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