2017 Regular Session
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|Bill Title:||Relating to small-scale commercial hand harvests of seaweed.|
Repeals Department of State Lands leasing requirements for kelp harvesting.
Requires State Department of Fish and Wildlife to adopt permit program by rule for small-scale commercial hand harvests of seaweed from ocean shores and tidal submerged lands. Requires department to consult with Department of State Lands and State Parks and Recreation Department before adopting rules. Allows State Department of Fish and Wildlife to enter into memorandum of agreement with Department of State Lands and State Parks and Recreation Department to assign sole responsibility for permitting to State Department of Fish and Wildlife when harvesting of seaweed would occur on ocean shores or over tidal submerged lands. Requires State Department of Fish and Wildlife to deposit moneys received from permit fees into Seaweed Harvest Permit Program Account. Continuously appropriates moneys in account to department for purposes of administering permit program.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||Revenue Impact Issued|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||Joint Committee On Ways and Means|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|