local governing board may enforce the provisions of this article on local agencies under the governing board’s jurisdiction.
(e) Commencing July 1, 2020, the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board shall enforce the provisions of this article on persons other than those listed in subdivisions (c) and (d). The board shall not initiate an enforcement action pursuant to this subdivision for a violation that occurred prior to July 1, 2020. 
(f) Moneys collected as a result of penalties imposed pursuant to subdivisions (c) and (e) shall be deposited into the Safe Energy Infrastructure and Excavation Fund.
(g) Statewide information provided by operators and excavators regarding incident events shall be compiled and made available in an annual report by regional notification centers and posted on the Internet Web sites of the regional notification centers.
(h) For purposes of subdivision (g), the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Incident event” means the occurrence of excavator downtime, damages, near misses, and violations.
(2) “Statewide information” means information submitted by operators and excavators using the California Regional Common Ground Alliance’s Virtual Private Damage Information Reporting Tool. Supplied data shall comply with the Damage Information Reporting Tool’s minimum essential information as listed in the most recent version of the Best Practices guide of the Common Ground Alliance.

SEC. 48.

 Section 4216.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4216.7.
 (a) If a subsurface installation is damaged by an excavator as a result of failing to comply with Section 4216.2 or 4216.4, or subdivision (b) of Section 4216.3, or as a result of failing to comply with the operator’s requests to protect the subsurface installation as specified by the operator before the start of excavation, the excavator shall be liable to the operator of the subsurface installation for resulting damages, costs, and expenses to the extent the damages, costs, and expenses were proximately caused by the excavator’s failure to comply.
(b) If an operator has failed to become a member of, participate in, or share in the costs of, a regional notification center, that operator shall forfeit his or her claim for damages to his or her subsurface installation arising from an excavation against an excavator who has complied with this article to the extent damages were proximately caused by the operator’s failure to comply with this article.
(c) If an operator of a subsurface installation without a reasonable basis, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, has failed to comply with the provisions of Section 4216.3, including, but not limited to, the requirement to field mark the appropriate location of subsurface installations within two working days of notification, as defined by subdivision (v) of Section 4216 and subdivision (b) of Section 4216.2, has failed to comply with subdivision (c) of Section 4216.2, or has failed to comply with subdivision (b) of Section 4216.4, the operator shall be liable for damages to the excavator who has complied with Section 4216.2, subdivisions (b) and (d) of Section 4216.3, and Section 4216.4, including liquidated damages, liability, losses, costs, and expenses, actually incurred by the excavator, resulting from the operator’s failure to comply with these specified requirements to the extent the damages, costs, and expenses were proximately caused by the operator’s failure to comply.
(d) An excavator who damages a subsurface installation due to an inaccurate field mark by an operator, or by a third party under contract to perform field marking for the operator, shall not be liable for damages, replacement costs, or other expenses arising from damages to the subsurface installation if the excavator complied with Sections 4216.2 and 4216.4.
This section is not intended to create any presumption or to affect the burden of proof in any action for personal injuries or property damage, other than damage to the subsurface installation, nor is this section intended to affect, create, or eliminate any remedy for personal injury or property damage, other than damage to the subsurface installation.
(e) For the purposes of this section, “inaccurate field mark” means a mark, or set of markings, made pursuant to Section 4216.3, that did not correctly indicate the approximate location of a subsurface installation affected by an excavation and includes the actual physical location of a subsurface installation affected by an excavation that should have been marked pursuant to Section 4216.3 but was not.
(f) Nothing in this section shall be construed to do any of the following:
(1) Affect claims including, but not limited to, third-party claims brought against the excavator or operator by other parties for damages arising from the excavation.
(2) Exempt the excavator or operator from his or her duty to mitigate any damages as required by common or other applicable law.
(3) Exempt the excavator or operator from liability to each other or third parties based on equitable indemnity or comparative or contributory negligence.
(g) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2020, and shall be repealed on January 1, 2021.

SEC. 49.

 Section 4216.7 is added to the Government Code, to read:

4216.7.
 (a) If a subsurface installation is damaged by an excavator as a result of failing to comply with Section 4216.2, 4216.4, or 4216.10 or subdivision (b) of Section 4216.3, or as a result of failing to comply with the operator’s requests to protect the subsurface installation as specified by the operator before the start of excavation, the excavator shall be liable to the operator of the subsurface installation for resulting damages, costs, and expenses to the extent the damages, costs, and expenses were proximately caused by the excavator’s failure to comply.
(b) If an operator has failed to become a member of, participate in, or share in the costs of, a regional notification center, that operator shall forfeit his or her claim for damages to his or her subsurface installation arising from an excavation against an excavator who has complied with this article to the extent damages were proximately caused by the operator’s failure to comply with this article.
(c) If an operator of a subsurface installation without a reasonable basis, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, has failed to comply with the provisions of Section 4216.3, including, but not limited to, the requirement to field mark the appropriate location of subsurface installations within two working days of notification, as defined by subdivision (v) of Section 4216 and subdivision (b) of Section 4216.2, has failed to comply with subdivision (c) of Section 4216.2, or has failed to comply with subdivision (b) of Section 4216.4, the operator shall be liable for damages to the excavator who has complied with Section 4216.2, subdivisions (b) and (d) of Section 4216.3, and Section 4216.4, including liquidated damages, liability, losses, costs, and expenses, actually incurred by the excavator, resulting from the operator’s failure to comply with these specified requirements to the extent the damages, costs, and expenses were proximately caused by the operator’s failure to comply.
(d) An excavator who damages a subsurface installation due to an inaccurate field mark by an operator, or by a third party under contract to perform field marking for the operator, shall not be liable for damages, replacement costs, or other expenses arising from damages to the subsurface installation if the excavator complied with Section 4216.10 or Sections 4216.2 and 4216.4.
This section is not intended to create any presumption or to affect the burden of proof in any action for personal injuries or property damage, other than damage to the subsurface installation, nor is this section intended to affect, create, or eliminate any remedy for personal injury or property damage, other than damage to the subsurface installation.
(e) For the purposes of this section, “inaccurate field mark” means a mark, or set of markings, made pursuant to Section 4216.3 or 4216.10, that did not correctly indicate the approximate location of a subsurface installation affected by an excavation and includes the actual physical location of a subsurface installation affected by an excavation that should have been marked pursuant to Section 4216.3 but was not.
(f) Nothing in this section shall be construed to do any of the following:
(1) Affect claims including, but not limited to, third-party claims brought against the excavator or operator by other parties for damages arising from the excavation.
(2) Exempt the excavator or operator from his or her duty to mitigate any damages as required by common or other applicable law.
(3) Exempt the excavator or operator from liability to each other or third parties based on equitable indemnity or comparative or contributory negligence.
(g) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2020.

SEC. 50.

 Section 4216.10 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4216.10.
 (a) In lieu of the notification and locate and field mark requirements of Sections 4216.2 and 4216.3, an excavator may contact a regional notification center to request a continual excavation ticket for an area of continual excavation. The regional notification center shall provide a ticket to the person who contacts the center pursuant to this section and shall notify any member, if known, who has a subsurface installation in the area of continual excavation. The ticket provided to the excavator shall include the contact information for notified operators.
(b) An operator shall provide a response to the excavator pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 4216.3.
(c) (1) When the area of continual excavation includes, or is within 10 feet of, a high priority subsurface installation, the operator of the high priority subsurface installation shall notify the excavator of the existence of the high priority subsurface installation to set up an onsite meeting prior to the legal excavation start date and time or at a mutually agreed upon time to determine actions or activities required to verify the location and to prevent damage to the high priority subsurface installation during the continual excavation time period. The onsite meeting shall be used to develop a mutually agreed upon plan for excavation activities that may be conducted within 25 feet of each side of the subsurface installation. Additional onsite meetings should also be held following unexpected occurrences or prior to excavation activities that may create conflicts with subsurface installations. As part of the meeting, the excavator shall discuss with the operator the method and tools that will be used during the excavation and the information the operator will provide to assist in verifying the location of the subsurface installation. The excavator shall not begin excavating until after the completion of the onsite meeting and information has been provided describing the activities that can be safely conducted to prevent damage to the high priority subsurface installation.
(2) When the area of continual excavation includes a subsurface installation but does not include, or is not within 10 feet of, a high priority subsurface installation, the excavator or the operator may request an onsite meeting at a mutually agreed upon time to determine actions or activities required to verify the location and to prevent damage to the subsurface installation during the continual excavation time period. The onsite meeting may be used to develop a plan for excavation activities that may be conducted within five feet of each side of the subsurface installation. The operator and excavator may mutually agree to conduct additional onsite meetings following unexpected occurrences or prior to excavation activities that may create conflicts with subsurface installations. As part of the meeting, the excavator may discuss with the operator the method and tools that will be used during the excavation and the information the operator will provide to assist in verifying the location of the subsurface installation. If an onsite meeting is requested prior to the legal excavation start date and time, the excavator shall not begin excavating until after the completion of the onsite meeting and information has been provided describing the activities that can be safely conducted to prevent damage to the subsurface installation.
(3) The excavator and operator shall maintain records regarding the plan of excavation, any locate and field mark and standby activities, and any other information deemed necessary by the excavator and operator. Excavation activities outside the scope of the plan shall be undertaken subsequent to notification pursuant to Section 4216.2.
(d) A ticket for an area of continual excavation shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance. The excavator may renew the ticket within two working days either by accessing the regional notification center’s Internet Web site or by calling “811.”
(e) The board shall, in consultation with the regional notification centers, develop through regulation a process by which the renewal requirement for a continual excavation ticket may be modified or eliminated for areas of continual excavation in which no subsurface installations are present.
(f) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2020.

SEC. 51.

 Section 4216.11 is added to the Government Code, to read:

4216.11.
 On or before January 1, 2020, the board shall adopt regulations to establish minimum elements for the onsite meeting and minimum elements for the mutually agreed-upon plan described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 4616.10 for managing an area of continual excavation.

SEC. 52.

 Section 4216.12 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4216.12.
 (a) The California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board is hereby created under, and shall be assisted by the staff of, the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
(b) The board shall perform the following tasks:
(1) Coordinate education and outreach activities that encourage safe excavation practices, as described in Section 4216.17.
(2) Develop standards, as described in Section 4216.18.
(3) Investigate possible violations of this article, as described in Section 4216.19.
(4) Enforce this article to the extent authorized by subdivision (e) of Section 4216.6.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, on and after January 1, 2020, the board shall be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.

SEC. 53.

