Law:Division 10. Revenue (California)

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Chapter 1. State

Ca Codes (fgc:13000-13014) Fish And Game Code Section 13000-13014



13000. The Fish and Game Preservation Fund in the State Treasury is continued in existence.


13001. (a) Unless otherwise provided, all money collected under the provisions of this code and of any other law relating to the protection and preservation of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibia shall be paid into the State Treasury to the credit of the Fish and Game Preservation Fund. (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Controller may use the Fish and Game Preservation Fund for loans to the General Fund as provided in Sections 16310 and 16381 of the Government Code.


13001.5. (a) The department shall prepare annually, for inclusion in the Governor's Budget, a fund condition statement for the Fish and Game Preservation Fund that displays both of the following: (1) Information relating to the total amounts of revenues and expenditures with regard to the moneys in the fund that are deposited in an account or subaccount in the fund. (2) Information relating to revenues and expenditures with regard to all moneys in the fund that are not deposited in an account or subaccount in the fund. (b) For the purposes of subdivision (a), the department shall prepare the fund condition statement in a manner that is similar to the fund condition statement relating to the Fish and Game Preservation Fund included in the 2003-04 Governor's Budget. (c) The department shall prepare, for posting on its Internet Web site on or before January 10, of each year, a fund condition statement for each account or subaccount in the fund.


13002. The department shall pay into the State Treasury at least once a month the money received by it from the sale of licenses issued under the provisions of this code.


13003. Unless otherwise provided by law, all fines and forfeitures imposed or collected in any court of this state for violations of any of the provisions of this code or regulation made pursuant thereto, or any other law providing for the protection or preservation of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibia, shall be deposited as soon as practicable after the receipt thereof with the county treasurer of the county in which the court is situated. Amounts so deposited shall be paid at least once a month as follows: (a) One-half to the Treasurer, by warrant of the county auditor drawn upon the requisition of the clerk or judge of the court, for deposit in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund in the State Treasury on order of the Controller. At the time of such transmittal, the county auditor shall forward to the Controller, on such form or forms as the Controller may prescribe, a record of the imposition, collection, and payment of the fines or forfeitures. The department may employ legal counsel and may expend these funds to pay the costs of legal actions brought in the name of the people relating to the enforcement of this code by a district attorney, city attorney, or the department, as appropriate. (b) One-half to the county in which the offense was committed.


13005. (a) Notwithstanding Section 13001, the fees collected from lifetime sportsman's licenses and privileges issued pursuant to Section 714, lifetime hunting licenses and privileges issued pursuant to Section 3031.2, and lifetime sport fishing licenses and privileges issued pursuant to Section 7149.2 shall be deposited as follows: (1) Twenty dollars ($20) from the initial issuance of each lifetime license shall be deposited in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund for use in accordance with Section 711. (2) The balance of the fees collected shall be deposited in the Lifetime License Trust Account which is hereby created in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund. Except as provided in this section, that principal amount of the money in the account from the fee for a lifetime license shall not be used, except for investment. (b) The money in the Lifetime License Trust Account may be transferred and invested through the Surplus Money Investment Fund and all interest shall accrue to the account pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 16475 of the Government Code. (c) Upon issuance of a lifetime license or lifetime privilege issued pursuant to Section 714, 3031.2, or 7149.2, the department shall transfer the following amounts from the Lifetime License Trust Account to the Fish and Game Preservation Fund: (1) Twenty-nine dollars and twenty-five cents ($29.25) for an annual resident hunting license or an annual resident sport fishing license. (2) Seven dollars and twenty-five cents ($7.25) for a junior hunting license. (3) Nine dollars and twenty-five cents ($9.25) for one second-rod stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 7149.4 or Section 7149.45. (4) Two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) for one sport fishing ocean enhancement stamp or validation issued pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 6596 or subdivision (a) of Section 6596.1. (5) Three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) for one Bay-Delta sport fishing enhancement stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 7360 or Section 7360.1. (6) Three dollars and seventy-five cents ($3.75) for one steelhead trout catch report-restoration card issued pursuant to Section 7380. (7) One dollar ($1) for one salmon punchcard issued pursuant to regulations adopted by the commission. (8) Nineteen dollars and twenty-five cents ($19.25) for a deer tag application issued pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 4332. (9) Eight dollars and seventy-five cents ($8.75) for five wild pig tags issued pursuant to Section 4654. (10) Ten dollars ($10) for one state duck stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 3700 or 3700.1. (11) Six dollars and twenty-five cents ($6.25) for one upland game bird stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 3682 or 3682.1.


