Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that temporarily prohibits issuing permits to operate vacuum or suction dredge equipment until certification of an environmental impact report.
-Prohibits the usage and issuance of permits to operate vacuum or suction dredge equipment until certification of an environmental impact report under the California Environmental Quality Act (Sec. 1).
-Exempts any nonmotorized or recreational mining activities, such as panning for gold (Sec. 1).
NOTE: A BILL WITH AN URGENCY CLAUSE REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF EACH CHAMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR THE CLAUSE TO PASS. IF PASSED, THE BILL GOES INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ENACTMENT.