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CHAPTER 585
FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 8, 2011
APPROVED BY GOVERNOR OCTOBER 8, 2011
PASSED THE SENATE JUNE 1, 2011
PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 25, 2011
AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 25, 2011
AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 25, 2011
AMENDED IN SENATE MARCH 10, 2011

INTRODUCED BY Senator Pavley

FEBRUARY 1, 2011

An act to repeal and add Section 6503.5 of the Public Resources
Code, and to repeal Section 2 of Chapter 431 of the Statutes of 1977,
relating to public lands.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 152, Pavley. Public lands: general leasing law: littoral
landowners.
Existing law authorizes the leasing of lands owned by the state
and under the jurisdiction of the State Lands Commission for purposes
the commission deems advisable. Existing law requires the commission
to appraise lands and fix the annual rent or other consideration
upon receipt of an application to lease the land.
This bill would require the commission to charge rent for a
private recreational pier, as defined, constructed on state lands and
would require the rent to be based on local conditions and local
fair annual rental values. The bill would except a lease in effect on
July 1, 2011, for the term of that lease, and a lease for which the
application and application fees were submitted to the commission
prior to March 31, 2011.
Existing law prohibits rent from being charged for a private
recreational pier, as defined, constructed on state lands for the use
of a littoral landowner, as defined. Existing law requires the
littoral landowner to pay the commission's expenses in issuing a
lease or permit for the state lands.
This bill would repeal this law.
Existing law makes legislative findings concerning the
construction and maintenance of private recreational piers on state
waterways, declares legislative intent to provide for rent free
private recreational piers to encourage members of the public to
construct these piers, and states that these findings and intent are
declaratory of existing law.
This bill would repeal those provisions.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(a) As provided by existing law, including Sections 6005 and
6501.1 of the Public Resources Code, the commission may lease state
lands to private individuals and others for various purposes,
including for the construction of a private recreational pier when
the State Lands Commission determines the use is consistent with
public trust needs and is in the best interests of the state.
(b) The use of state-owned lands for a private recreational pier
is not a property right for littoral or riparian landowners, but a
privilege granted by the State Lands Commission on behalf of the
state.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature to allow the State Lands
Commission to charge fair annual rent for the use of state lands for
private recreational piers, consistent with existing regulations in
Title 2 of Division 3 of Chapter 1 of the California Code of
Regulations.
SEC. 2. Section 6503.5 of the Public Resources Code is repealed.
SEC. 3. Section 6503.5 is added to the Public Resources Code, to
read:
6503.5. (a) Consistent with Section 6503, the commission shall
charge rent for a private recreational pier constructed on state
lands. Rent shall be based on local conditions and local fair annual
rental values.
(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to either of the following:
(1) A lease in effect on July 1, 2011, for the term of that lease.
If a lease in effect on July 1, 2011, expires or is otherwise
terminated, the commission shall include fair annual rent provisions
pursuant to subdivision (a) in the new lease contract.
(2) A lease for which the application and application fees were
submitted to the commission prior to March 31, 2011.
(c) "Recreational pier" includes a fixed facility for the docking
or mooring of boats.
SEC. 4. Section 2 of Chapter 431 of the Statutes of 1977 is
repealed.