 Section 4216.13 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4216.13.
 (a) The board shall be composed of nine members, of which seven shall be appointed by the Governor, one shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and one shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
(b) The seven members appointed by the Governor shall be appointed, as follows:
(1) Three members shall have knowledge and expertise in the operation of subsurface installations. Of those three members, one shall have knowledge and expertise in the operation of the subsurface installations of a municipal utility. At least one of the three members shall have knowledge and experience in the operation of high priority subsurface installations.
(2) Three members shall have knowledge and experience in contract excavation for employers who are not operators of subsurface installations. Of the three members, one member shall be a general engineering contractor, one member shall be a general building contractor, and one member shall be a specialty contractor. For the purposes of this section, the terms “general engineering contractor,” “general building contractor,” and “specialty contractor” shall have the meanings given in Article 4 (commencing with Section 7055) of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.
(3) One member shall have knowledge and expertise in performing or managing agricultural operations in the vicinity of subsurface installations.
(c) The member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly shall have knowledge and expertise in representing in safety matters the workers employed by contract excavators.
(d) The member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules shall have knowledge and expertise in subsurface installation location and marking and shall not be under the direct employment of an operator.
(e) The board may invite two directors of operations or other appropriate representatives of regional notification centers to be nonvoting ex officio members of the board.

SEC. 54.

 Section 4216.18 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4216.18.
 The board shall develop a standard or set of standards relevant to safety practices in excavating around subsurface installations and procedures and guidance in encouraging those practices. When possible, standards should be informed by publicly available data, including, but not limited to, that collected by state and federal agencies and by the regional notification centers pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 4216.6, and the board should refrain from using data about facility events not provided either to a state or federal agency or as statewide information, as defined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (h) of Section 4216.6. The standard or set of standards are not intended to replace other relevant standards, including the Best Practices of the Common Ground Alliance, but are to inform areas currently without established standards. The standard or set of standards shall address all of the following:
(a) Evidence necessary for excavators and operators to demonstrate compliance with Sections 4216.2, 4216.3, 4216.4, and 4216.10.
(b) What constitutes reasonable care, as required by paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 4216.4, in using hand tools around subsurface installations within the tolerance zone, considering the need to balance worker safety in trenches with the protection of subsurface installations. As part of determining reasonable care, the board shall consider the appropriate additional excavating depth an excavator should make if either of the following occur:
(1) The subsurface installation is delineated within the tolerance zone but it is not in conflict with the excavation.
(2) The location of a subsurface installation is determined, but additional subsurface installations may exist immediately below the located subsurface installation.
(c) What constitutes reasonable care, as required by paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 4216.4, in grading activities on road shoulders and dirt roads which may include standards for potholing.

SEC. 55.

 Section 4216.19 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4216.19.
 (a) The board shall investigate possible violations of this article.
(b) The board may investigate reports of incident events, as defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (h) of Section 4216.6, 4216.6  and complaints from affected parties and members of the public.
(c) In determining whether to pursue an investigation, the board shall consider whether the parties have settled the matter and whether further enforcement is necessary as a deterrent to maintain the integrity of subsurface installations and to protect the safety of excavators and the public.
(d) If the board, upon the completion of an investigation, finds a probable violation of the article, the board shall transmit the investigation results and any recommended penalty to the state or local agency pursuant to subdivision (c) or (d) of Section 4216.6.
(e) Sanctions shall be graduated and may include notification and information letters, direction to attend relevant education, and financial penalties. When considering the issuance of citations and assessment of penalties, the board shall consider all of the following:
(1) The type of violation and its gravity.
(2) The degree of culpability.
(3) The operator’s or excavator’s history of violations.
(4) The operator’s or excavator’s history of work conducted without violations.
(5) The efforts taken by the violator to prevent violation and, once the violation occurred, the efforts taken to mitigate the safety consequences of the violation.
(f) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2020.

SEC. 56.

 Section 4216.21 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4216.21.
 (a) For an investigation that the board undertakes as a result of a complaint of a violation of Section 4216.2, 4216.3, 4216.4,  or 4216.10, 4216.4,  the complainant shall not file an action in court for damages based on those violations until the investigation is complete, or for 6 months after the investigation begins, whichever comes first, during which time, applicable statutes of limitation shall be tolled.
(b) If a complainant files an action in court against a person for damages based upon violations of Section 4216.2, 4216.3, 4216.4,  or 4216.10, 4216.4,  after the completion of a board investigation in which the person was found not to have violated the article, the complainant shall also notify the board when the action is filed.
(c) This section only applies to a claim for damages to a subsurface installation.
(d) This section shall become operative inoperative  on July 1, 2020. 2020, and shall be repealed on January 1, 2021. 

SEC. 57.

 Section 4216.21 is added to the Government Code, to read:

4216.21.
 (a) For an investigation that the board undertakes as a result of a complaint of a violation of Section 4216.2, 4216.3, 4216.4, or 4216.10, the complainant shall not file an action in court for damages based on those violations until the investigation is complete, or for 6 months after the investigation begins, whichever comes first, during which time, applicable statutes of limitation shall be tolled.
(b) If a complainant files an action in court against a person for damages based upon violations of Section 4216.2, 4216.3, 4216.4, or 4216.10, after the completion of a board investigation in which the person was found not to have violated the article, the complainant shall also notify the board when the action is filed.
(c) This section only applies to a claim for damages to a subsurface installation.
(d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2020.

SEC. 58.

 Section 7150.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

7150.5.
 “Agency” means:
(a) The Director of Employment Development with respect to a state tax lien created under Section 1703 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.
(b) The Franchise Tax Board with respect to a state tax lien created under Section 19221 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(c) The State Board of Equalization with respect to a state tax lien created under Section 6757, 8996, 30322, 32363, or 38532 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(d) The Controller with respect to a state tax lien created under Section 3423 or 3772 of the Public Resources Code or Section 7872 or 16063 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

SEC. 59.

 Section 8589.4 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8589.4.
 (a) A person who is acting as an agent for a transferor of real property that is located within an area of potential flooding shown on an inundation map prepared pursuant to Section 6161 of the Water Code, or the transferor if he or she is acting without an agent, shall disclose to any prospective transferee the fact that the property is located within an area of potential flooding.
(b) Disclosure is required pursuant to this section only when one of the following conditions is met:
(1) The transferor, or the transferor’s agent, has actual knowledge that the property is within an inundation area.
(2) The local jurisdiction has compiled a list, by parcel, of properties that are within the inundation area and a notice has been posted at the offices of the county recorder, county assessor, and county planning agency that identifies the location of the parcel list.
(c) In all transactions that are subject to Section 1103 of the Civil Code, the disclosure required by subdivision (a) of this section shall be provided by either of the following means:
(1) The Local Option Real Estate Disclosure Statement as provided in Section 1102.6a of the Civil Code.
(2) The Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement as provided in Section 1103.2 of the Civil Code.
(d) For purposes of the disclosure required by this section, the following persons shall not be deemed agents of the transferor:
(1) Persons specified in Section 1103.11 of the Civil Code.
(2) Persons acting under a power of sale regulated by Section 2924 of the Civil Code.
(e) Section 1103.13 of the Civil Code shall apply to this section.
(f) The specification of items for disclosure in this section does not limit or abridge any obligation for disclosure created by any other provision of law or that may exist in order to avoid fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit in the transfer transaction.

SEC. 60.

 Section 8589.5 of the Government Code is repealed.

8589.5.
 (a) For the purposes of this section, “emergency action plan” means a written document that outlines actions to be undertaken during an emergency in order to minimize or eliminate the potential loss of life and property damage.
(b) An emergency action plan shall do all of the following:
(1) Be based upon an inundation map approved by the Department of Water Resources pursuant to Section 6161 of the Water Code.
(2) Be developed by the dam’s owner in consultation with any local public safety agency that may be impacted by an incident involving the dam, to the extent a local public safety agency wishes to consult.
(3) Adhere to Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines, and include, at a minimum, all of the following:
(A) Notification flowcharts and contact information.
(B) The response process.
(C) The roles and responsibilities of the dam owner and impacted jurisdictions following an incident involving the dam.
(D) Preparedness activities and exercise schedules.
(E) Inundation maps approved by the Department of Water Resources pursuant to Section 6161 of the Water Code.
(F) Any additional information that may impact life or property.
(c) At least once annually, an owner of a dam shall conduct an emergency action plan notification exercise with local public safety agencies, to the extent that a local public safety agency wishes to participate. This annual exercise is to ensure that emergency communications plans and processes are current and implemented effectively.
(d) (1) The appropriate public safety agencies of any city, county, or city and county, the territory of which includes any of those areas identified in an inundation map and the emergency action plan, may adopt emergency procedures for the evacuation and control of the potentially affected areas. The Office of Emergency Services may provide guidance to these agencies on incorporating the emergency action plan into the local all-hazard emergency response plans and local hazard mitigation plans.
(2) Local public safety agencies may adopt emergency procedures that incorporate the information contained in an emergency action plan in a manner that conforms to local needs, and that includes all of the following elements:
(A) Methods and procedures for alerting and warning the public.
(B) Delineation of the area to be evacuated.
(C) Routes to be used.
(D) Traffic control measures.
(E) Shelters to be activated for the care of the evacuees.
(F) Methods for the movement of people without their own transportation.
(G) Identification of particular areas or facilities in the flood zones that will not require evacuation because of their location on high ground or similar circumstances.
(H) Identification and development of procedures for the evacuation and care of people with access and functional needs and for the evacuation of specific facilities, such as schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other facilities as deemed necessary.
(I) Procedures for the perimeter and interior security of the evacuated area.
(J) Procedures for the lifting of the evacuation and reentry of the area.
(K) Details as to which organizations are responsible for the functions described in this paragraph and the material and personnel resources required.
(3) Each agency that prepares emergency procedures may review and update these procedures in accordance with its established schedules.
(e) Nothing in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 shall be construed to require disclosure of an emergency action plan.
(f) The Office of Emergency Services may promulgate emergency regulations, as necessary, for the purpose of this section in accordance with the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3). The adoption of these regulations shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare.

SEC. 61.

