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AB-1321 Public lands: State Lands Commission: coastal ports: automated technology.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.
 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) The state recognizes the significance of planning for the impacts automated technology will have on our state and local economies and on all the people who live, work, own businesses, and shop in the state.
(b) The state recognizes that proposals to allow the installation of automated technologies have been advanced at our coastal ports and lands that are held in public trust.
(c) The mission of the State Lands Commission is to provide the people of California with effective stewardship of the lands, waterways, and resources entrusted to its care through responsible economic development, preservation, restoration, and enhancement, as well as the promotion of public access. The State Lands Commission strives to protect its lands and resources while promoting appropriate economic development and ensuring that the public is adequately compensated for the use and occupation of its land and the development of its resources.
(d) Many of California’s ports and harbor districts manage state-owned lands and assets for the benefit of all of the people of California.

SEC. 2.

 Section 6302.5 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

6302.5.
 (a) Subject to the availability of resources, the commission, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, shall hold a series of meetings at or near California ports that operate on granted public trust lands to consider the impacts of automated technology at California’s ports. The commission shall consider issues including, but not limited to, the effects of automated technology on the safety of the working environment, the economic impact that results from the proposed use of automated technology, and the environmental effects of the use of automated technology to state and local emission reduction strategies. The commission shall invite all interested stakeholders to participate, including port districts, public agencies including special districts, labor organizations, shipping companies, marine-oriented trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and all other groups with a demonstrated interest and expertise on the subject. As appropriate, the commission’s costs may be reduced by in-kind or other contributions from third parties.
(b) The commission shall submit two reports to the Legislature on its activities pursuant to this section as follows:
(1) The first report shall be due on or before July 1, 2021.
(2) The second report shall be due on or before July 1, 2023.
(c) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until December 31, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.