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AB-2965 Wildlife resources: state policy.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2965


Introduced by Assembly Member Kalra

February 21, 2020


An act to amend Section 1801 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to wildlife resources.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2965, as introduced, Kalra. Wildlife resources: state policy.
Existing law declares it to be the policy of the state to encourage the preservation, conservation, and maintenance of wildlife resources under the jurisdiction and influence of the state and specifies that the policy includes certain objectives.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1801 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

1801.
 It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state to encourage the preservation, conservation, and maintenance of wildlife resources under the jurisdiction and influence of the state. This policy shall include all of the following objectives:
(a) To maintain sufficient populations of all species of wildlife and the habitat necessary to achieve the objectives stated in subdivisions (b), (c), and (d).
(b) To provide for the beneficial use and enjoyment of wildlife by all citizens of the state.
(c) To perpetuate all species of wildlife for their intrinsic and ecological values, as well as for their direct benefits to all persons.
(d) To provide for aesthetic, educational, and nonappropriative uses of the various wildlife species.
(e) To maintain diversified recreational uses of wildlife, including the sport of hunting, as proper uses of certain designated species of wildlife, subject to regulations consistent with the maintenance of healthy, viable wildlife resources, the public safety, and a quality outdoor experience.
(f) To provide for economic contributions to the citizens of the state, through the recognition that wildlife is a renewable resource of the land by which economic return can accrue to the citizens of the state, individually and collectively, through regulated management. Such This management shall be consistent with the maintenance of healthy and thriving wildlife resources and the public ownership status of the wildlife resources.
(g) To alleviate economic losses or public health or safety problems caused by wildlife to the people of the state either individually or collectively. Such This resolution shall be in a manner designed to bring the problem within tolerable limits consistent with economic and public health considerations and the objectives stated in subdivisions (a), (b) and (c).
(h) It is not intended that this policy shall provide any power to regulate natural resources or commercial or other activities connected therewith, except as specifically provided by the Legislature.