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SB-1285 Navigable waters: hazardous, medical, or human waste. (2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 117480 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

117480.
 (a)  Every person who places, deposits, or dumps any garbage  garbage or hazardous, medical, or human waste  in or upon the navigable waters of this state, or who places, deposits, or loads it upon any any of those items upon a  vessel, with intent that it shall be dumped or deposited in or upon the navigable waters of this state, or at any point in the ocean within twenty 20  miles of any point on the coast line  coastline  of the state, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) A public health officer may declare a public health emergency pursuant to Section 101080 if the garbage or hazardous, medical, or human waste constitutes a threat to the public health.
SEC. 2.
 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.