Fish processing

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An Act to Amend Sections 67002, 67041, 67042, 67051, 67052, 67053, 67054, 67055, 67056, 67059, 67060, 67132, 67134, 76600, 76602, 76604, 76650, 76651, 76652, 76700, 76701, 76702, 76705, 76706, 76707, 76708, 76709, 76712, 76714, 76715, 76716, 76717, 76718, 76750, 76800, 76851, 76852, 76900, 76901, 76901.5, 76903, 76904, 76904.5, 76905, 76906, 76907, 76908, 76909, and 76910 Of, to Add Sections 67052.3 and 67052.5 To, to Add Article 9.5 (Commencing with Section 76961), Article 10 (Commencing with Section 76971), and Article 11 (Commencing with Section 76981) to Chapter 16 of Part 2 of Division 22 Of, to Repeal Sections 67043 and 67044 Of, and to Repeal and Add Article 9 (Commencing with Section 76950) of Chapter 16 of Part 2 of Division 22 Of, the Food and Agricultural Code, Relating to Agriculture, and Making an Appropriation Therefor. AB 958 (2015-2016) SupportYes
(1)Existing law establishes the California Avocado Commission, which is charged with, among other duties, promoting the sale of avocados by advertising and other promotional means for the purpose of… More
(1)Existing law establishes the California Avocado Commission, which is charged with, among other duties, promoting the sale of avocados by advertising and other promotional means for the purpose of maintaining and expanding present markets and creating new and larger intrastate, interstate, and foreign markets for avocados. Existing law requires the commission to establish 5 districts within the state, each representing approximately 20% of the avocado production in California, and, beginning in the 2000–01 marketing season, requires those districts to be reapportioned every 5th year in accordance with certain procedures. Under existing law, the commission consists of 10 avocado producers who are not handlers, 2 elected from each of the 5 districts, 4 avocado handlers who are elected on a statewide basis, one public member who is appointed by the Secretary of Food and Agriculture, and the secretary who serves as a nonvoting ex officio member. Existing law also provides for an alternate member for each member of the commission, except the secretary, to be elected in the same manner as the member. This bill would instead require the commission to establish no fewer than 3 districts and no more than 5 districts within the state, each representing approximately the same percentage of avocado production in California, and would require those districts to be represented by a specified number of producers who are not handlers according to the number of districts the commission establishes. The bill would require the districts to be reapportioned every 5th year in accordance with redistricting procedures adopted by a two-thirds vote of the commission and concurred in by the secretary. The bill would provide for an alternate member for each district instead of providing an alternate member for each producer member of the commission. The bill would provide for 2 alternate handler members and for each alternate handler member to be assigned to serve as an alternate to two handler members, as specified, instead of providing an alternate handler member for each handler member of the commission. The bill would make conforming and other related changes. (2)Existing law, the California Salmon Marketing and Development Act, creates the California Salmon Council, consisting of 9 voting members, appointed by the Secretary of Food and Agriculture, and 5 nonvoting members, as provided. Under existing law, the council is required to provide advice and investigations for, and perform duties delegated to it by, the secretary, including programs to promote education, research, and public information regarding the consumption of salmon and salmon products. Existing law provides for referendum voting by commercial salmon vessel operators, as defined, to determine whether the act should be implemented and, periodically, to review whether the operation of the act and the council should be continued. Upon approval of the referendum, existing law requires fishermen to pay specified assessments to the secretary and requires the secretary to expend and invest those moneys for purposes of the act. A violation of the act is a misdemeanor. This bill would change the composition of the council to include 3 nonvoting members and would make various changes to the requirements covering commercial salmon fishing, with regard to notification of the adopted regulations by the secretary. The bill would require the secretary to establish a list of handlers, defined to include processors, receivers, and wholesalers, and would provide for referendum voting by those handlers to determine whether they shall be subject to the act. Upon approval of the referendum, the bill would change the composition of the council to include 11 voting members appointed by the secretary. Upon approval of the referendum, the bill would require fishermen who sell salmon to the ultimate consumer and handlers to pay specified assessments to the secretary and would require the secretary to expend and invest those moneys for purposes of the act, thereby making an appropriation. The bill would include handlers, if subject to the act, in the periodic referenda to determine whether the operation of the act and the council should be continued and would make other conforming changes. By authorizing handlers to be subject to the requirements of the act, the violation of which is a misdemeanor, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (3)The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
An Act to Repeal Section 6244 of the Public Resources Code, Relating to Coastal Resources. SB 788 (2015-2016) McGuireSupportNo
The California Coastal Sanctuary Act of 1994 authorizes the State Lands Commission to enter into a lease for the extraction of oil or gas from state-owned tide and submerged lands in the California… More
