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LegislationFriends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks has taken positions on the following items in 2017:

  • AB 18 California Clean Water, Climate, and Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018. (And, its sister bill: SB 5)
    FHBP POSITION: SUPPORT

    An act to add Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 5880) to Division 5 of the Public Resources Code, relating to a clean water, climate, and coastal protection and outdoor access for all program, by providing the funds necessary therefor through an election for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of California and for the handling and disposition of those funds, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
  • SB 667 Riverine Stewardship Improvements
    FHBP POSITION: SUPPORT
    This bill, upon an appropriation of funds from the Legislature, would require the department to establish a program to implement watershed-based riverine and riparian stewardship improvements by providing technical and financial assistance in support of projects with certain benefits. The bill would require the program to support the purposes of and be coordinated with the Urban Stream Restoration Program, fish passage improvements, and other similar programs. The bill would authorize the department to provide technical assistance, including by collaborating with appropriate California State University or University of California programs, as specified.
  • SB 5 Riverine Stewardship Improvements
    FHBP POSITION: SUPPORT
    This bill, upon an appropriation of funds from the Legislature, would require the department to establish a program to implement watershed-based riverine and riparian stewardship improvements by providing technical and financial assistance in support of projects with certain benefits. The bill would require the program to support the purposes of and be coordinated with the Urban Stream Restoration Program, fish passage improvements, and other similar programs. The bill would authorize the department to provide technical assistance, including by collaborating with appropriate California State University or University of California programs, as specified.
  • SB 49 California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2017
    FHBP Position: SUPPORT
    This bill is designed to strengthen the existing environmental protections by incorporating into state law existing federal protections for clean air, clean water, endangered species, safe drinking water, and worker protections. Attempts to weaken federal foundational standards will not reduce existing protections for California’s people or environment.
  • SB 50 Federal Public Lands: Conveyances
    FHBP Position: SUPPORT
    This bill establishes a state process to ensure that federal lands in California are protected, and that, where feasible public lands are protected through state action. Attempts to weaken federal foundational standards will not reduce existing protections for California’s people or environment.
  • SB 50 Federal Public Lands: Conveyances
    FHBP Position: SUPPORT
    This bill establishes a state process to ensure that federal lands in California are protected, and that, where feasible public lands are protected through state action. Attempts to weaken federal foundational standards will not reduce existing protections for California’s people or environment.
  • AB 1530 Urban Forestry
    FHBP Position: SUPPORT
    This bill directs CAL FIRE to update its existing Urban and Community Forestry Program to further enhance opportunities through urban forestry to deliver multi-benefit projects that maximize carbon sequestration and climate resiliency benefits; protect and preserve California’s existing urban tree canopy; maximize stormwater management and local water capture; help California’s most disadvantaged communities combat the effects of climate change; and encourage workforce development opportunities.
  • AB 1630 WiIdlife Corridors
    FHBP Position: SUPPORT
    This bill adds safe wildlife movement across transportation infrastructure to the subject areas that the California Transportation Plan is required to consider for the movement of people and freight.