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Fish and Game Code - FGC


  ( Heading of Division 2 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 154, Sec. 21. )

CHAPTER 4. Wildlife Conservation Law of 1947 [1300 - 1375]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

ARTICLE 2. The Wildlife Conservation Board [1320 - 1324]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )


(a) There is in the department the Wildlife Conservation Board, hereafter referred to as the board. The board consists of the president of the commission, the director, the Director of Finance, and four public members appointed pursuant to subdivision (b).

(b) (1) The Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules shall each appoint a public member to serve on the board and the Governor shall appoint two public members to serve on the board. The public members shall each serve a term of four years. If a vacancy occurs during the term of a public member, the appointing authority shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy for a term of four years.

(2) Each public member shall have demonstrated interest and expertise in land acquisition for conservation purposes, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

(A) Experience with activities that benefit disadvantaged communities identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.

(B) Experience with a land conservation nonprofit organization, a public agency focused on land conservation, or public land management.

(C) Experience as a professional with expertise in one or more functions of the board, including conservation easements or other interests in real estate designed to further the mission of the board.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 481, Sec. 1. (SB 1089) Effective January 1, 2017.)


The chairman of the board shall be elected by the members of the board.

(Enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456.)


The members of the board shall receive their actual and necessary traveling expenses, which shall be paid from the Wildlife Restoration Fund.

(Enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456.)


Three Members of the Senate, appointed by the Committee on Rules thereof, and three Members of the Assembly, appointed by the Speaker thereof, shall meet with the board and participate in its activities to the extent that such participation is not incompatible with their respective positions as Members of the Legislature.

(Enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456.)


For the purposes of this chapter, the Members of the Legislature shall constitute an interim investigating committee on the subject of this chapter and as such shall have the powers and duties imposed upon such a committee by the Joint Rules of the Senate and the Assembly.

(Enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456.)

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