Legislative Agenda

As part of our role in advancing state parks issues for the last decade, California State Parks Foundation has provided leadership in lobbying the California legislature on relevant bills and budget actions as well as proactively sponsoring legislation. We have sponsored legislation to achieve park protection as well as facilitate fiscal sustainability for the state park system.

In addition to sponsoring legislation, we also maintain regular communication with key policy committee members and provides testimony to legislative hearings and coordinates with other like-minded organizations on policy priorities.

Policy
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Youth camp in state park
Assembly Bill 556 (Carrillo)

This bill would require the Natural Resources Agency to develop and implement a community access program focused on engagement programs, technical assistance, or facilities that maximize safe and equitable physical admittance, especially for low-income and disadvantaged communities, to natural or cultural resources, community education programs, or recreational amenities. 

Status

Vetoed

Our Position

Support
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Surfer Carlsbad State Beach
Assembly Bill 467 (Boerner Horvath)

This bill would require prize compensation offered at competitive events to be identical between the gendered categories at each participant level that are held on state property.

Status

Signed by Governor

Our Position

Support
Assembly Bill 1680 (Limón)

This bill would require the California Coastal Commission, in collaboration with the State Coastal Conservancy, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the State Lands Commission, by April 1, 2020, to develop a new coastal access plan for Hollister Ranch in the County of Santa Barbara that will replace the existing coastal access program for Hollister Ranch that was adopted by the commission in 1982, and would require that the coastal access plan include specified components.

Status

Signed by Governor

Our Position

Support
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Assembly Bill 1578 (Rivas, Luz)

The bill would establish the School Pavement to Parks Grant Program under the administration of the State Department of Education for purposes of providing grants to applicant school districts maintaining schools in disadvantaged communities to convert portions of existing pavement at those schools to parks. The bill would require the State Department of Education to establish processes and procedures for administering the grant program. As a condition of receiving a grant, the bill would require each grant recipient to implement a gardening program at participating schools maintained by the school district.

Status

Vetoed

Our Position

Support