 Section 8589.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

8589.5.
 (a) For the purposes of this section, “emergency action plan” means a written document that outlines actions to be undertaken during an emergency in order to minimize or eliminate the potential loss of life and property damage.
(b) An emergency action plan shall do all of the following:
(1) Be based upon an inundation map approved by the Department of Water Resources pursuant to Section 6161 of the Water Code.
(2) Be developed by the dam’s owner in consultation with any local public safety agency that may be impacted by an incident involving the dam, to the extent a local public safety agency wishes to consult.
(3) Adhere to Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines, and include, at a minimum, all of the following:
(A) Notification flowcharts and contact information.
(B) The response process.
(C) The roles and responsibilities of the dam owner and impacted jurisdictions following an incident involving the dam.
(D) Preparedness activities and exercise schedules.
(E) Inundation maps approved by the Department of Water Resources pursuant to Section 6161 of the Water Code.
(F) Any additional information that may impact life or property.
(c) At least once annually, an owner of a dam shall conduct an emergency action plan notification exercise with local public safety agencies, to the extent that a local public safety agency wishes to participate. This annual exercise is to ensure that emergency communications plans and processes are current and implemented effectively.
(d) (1) The appropriate public safety agencies of any city, county, or city and county, the territory of which includes any of those areas identified in an inundation map and the emergency action plan, may adopt emergency procedures for the evacuation and control of the potentially affected areas. The Office of Emergency Services may provide guidance to these agencies on incorporating the emergency action plan into the local all-hazard emergency response plans and local hazard mitigation plans.
(2) Local public safety agencies may adopt emergency procedures that incorporate the information contained in an emergency action plan in a manner that conforms to local needs, and that includes all of the following elements:
(A) Methods and procedures for alerting and warning the public.
(B) Delineation of the area to be evacuated.
(C) Routes to be used.
(D) Traffic control measures.
(E) Shelters to be activated for the care of the evacuees.
(F) Methods for the movement of people without their own transportation.
(G) Identification of particular areas or facilities in the flood zones that will not require evacuation because of their location on high ground or similar circumstances.
(H) Identification and development of procedures for the evacuation and care of people with access and functional needs and for the evacuation of specific facilities, such as schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other facilities as deemed necessary.
(I) Procedures for the perimeter and interior security of the evacuated area.
(J) Procedures for the lifting of the evacuation and reentry of the area.
(K) Details as to which organizations are responsible for the functions described in this paragraph and the material and personnel resources required.
(3) Each agency that prepares emergency procedures may review and update these procedures in accordance with its established schedules.
(e) Nothing in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 shall be construed to require disclosure of an emergency action plan.
(f) The Office of Emergency Services may promulgate emergency regulations, as necessary, for the purpose of this section in accordance with the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3). The adoption of these regulations shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare.

SEC. 62.

 Section 8670.48.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8670.48.3.
 (a) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 8670.48, a loan or other transfer of money from the fund to the General Fund or a special fund pursuant to the Budget Act that reduces the balance of the Oil Spill Response Trust Fund to less than or equal to 95 percent of the designated amount specified in subdivision (a) of Section 46012 of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall not obligate the administrator to resume collection of the oil spill response fee otherwise required by this article, except that, for a General Fund loan or transfer, the administrator’s obligation is suspended only if both of the following conditions are met:
(1) The annual Budget Act requires a transfer or loan from the fund to the General Fund to be repaid to the fund with interest calculated at a rate earned by the Pooled Money Investment Account as if the money had remained in the fund.
(2) The annual Budget Act requires the General Fund transfers or loans to be repaid to the fund on or before June 30, 2020.
(b) A transfer or loan described in subdivision (a) shall be repaid as soon as possible if a spill occurs and the administrator determines that response funds are needed immediately.
(c) If there is a conflict between this section and any other law or enactment, this section shall control.
(d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2020, and, as of January 1, 2021, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

SEC. 63.

 Section 16428.86 of the Government Code is amended to read:

16428.86.
 (a) Prior to awarding grant funds from moneys made available from the fund, the Department of Food and Agriculture shall review the applicant’s analysis identifying potential adverse impacts of the proposed project, including a net increase in criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and hazardous air pollutants; groundwater and surface water impacts; and truck traffic and odor.
(b) A project shall not receive funding unless the applicant has demonstrated to the Department of Food and Agriculture that the applicant has done all of the following:
(1) Conducted outreach in areas that will potentially be adversely impacted by the project.
(2) Determined potential adverse impacts of the project.
(3) Committed to measures to mitigate impacts.
(c) In making awards, the Department of Food and Agriculture shall prioritize projects based on the criteria pollutant emission benefits achieved by the project.
(d) A project funded by the Department of Food and Agriculture that results in localized impacts in disadvantaged communities shall not be considered to provide a benefit to disadvantaged communities for the purposes of Section 39713 of the Health and Safety Code.
(e) This section shall apply only to grants awarded pursuant to Provision 1 of Item 8570-101-3228 of the Budget Act of 2016, as added by Section 13 of Chapter 370 of the Statutes of 2016, for projects that utilize digester technology as part of livestock manure management operations and dairy manure management operations.

SEC. 64.

 Section 65302 of the Government Code is amended to read:

