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AB-2092 Board of Forestry and Fire Protection.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/07/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2092


Introduced by Assembly Member Acosta

February 07, 2018


An act to amend Sections 730 and 731 of the Public Resources Code, relating to forestry and fire protection.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2092, as introduced, Acosta. Board of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Existing law establishes the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection consisting of ten members and requires that all members of the board be appointed, selected, and approved for appointment on the basis of their educational and professional qualifications and general knowledge pertaining to watershed management, forest management practices, fish and wildlife, range management, forest economics, or land use planning. Existing law also requires that 5 members of the board be selected from the general public, 3 members be selected from the forest products industry, and one member be selected from the range livestock industry, as specified.
This bill would increase to 6 the number of members of the board required to be selected from the general public, thereby increasing the total member of members to ten.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 730 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

730.
 (a) There is in the department a State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection consisting of nine ten members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.
(b) (1) On and after January 1, 1998, wherever any reference is made in any law to the State Board of Forestry in the department, the reference shall be deemed to be a reference to, and to mean, the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection.
(2) No existing supplies, forms, signs, or logos shall be destroyed or changed to reflect the name change, and they shall continue to be used until exhausted or unserviceable.

SEC. 2.

 Section 731 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

731.
 All members of the board shall be appointed and shall be selected and approved for appointment on the basis of their educational and professional qualifications and their general knowledge of, interest in, and experience with, problems relating to watershed management (including, including hydrology and soil science), science, forest management practices, fish and wildlife, range management, forest economics, or land use planning. Five Six members shall be selected from the general public, three members shall be selected from the forest products industry, and one member shall be selected from the range livestock industry. At no time shall a majority of the members, nor any of the members selected from the general public, be persons with a direct personal financial interest, within the meaning of Section 1120 of the Government Code, in timberlands. All members of the board shall represent the general public interest.