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SB-404 State parks: Chino Hills State Park: expansion.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/02/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 02, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 404


Introduced by Senator Chang
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Chen)

February 20, 2019


An act to add Section 5015.8 to the Public Resources Code, relating to state parks.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 404, as amended, Chang. State parks: Chino Hills State Park: expansion.
Existing law designates all parks, public campgrounds, monument sites, landmark sites, and sites of historical interest established or acquired by the state, or that are under its control, as the state park system, except as specified. Under existing law, the Department of Parks and Recreation controls the state park system, which is made up of units, one of which is the Chino Hills State Park.
This bill would require the department to seek opportunities for acquiring land to expand open space for Chino Hills State Park. provide all necessary assistance for the state’s acquisition and acceptance of four specified parcels from willing sellers that are adjacent to the Chino Hills State Park. The bill would require the department to agree to accept and manage each parcel as it is acquired with specified funds as part of the Chino Hills State Park, and to expedite development of a management plan for the parcels once acquired.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 5015.8 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

5015.8.
 (a) The department shall seek opportunities for acquiring land to expand open space for Chino Hills State Park. provide all necessary assistance for the state’s acquisition and acceptance of four parcels from willing sellers that are adjacent to Chino Hills State Park. The parcels are known as the Beattie, First National Investment Properties, Chino Hills 300, and Madrona parcels. The department shall agree to accept and manage each parcel as it is acquired as a part of the Chino Hills State Park.
(b) The department shall manage the parcels identified in subdivision (a) with funds held for that purpose or obtained through a settlement agreement.
(c) The department shall expedite development of a management plan for the parcels identified in subdivision (a) that are acquired as part of the Chino Hills State Park.