65302.
 The general plan shall consist of a statement of development policies and shall include a diagram or diagrams and text setting forth objectives, principles, standards, and plan proposals. The plan shall include the following elements:
(a) A land use element that designates the proposed general distribution and general location and extent of the uses of the land for housing, business, industry, open space, including agriculture, natural resources, recreation, and enjoyment of scenic beauty, education, public buildings and grounds, solid and liquid waste disposal facilities, greenways, as defined in Section 816.52 of the Civil Code, and other categories of public and private uses of land. The location and designation of the extent of the uses of the land for public and private uses shall consider the identification of land and natural resources pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (d). The land use element shall include a statement of the standards of population density and building intensity recommended for the various districts and other territory covered by the plan. The land use element shall identify and annually review those areas covered by the plan that are subject to flooding identified by flood plain mapping prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the Department of Water Resources. The land use element shall also do both of the following:
(1) Designate in a land use category that provides for timber production those parcels of real property zoned for timberland production pursuant to the California Timberland Productivity Act of 1982 (Chapter 6.7 (commencing with Section 51100) of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5).
(2) Consider the impact of new growth on military readiness activities carried out on military bases, installations, and operating and training areas, when proposing zoning ordinances or designating land uses covered by the general plan for land, or other territory adjacent to military facilities, or underlying designated military aviation routes and airspace.
(A) In determining the impact of new growth on military readiness activities, information provided by military facilities shall be considered. Cities and counties shall address military impacts based on information from the military and other sources.
(B) The following definitions govern this paragraph:
(i) “Military readiness activities” mean all of the following:
(I) Training, support, and operations that prepare the men and women of the military for combat.
(II) Operation, maintenance, and security of any military installation.
(III) Testing of military equipment, vehicles, weapons, and sensors for proper operation or suitability for combat use.
(ii) “Military installation” means a base, camp, post, station, yard, center, homeport facility for any ship, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Defense as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (g) of Section 2687 of Title 10 of the United States Code.
(b) (1) A circulation element consisting of the general location and extent of existing and proposed major thoroughfares, transportation routes, terminals, any military airports and ports, and other local public utilities and facilities, all correlated with the land use element of the plan.
(2) (A) Commencing January 1, 2011, upon any substantive revision of the circulation element, the legislative body shall modify the circulation element to plan for a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of streets, roads, and highways for safe and convenient travel in a manner that is suitable to the rural, suburban, or urban context of the general plan.
(B) For purposes of this paragraph, “users of streets, roads, and highways” mean bicyclists, children, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, pedestrians, users of public transportation, and seniors.
(c) A housing element as provided in Article 10.6 (commencing with Section 65580).
(d) (1) A conservation element for the conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources including water and its hydraulic force, forests, soils, rivers and other waters, harbors, fisheries, wildlife, minerals, and other natural resources. The conservation element shall consider the effect of development within the jurisdiction, as described in the land use element, on natural resources located on public lands, including military installations. That portion of the conservation element including waters shall be developed in coordination with any countywide water agency and with all district and city agencies, including flood management, water conservation, or groundwater agencies that have developed, served, controlled, managed, or conserved water of any type for any purpose in the county or city for which the plan is prepared. Coordination shall include the discussion and evaluation of any water supply and demand information described in Section 65352.5, if that information has been submitted by the water agency to the city or county.
(2) The conservation element may also cover all of the following:
(A) The reclamation of land and waters.
(B) Prevention and control of the pollution of streams and other waters.
(C) Regulation of the use of land in stream channels and other areas required for the accomplishment of the conservation plan.
(D) Prevention, control, and correction of the erosion of soils, beaches, and shores.
(E) Protection of watersheds.
(F) The location, quantity, and quality of the rock, sand, and gravel resources.
(3) Upon the next revision of the housing element on or after January 1, 2009, the conservation element shall identify rivers, creeks, streams, flood corridors, riparian habitats, and land that may accommodate floodwater for purposes of groundwater recharge and stormwater management.
(e) An open-space element as provided in Article 10.5 (commencing with Section 65560).
(f) (1) A noise element that shall identify and appraise noise problems in the community. The noise element shall analyze and quantify, to the extent practicable, as determined by the legislative body, current and projected noise levels for all of the following sources:
(A) Highways and freeways.
(B) Primary arterials and major local streets.
(C) Passenger and freight online railroad operations and ground rapid transit systems.
(D) Commercial, general aviation, heliport, helistop, and military airport operations, aircraft overflights, jet engine test stands, and all other ground facilities and maintenance functions related to airport operation.
(E) Local industrial plants, including, but not limited to, railroad classification yards.
(F) Other ground stationary noise sources, including, but not limited to, military installations, identified by local agencies as contributing to the community noise environment.
(2) Noise contours shall be shown for all of these sources and stated in terms of community noise equivalent level (CNEL) or day-night average sound level (Ldn). The noise contours shall be prepared on the basis of noise monitoring or following generally accepted noise modeling techniques for the various sources identified in paragraphs (1) to (6), inclusive.
(3) The noise contours shall be used as a guide for establishing a pattern of land uses in the land use element that minimizes the exposure of community residents to excessive noise.
(4) The noise element shall include implementation measures and possible solutions that address existing and foreseeable noise problems, if any. The adopted noise element shall serve as a guideline for compliance with the state’s noise insulation standards.
(g) (1) A safety element for the protection of the community from any unreasonable risks associated with the effects of seismically induced surface rupture, ground shaking, ground failure, tsunami, seiche, and dam failure; slope instability leading to mudslides and landslides; subsidence; liquefaction; and other seismic hazards identified pursuant to Chapter 7.8 (commencing with Section 2690) of Division 2 of the Public Resources Code, and other geologic hazards known to the legislative body; flooding; and wildland and urban fires. The safety element shall include mapping of known seismic and other geologic hazards. It shall also address evacuation routes, military installations, peakload water supply requirements, and minimum road widths and clearances around structures, as those items relate to identified fire and geologic hazards.
(2) The safety element, upon the next revision of the housing element on or after January 1, 2009, shall also do the following:
(A) Identify information regarding flood hazards, including, but not limited to, the following:
(i) Flood hazard zones. As used in this subdivision, “flood hazard zone” means an area subject to flooding that is delineated as either a special hazard area or an area of moderate or minimal hazard on an official flood insurance rate map issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The identification of a flood hazard zone does not imply that areas outside the flood hazard zones or uses permitted within flood hazard zones will be free from flooding or flood damage.
(ii) National Flood Insurance Program maps published by FEMA.
(iii) Information about flood hazards that is available from the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
(iv) Designated floodway maps that are available from the Central Valley Flood Protection Board.
(v) Dam failure inundation maps prepared pursuant to Section 6161 of the Water Code that are available from the Department of Water Resources.
(vi) Awareness Floodplain Mapping Program maps and 200-year flood plain maps that are or may be available from, or accepted by, the Department of Water Resources.
(vii) Maps of levee protection zones.
(viii) Areas subject to inundation in the event of the failure of project or nonproject levees or floodwalls.
(ix) Historical data on flooding, including locally prepared maps of areas that are subject to flooding, areas that are vulnerable to flooding after wildfires, and sites that have been repeatedly damaged by flooding.
(x) Existing and planned development in flood hazard zones, including structures, roads, utilities, and essential public facilities.
(xi) Local, state, and federal agencies with responsibility for flood protection, including special districts and local offices of emergency services.
(B) Establish a set of comprehensive goals, policies, and objectives based on the information identified pursuant to subparagraph (A), for the protection of the community from the unreasonable risks of flooding, including, but not limited to:
(i) Avoiding or minimizing the risks of flooding to new development.
(ii) Evaluating whether new development should be located in flood hazard zones, and identifying construction methods or other methods to minimize damage if new development is located in flood hazard zones.
(iii) Maintaining the structural and operational integrity of essential public facilities during flooding.
(iv) Locating, when feasible, new essential public facilities outside of flood hazard zones, including hospitals and health care facilities, emergency shelters, fire stations, emergency command centers, and emergency communications facilities or identifying construction methods or other methods to minimize damage if these facilities are located in flood hazard zones.
(v) Establishing cooperative working relationships among public agencies with responsibility for flood protection.
(C) Establish a set of feasible implementation measures designed to carry out the goals, policies, and objectives established pursuant to subparagraph (B).
(3) Upon the next revision of the housing element on or after January 1, 2014, the safety element shall be reviewed and updated as necessary to address the risk of fire for land classified as state responsibility areas, as defined in Section 4102 of the Public Resources Code, and land classified as very high fire hazard severity zones, as defined in Section 51177. This review shall consider the advice included in the Office of Planning and Research’s most recent publication of “Fire Hazard Planning, General Plan Technical Advice Series” and shall also include all of the following:
(A) Information regarding fire hazards, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(i) Fire hazard severity zone maps available from the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
(ii) Any historical data on wildfires available from local agencies or a reference to where the data can be found.
(iii) Information about wildfire hazard areas that may be available from the United States Geological Survey.
(iv) General location and distribution of existing and planned uses of land in very high fire hazard severity zones and in state responsibility areas, including structures, roads, utilities, and essential public facilities. The location and distribution of planned uses of land shall not require defensible space compliance measures required by state law or local ordinance to occur on publicly owned lands or open space designations of homeowner associations.
(v) Local, state, and federal agencies with responsibility for fire protection, including special districts and local offices of emergency services.
(B) A set of goals, policies, and objectives based on the information identified pursuant to subparagraph (A) for the protection of the community from the unreasonable risk of wildfire.
(C) A set of feasible implementation measures designed to carry out the goals, policies, and objectives based on the information identified pursuant to subparagraph (B) including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(i) Avoiding or minimizing the wildfire hazards associated with new uses of land.
(ii) Locating, when feasible, new essential public facilities outside of high fire risk areas, including, but not limited to, hospitals and health care facilities, emergency shelters, emergency command centers, and emergency communications facilities, or identifying construction methods or other methods to minimize damage if these facilities are located in a state responsibility area or very high fire hazard severity zone.
(iii) Designing adequate infrastructure if a new development is located in a state responsibility area or in a very high fire hazard severity zone, including safe access for emergency response vehicles, visible street signs, and water supplies for structural fire suppression.
(iv) Working cooperatively with public agencies with responsibility for fire protection.
(D) If a city or county has adopted a fire safety plan or document separate from the general plan, an attachment of, or reference to, a city or county’s adopted fire safety plan or document that fulfills commensurate goals and objectives and contains information required pursuant to this paragraph.
(4) Upon the next revision of a local hazard mitigation plan, adopted in accordance with the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), on or after January 1, 2017, or, if a local jurisdiction has not adopted a local hazard mitigation plan, beginning on or before January 1, 2022, the safety element shall be reviewed and updated as necessary to address climate adaptation and resiliency strategies applicable to the city or county. This review shall consider advice provided in the Office of Planning and Research’s General Plan Guidelines and shall include all of the following:
(A) (i) A vulnerability assessment that identifies the risks that climate change poses to the local jurisdiction and the geographic areas at risk from climate change impacts, including, but not limited to, an assessment of how climate change may affect the risks addressed pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3).
(ii) Information that may be available from federal, state, regional, and local agencies that will assist in developing the vulnerability assessment and the adaptation policies and strategies required pursuant to subparagraph (B), including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(I) Information from the Internet-based Cal-Adapt tool.
(II) Information from the most recent version of the California Adaptation Planning Guide.
(III) Information from local agencies on the types of assets, resources, and populations that will be sensitive to various climate change exposures.
(IV) Information from local agencies on their current ability to deal with the impacts of climate change.
(V) Historical data on natural events and hazards, including locally prepared maps of areas subject to previous risk, areas that are vulnerable, and sites that have been repeatedly damaged.
(VI) Existing and planned development in identified at-risk areas, including structures, roads, utilities, and essential public facilities.
(VII) Federal, state, regional, and local agencies with responsibility for the protection of public health and safety and the environment, including special districts and local offices of emergency services.
(B) A set of adaptation and resilience goals, policies, and objectives based on the information specified in subparagraph (A) for the protection of the community.
(C) A set of feasible implementation measures designed to carry out the goals, policies, and objectives identified pursuant to subparagraph (B) including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(i) Feasible methods to avoid or minimize climate change impacts associated with new uses of land.
(ii) The location, when feasible, of new essential public facilities outside of at-risk areas, including, but not limited to, hospitals and health care facilities, emergency shelters, emergency command centers, and emergency communications facilities, or identifying construction methods or other methods to minimize damage if these facilities are located in at-risk areas.
(iii) The designation of adequate and feasible infrastructure located in an at-risk area.
(iv) Guidelines for working cooperatively with relevant local, regional, state, and federal agencies.
(v) The identification of natural infrastructure that may be used in adaptation projects, where feasible. Where feasible, the plan shall use existing natural features and ecosystem processes, or the restoration of natural features and ecosystem processes, when developing alternatives for consideration. For the purposes of this clause, “natural infrastructure” means the preservation or restoration of ecological systems, or utilization of engineered systems that use ecological processes, to increase resiliency to climate change, manage other environmental hazards, or both. This may include, but is not limited to, flood plain  floodplain  and wetlands restoration or preservation, combining levees with restored natural systems to reduce flood risk, and urban tree planting to mitigate high heat days.
(D) (i) If a city or county has adopted the local hazard mitigation plan, or other climate adaptation plan or document that fulfills commensurate goals and objectives and contains the information required pursuant to this paragraph, separate from the general plan, an attachment of, or reference to, the local hazard mitigation plan or other climate adaptation plan or document.
(ii) Cities or counties that have an adopted hazard mitigation plan, or other climate adaptation plan or document that substantially complies with this section, or have substantially equivalent provisions to this subdivision in their general plans, may use that information in the safety element to comply with this subdivision, and shall summarize and incorporate by reference into the safety element the other general plan provisions, climate adaptation plan or document, specifically showing how each requirement of this subdivision has been met.
(5) After the initial revision of the safety element pursuant to paragraphs (2), (3), and (4), the  (2) and (3) upon each revision of the housing element, the  planning agency shall review and, if necessary, revise the safety element upon each revision of the housing element or local hazard mitigation plan, but not less than once every eight years,  to identify new information relating to flood and fire hazards and climate adaptation and resiliency strategies applicable to the city or county  that was not available during the previous revision of the safety element.
(6) Cities and counties that have flood plain management ordinances that have been approved by FEMA that substantially comply with this section, or have substantially equivalent provisions to this subdivision in their general plans, may use that information in the safety element to comply with this subdivision, and shall summarize and incorporate by reference into the safety element the other general plan provisions or the flood plain ordinance, specifically showing how each requirement of this subdivision has been met.
(7) Prior to the periodic review of its general plan and prior to preparing or revising its safety element, each city and county shall consult the California Geological Survey of the Department of Conservation, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, if the city or county is located within the boundaries of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Drainage District, as set forth in Section 8501 of the Water Code, and the Office of Emergency Services for the purpose of including information known by and available to the department, the agency, and the board required by this subdivision.
(8) To the extent that a county’s safety element is sufficiently detailed and contains appropriate policies and programs for adoption by a city, a city may adopt that portion of the county’s safety element that pertains to the city’s planning area in satisfaction of the requirement imposed by this subdivision.
(h) (1) An environmental justice element, or related goals, policies, and objectives integrated in other elements, that identifies disadvantaged communities within the area covered by the general plan of the city, county, or city and county, if the city, county, or city and county has a disadvantaged community. The environmental justice element, or related environmental justice goals, policies, and objectives integrated in other elements, shall do all of the following:
(A) Identify objectives and policies to reduce the unique or compounded health risks in disadvantaged communities by means that include, but are not limited to, the reduction of pollution exposure, including the improvement of air quality, and the promotion of public facilities, food access, safe and sanitary homes, and physical activity.
(B) Identify objectives and policies to promote civil engagement in the public decisionmaking process.
(C) Identify objectives and policies that prioritize improvements and programs that address the needs of disadvantaged communities.
(2) A city, county, or city and county subject to this subdivision shall adopt or review the environmental justice element, or the environmental justice goals, policies, and objectives in other elements, upon the adoption or next revision of two or more elements concurrently on or after January 1, 2018.
(3) By adding this subdivision, the Legislature does not intend to require a city, county, or city and county to take any action prohibited by the United States Constitution or the California Constitution.
(4) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms shall apply:
(A) “Disadvantaged communities” means an area identified by the California Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code or an area that is a low-income area that is disproportionately affected by environmental pollution and other hazards that can lead to negative health effects, exposure, or environmental degradation.
(B) “Public facilities” includes public improvements, public services, and community amenities, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 66000.
(C) “Low-income area” means an area with household incomes at or below 80 percent of the statewide median income or with household incomes at or below the threshold designated as low income by the Department of Housing and Community Development’s list of state income limits adopted pursuant to Section 50093 of the Health and Safety Code.

SEC. 65.

