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AB 2429

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Hunting and fishing guides.

Abstract

Existing law requires a person who engages in the business of guiding or packing, or who acts as a guide for any consideration or compensation, to first obtain a guide license from the Department of Fish and Wildlife before engaging in those activities. Existing law requires an application for a guide license to contain specified information and requires an applicant to submit proof of having obtained a surety bond in the amount of not less than $1,000 as a condition of receiving a license. 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. An existing provision of the Fish and Game Code makes it a crime to submit, or conspire to submit, any false, inaccurate, or otherwise misleading information on any application or other document offered or otherwise presented to the department for any purpose, including obtaining a license pursuant to the Fish and Game Code or regulations adopted pursuant to the code. This bill would increase the amount of the above-described surety bond to $2,500 and would require an applicant for a guide license to submit proof of compliance with various other requirements as a condition of receiving a guide license. Because submission of false, inaccurate, or otherwise misleading information in a guide application to the department pursuant to these provisions would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the Fish and Game Commission, in consultation with the department and licensed guides, to adopt a visual system of guide identification stickers, as specified, and would require a guide to use the guide identification sticker when providing guiding or packing services to a client. Because a violation of the requirement to use a guide identification sticker would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would make these provisions operative on January 1, 2022. 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.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Jacqui Irwin

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 44
Author

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Actions


Apr 06, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 17, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Feb 27, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on W., P., & W.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on W., P., & W.

Feb 20, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.

Feb 19, 2020

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

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02/19/20 - Introduced PDF

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