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    Governer Signs SB 670

    Legislative Update - Part 1

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    The Governor has signed 128 bills and vetoed nine bills.

    Bills Signed:

    SB 18 by Senator Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach) - Elder or dependent adult abuse.

    SB 33 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) - Marriage and family therapy: licensure and registration.

    SB 39 by Senator John J. Benoit (R-Bermuda Dunes) - Personal liability immunity: disaster service workers.

    SB 53 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) - Tobacco settlement moneys: Master Settlement Agreement.

    SB 91 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) - Income taxes: designated contributions: senior citizens.

    SB 119 by Senator Mark Wyland (R-Carlsbad) - Professional liability insurance: insurers: bad faith.

    SB 121 by Senator Jeff Denham (R-Merced) - Central Coast Rural Crime Prevention Program.

    SB 123 by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) - California Career Resource Network Program.

    SB 159 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) - Vehicles: emergency vehicles.

    SB 171 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) - Certificated employees: medical certificates.

    SB 174 by Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) - Public safety and welfare.

    SB 176 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) - Electricity: charges: charitable organizations.

    SB 198 by Senator Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto) - Health care districts: John C. Fremont Health Care District.

    SB 200 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) - Raffles: Internet advertisement.

    SB 221 by Senator Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Hills) - Home dialysis agencies.

    SB 226 by Senator Elaine Alquist (D-San Jose) - Identity theft: jurisdiction.

    SB 230 by Senator Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto) - Waste tire haulers: registration.

    SB 254 by Senator Patricia Wiggins (D-Santa Rosa) - Horses: sale, purchase, or transfer.

    SB 306 by Senator Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) - Real property transactions.

    SB 319 by Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) - Jury service.

    SB 327 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) - State claims.

    SB 352 by Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) - Juvenile offenders: health facilities.

    SB 369 by Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) - Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action Flag: state-owned buildings and facilities.

    SB 418 by Committee on Veterans Affairs - Department of Veterans Affairs: contracts: veterans service organizations.

    SB 432 by Senator George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) - Crime victims: restitution.

    SB 447 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) - Criminal records: custodian.

    SB 475 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) - Guide dogs for the blind.

    SB 490 by Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) - Peace officer status: custodial officers.

    SB 512 by Committee on Education - Education.

    SB 544 by Committee on Judiciary - Civil law: omnibus bill.

    SB 607 by Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny (D-San Diego) - Imperial County Transportation Commission.

    SB 633 by Senator Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) - Mortgages: impound accounts.

    SB 640 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) - Regional occupational centers and programs: employer advisory boards.

    SB 649 by Senator Roy Ashburn (R-Bakersfield) - Transportation.

    SB 668 by Senator Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta) - Sex offenders.

    SB 670 by Senator Patricia Wiggins (D-Santa Rosa) - Vacuum or suction dredge equipment.

    SB 693 by Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) - Horse racing: advance deposit wagering: satellite wagering facilities.

    SB 760 by Senator Sam Aanestad (R-Grass Valley) - State property: City of Red Bluff.

    SB 786 by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) - Civil procedure: attorney’s fees and costs.

    SB 804 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) - Mobilehomes: sales and replacements.

    SB 824 by Committee on Revenue and Taxation – Taxation.

    SB 825 by Committee on Governmental Organization - Alcoholic beverages: liquor licenses: protests: prohibitions: refilling distilled spirits containers.

    AB 22 by Assemblymember Norma Torres (D-Pomona) - Computer hacking: unauthorized access: punishment.

    AB 27 by Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) - Arson: aggravated: punishment.

    AB 58 by Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) - Sports betting pools.

    AB 62 by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) - Vehicles: television broadcast or video signal displays.

    AB 63 by Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Norwalk) - Service contracts: retailers.

    AB 76 by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) - Life and Annuity Consumer Protection Fund.

    AB 81 by Assemblymember Audra Strickland (R-Moorpark) - Interscholastic athletics: pupils in foster care.

    AB 83 by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) - Torts: personal liability immunity.

    AB 85 by Assemblymember Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) - Junk dealers and recyclers.

    AB 86 by Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) - Public employees’ retirement: airport police officers.

    AB 107 by Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani (D-Livingston) - Veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians.

    AB 112 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) - Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.

    AB 123 by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) - Housing for elderly or disabled persons.

    AB 124 by Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani (D-Livingston) - Cemeteries: temporary manager.

    AB 140 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) - Developmental disabilities.

    AB 143 by Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) - Property taxation: replicated tax payments: return.

    AB 158 by Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Norwalk) - Secondhand dealers and coin dealers.

    AB 170 by Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Norwalk) - Court reporters: rough draft transcript.

    AB 176 by Assemblymember Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) - Maintenance of the codes.

    AB 210 by Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) - Green building standards.

    AB 232 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) - Teachers’ retirement.

    AB 247 by Assemblymember Bill Emmerson (R-Redlands) - Child abuse reporting: availability of information.