The California Coastal Sanctuary Act of 1994 authorizes the State Lands Commission to enter into a lease for the extraction of oil or gas from state-owned tide and submerged lands in the California Coastal Sanctuary if the commission determines that the oil or gas deposits are being drained by means of producing wells upon adjacent federal lands and the lease is in the best interest of the state. This bill would enact the California Coastal Protection Act of 2015, which would delete this authorization. The bill would make related legislative findings and declarations. Hide
An Act to Amend the Heading of Article 16 (Commencing with Section 8561) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 6 Of, and to Amend and Repeal Sections 8568, 8568.5, 8573, 8574, 8575, and 8575.5 Of, and to Amend, Repeal, and Add Sections 8561, 8563, 8564, 8567, 8569, 8576, 8576.5, 8577, 8579, and 8582 Of, and to Add Sections 8561.1 and 8561.3 To, the Fish and Game Code, Relating to Commercial Fishing. AB 2019 (2013-2014) FongOpposeNo
(1)Existing law prohibits a person from using or operating, or assisting in using or operating, a boat, aircraft, net, trap, line, or other appliance to take fish or amphibia for commercial purposes… More
(1)Existing law prohibits a person from using or operating, or assisting in using or operating, a boat, aircraft, net, trap, line, or other appliance to take fish or amphibia for commercial purposes unless the person holds a commercial fishing license issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Existing law prohibits the taking of shark and swordfish for commercial purposes with drift gill nets except under a valid drift gill net shark and swordfish permit issued to that person that has not been suspended or revoked and is issued to at least one person aboard the boat, except as provided. Existing law prohibits a person from taking shark and swordfish under a drift gill net permit during certain times of the year and in certain locations. Under existing law, a violation of these provisions is a crime. This bill would enact the Swordfish Fishery Sustainability and Marine Wildlife Conservation Act and would prohibit a person from using a drift gill net to take shark and swordfish for commercial purposes, except as provided. Because a violation of this provision would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would recast the drift gill net shark and swordfish permit as the shark and swordfish permit and would authorize a person to take shark and swordfish under this permit using only specified methods of take, including hand-held hook and line and handthrusted harpoon. The bill would eliminate time and area restrictions for taking shark and swordfish. The bill would require the department to issue a shark and swordfish permit to a person who holds a valid drift gill net shark and swordfish permit as of January 31, 2015. The bill would make additional conforming changes. The bill would make these provisions operative on February 1, 2015. This bill would require the State of California, in all relevant state and federal proceedings, to support a prohibition of drift gill nets targeting shark and swordfish and to oppose the transfer of state permitting authority over the shark and swordfish fishery to the federal government. This bill would provide that the provisions of this act are severable. (2)The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
An Act to Add and Repeal Section 30821 of the Public Resources Code, Relating to Coastal Resources. AB 203 (2013-2014) StoneOpposeNo
The California Coastal Act of 1976 requires any person undertaking development in the coastal zone to obtain a coastal development permit issued by the California Coastal Commission in accordance… More
The California Coastal Act of 1976 requires any person undertaking development in the coastal zone to obtain a coastal development permit issued by the California Coastal Commission in accordance with prescribed procedures. The act authorizes the commission to take specified actions to enforce the permit requirements, including the issuance of restoration and cease and desist orders.This bill would authorize the commission, no later than January 1 of each year, until January 1, 2019, to submit to each house of the Legislature an annual report describing the restoration orders and cease and desist orders issued by the commission during the previous calendar year. Hide
An Act to Add and Repeal Section 30821 of the Public Resources Code, Relating to Coastal Resources. AB 976 (2013-2014) AtkinsOpposeNo
The California Coastal Act of 1976 requires a person undertaking development in the coastal zone to obtain a coastal development permit in accordance with prescribed procedures. Existing law… More
The California Coastal Act of 1976 requires a person undertaking development in the coastal zone to obtain a coastal development permit in accordance with prescribed procedures. Existing law authorizes the superior court to impose civil liability on a person who performs or undertakes development that is in violation of the act or that is inconsistent with a previously issued coastal development permit, and on a person who violates the act in any other manner. This bill would authorize, until January 1, 2019, the California Coastal Commission to impose upon a person who violates the act an administrative civil penalty by a majority vote of the commissioners, upon consideration of various factors, and in an amount not to exceed 75% of the maximum civil penalty that may be imposed in the superior court, as specified. The bill would require the penalty to be assessed for each day the violation persists, but for no more than 5 years. This bill would prohibit a person, as defined, from being subject to both this monetary civil liability imposed by the commission and a monetary civil liability imposed