AB 1767, as amended, Holden. Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy: property destruction: fines.
Existing law establishes the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in the Natural Resources Agency and prescribes the membership, functions, and duties of the conservancy with regard to the preservation, protection, and management of specified lands in the Santa Monica Mountains. Existing law makes it a misdemeanor to dump any refuse matter, except pursuant to a specified permit, on property owned or managed by the conservancy, and posted against that dumping, or to injure, deface, or destroy any property owned or managed by the conservancy, and makes those crimes punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 6 months, or both that fine and imprisonment.
This bill would increase the maximum fine for those crimes to $1,500.
Existing law also makes a violation of the posted conditions of use on any property owned or managed by the conservancy a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding 90 days, or by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment, but provides that the judge may reduce the charged offense to an infraction, punishable by a fine of not less than $100, nor more than $500.end delete
This bill would increase the maximum fine for a misdemeanor violation to $1,500 and would increase the fine for an infraction to not less than $250, nor more than $750. The bill would also authorize a judge to reduce a charged offense, relating to dumping any refuse matter or injuring, defacing, or destroying property, discussed above, to an infraction, as provided.end delete
The bill would require that the revenues from these fines be deposited into the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Fund and, upon appropriation, be used to pay the costs of any necessary property repairs or cleanup related to those violations, with any remaining funds to be used by the conservancy to award specified resource conservation and park grants. The bill would make related findings of legislative intent.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 33211.6 of the Public Resources Code
2 is amended to read:
(a) Dumping any refuse matter, except by permit
4signed by the executive director or the executive director’s
5authorized representative, on property owned or managed by the
6conservancy, and posted against that dumping, shall be a
7misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand
8five hundred dollars ($1,500), or imprisonment in the county jail
9for not more than six months, or both that fine and imprisonment.
10(b) Injuring, defacing, or destroying any property owned or
11managed by the conservancy or any of the natural features thereof,
12shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than one
13thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), or imprisonment in the
14county jail for not more than six months, or both that fine and
16(c) Violation of the posted conditions of use on any property
17owned or managed by the conservancy is a misdemeanor
18punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding 90
P3 1days, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand
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4pursuant to this section is commenced, the judge may, considering
5the recommendation of the prosecuting attorney, reduce the charged
6offense from a misdemeanor to an infraction. A person convicted
7of the offense after a reduction shall be punished by a fine of not
begin delete two hundred fifty dollars ($250),end delete nor more than begin delete seven hundred fifty dollars ($750).end delete
11(e) Any revenues from the fines imposed pursuant to this section
12shall be deposited into the fund and, upon appropriation by the
13Legislature, used to pay the costs of any necessary property repairs
14or cleanup related to a violation of this section, with any remaining
15funds to be used by the conservancy to award grants authorized
16by Section 33204.
The Legislature finds and declares that paragraph (3)
18of subdivision (a) of Section 33211.5 of the Public Resources Code
19is not intended to be used by the conservancy for stop sign