13006. Notwithstanding Section 13001, the money collected from the penalties on fines, penalties, or forfeitures levied pursuant to Section 12021 shall be used only to pay the department's costs of support for the department's secret witness program. The purpose of the secret witness program is to facilitate the enforcement of this code and regulations adopted pursuant to this code. Contributions to the secret witness program may also be made pursuant to subdivision (k) of Section 13103.


13007. (a) Notwithstanding Section 13001 and paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 13005, commencing July 1, 2006, 33 1/3 percent of all sport fishing license fees collected pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 7145) of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 6, except license fees collected pursuant to Section 7149.8, shall be deposited into the Hatchery and Inland Fisheries Fund, which is hereby established in the State Treasury. Moneys in the fund may be expended, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to support programs of the Department of Fish and Game related to the management, maintenance, and capital improvement of California's fish hatcheries, the Heritage and Wild Trout Program, and enforcement activities related thereto, and to support other activities eligible to be funded from revenue generated by sport fishing license fees. (b) The sport fishing license fees collected and subject to appropriation pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be used for the following purposes: (1) For the department's attainment of the following production goals for state hatcheries, based on the sales of the following types of sport fishing licenses: resident; lifetime; nonresident year; nonresident, 10-day; 2-day; 1-day; and reduced fee. (A) By July 1, 2007, a minimum of 2.25 pounds of released trout per sport fishing license sold in 2006, 1.75 pounds of which must be of catchable size or larger. (B) By July 1, 2008, a minimum of 2.5 pounds of released trout per sport fishing license sold in 2007, 2.0 pounds of which must be of catchable size or larger. (C) By July 1, 2009, and thereafter, a minimum of 2.75 pounds of released trout per sport fishing license sold in 2008, 2.25 pounds of which must be of catchable size or larger. (D) The department shall attain these goals in compliance with Fish and Game Commission trout policies concerning catchable-sized trout stocking. (2) To the Heritage and Wild Trout Program, two million dollars ($2,000,000), which shall be used for permanent positions and seasonal aides in each region of the state as necessary, and other activities necessary to the program. (A) The funds allocated pursuant to this paragraph shall be used to fund seven new positions for the Heritage and Wild Trout Program. (B) In addition to the seven new positions specified in subparagraph (A), the department may hire seasonal aides in each region of the state to assist with the operations of the Heritage and Wild Trout Program. (3) The department shall, by January 1, 2012, ensure that the numbers of native California trout, as defined in Section 7261, produced are sufficient to equal or exceed 25 percent of the numbers of trout produced by the state fish hatcheries to comply with paragraph (1). The native trout produced in accordance with this paragraph shall support department efforts to protect and restore cold water ecosystems, maintain biological diversity, and provide diverse angling opportunities. Coastal rainbow trout/steelhead produced for anadromous mitigation purposes shall be excluded from contributing to the native trout production goals required by this paragraph. Coastal rainbow trout/steelhead propagated for purposes other than anadromous mitigation and released into their source watersheds may be counted toward the 25 percent native trout production goal. Native trout produced shall be naturally indigenous stocks from their original source watersheds. Native trout produced may be released into watersheds other than their original source watershed only if the released trout will cause no harm to other native trout in their original watersheds. The department shall attain the 25 percent production goal according to the following schedule: (A) By January 1, 2010, 15 percent and at least four species. (B) By January 1, 2011, 20 percent and at least four species. (C) By January 1, 2012, 25 percent and at least five species. (4) The department may hire additional staff for state fish hatcheries, in order to comply with this subdivision. (c) The department may allocate any funds under this section, not necessary to maintain the minimums specified in paragraphs (1) and (3) of subdivision (b), and after the expenditure in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b), to the Fish and Game Preservation Fund. (d) The department may utilize federal funds to meet the funding formula specified in subdivision (a) if those funds are otherwise legally available for this purpose. (e) A portion of the moneys subject to appropriation pursuant to subdivision (a) may be used for the purpose of obtaining scientifically valid genetic determinations of California native trout stocks, consistent with Theme 1 in the executive summary of the department's Strategic Plan for Trout Management, published November 2003. (f) The department, by July 1, 2008, and annually thereafter, shall report to the fiscal and policy committees in the Legislature on the implementation of these provisions.