 Section 71.4 of the Harbors and Navigation Code is amended to read:

71.4.
 (a) (1) The division, subject to the approval of the Legislature in accordance with Section 85.2, may make loans to qualified cities, counties, or districts having power to acquire, construct, and operate small craft harbors, for the design, planning, acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, or operation of small craft harbors and facilities in connection with the harbors, and connecting waterways, if the division finds that the project is feasible.
(2) The minimum annual rate of interest charged by the division for a loan shall be set annually by the division and shall be based on the Pooled Money Investment Account interest rate.
(b) The division shall establish, by rules and regulations, policies and standards to be followed in making loans pursuant to this section so as to further the proper development and maintenance of a statewide system of small craft harbors and connecting waterways. To the greatest extent possible, the division shall adhere to customary commercial practices to ensure that loans made pursuant to this section are adequately secured and that the loans are repaid consistent with the terms of the loan agreement. Any rules and regulations shall include policies and standards for restrooms, vessel pumpout facilities, oil recycling facilities, and receptacles for the purpose of separating, reusing, or recycling all solid waste materials.
(c) The division shall develop weighing and ranking criteria to qualify and prioritize the public loans.
(d) A loan under this section shall be repaid as provided in Section 70.
(e) Rates to be charged for the use of the boating facilities shall be established by the city, county, or district, subject to the approval of the division, in every loan contract. The division shall concern itself with the rates charged only as prescribed in Section 71.8. The rates set shall be based on a monthly berthing charge, and the division shall monitor these rates to ensure that the berthing charges are sufficient to ensure timely and complete repayment of the loan.
(f) The division may restate an existing loan under this article, upon written request by the borrower.

SEC. 66.

 Section 72.5 of the Harbors and Navigation Code is amended to read:

72.5.
 (a) The Division, subject to the approval of the Legislature in accordance with Section 85.2, may grant funds to a county, city, district, or other public agency for the construction and development of small craft launching facilities and shall establish general policies for determining those projects for launching facilities that the division will recommend to the Legislature for grants of Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund moneys on the basis of which facilities will serve the public recreational boating needs.
(b) This program is to build launching facilities in areas not normally considered by other state agencies as suitable to provide for conservation, propagation, and utilization of the fish and game resources of the state.

SEC. 67.

 Section 85.2 of the Harbors and Navigation Code is amended to read:

85.2.
 (a) All moneys in the Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund are available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for expenditure by the Department of Parks and Recreation for boating facilities development, boating safety, and boating regulation programs, and for the purposes of Section 656.4, including refunds, and for expenditure for construction of small craft harbor and boating facilities planned, designed, and constructed by the division, as specified in subdivision (c) of Section 50, at sites owned or under the control of the state.
(b) (1) The money in the fund is also available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the operation and maintenance of units of the state park system that have boating-related activities. Funds appropriated may also be used for boating safety and enforcement programs.
(2) The Department of Parks and Recreation shall submit to the Legislature, on or before January 1 of each year, a report describing the allocation and expenditure of funds made available to the Department of Parks and Recreation from the Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund and from that portion of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account in the Transportation Tax Fund, transferred annually pursuant to Item 3790-012-0061 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act, attributable to taxes imposed on the distribution of motor vehicle fuel used or usable in propelling vessels during the previous fiscal year. The report shall list the special project or use, project location, amount of money allocated or expended, the source of funds allocated or expended, and the relation of the project or use to boating activities.
(c) The money in the fund shall also be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the State Water Resources Control Board for boating-related water quality regulatory activities.
(d) The money in the fund is also available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the Department of Fish and Wildlife for activities addressing the boating-related spread of invasive species.
(e) The money in the fund is also available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the Department of Food and Agriculture for activities addressing the boating-related spread of invasive species.

SEC. 68.

 Section 39614 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

39614.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “2.0L partial consent decree” means the October 25, 2016, Amended Partial Consent Decree among the State Air Resources Board, Volkswagen AG et al., and the United States Department of Justice in the United States of America v. Volkswagen AG et al., Case No. 16-cv-295 (N.D. Cal.).
(2) “Investment plans” mean the plans required to be submitted to the state board for approval pursuant to Appendix C of the 2.0L partial consent decree.
(3) “Lead agency” means the state agency appointed by the Governor to implement Appendix D of the 2.0L partial consent decree.
(4) “State board” means the State Air Resources Board.
(5) “Volkswagen” means the defendants in the United States of America v. Volkswagen AG et al., Case No. 16-cv-295 (N.D. Cal.).
(b) (1) The state board shall strive to ensure that investments made pursuant to Appendix C of the 2.0L partial consent decree are aligned with the state’s priorities and provide for public transparency before approval.
(2) The lead agency shall strive to ensure that the expenditures made pursuant to Appendix D of the 2.0L partial consent decree are aligned with the state’s priorities and provide for public transparency before approval.
(c) (1) On and after the effective date of this section, the state board, in approving each of the investment plans proposed by Volkswagen, shall strive to ensure, to the maximum extent allowable under the 2.0L partial consent decree, both of the following:
(A) At least 35 percent of funds for the investment plan benefit low-income or disadvantaged communities disproportionately affected by air pollution.
(B) The periodic submission of progress reports to the state board on the implementation of the investment plan from Volkswagen or its subsidiary.
(2) The state board shall approve each investment plan at a public hearing.
(3) The state board shall post each proposed investment plan for public comment.
(4) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code and pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, the state board shall report annually to the Legislature on the progress of the implementation of the investment plan.
(d) (1) The lead agency shall strive to ensure, to the maximum extent allowable under the 2.0L partial consent decree, that 35 percent of the moneys received pursuant to Appendix D of the 2.0L partial consent decree benefit low-income or disadvantaged communities disproportionately affected by air pollution.
(2) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code and pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, the lead agency shall report annually to the Legislature on the proposed and actual expenditures of the moneys received pursuant to Appendix D of the 2.0L partial consent decree.

SEC. 69.

 Section 39704 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

39704.
 In awarding contracts for the conduct of air pollution research, the state board shall consider the capability of the University of California and the California State University to mount a comprehensive program of research to seek solutions to air pollution problems and the ability of those universities through their respective campuses to mobilize a comprehensive research program for this purpose.

SEC. 70.

 Section 12164.5 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

12164.5.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that for the current state waste paper collection program, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall provide participating locations with public information awareness and training to state and legislative employees. Additionally, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall provide training for personnel, including but not limited to, state and buildings and grounds personnel, responsible for the collection of waste materials. This training shall include, but is not limited to, educating and training the personnel concerning the separation and collection of recyclable materials.
(b) It is also the intent of the Legislature that the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery continue the current state waste paper collection program and use this program as a model to develop a plan for other waste materials generated by state and legislative employees.
(c) It is also the intent of the Legislature that the department, in consultation with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, shall submit a new recycling plan, which includes, but is not limited to, the collection and sale of waste materials generated by state and legislative employees. This plan shall be submitted to the appropriate legislative policy committees on or before August 31, 1990. The plan may be phased in utilizing those office facilities and collecting those waste materials most conducive to operation of a source separation program, but shall be fully implemented by June 1, 1991.

SEC. 71.

 Section 12165 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

12165.
 (a) After implementing a recycling plan pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 12164.5, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall establish, implement, and maintain a recycling plan for the Legislature, which may include all legislative offices and individual members’ district offices; all state offices whether in state-owned buildings or leased facilities in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Counties; and in any other areas that the board determines to be feasible. The plan shall include the provisions for the recycling of office paper, corrugated cardboard, newsprint, beverage containers (as defined in Section 14503 of the Public Resources Code), waste oil, and any other material at the discretion of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.
(b) The collection program for each product and each location shall be reevaluated by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery on or before January 1, 1994. Subsequently, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, upon the determination that inclusion of any particular material type would result in a net revenue loss to the state, shall have the discretion to exclude that material from the program, and shall report its conclusions and recommendations to the Legislature. In determining the net revenue loss for the collection of a specified waste material, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall include the avoided cost to dispose of the waste material. The plan shall provide either for the collection and sale of materials to private brokers, recycling plants, or nonprofit organizations, or the operation of these entities by the state, or a combination thereof. The plan shall be implemented at the earliest possible date.
(c) The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall provide participating locations with public awareness information and training to state and legislative employees, including, but not limited to, the proper separation and disposal of recyclable resources. Additionally, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall provide training for personnel, including, but not limited to, state buildings and grounds personnel, responsible for the collection of waste materials. This training shall include, but is not limited to, educating and training the personnel concerning the separation and collection of recyclable materials.

SEC. 72.

 Section 12166 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

12166.
 The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery may contract as necessary for the recycling of products which have been returned pursuant to Section 12165.

SEC. 73.

 Section 12167 of the Public Contract Code is repealed.

SEC. 74.

 Section 12167.1 of the Public Contract Code is repealed.

12167.1.
 Proceeds received from the implementation of the recycling plan established pursuant to Section 12165 or any other activity involving the collection and sale of recyclable materials in state and legislative offices located in state-owned and state-leased buildings, including, but not limited to, the sale of waste materials through recycling programs, shall be utilized to offset program recycling costs.

SEC. 75.

 Section 12167.1 is added to the Public Contract Code, to read:

12167.1.
 Proceeds received from the implementation of the recycling plan established pursuant to Section 12165 or any other activity involving the collection and sale of recyclable materials in state and legislative offices located in state-owned and state-leased buildings, including, but not limited to, the sale of waste materials through recycling programs, shall be utilized to offset program recycling costs.

SEC. 76.

 Section 2692 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

2692.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide for a statewide seismic hazard mapping and technical advisory program to assist cities and counties in fulfilling their responsibilities for protecting the public health and safety from the effects of strong ground shaking, liquefaction, landslides, or other ground failure and other seismic hazards caused by earthquakes.
(b) It is further the intent of the Legislature that maps and accompanying information provided pursuant to this chapter be made available to local governments for planning and development purposes.
(c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that the California Geological Survey, in implementing this chapter, shall, to the extent possible, coordinate its activities with, and use existing information generated from, the earthquake fault zones mapping program pursuant to Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 2621), and the inundation maps prepared pursuant to Section 6161 of the Water Code.

SEC. 77.