by the superior court for the same act or failure to act. The bill, in the event that a person who is assessed a penalty by the commission fails to pay the penalty, fails to comply with a restoration or cease and desist order, or challenges any of these actions in a court of law, would authorize the commission to maintain an action or otherwise engage in judicial proceedings to enforce those requirements and would authorize the court to grant relief, as specified. This bill would also allow the commission to record a lien on the property of a violator in the amount of the penalty assessed by the commission if the violator fails to pay the penalty. The bill would prohibit the assessment of administrative penalties if the homeowner corrects the violations, as specified. The bill would specify that the repeal of the authority to impose a penalty would not terminate the authority of the commission to impose and collect an administrative penalty for a violation for which the commission commenced an enforcement proceeding on a date prior to the repeal date. Hide
An Act to Amend Section 8050 of the Fish and Game Code, Relating to Fish and Wildlife. SB 764 (2013-2014) YeeSupportNo
Existing law requires commercial licensed fishermen and any person who deals in fresh or frozen fish for profit to keep prescribed accounting records. Existing law requires any of this accounting… More
Existing law requires commercial licensed fishermen and any person who deals in fresh or frozen fish for profit to keep prescribed accounting records. Existing law requires any of this accounting record information that is transmitted to any business that deals in fish for profit to be in the English language. Under existing law, a violation of any provision of the Fish and Game Code, or any rule, regulation, or order made or adopted under those provisions, is a misdemeanor, unless otherwise specified. This bill would require a commercial licensed fisherman and any person who deals in fresh or frozen fish for profit to transmit the prescribed accounting record information, as further specified, to any business that deals in fish for profit. The bill would permit the accounting record information to be provided in one or more additional languages. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
An Act to Amend Sections 15100 and 15105 Of, and to Amend, Add, and Repeal Sections 15101, 15103, and 15104 Of, the Fish and Game Code, Relating to Aquaculture. AB 1886 (2011-2012) ChesbroSupportYes
Existing law establishes within the Department of Fish and Game an aquaculture coordinator to perform prescribed duties relating to the aquaculture industry. Existing law requires the owner of an… More
Existing law establishes within the Department of Fish and Game an aquaculture coordinator to perform prescribed duties relating to the aquaculture industry. Existing law requires the owner of an aquaculture facility to register certain information with the department by March 1 of each year, and requires the department to impose prescribed fees for registration and renewal. Existing law also requires, in addition to the registration and renewal fees, a surcharge fee to be paid at the time of registration by the owner of an aquaculture facility if the gross annual sales of aquaculture products of the facility during the prior calendar year exceed $25,000. Existing law imposes a penalty for delinquent payment of fees. Existing law requires the department to expend moneys collected solely on the aquaculture program and to maintain the internal accountability necessary to ensure that all restrictions on the expenditure of these fee revenues are met. This bill would include in the duties of the coordinator the requirement to coordinate with the Aquaculture Development Committee. The bill, until January 1, 2018, would increase those registration, renewal, surcharge, and penalty fees, as prescribed. The bill would require the department to provide an accounting of the aquaculture program account balance and expenditures upon request of the Aquaculture Development Committee or the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture. The bill would restrict the use of these fee revenues to paying the costs of the administration and enforcement of the department’s aquaculture program. The bill would require the department to prepare and submit to the Legislature, on or before February 1, 2017, a report regarding the aquaculture program. Hide
An Act to Amend Section 13007 of the Fish and Game Code, Relating to Fish. SB 505 (2011-2012) La MalfaSupportNo
Existing law requires 3313% of the fees derived from the issuance of sport fishing licenses, with certain exceptions, to be deposited into the Hatchery and Inland Fisheries Fund within the State… More
Existing law requires 3313% of the fees derived from the issuance of sport fishing licenses, with certain exceptions, to be deposited into the Hatchery and Inland Fisheries Fund within the State Treasury. Moneys in the fund may be expended, upon appropriation, in support of Department of Fish and Game programs related to the management, maintenance, and capital improvement of California’s fish hatcheries, the Heritage and Wild Trout Program, enforcement activities, and other activities eligible to be funded from revenue generated by sport fishing license fees. Existing law requires that those fund moneys be used for specified purposes, including the attainment of prescribed fish production and release goals for state hatcheries. This bill would authorize the department, if those goals are not projected to be met by state hatcheries, and contingent upon a specified inspection and determination by the department, to contract with privately owned hatcheries to procure up to 20% of the pounds of fish necessary to meet the goals. The bill would require a report required by existing law to contain specified information relating to the fund. Hide