13010. There is a Fish and Wildlife Pollution Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund. The Fish and Wildlife Pollution Account is the successor to the Fish and Wildlife Pollution Cleanup and Abatement Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund which is hereby abolished. All references in any law to the Fish and Wildlife Pollution Cleanup and Abatement Account shall be deemed to refer to the Fish and Wildlife Pollution Account. All money in the Fish and Wildlife Pollution Cleanup and Abatement Account on January 1, 1996, shall be transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Pollution Account. The following subaccounts are created within the Fish and Wildlife Pollution Account: (a) The Oil Pollution Administration Subaccount. (b) The Oil Pollution Response and Restoration Subaccount. (c) The Hazardous Materials Administration Subaccount. (d) The Hazardous Materials Response and Restoration Subaccount.


13011. The state portion of any recovery or settlement of money damages received pursuant to any citation or charges brought under the following sections by the people by or through any state or local public entity shall be deposited in the following subaccounts: (a) Administrative and judicially imposed fines, penalties, or punitive damages resulting from either civil or criminal action or administrative civil liability for violations of the oil and petroleum product control and discharge provisions of this code, including, but not limited to, Sections 2014, 12011, and 12016, Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 2580) of Division 3, and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 5600) of Part 1 of Division 6 shall be deposited in the Oil Pollution Administration Subaccount or the Oil Pollution Response and Restoration Subaccount as determined by administrative or judicial settlement, or as provided by law. (b) Administrative and judicially imposed fines, penalties, or punitive damages resulting from either criminal or administrative civil liability for violations of hazardous materials and other pollution laws including, but not limited to, Sections 2014 and 12016, and Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 2580) of Division 3 and Part 1 (commencing with Section 5500) of Division 6 shall be deposited in the Hazardous Materials Administration Subaccount or the Hazardous Materials Response and Restoration Subaccount as determined by administrative or judicial settlement or as provided by law.

13012. Funds on deposit in the subaccounts shall not exceed the amounts prescribed below, adjusted in accordance with Section 2212 of the Revenue and Taxation Code to equal 1995 dollars: (a) The Oil Pollution Administration Subaccount shall not exceed five million dollars ($5,000,000). (b) The Oil Pollution Response and Restoration Subaccount shall not exceed ten million dollars ($10,000,000). (c) The Hazardous Materials Administration Subaccount shall not exceed five million dollars ($5,000,000). (d) The Hazardous Material Response and Restoration Subaccount shall not exceed ten million dollars ($10,000,000). All funds in the Fish and Wildlife Pollution Account in excess of the amounts listed above, on June 30 of each fiscal year, shall be used by the department in succeeding fiscal years for projects that preserve California plants, wildlife, and fisheries.