 Section 4589 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

4589.
 (a) The department and board, in consultation with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the State Water Resources Control Board, shall commencing December 31, 2019, and annually thereafter, On or before December 31, 2018, the department and board shall  review and submit a report to the Legislature on the trends in the use of, compliance with, and effectiveness of, the exemptions and emergency notice provisions described in Sections 4584 and 4592 of this code and Sections 1038 and 1052 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. The report shall include an analysis of exemption use and  use,  whether the exemptions are having the intended effect. The report shall also include recommendations to improve the use of those exemptions and emergency notice provisions, information on the linear distance of road constructed or reconstructed under notices of exemption by individual ownerships, within a representative sample of planning watersheds from each forest practice district as defined in Sections 907 to 909, inclusive, of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, and violations associated with road reconstruction. The report shall include information on the number and type of violations and enforcement actions taken on each notice of exemption and emergency notice. The report shall also contain the number of post-treatment onsite inspections that occur and whether those inspections were attended by a representative of the Department of Fish and Wildlife and a representative of the State Water Resources Control Board. The report submitted on December 31, 2025, shall include recommendations necessary for revisions to diameter limits at stump heights of harvestable trees under subdivisions (j) and (k) of Section 4584.  effect, any barriers for small forest owners presented by the exemptions, and measures that might be taken to make exemptions more accessible to small forest owners. The report shall also include recommendations to improve the use of those exemptions and emergency notice provisions. 
(b) The Department of Fish and Wildlife, regional water quality control boards, and the  public shall be provided opportunities to participate in the review and the development of the report.
(c) The report shall be submitted pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(d) (A)  This section shall be operative for a period of five years after the effective date of emergency regulations as adopted by the board and as of that date is inoperative. remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. 
(B) The board shall notify the Secretary of State when emergency regulations have been adopted.

SEC. 78.

 Chapter 1.1.6 (commencing with Section 5079.80) is added to Division 5 of the Public Resources Code, to read:

CHAPTER  1.1.6. Natural Resources and Parks Preservation Fund
5079.80.
 (a) The Natural Resources and Parks Preservation Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury, to be administered by the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency.
(b) The fund shall consist of moneys deposited in the fund pursuant to any law.
(c) Moneys in the fund shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for programs to restore, preserve, protect, manage, or enhance California’s natural, historical, or cultural resources or the environmental quality of the state.
(d) Programs eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, programs that would further the purposes of the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Division 43 (commencing with Section 75001)) or the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Division 26.7 (commencing with Section 79700) of the Water Code).
(e) (1) Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code shall not apply to the development and adoption of program guidelines and selection criteria adopted to provide grants from the fund. This paragraph shall not be construed to exempt other uses of the fund from application of that chapter.
(2) Prior to adopting program guidelines and selection criteria for providing grants from the fund, the agency shall conduct public outreach at meetings and workshops offering all interested parties an opportunity to comment.

SEC. 79.

 Section 5097.94 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

5097.94.
 The commission shall have the following powers and duties:
(a) To identify and catalog places of special religious or social significance to Native Americans, and known graves and cemeteries of Native Americans on private lands. The identification and cataloguing of known graves and cemeteries shall be completed on or before January 1, 1984. The commission shall notify landowners on whose property the graves and cemeteries are determined to exist, and shall identify the Native American group most likely descended from those Native Americans who may be interred on the property.
(b) To make recommendations relative to Native American sacred places that are located on private lands, are inaccessible to Native Americans, and have cultural significance to Native Americans for acquisition by the state or other public agencies for the purpose of facilitating or assuring access thereto by Native Americans.
(c) To make recommendations to the Legislature relative to procedures that will voluntarily encourage private property owners to preserve and protect sacred places in a natural state and to allow appropriate access to Native American religionists for ceremonial or spiritual activities.
(d) To appoint necessary clerical staff.
(e) To accept grants or donations, real or in kind, to carry out the purposes of this chapter and the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 2001 (Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 8010) of Part 2 of Division 7 of the Health and Safety Code).
(f) To make recommendations to the Director of Parks and Recreation and the California Arts Council relative to the California State Indian Museum and other Indian matters touched upon by department programs.
(g) To bring an action to prevent severe and irreparable damage to, or assure appropriate access for Native Americans to, a Native American sanctified cemetery, place of worship, religious or ceremonial site, or sacred shrine located on public property, pursuant to Section 5097.97. If the court finds that severe and irreparable damage will occur or that appropriate access will be denied, and appropriate mitigation measures are not available, it shall issue an injunction, unless it finds, on clear and convincing evidence, that the public interest and necessity require otherwise. The Attorney General shall represent the commission and the state in litigation concerning affairs of the commission, unless the Attorney General has determined to represent the agency against whom the commission’s action is directed, in which case the commission shall be authorized to employ other counsel. In an action to enforce this subdivision the commission shall introduce evidence showing that a cemetery, place, site, or shrine has been historically regarded as a sacred or sanctified place by Native American people and represents a place of unique historical and cultural significance to an Indian tribe or community.
(h) To request and utilize the advice and service of all federal, state, local, and regional agencies, including for purposes of carrying out the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 2001 (Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 8010) of Part 2 of Division 7 of the Health and Safety Code).
(i) To assist Native Americans in obtaining appropriate access to sacred places that are located on public lands for ceremonial or spiritual activities.
(j) To assist state agencies in any negotiations with agencies of the federal government for the protection of Native American sacred places that are located on federal lands.
(k) (1) To mediate, upon application of either of the parties, disputes arising between landowners and known descendants relating to the treatment and disposition of Native American human burials, skeletal remains, and items associated with Native American burials.
(2) The agreements shall provide protection to Native American human burials and skeletal remains from vandalism and inadvertent destruction and provide for sensitive treatment and disposition of Native American burials, skeletal remains, and associated grave goods consistent with the planned use of, or the approved project on, the land.
(l) To assist interested landowners in developing agreements with appropriate Native American groups for treating or disposing, with appropriate dignity, of the human remains and any items associated with Native American burials.
(m) To provide each California Native American tribe, as defined in Section 21073, on or before July 1, 2016, with a list of all public agencies that may be a lead agency pursuant to Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) within the geographic area with which the tribe is traditionally and culturally affiliated, the contact information of those public agencies, and information on how the tribe may request the public agency to notify the tribe of projects within the jurisdiction of those public agencies for the purposes of requesting consultation pursuant to Section 21080.3.1.
(n) (1) To assume the powers and duties of the former Repatriation Oversight Commission and meet, when necessary and at least quarterly, to perform the following duties:
(A) Order the repatriation of human remains and cultural items in accordance with the act.
(B) Establish mediation procedures and, upon the application of the parties involved, mediate disputes among tribes and museums and agencies relating to the disposition of human remains and cultural items. The commission shall have the power of subpoena for purposes of discovery and may impose civil penalties against any agency or museum that intentionally or willfully fails to comply with the act. Members of the commission and commission staff shall receive training in mediation for purposes of this subparagraph. The commission may delegate its responsibility to mediate disputes to a certified mediator or commission staff.
(C) Establish and maintain an Internet Web site for communication among tribes and museums and agencies.
(D) Upon the request of tribes or museums and agencies, analyze and make decisions regarding providing financial assistance to aid in specific repatriation activities.
(E) Make recommendations to the Legislature to assist tribes in obtaining the dedication of appropriate state lands for the purposes of reinterment of human remains and cultural items.
(F) (i) Prepare and submit to the Legislature an annual report detailing commission activities, disbursement of funds, and dispute resolutions relating to the repatriation activities under the act.
(ii) A report submitted to the Legislature pursuant to this subparagraph shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(G) Refer any known noncompliance with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. Sec. 3001 et seq.) to the United States Attorney General and the Secretary of the Interior.
(H) Impose administrative civil penalties pursuant to Section 8029 of the Health and Safety Code against an agency or museum that is determined by the commission to have violated the act.
(I) Establish those rules and regulations the commission determines to be necessary for the administration of the act.
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the following meanings:
(A) “Act” means the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 8010) of Part 2 of Division 7 of the Health and Safety Code).
(B) “Tribe” means a “California Indian tribe” as that term is used in the act.
(o) (1) To establish and assess a fee on a person or public or private entity that is reasonably related to the cost of conducting a search of catalogs, described in subdivision (a), inventories, described in Section 5097.96, or lists, described in Section 21073, for that person or entity, which funds shall be available to the commission upon appropriation by the Legislature.
(2) The Legislature finds that, pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 3 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution, the fees established pursuant to paragraph (1) are not taxes. To the extent that these fees are appropriated through the Budget Act for the purposes for which they are collected to provide services to the people of the State of California, the Legislature finds that these fees are not subject to Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
(p) Review and provide comment and guidance on all policies and procedures proposed pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 8025) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 7 of the Health and Safety Code.

SEC. 80.

 Section 10280 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

10280.
 The Agricultural Protection Planning Grant Program is hereby established within the Department of Conservation, to provide planning grants to do all of the following:
(a) Conserve California’s most productive farmlands and ecologically important rangelands.
(b) Advance California’s climate change goals through carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions reductions resulting from the implementation of local plans.
(c) Maintain local food supplies and agricultural economies through the protection of agricultural lands.

SEC. 81.

 Section 10281.5 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

10281.5.
 (a) In addition to the requirements established by the department, the applicant shall demonstrate that the changes to the existing goals, objectives, policies, or programs of the city, county, or city and county that will logically result from the grant will improve protection of, or have a beneficial effect on climate change goals for, agricultural land, grazing land, or grasslands.
(b) Prior to awarding funds under the program, the department shall develop guidelines and selection criteria for awarding grants in accordance with all of the following:
(1) Prior to the adoption of the guidelines and selection criteria, the department shall conduct at least two public workshops to receive and consider public comments.
(2) The department shall publish the draft guidelines and selection criteria on its Internet Web site at least 30 days prior to the public meetings.
(3) (b)  In adopting the guidelines and selection criteria, the department shall consider the comments from  The department shall develop and adopt guidelines and criteria for awarding grants. The department shall develop these guidelines in consultation with  farming and ranching groups, agricultural land conservation groups, building and construction groups, local governments, regional agencies, and other stakeholders. the State Coastal Conservancy, and the Wildlife Conservation Board. 
(4) Program guidelines may be revised by the department to reflect changes in program focus or need. Outreach to stakeholders shall be conducted pursuant to paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) before the department adopts changes to guidelines.
(c) Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code does not apply to the development and adoption of the guidelines and selection criteria pursuant to this section.

SEC. 82.

