Bill Text: CA SB1365 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: State Coastal Conservancy: grants for nonprofit organizations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-05-23 - Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar. [SB1365 Detail]

Download: California-2017-SB1365-Amended.html

Amended  IN  Senate  April 30, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  April 02, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1365


Introduced by Senator Hueso

February 16, 2018


An act to add Section 31121 to the Public Resources Code, relating to coastal resources.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1365, as amended, Hueso. State Coastal Conservancy: grants for nonprofit organizations.
Existing law establishes the State Coastal Conservancy, and prescribes the membership and functions and duties of the conservancy with regard to the protection, preservation, and enhancement of specified coastal lands in the state. Existing law authorizes the conservancy to award various grants in furtherance of its duties, including, but not limited to, grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations for activities to address the impacts of climate change and grants to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and public agencies for the purpose of educational projects and programs for pupils in kindergarten to grade and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, relating to the preservation, protection, enhancement, and maintenance of coastal resources.
This bill, to the extent permitted by law, would require, for any mitigation funds awarded to the conservancy on and after January 1, 2019, priority to be given to funding grants This bill would require the conservancy to award mitigation funds not otherwise restricted to fund grants for nonprofit organizations that offer scientific, educational, cultural, or heritage programs that focus on the history and stewardship of the ocean and coastal resources.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 31121 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

31121.
 Mitigation funds not otherwise restricted shall be awarded by the conservancy for funding grants to nonprofit organizations that offer scientific, educational, cultural, or heritage programs that focus on the history and stewardship of the ocean and coastal resources.

SECTION 1.Section 31121 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:
31121.

To the extent permitted by law, for mitigation funds awarded to the conservancy on and after January 1, 2019, priority shall be given to funding grants for nonprofit organizations that offer scientific, educational, cultural, or heritage programs that focus on the history and stewardship of the ocean and coastal resources. To the extent permitted by law, a nonprofit organization awarded a grant, or its offered program, may be located near the California coastline.

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