    AB 258 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) - Domestic violence: restraining or protective order: aggressor.

    AB 265 by Assemblymember Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) - Office holding: forfeiture.

    AB 269 by Assemblymember Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) - Elections: corruption of voting.

    AB 271 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) - California YouthBuild Program: funding and designation.

    AB 285 by Assemblymember Van Tran (R-Garden Grove) - Corporations: electronic transmissions.

    AB 297 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) - Criminal history information: law enforcement employees.

    AB 306 by Assemblymember Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) - Elections: voter pamphlets.

    AB 348 by Assemblymember Mary Salas (D-Chula Vista) - South Bay Irrigation District: directors.

    AB 388 by Assemblymember Jeff Miller (R-Corona) - Firefighting uniforms.

    AB 389 by Assemblymember Lori Saldaña (D-San Diego) - Long-term care insurance.

    AB 392 by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) - Long-term health care facilities.

    AB 401 by Assemblymember Ira Ruskin (D-Redwood City) - Financial institutions: finance lenders: exemptions.

    AB 403 by Assemblymember Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) - Dental hygienists: examinations and licensure.

    AB 409 by Assemblymember Martin Garrick (R-Carlsbad) - California Insurance Guarantee Association: insurer insolvency.

    AB 412 by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) - Hate crimes: nooses.

    AB 425 by Assemblymember Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) - Vehicles: registration: reissuance fee exemption: military.

    AB 430 by Assemblymember Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) - Corrections: citizens’ advisory committees.

    AB 457 by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) - Liens.

    AB 459 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) - Dissolution: disclosure.

    AB 463 by Assemblymember Van Tran (R-Garden Grove) - Vehicles: hazardous materials.

    AB 470 by Assemblymember Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks) - Insurance information: confidentiality.

    AB 528 by Assemblymember Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) - Local government: reorganization: expenditure reporting.

    AB 539 by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) - State Auditor.

    AB 540 by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) - State Auditor: Bureau of State Audits: budget.

    AB 561 by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) - Highway workers: assault and battery.

    AB 573 by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) - California Council on Science and Technology: fellows.

    AB 637 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) - Public Employees’ Retirement System: contracting agencies.

    AB 667 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) - Topical fluoride application.

    AB 706 by Committee on Human Services - Dependent children.

    AB 714 by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) - Composite knuckles.

    AB 763 by Assemblymember Wes Chesbro (D-Arcata) - Horse racing: Humboldt County Fair.

    AB 767 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) - Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund of 2006: reversion of funds.

    AB 770 by Assemblymember Norma Torres (D-Pomona) - Indian tribes: foster care and adoption programs.

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  2. #2
    maksutaSTAR Guest

    Governor signs SB 670

    PLP was afraid this might happen so we have been working for a couple of weeks on a Federal Injunction to stop the State of California from imposing the closure on suction dredge mining. We are also filing an appeal in state court in the next few days on the Hillman Karuk injunction on not issuing suction dredge permits.

    We will keep you updated on where we are at with both cases and hope that we can raise the funds to pay for them. If the miners are to ever stop these green agenda’s, we must do it now.

    It is easier to do the legal battles and do the legal research than it is to raise the funds required for those suits. Many of you have come forward with help in the past and we thank you for your generosity. Now we need each of you to start talking to your friends, clubs and people you know who prospect and get them involved. PLP will do its very best to see these that lawsuits bring back our rights under the mining laws and the Constitution.

    The Mining Law authorizes mining, not the state and there is considerable support from case law that says that the State can not be contrary to federal law. The Mining Law and the Case Law is on the miners side.

    PLP is already in the original Karuk v DFG, Hillman Karuk taxpayer v DFG, the Karuk Injunction to stop issuance of dredge permits and the Public Lands for the People v. the USFS, on their Travel Management Plan (Closing Roads). Keene has offered another $5,000 to continue fighting these cases and the two new case before us. We have also had a call from the Mining Journal offering financial help and others also.

    If you feel that you can donate funds to help us through these cases we can certainly use them. Donations can be sent by way of pay pal at plp2.org at the bottom, left side of our main page of the website. Or funds can be sent to:

    B.H. Wetherby
    3700 Santa Carlotta st
    La Crescenta, Ca. 91214
    Email: bhwtherby@aol.com

    If you would like to buy Raffle Tickets for our winter Raffle you can view the prizes at: http://www.plp2.org/forum/showthread.php?t=509 or call, email or write to:

    Jim Lewis
    655 E. Loma Ave.
    Somis, Ca. 93066
    Email: goldcado1@aol.com

    Thanks for all of your past and present support

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    maksutaSTAR Guest

    Governor signs SB 670

    Scott Harn asked me to post this for him. He has certainly been a big help

    We support PLP's efforts to make the suction dredge ban as "temporary" as possible. PLP has a lawsuit prepared to file in federal court to enjoin the State of California and restore the rights of suction dredgers as soon as possible. PLP is also appealing the judge's ruling in Alameda Superior Court involving the same ban.

