SENATE BILL 598 (DILLS – 1985)
CHAPTER 923, STATUTES OF 1985 - SB 598
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Public Resources Code section 6306 was repealed and added, and Section 15 of Chapter 651 of 1929 was amended with the passage of Senate Bill 598 of 1985. (See Exhibit #1f) Senate member Ralph Dills introduced this measure relating to state lands on February 26, 1985. (See Exhibit #1a) It apparently was carried for the State Lands Commission and affected no other sections than those noted. (See Exhibit #1f, and #4, document SP-2)
Senate Bill 598 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Governmental Organizations and the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #8) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. (See Exhibit #2) Four amendments were made to Senate Bill 598. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor George Deukmejian signed Senate Bill 598 on September 23, 1985 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 24th as Chapter 923 of the Statutes of 1985. (See Exhibit #1f)
The Office of Senate Floor Analyses’ Unfinished Business analysis summarized Senate Bill 598 as last amended on August 26, 1985 as follows:
This bill requires that every local government agency which has been granted sovereign lands, including tide or submerged lands, must establish and monitor accounting procedures providing accurate records of all revenues from the trust lands and trust assets of all expenditures of these assets.
All money received from trust lands will be deposited in the trust fund. Money from the fund will be expended only for those uses consistent with the Public Trust Doctrine and the statutory grant. Unless otherwise prescribed by statute, each trust grantee must file and annual report with the commission listing all revenues and expenditures relating to the trust lands and trust assets.
(See Exhibit #13, page 1)