 Section 10282 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

10282.
 (a) Under the grant program, a local government entity, nonprofit organization, authority, or joint powers authority may apply to the department for a planning grant to be used for the protection of agricultural lands and grazing lands, including oak woodlands and grasslands. In addition to any requirements established by the department, to be eligible for a grant under the grant program, an applicant shall do all of the following:
(1) Identify and map, utilizing the designations in the farmlands mapping and monitoring program of the Department of Conservation pursuant to Section 65570 of the Government Code, existing or potential agricultural lands in its jurisdiction.
(2) Specify its existing goals, objectives, policies, or programs that support the long-term protection of agricultural land.
(3) Specify the proposed changes to its existing goals, objectives, policies, or programs that support the long-term protection of agricultural land.
(4) Specify how the planning grant would be used to improve the long-term protection of agricultural land within its jurisdiction.
(b) A grant awarded by the department under the grant program shall not exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to any applicant, or seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) if the department determines that a grant application is for collaborative planning activities proposed to include two or more adjacent counties, cities, or city and county.
(c) In granting funds pursuant to this division, the department shall give priority to proposals that include matching funds from local sources.
(d) A grant proposal by a park or open-space district, resource conservation district, other special district, nonprofit organization,  authority, or joint powers authority shall be approved by resolution of the city, county, or city and county, or multiple cities and counties, whose jurisdiction the proposal is intended to benefit. The city, county, or city and county shall provide evidence that it is willing to implement some of the planning process funded by the grant.
(e) The purposes for which a grant made pursuant to this division for agricultural protection may include, but need not be limited to, the following:
(1) To update the general plan of a city, county, or city and county to improve protection of agricultural land, or a zoning ordinance designed to improve protection of agricultural land.
(2) To develop multicounty strategies to protect agricultural land.
(3) To develop city-county agreements to protect agricultural land.
(4) To develop strategies to implement existing general plan provisions, city-county agreements, or multicounty agreements to protect agricultural land, including technical assistance.
(5) To develop public-private partnerships for the long-term protection and stewardship of agricultural lands.

SEC. 83.

 Section 2870 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

2870.
 (a) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “CARE program” means the California Alternate Rates for Energy program established pursuant to Section 739.1.
(2) “Program” means the Multifamily Affordable Housing Solar Roofs Program established pursuant to this chapter.
(3) “Qualified multifamily affordable housing property” means a multifamily residential building of at least five rental housing units that is operated to provide deed-restricted low-income residential housing, as defined in clause (i) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 2852, and that meets one or more of the following requirements:
(A) The property is located in a disadvantaged community, as identified by the California Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.
(B) At least 80 percent of the households have incomes at or below 60 percent of the area median income, as defined in subdivision (f) of Section 50052.5 of the Health and Safety Code.
(4) “Solar energy system” means a solar energy photovoltaic device that meets or exceeds the eligibility criteria established pursuant to Section 25782 of the Public Resources Code.
(b) (1) Adoption and implementation of the Multifamily Affordable Housing Solar Roofs Program may count toward the satisfaction of the commission’s obligation to ensure that specific alternatives designed for growth among residential customers in disadvantaged communities are offered as part of the standard contract or tariff authorized pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 2827.1.
(2) Nothing in this section shall preclude electrical corporations from offering and administering a distributed energy resource program, including solar energy systems, in disadvantaged communities offered under current or proposed programs using funds provided under subdivision (c) of Section 748.5 or programs proposed to comply with paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) as approved by the commission.
(c) The commission shall annually authorize the allocation of one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) or 66.67 percent of available funds, whichever is less, from the revenues described in subdivision (c) of Section 748.5 for the Multifamily Affordable Housing Solar Roofs Program, beginning with the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2016, and ending with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. The commission shall continue authorizing the allocation of these funds through June 30, 2026, if the commission determines that revenues are available after 2020 and that there is adequate interest and participation in the program.
(d) The commission shall consider the most appropriate program administration structure, including administration by a qualified third-party administrator, selected by the commission through a competitive bidding process, or administration by an electrical corporation, in an existing or future proceeding.
(e) Not more than 10 percent of the funds allocated to the program shall be used for administration.
(f) (1) By June 30, 2017, the commission shall authorize the award of monetary incentives for qualifying solar energy systems that are installed on qualified multifamily affordable housing properties through December 31, 2030. The target of the program is to install a combined generating capacity of at least 300 megawatts on qualified properties.
(2) The commission shall require that the electricity generated by qualifying renewable energy systems installed pursuant to the program be primarily used to offset electricity usage by low-income tenants. These requirements may include required covenants and restrictions in deeds.
(3) The commission shall require that qualifying solar energy systems owned by third-party owners are subject to contractual restrictions to ensure that no additional costs for the system be passed on to low-income tenants at the properties receiving incentives pursuant to the program. The commission shall require third-party owners of solar energy systems to provide ongoing operations and maintenance of the system, monitor energy production, and, where necessary, take appropriate action to ensure that the kWh production levels projected for the system are achieved throughout the period of the third-party agreement. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, providing a performance guarantee of annual production levels or taking corrective actions to resolve underproduction problems.
(4) The commission shall ensure that incentive levels for photovoltaic installations receiving incentives through the program are aligned with the installation costs for solar energy systems in affordable housing markets and take account of federal investment tax credits and contributions from other sources to the extent feasible.
(5) The commission shall require that no individual installation receive incentives at a rate greater than 100 percent of the total system installation costs.
(6) The commission shall establish local hiring requirements for the program to provide economic development benefits to disadvantaged communities.
(7) The commission shall establish energy efficiency requirements that are equal to the energy efficiency requirements established for the program described in Section 2852, including participation in a federal, state, or utility-funded energy efficiency program or documentation of a recent energy efficiency retrofit.
(g) (1) Low-income tenants who participate in the program shall receive credits on utility bills from the program. The commission shall ensure that utility bill reductions are achieved through tariffs that allow for the allocation of credits, such as virtual net metering tariffs designed for Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing Program participants, or other tariffs that may be adopted by the commission pursuant to Section 2827.1.
(2) The commission shall ensure that electrical corporation tariff structures affecting the low-income tenants participating in the program continue to provide a direct economic benefit from the qualifying solar energy system.
(h) Nothing in this chapter is intended to supplant CARE program rates as the primary mechanism for achieving the goals of the CARE program.
(i) The commission shall determine the eligibility of qualified multifamily affordable housing property tenants that are customers of community choice aggregators.
(j) (1) Every three years, the commission shall evaluate the program’s expenditures, commitments, uncommitted balances, future demands, performance, and outcomes and shall make any necessary adjustments to the program to ensure the goals of the program are being met. If, upon review, the commission finds there is insufficient participation in the program, the commission may credit uncommitted funds back to ratepayers pursuant to Section 748.5.
(2) As part of the annual workplan required pursuant to Section 910, the commission shall provide an annual update of the Multifamily Affordable Housing Solar Roofs Program that shall include, but not be limited to, the number of projects approved, number of projects completed, number of pending projects awaiting approval, and geographic distribution of the projects.

SEC. 84.

 Section 6002.5 is added to the Water Code, to read:

6002.5.
 “Critical appurtenant structure” means a water surface barrier or hydraulic control structure that is 25 feet or more in height, that impounds 5,000 acre-feet of water or more, or that the department determines poses a significant downstream hazard potential.

SEC. 85.

 Section 6009 is added to the Water Code, to read:

6009.
 “State jurisdictional dam” means a dam not wholly under the control of the federal government.

SEC. 86.

 Section 6025.6 of the Water Code is amended to read:

6025.6.
 (a) An owner of a structure defined as a dam pursuant to Section 6002, but excluded from that definition pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 6004 or otherwise exempted from the requirements of this chapter pursuant to Section 6025.5, shall comply with the requirements of Section 6161 and shall employ a civil engineer who is registered in the state to supervise the structure for the protection of life and property for the full operating life of the structure.
(b) (1) The civil engineer supervising a dam pursuant to subdivision (a) shall take into consideration, in determining whether or not a dam constitutes, or would constitute, a danger to life or property, the possibility that the dam might be endangered by seepage, earth movement, or other conditions that exist, or might occur, in any area in the vicinity of the dam.
(2) If the civil engineer determines that a dam under his or her supervision constitutes, or would constitute, a danger to life or property, the civil engineer shall notify the owner of the dam and recommend appropriate action.
(c) The owner shall submit to the department the name, business address, and telephone number of each supervising civil engineer.
(d) The department shall submit the information provided pursuant to subdivision (c) to the Office of Emergency Services on or before January 1, 1995, and on or before each January 1 thereafter. Any change in the information shall be submitted to the department on or before July 1 of each year.

SEC. 87.

 Section 6032 is added to the Water Code, to read:

6032.
 If a dam is owned by one or more persons or entities, the owners shall form or delegate legal and financial authority to a single entity that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the dam, as well as the payment of any fees or other costs associated with dam ownership.

SEC. 88.

 Article 6 (commencing with Section 6160) is added to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 3 of the Water Code, to read:

Article  6. Inundation Maps and Emergency Planning
6160.
 (a) An owner of a dam that is regulated by the state is responsible for emergency preparedness with regard to the potential for loss of life and property resulting from the failure of a dam, as defined in Section 6002, or a critical appurtenant structure, as defined in Section 6002.5.
(b) (1) Not later than July 1, 2017, the department shall classify the public safety risk of all state jurisdictional dams, based on downstream hazard potential and reviews of critical appurtenant structures, in accordance with, at a minimum, guidelines set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The department shall notify the owner of a dam of the hazard classification of the owner’s dam.
(2) The department may revise a dam’s classification to reflect changes in downstream population, critical infrastructure, and land use. The department shall notify the affected dam owner of any changes in the hazard classification of the owner’s dam.
(3) Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the classification of the public safety risk by the department on or before July 1, 2017, pursuant to this section is not subject to review or approval by the Office of Administrative Law.
(c) The owner of a dam that is regulated by the state, except a dam classified by the department pursuant to subdivision (b) as low hazard, shall prepare an emergency action plan pursuant to Section 8589.5 of the Government Code.
(d) An owner of a dam that is jointly regulated by the state and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shall prepare an emergency action plan in accordance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission guidelines.
6161.
 (a) (1) An owner of a state jurisdictional dam, except an owner of a dam classified by the department pursuant to Section 6160 as a low hazard dam, shall submit electronically to the department an inundation map that shows the area that would be subject to flooding under various failure scenarios unique to the dam and the critical appurtenant structures of the dam.
(2) Before approval of an inundation map, the department shall review the map and may require the owner to make changes that the department deems necessary.
(3) Upon approval of the inundation map or maps by the department, the owner of the dam shall develop and submit to the department and the Office of Emergency Services based upon the approved inundation map or maps an emergency action plan that is based upon the approved inundation map or maps.
(4) If an owner of a dam has an existing emergency action plan as of March 1, 2017, the department shall review an inundation map contained in the plan. If the department determines the inundation map is sufficient, the department shall request the Office of Emergency Services to review the emergency action plan associated with that inundation map.
(b) (1) The Office of Emergency Services shall review and approve an emergency action plan no later than 60 days after receipt of the plan from the dam owner pursuant to Section 8589.5 of the Government Code. To the extent possible, the Office of Emergency Services shall give priority to a dam with the highest hazard classification as determined by the department pursuant to Section 6160.
(2) If the Office of Emergency Services determines a proposed emergency action plan does not meet the requirements of Section 8589.5 of the Government Code, the Office of Emergency Services shall inform the owner of the dam and require the owner of the dam to amend and resubmit the emergency action plan for approval. The Office of Emergency Services shall review and, if the emergency action plan meets the requirements of Section 8589.5 of the Government Code, approve a resubmitted emergency action plan within 30 days of receipt from the owner of the dam.
(3) Upon approval by the Office of Emergency Services of an emergency action plan, the Office of Emergency Services shall notify the department and the owner of the dam of the approval. The owner of the dam shall ensure that the approved emergency action plan is disseminated to appropriate public safety and emergency management agencies in potentially affected jurisdictions, to the extent these agencies wish to receive approved emergency action plans.
(c) (1) The department shall make an approved inundation map publicly available.
(2) Nothing in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code shall be construed to require disclosure of an emergency action plan.
(d) (1) Pursuant to the classification by the department under Section 6160, an owner of a dam shall complete and submit an emergency action plan as follows:
(A) On or before January 1, 2018, if the hazard classification of the dam is extremely high.
(B) On or before January 1, 2019, if the hazard classification of the dam is high.
(C) On or before January 1, 2021, if the hazard classification of the dam is significant.
(2) An owner of a dam who has an existing emergency action plan as of March 1, 2017, that the department determines has a sufficient inundation map and that the Office of Emergency Services determines has a sufficient emergency action plan pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) is not subject to the timelines set forth in paragraph (1).
(e) An owner of a dam shall update an emergency action plan, including an inundation map, no less frequently than every 10 years, and sooner under conditions that include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) A significant modification to the dam or a critical appurtenant structure, as determined by the department.
(2) A significant change to downstream development that involves people and property.
6162.
 Any regulation promulgated pursuant to this article shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare.