    For a limited time, we will add twenty-five cents to every dollar you donate to PLP, until we -- ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal -- have donated $4,000 towards the effort.

    Details are available at: http://www.icmj.com/news-detail.php?..._in_California


    Scott Harn
    ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal
    831 479-1500

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    Join Date
    May 2010

    Thumbs up Donation matching by ICMJ

    Scott, Thank You for your offer of donating 25 cents for every dollar donated to PLP.

    We miners should all support
    ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal
    by subscribing to this excellent magazine at

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    maksutaSTAR Guest

    Sb 670

    Barry Wethhrby's phone number at the bottom of the first post on this page is wrong, it should be 818-957-1455

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    Join Date
    Apr 2010

    Thank You PLP

    Would just like to thank Jerry and PLP for your hard work thus far, to show my support I have donated $1000 and will contribute more in the coming months. I agree that SB 670 is not a legal law, I just hope the Federal Court sees it that way too. Jerry keep up the good work.

    Sincerely ScottC

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    maksutaSTAR Guest

    Sb 670


    Thank you for the handsome donation, I am sure that we will be able to put it to very good use. Hop eyou can have a good summer with out being able to dredge. Should be back before long


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    Apr 2010

    Question about SB 670 Urgency Status

    How is it that SB 670 can be urgent when there is no compelling documented factual scientific evidence to back it, at least that I could find. The only thing I was able to find on the Internet was opinion and conjecture only. Is there a long version of the bill that provides justifaction for the urgency status, and a reasonable documented biological study/report/s that align with SB 670.?

    Also, how can CA pass a law that stops an activity, but excludes exclusive groups from the same law, like the NID, Nevada Irrigation District.

    One thing I did notice, was that every Senator that voted for SB 670 has no gold mining activity in their districts, thus no Suction Dredging for gold. But I'll bet there is suction dredging going on in some of their districts for other reasons. Such as clearing waterway for boats.

    Another thing, why does this affect areas above major dams, in areas there are no fish or mercury. There are no fish on my claim because of the water falls and there is no mercury. Why does this law exclude me from dredging.

    This is the first time in my life I have become frustrated by the politics of a law.

    Just one small voice.


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    maksutaSTAR Guest



    We are in a day and age that politicians believe they can do anything they wish and get away with it. In my opinion they can not do what they have done, Legally. So let us see what the Federal Courts have to say about the legislators violating Federal law and the 5th Amendment of the Constitution when we get our Federal Injunction filed.

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    Geoggersboisp Guest


    heres the press release from dfg there is unfortunately a clause stating this does not effect projects blah blah blah highlighted in red
    DFG News Release

    Moratorium on Instream Suction Dredge Mining, Effective Immediately

    August 6, 2009
    Kirsten Macintyre, DFG Communications Manager, (916) 322-8911

    All California instream suction dredge mining has been suspended following the Governor’s signature on a new state law. The ban will be in effect until the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) completes a court-ordered environmental review of its permitting program, expected in late summer 2011.
    SB 670 (Wiggins), signed today by Gov. Schwarzenegger, prohibits the use of vacuum or other suction dredging equipment for instream mining in any California river, stream or lake. Consistent with the moratorium, DFG has ceased issuing suction dredge permits, and all previously issued state permits are now invalid.
    The moratorium on instream suction dredge mining took effect immediately as an urgency measure, prohibiting the use of vacuum or other suction dredging equipment for instream mining in reliance on any permit previously issued by DFG.
    The moratorium does not apply to suction dredging operations performed for the regular maintenance of energy or water supply management infrastructure, flood control, or navigational purposes.
    A violation of the moratorium on instream suction dredge mining is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and six months in jail.
    DFG is also currently subject to a court order prohibiting the issuance of suction dredge permits. (Leeon Hillman et al. v. California Dept. of Fish and Game, Super. Ct. Alameda County, Case No. RG09-43444.) The order, which prohibits DFG from expending any General Fund money, even indirectly, to issue suction dredge permits, will remain in effect as long as the Hillman lawsuit is pending or until further order of the court.
    Additional information can be found at www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/specialpermits/suctiondredge.

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    Apr 2012


    hi i am new to this forum and new to prospecting...i have been looking for days and have been told multiple answers so i thought i would put my question here and see if any of you guys knew the true answer...can you drywash on the east fork in the san gabriels? either with battery powered or hand crank? thks

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    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    San Bernardino, Ca.

    Dry Washing

    Prospecting with a dry washer, by law is not against the law. However. The FS discourage any prospecting and hav ebeen know to cite prospectors for something other than prospecting jus to get you to leave. Things like, motor to close to the water or fuel to close and other trivialities. Do at your own risk but hey have neve cited for prospecting.


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