13013. (a) Appropriations from either the Oil Pollution Administration Subaccount or the Hazardous Materials Administration Subaccount shall not exceed one third of the maximum fund level established under Section 13012 in order to maintain a prudent reserve for future appropriations. (b) If the director or his or her designee expends funds from the prudent reserve established pursuant to subdivision (a) for activities authorized under subdivision (b) of Section 13230, the director or the director's designee shall ensure that there are adequate funds remaining in those subaccounts to carry out their purposes. Expenditures from the prudent reserve shall be repaid in part, or in full, from any funds received pursuant to Section 13011 until those reserves are fully reimbursed. (c) The director or his or her designee, shall recover from the spiller, responsible party, or, in the absence of those responsible parties, from a particular pollution abatement or remediation account, all expenditures paid from the accounts established pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (d) of Section 13230, and all costs incurred by the department arising from the administration and enforcement of applicable pollution laws. The director or his or her designee may request, and a district attorney, city attorney, or other prosecuting agency, as part of a prosecution or negotiation, may allege a claim for, these costs and expenditures and shall deposit any recoveries into the fund from which they were expended. (d) The director or his or her designee shall ensure that there are adequate funds in the accounts and subaccounts specified in this section to carry out their purposes.


13014. (a) There are hereby established, initially in the Special Deposit Fund, continued in existence by Section 16370 of the Government Code, both of the following accounts: (1) The Fish and Game Mitigation and Protection Endowment Principal Account. The department shall deposit in this account the endowment funds received by the department pursuant to an agreement described in subdivision (b) and all earnings generated thereon. The earnings shall be available to the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to fund long-term management, enhancement, monitoring, and enforcement activities on habitat lands in a manner consistent with the terms of the underlying agreement. (2) The Fish and Game Mitigation and Protection Expendable Funds Account. The department shall deposit in this account moneys received pursuant to an agreement described in subdivision (b) that are not endowment funds and that are designated for expenditure for the purposes described in paragraph (2) of that subdivision. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the moneys in the account established by this paragraph are hereby continuously appropriated to the department for expenditure without regard to fiscal year, for the purposes described in this section. (b) (1) The department may deposit moneys into the accounts established pursuant to subdivision (a) that it receives pursuant to any of the following, if those moneys are received for the purposes described in paragraph (2): (A) Agreements or permits pursuant to the Natural Communities Conservation Planning Act (Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 2800) of Division 3). (B) Conservation bank agreements. (C) Habitat conservation implementation agreements. (D) Incidental take permits. (E) Legal or other written settlements. (F) Mitigation agreements. (G) Streambed or lakebed alteration agreements. (H) Trust agreements. (2) The department may deposit the moneys received pursuant to an agreement described in paragraph (1) in an account established by this section only if it receives those moneys for at least one of the following purposes: (A) Mitigating the adverse biological impacts of a specific project, activity, spill, or release. (B) Protecting, conserving, restoring, enhancing, managing, and maintaining fish, wildlife, native plants, or their habitats. (c) While the Fish and Game Mitigation and Protection Endowment Principal Account and the Fish and Game Mitigation and Protection Expendable Funds Account are initially established in the Special Deposit Fund within the Pooled Money Investment Account, the Treasurer's office shall, at the department's request, transfer these funds from the Pooled Money Investment Account to another account within the State Treasury system to increase earnings over time while providing adequate liquidity. If either or both of these accounts are transferred from the Pooled Money Investment Account, assets in the transferred account or accounts may be held and invested in any of the investments identified in Section 16430 of the Government Code, except that the maturity date of commercial paper may exceed the limits set forth in Section 16430 of the Government Code. These investments shall be made as determined and directed by the department. (d) To develop and maintain the investment strategy for these accounts, the department may retain investment advisers deemed acceptable to the Treasurer.


Chapter 2. County

Ca Codes (fgc:13100-13104) Fish And Game Code Section 13100-13104



13100. (a) The amounts paid to and retained in the county treasury pursuant to Sections 12009 and 13003 shall be deposited in a county fish and wildlife propagation fund and expended for the protection, conservation, propagation, and preservation of fish and wildlife, under the direction of the board of supervisors, pursuant to this chapter.


13101. (a) The board of supervisors of any county may enter into a written agreement with the board of supervisors of one or more counties for the expenditure of any funds deposited in its fish and wildlife propagation fund pursuant to Section 13100 for any purpose authorized by Section 13103 in either, or any, of the counties for the joint benefit of both, or all, of the counties as the judgment of the boards of supervisors may direct. The purchase of real property necessary for that purpose is lawful and title thereto shall be taken in the joint names of each county which contributes funds therefor. The property may be deeded to the state upon the express condition that it shall be employed for the purposes of this chapter within the counties. (b) The board of supervisors of one or more counties may enter into a written agreement with the department for the expenditure of any funds deposited in its fish and wildlife propagation fund pursuant to Section 13100 for any purpose authorized by Section 13103.