SEC. 89.

 Section 6307 of the Water Code is amended to read:

6307.
 (a) (1) The department shall adopt, by regulation, a schedule of fees to cover the department’s reasonable regulatory costs in carrying out the supervision of dam safety, which may include, but is not limited to, the costs of reviewing an inundation map, the amounts necessary to repay budgetary loans, and a prudent reserve.
(2) The revenue generated by the fees imposed under this section shall be adjusted periodically for cost-of-living increases. If the director determines that the revenue collected during the preceding fiscal year was greater or less than the cost to operate the program, the director shall adjust the fees to compensate for the overcollection or undercollection of revenue. The department shall provide a schedule of fees to the Legislature and to every dam owner that has a permit or has applied for a permit, when any adjustment is made to the fees under this section.
(3) The schedule of fees adopted pursuant to this subdivision shall be based, in part, on the height of the dam on a per foot basis.
(b) A penalty plus interest, as set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 6428, shall be imposed for fees received after July 1 in any year. This penalty does not apply to any supplemental billing issued by the department.
(c) For the purposes of this section, “height of the dam” means the vertical distance, to the nearest foot, from the natural bed of the stream or watercourse at the downstream toe of the barrier, as determined by the department, or from the lowest elevation of the outside limit of the barrier, as determined by the department, if it is not across a stream channel or watercourse, to the maximum possible water storage elevation.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the department shall limit the total annual fee per dam if both of the following apply:
(1) The dam has a storage capacity of not more than 100 acre-feet.
(2) The governing body of a private school or the governing board of a public school certifies that the dam is used as a subject of study by its students.
(e) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the department shall limit the total annual fee for dams or reservoirs located on farms or ranch properties to no more than 20 percent of the fees assessed pursuant to subdivision (a).
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, “farm” has the same meaning as defined in Section 52262 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
(f) (1) Privately owned dams with less than 100 acre-feet of storage capacity shall be assessed an annual fee in accordance with paragraph (1) of subdivision (e).
(2) As used in this subdivision, “privately owned” does not include dams owned by municipalities, water districts or companies, irrigation districts, private, investor owned or publicly owned utilities, or public agencies.
(g) Any regulation promulgated pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare.

SEC. 90.

 Section 6428 of the Water Code is amended to read:

6428.
 (a) Any owner who fails to pay any further fee or any part of a further fee required to be paid pursuant to Section 6305 within the time required shall pay a penalty of 10 percent of the further fee or part of the further fee, plus interest at the rate of one-half of 1 percent per month, or fraction of a month, from the date on which the further fee or the part of the further fee became due and payable to the state until the date of payment.
(b) Any owner who fails to pay any annual fee or any part of any annual fee required to be paid pursuant to Section 6307 within the time required shall pay a penalty of 10 percent of the annual fee or part of the annual fee, in addition to the annual fee or part of the annual fee, plus interest at the rate of one-half of 1 percent per month, or fraction of a month, from the date on which the annual fee or the part of the annual fee became due and payable to the state until the date of payment.

SEC. 91.

 Section 6429 is added to the Water Code, to read:

6429.
 The department may impose reservoir restrictions and levy property liens on any owner of a dam who fails to comply with any of the provisions of this part or any approval, order, rule, regulation, or requirement of the department.

SEC. 92.

 Section 6430 is added to the Water Code, to read:

6430.
 Any person who unlawfully constructs or operates a dam without approval from the department shall pay a fine in the amount of the annual fees and the late penalties that would have been due for the period starting from the date the dam was completed to the date the violation was identified by the department.

SEC. 93.

 Section 6431 is added to the Water Code, to read:

6431.
 An owner of a dam who fails to comply with a department order to prepare an acceptable emergency action plan shall pay the cost and expense incurred by the department to prepare the emergency action plan. The department’s cost and expense shall be recoverable by the state from the owner.

SEC. 94.

 Section 6432 is added to the Water Code, to read:

6432.
 In addition to any penalties imposed by any other law, the department may impose a civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) per day upon any owner of a dam who fails to comply with any provision of this part.

SEC. 95.

 Section 8535 is added to the Water Code, to read:

8535.
 Consistent with Section 3 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution, the board, after holding at least one public hearing, may set and charge fees sufficient to cover the reasonable cost for the services it provides in carrying out its duties set forth in Sections 8502 and 8534, including, but not limited to, the issuance of and modifications to encroachment permits, inspections and enforcement of encroachments, and management and control of Sacramento and San Joaquin Drainage District property.

SEC. 96.

 Section 8705 of the Water Code is amended to read:

8705.
 The Flood Risk Management Fund is hereby established in the State Treasury. All funds received from fees pursuant to Section 8535 and from penalties pursuant to this article shall be paid into the fund. Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the moneys in the fund shall be expended by the board to carry out enforcement pursuant to this part, including the costs of the modification, removal, abatement, or restoration of violations and related litigation.

SEC. 97.

 Section 85200 of the Water Code is amended to read:

85200.
 (a) The Delta Stewardship Council is hereby established as an independent agency of the state.
(b) The council shall consist of seven voting members, of which four members shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, one member shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, one member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and one member shall be the Chairperson of the Delta Protection Commission. Initial appointments to the council shall be made by July 1, 2010.
(c) (1) (A) The initial terms of two of the four members appointed by the Governor shall be four years.
(B) The initial terms of two of the four members appointed by the Governor shall be six years.
(C) The initial terms of the members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall be four years.
(D) Upon the expiration of each term described in subparagraph subparagraphs  (A), (B), or (C), the term of each succeeding member shall be four years.
(2) The Chairperson of the Delta Protection Commission shall serve as a member of the council for the period during which he or she holds the position as commission chairperson.
(d) Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority within 60 days. If the term of a council member expires, and no successor is appointed within the allotted timeframe, the existing member may serve up to 180 days beyond the expiration of his or her term.
(e) The council members shall select a chairperson from among the members, who shall serve for not more than four six  years in that capacity.
(f) The council shall meet once a month in a public forum. At least two meetings each year shall take place at a location within the Delta.
(g) This section becomes operative on January 1, 2019. shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed. 

SEC. 98.

 Section 85200 is added to the Water Code, to read:

85200.
 (a) The Delta Stewardship Council is hereby established as an independent agency of the state.
(b) The council shall consist of seven voting members, of which four members shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, one member shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, one member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and one member shall be the Chairperson of the Delta Protection Commission. Initial appointments to the council shall be made by July 1, 2010.
(c) (1) (A) The initial terms of two of the four members appointed by the Governor shall be four years.
(B) The initial terms of two of the four members appointed by the Governor shall be six years.
(C) The initial terms of the members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall be four years.
(D) Upon the expiration of each term described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C), the term of each succeeding member shall be four years.
(2) The Chairperson of the Delta Protection Commission shall serve as a member of the council for the period during which he or she holds the position as commission chairperson.
(d) Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority within 60 days. If the term of a council member expires, and no successor is appointed within the allotted timeframe, the existing member may serve up to 180 days beyond the expiration of his or her term.
(e) The council members shall select a chairperson from among the members, who shall serve for not more than four years in that capacity.
(f) The council shall meet once a month in a public forum. At least two meetings each year shall take place at a location within the Delta.
(g) This section becomes operative on January 1, 2019.
SEC. 99.
 (a) An agency receiving moneys appropriated from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund pursuant to the Budget Act of 2016 shall conduct public outreach at meetings and workshops offering all interested parties an opportunity to comment prior to adopting any guidelines governing the award, eligibility, and administration of the funding.
(b) The Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) shall not apply to guidelines developed pursuant to subdivision (a) for the purposes of allocating moneys appropriated from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund pursuant to the Budget Act of 2016. The Administrative Procedure Act shall apply to guidelines developed for the purposes of any subsequent allocations from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
SEC. 100.
 The sum of two hundred eighty-five thousand dollars ($285,000) is hereby appropriated to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy from the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Fund of 2006, created by Section 75009 of the Public Resources Code, for watershed protection local assistance grants.
SEC. 101.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
SEC. 102.
 The Legislature finds and declares that the sections of this act that add Section 8589.5 to the Government Code and add Article 6 (commencing with Section 6160) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 3 of the Water Code impose a limitation on the public’s right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies within the meaning of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution. Pursuant to that constitutional provision, the Legislature makes the following findings to demonstrate the interest protected by this limitation and the need for protecting that interest:
In order to protect public safety, it is necessary to protect an emergency action plan submitted pursuant to this act as confidential. An emergency action plan contains a blueprint for emergency response following an incident involving a dam and details various failure scenarios of a dam and its related critical infrastructure. An emergency action plan also includes specific notification procedures and information about local emergency management officials, such as their personal identifying information. In order to keep this information from individuals with improper motivations who could use the information maliciously to expose a dam’s vulnerabilities and to disrupt a critical emergency response, it is in the state’s interest to limit public access to this information.
SEC. 103.
 This act is a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution, has been identified as related to the budget in the Budget Bill, and shall take effect immediately.