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AB-1390 State lands: school and lieu lands.(2021-2022)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 6201.5 of the Public Resources Code is repealed.

 The commission shall prepare a master plan for all school and lieu lands under its jurisdiction. Such plan shall include a recreational element which requires, to the extent possible, that lands be maintained in a natural state, and shall incorporate a multiple use concept for land use planning. Such plan shall also include provision for beneficial uses of state school and lieu lands. Such beneficial uses include, but are not limited to, reforestation, timber stand improvement, alternative fuels management, range conservation, access acquisition, hazard removal and control, environmental rehabilitation, the development and maintenance of recreational trails, including foot trails and trails for motorized vehicles, the development and maintenance of water oriented recreational facilities, the identification and maintenance of primitive campsites, programs for encouraging environmentally sound mineral exploration and extraction, and the rehabilitation of lands impacted by mineral exploration or extraction. The plan shall also provide that any alterations to or development of state school or lieu lands should attempt to maintain the lands as nearly as possible in the condition existing prior to alteration or development. The commission shall annually revise such plan to include new lands under its jurisdiction. The master plan shall, to the extent possible, be prepared from funds otherwise available to the commission.

SEC. 2.

 Section 6205 of the Public Resources Code is repealed.

 The commission shall, after the survey of any township by the United States, obtain from the United States Land Office a statement, showing whether or not the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections therein belong to the State.

SEC. 3.

 Section 6210.6 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

 Notwithstanding Section 6210.5, the commission is not required to reserve an easement on school lands if it determines that selling the school lands without the easement is in the best interests of the state.

SEC. 4.

 Section 6373 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

 Before any disposition  At least 10 days before the commission authorizes a conveyance  of state lands to a private party or other governmental agency, the intended recipient of such lands shall submit to the commission and to the Legislature a general plan, as specified by the commission, for the use of the subject lands to be transferred, together with the review and comments of other interested state agencies. commission shall notify, by letter, the chair of the relevant policy committees of the Legislature and each Member of the Legislature in whose district any part of the state lands is located of the proposed conveyance and make the information regarding the proposed conveyance publicly available on the commission’s internet website. 

SEC. 5.

 Section 6477 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

 (a) The State Lands Commission  commission  shall report quarterly to the Teachers’ Retirement Board and annually to the Legislature and the Governor on both all  of the following:
(1) The management of school and lieu lands.
(2) Waivers, suspensions, reductions, alterations, or amendments made by the commission pursuant to Section 6916, together with the reasons therefor.
(3) Acquisitions made pursuant to Section 8705, including a summary of downpayments and any other transaction costs.
(b) The commission shall file a report with the Legislature annually on all waivers, suspensions, reductions, alterations, or amendments made by the commission pursuant to this section, together with the reasons therefor.
(c) The reports required pursuant to this section shall be prepared in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

SEC. 6.

 Section 8709 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

 In addition to the purchase price to be paid, the costs and expenses attributable to the acquisition may be payable from the fund, provided that those costs shall not exceed 5 percent of the expended funds. acquisition, including, but not limited to, the fees and expenses of appraisals, escrow, broker’s fees, title insurance, and other third-party costs, may be paid from the fund. 

SEC. 7.

 Section 8712 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

 The trustee may acquire real property or any interest in real property with the objective of facilitating management of school lands for the purpose of generating revenue. The trustee may delegate authority to the trustee’s executive officer to make a nonrefundable downpayment for a potential acquisition of real property or any interest in real property.