Bill Text: CA AB1657 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2020-09-29 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 271, Statutes of 2020. [AB1657 Detail]

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Assembly Bill No. 1657

Introduced by Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia

February 22, 2019

An act to add Section 2944 to the Fish and Game Code, relating to the Salton Sea.


AB 1657, as introduced, Eduardo Garcia. Salton Sea: Office of the Salton Sea: Salton Sea Oversight Committee.
The Salton Sea Restoration Act requires the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, in consultation and coordination with the Salton Sea Authority, to lead Salton Sea restoration efforts.
This bill would establish an Office of the Salton Sea within the Natural Resources Agency. The bill would require the secretary to establish a Salton Sea Oversight Committee.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 2944 is added to the Fish and Game Code, to read:

 (a) There is in the Natural Resources Agency an Office of the Salton Sea. Staffing for the office shall include, but is not limited to, project management, engineering, scientific, legal, and community engagement staff.
(b) (1) The secretary shall establish a Salton Sea Oversight Committee.
(2) The Natural Resources Agency or one or more of its departments, or both, shall provide staff support for the activities of the Salton Sea Oversight Committee, including, but not limited to, support for the organization of meetings and preparing of reports.
(3) The Salton Sea Oversight Committee shall be subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).