Summer 2017 Boater Brief

May 26, 2017

Winter 2017 boater brief

February 23, 2017

Special edition boater brief

July 11, 2016

Summer 2016 Boater brief

July 11, 2016

Key issue overview

RBOC Legislative Day - March 30, 2016

Issue Brief - USEPA Approval of BLM

March 30, 2016

USEPA approval needed of the Biotic Ligand Model [BLM] for the marine environment

Government affairs update

PICYA Fall Management Conference - October 17, 2015

Key legislation update

Key Legislation Update - September 15, 2015

Legislation Enacted into Law:

Legislation on the Governor's Desk:

Special Session Legislation - Transportation & Infrastructure Funding:

Special Session Legislation - Health Care Financing:

Legislation Not Moving Forward This Year:

Boater Brief

Boater Brief - Issue Overview May 18, 2015

  • AB 638 [Frazier] - Personal Flotation Devices 
  • SB 223 [Galgiani] - Invasive Aquatic Plants Oversight
  • AB 1323 [Frazier] - Marine Debris
  • AB 549 [Levine] - State Parks Revenue Generation
  • SB 433 [Berryhill] - Motor Vehicle Fuel Taxes
  • SB 477 [Leyva] - Floating Homes Property Tax Postponement
  • AB 896 [Wagner] - County Search and Rescue Costs
  • SB 687 [Allen] - Renewable Gas Standard
  • SB 772 [Stone] - Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Boater Brief - Issue Overview March 25, 2015

  • Key Boating Facts
  • Who We Are - RBOC
  • Vessel Operator Certification
  • Personal Flotation Devices [PFDs]
  • Marine Debris
  • Non-Native Aquatic Species
  • Barriers to Navigation
  • Copper-based Anti-fouling Surfaces
  • Renewable Fuel Standard - Federal Legislation
  • Boating Under the Influence
  • Sample Letter to USEPA Regarding Biotic Ligand Model [BLM]

Fall 2014 Boater Brief

  • State Water Board Approves Marina Del Rey Copper TMDL with Assurances

  • RBOC Submits Comments on Delta Plan, Stressing Boating Impacts and Urging Mitigation

  • Legislation Revising Penalties for Minor Violations Enacted

Fall 2014 Special Edition Boater Brief

  • Governor Signs RBOC-supported SB 941 on Vessel Operator Certification

Spring 2014 Boater Brief

  • RBOC Supporting Boater Rights to Use Copper-Based Paints
  • RBOC Supporting Legislation to Phase-In Boat Operator Certification

Winter 2014 Boater Brief

  • Regional Water Boards Address Copper
  • Legislation to Phase-In Boat Operator Certification
  • Support RBOC

Summer 2013 Boater Brief

  • SB 427 [Monning] - PFDs
  • SB 457 [Monning] - Boating Accidents
  • SB 122 [Lieu] - Abandoned Vessels
  • Copper Bottom Paint Leach Rate
  • Support RBOC

Fall 2012 Boater Brief

  • Invasive Species
  • State Parks Audit
  • Boating and Waterways Commission
  • Ethanol (E-10 & E-15)
  • Support RBOC