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AB-2027 Ocean resources management: state policy.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/30/2020 09:00 PM


Assembly Bill
No. 2027

Introduced by Assembly Member Boerner Horvath

January 30, 2020

An act to amend Section 36002 of the Public Resources Code, relating to ocean resources management.


AB 2027, as introduced, Boerner Horvath. Ocean resources management: state policy.
Existing law, the California Ocean Resources Management Act of 1990, declares that it is the policy of the State of California to take specified actions related to the preservation, protection, development, and enhancement of the state’s ocean resources and ensure the coordinated management of ocean resources with the appropriate federal, state, and local agencies.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes in these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 36002 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

 The Legislature further finds and declares all of the following:
(a) It is the policy of the State of California to do all of the following:
(1) Assess the long-term values and benefits of the conservation and development of ocean resources and uses with the objective of restoring or maintaining the health of the ocean ecosystem and ensuring the proper management of renewable and nonrenewable resources.
(2) Encourage ocean resources development which that is environmentally sound, sustainable, and economically beneficial.
(3) Provide for efficient and coordinated resources management in state and federal waters.
(4) Assert the interests of this state in cooperation with federal agencies in the sound management of ocean resources.
(5) Promote research, study, and understanding of ocean processes and resources to acquire the scientific information necessary to understand the ocean ecosystem and life-support systems and the relationships of ocean development activities and associated impacts on ocean and coastal resources of the state and adjacent zones of federal jurisdiction.
(6) Encourage the research and development of innovative, environmentally compatible marine technologies for the protection, exploration, and utilization of ocean resources.
(b) It is further the policy of the State of California to develop and maintain an ocean resources planning and management program to promote and ensure the coordinated management of federal resources and uses with those in state waters, and with adjacent states, to ensure effective participation in federal planning and management of ocean resources and uses which that may affect this state, and to coordinate state agency management of ocean resources with local government management of coastal zone uses and resources above the mean high tide line.