13102. Expenditures from the fish and game propagation fund of any county shall be subject to the provisions of Division 3 (commencing with Section 29000) of Title 3 of the Government Code.


13103. Expenditures from the fish and wildlife propagation fund of any county may be made only for the following purposes: (a) Public education relating to the scientific principles of fish and wildlife conservation, consisting of supervised formal instruction carried out pursuant to a planned curriculum and aids to education such as literature, audio and video recordings, training models, and nature study facilities. (b) Temporary emergency treatment and care of injured or orphaned wildlife. (c) Temporary treatment and care of wildlife confiscated by the department as evidence. (d) Breeding, raising, purchasing, or releasing fish or wildlife which are to be released upon approval of the department pursuant to Sections 6400 and 6401 onto land or into waters of local, state, or federal agencies or onto land or into waters open to the public. (e) Improvement of fish and wildlife habitat, including, but not limited to, construction of fish screens, weirs, and ladders; drainage or other watershed improvements; gravel and rock removal or placement; construction of irrigation and water distribution systems; earthwork and grading; fencing; planting trees and other vegetation management; and removal of barriers to the migration of fish and wildlife. (f) Construction, maintenance, and operation of public hatchery facilities. (g) Purchase and maintain materials, supplies, or equipment for either the department's ownership and use or the department's use in the normal performance of the department's responsibilities. (h) Predator control actions for the benefit of fish or wildlife following certification in writing by the department that the proposed actions will significantly benefit a particular wildlife species. (i) Scientific fish and wildlife research conducted by institutions of higher learning, qualified researchers, or governmental agencies, if approved by the department. (j) Reasonable administrative costs, excluding the costs of audits required by Section 13104, for secretarial service, travel, and postage by the county fish and wildlife commission when authorized by the county board of supervisors. For purposes of this subdivision, "reasonable cost" means an amount which does not exceed 3 percent of the average amount received by the fund during the previous three-year period, or three thousand dollars ($3,000) annually, whichever is greater, excluding any funds carried over from a previous fiscal year. (k) Contributions to a secret witness program for the purpose of facilitating enforcement of this code and regulations adopted pursuant to this code. (l) Costs incurred by the district attorney or city attorney in investigating and prosecuting civil and criminal actions for violations of this code, as approved by the department. (m) Other expenditures, approved by the department, for the purpose of protecting, conserving, propagating, and preserving fish and wildlife.


13104. The department may audit, or require the county to audit, expenditures by the county from its fish and wildlife propagation fund in order to determine compliance with this chapter. If, after reviewing the audit, the department determines that expenditures are not in compliance with this chapter, the department may require that all expenditures from the fund be temporarily suspended, or it may seek reimbursement of funds that the department determines, based on the audit, were expended improperly, or both.


Chapter 3. Accounting

Ca Codes (fgc:13200-13203) Fish And Game Code Section 13200-13203



13200. The department shall account for revenues and expenditures of the money in the Fish and Game Preservation Account in a manner consistent with the laws and applicable policies governing state departments generally for each activity or program in which the department is engaged.


13201. In establishing the appropriate programs or activities for this system, the department shall consider the following programs or activities: (a) Freshwater fisheries activities. (b) Marine fisheries activities. (c) Wildlife management activities. (d) Planning and environmental review. (e) Law enforcement. (f) Nongame and endangered species. (g) General administration.

13202. Payroll and other costs that are directly identifiable with specific programs or activities shall be charged directly to accounts maintained for the appropriate programs or activities. Payroll and other costs that are not identifiable with specific programs or activities shall be allocated on an equitable basis to program or activity cost accounts.


13203. The basic principle of this cost accounting system shall be that the total cost of operation of the department shall be accounted for by accounting for the cost of each activity or program in which it is engaged.


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