TO THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY: I am vetoing Assembly Bill 908 in its entirety. This bill corrects the effective date of the change in Managed Forest Land Program closed acreage fee revenue as drafted in Assembly Bill 323. This bill clarifies that the distribution of fee revenue to municipalities and counties is effective July 1, 2005. This bill is also void if AB 323 is partially vetoed.
I support assisting local governments to offset the revenue impact of the Managed Forest Land Program. I am concerned, however, that the provisions in AB 323 will increase the amount of managed forest land that is closed to public access and do not provide any means of minimizing the impact on public recreation. By exercising partial vetoes in AB 323, this bill is now unnecessary. Respectfully submitted, JIM DOYLE Governor