Informational Material



(Please note, unless indicated the Outdoor Sporting Caucus has not taken a position on the following bills)

AB 1844

Introduced: 02/09/2016

Sponsor: Assembly Member James Gallagher, Member, California Outdoor Sporting Caucus

Issue Brief: Seniors, Veterans, and Active Duty Military, Hunting and Angling Privileges

Summary: Requires the Department of Fish and Wildlife to reduce the fee required to obtain the hunting and sport fishing licenses by a specified percentage for a person who is a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States, was honorable discharged, and is a State resident. Requires the reduction for a sport fishing license or other entitlement by a larger specified percentage for a person who also has a specified minimum service-connected disability rating.

Status: In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File on April 27 


AB 2148

Introduced: 02/17/2016

Sponsor: Assembly Member Chris Holden

Issue Brief: Technology and the Fair Chase Ethic    

Summary: Requires the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Parks and Recreation to develop regulations for the use of unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, over the public lands managed by each department. Provides specified items for the Department to consider when developing such regulations.

Status: In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations on April 25 


SB 890

Introduced: 01/20/2016

Sponsor: Senator Ted Gaines, Member, California Outdoor Sporting Caucus

Issue Brief: Outdoor Gear Sales Tax Holiday; Outdoor Sporting Tax Holiday

Summary: Exempts from the sales and use taxes the gross receipts from the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies purchased by an individual during a specified time period during a calendar year.

Status: In Senate Committee on Governance and Finance: Reconsideration granted on April 27 


Letters & Press Releases

Legislators Weigh-In On Fish and Game Commission Vacancies

On April 18, 11 members from the California Congressional Delegation, including seven bipartisan members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, formally asked California Governor Jerry Brown to consider appointing members of the state's outdoor sporting community to the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission). Leaders of the California State Legislature's Outdoor Sporting Caucus also submitted a similar request in March...