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AB-454 Migratory birds: California Migratory Bird Protection Act.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.
 This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the California Migratory Bird Protection Act.

SECTION 1.SEC. 2.

 Section 3513 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

3513.
 (a)  It is unlawful to take or possess any migratory nongame bird as designated in the federal  Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. Sec. 703 et seq.) before January 1, 2017, any additional migratory nongame bird that may be designated in that federal act after that date,  or any part of such a  migratory nongame bird described in this section,  except as provided by rules and regulations adopted by the United States  Secretary of the Interior under provisions of the Migratory Treaty Act. that federal act before January 1, 2017, or subsequent rules or regulations adopted pursuant to that federal act, unless those rules or regulations are inconsistent with this code. 
(b) This section shall become inoperative on January 20, 2025, and, as of January 1, 2026, is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 3513 is added to the Fish and Game Code, to read:

3513.
 (a) It is unlawful to take or possess any migratory nongame bird as designated in the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. Sec. 703 et seq.), or any part of a migratory nongame bird described in this section, except as provided by rules and regulations adopted by the United States Secretary of the Interior under that federal act.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 20, 2025.
SEC. 4.
 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.