Special Report – California Legislature – 2017-2018

With last Friday, June 2nd, serving as the 2017 deadline for bills to be passed out of their house of origin, the Capitol has been moving at a feverish pace. With the 2017 Session now at the unofficial half-way point, this Gaines & Associates “California State Legislature – 2017/2018 Session Update” will provide a summary and the status of all legislation of interest to California’s wildlife and conservation community.

California Fish and Game Commission Update

Status of issues currently in front of the California Fish and Game Commission – including what to expect at this week’s meeting in Van Nuys, a detailed recap of what took place on agenda items of concern at their February 2017 meeting in San Diego, and all actions of note that took place during two subsequent Commission conference calls held on March 15th and April 13th.

California Fish and Game Commission Update

An update regarding the current status of the California Fish and Game Commission, a briefing on what to expect at next week’s meeting in Folsom, followed by a recap of what took place on agenda items of concern at the Commission’s June 2016 meeting in Bakersfield.

California Legislature 2016 Session Update

At the half way point of the final month of the 2015/2016 two-year California State Legislative Session, some bills still under consideration that are of interest to the conservation community have moved on, while others have fallen by the wayside.