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Support Request for Bill AB634


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Posted by California Ships to Reefs on March 26, 2009 at 22:03:32:

To: Dive Clubs, the Dive Industry, Fishing Groups
From: California Ships to Reefs

Subject: Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Liability Immunity Legislation, AB 634, by Assemblywoman Diane Harkey

We recently sent out a notice requesting support for AB 634 which covers liability immunity for the State, Counties, Cities & Harbors that work with CSTR to create ship-based artificial reefs off the California Coastline. We want to take this opportunity to thank all those who have written letters of support for this legislation.

The original request for support generated several questions that we have answered on the FAQ page of our website. We encourage everyone to visit the site http://californiashipstoreefs.org and access these FAQs to resolve any questions you may have regarding this bill and request for support.

For those of you who have not yet sent your letters of support, a sample is below. We recommend that supporters put the letter into their own words and send them out as soon as possible. The bill is scheduled for consideration and vote in the Assembly Committee on the Judiciary on April 14th.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Date

Honorable Diane Harkey
California State Assembly
State Capital, Room 4177
Sacramento, CA 95814

RE: AB 634, Relating to Liability - Support

Dear Assemblywoman Harkey:

I understand the necessity of protecting and sustaining the health of our oceans, here in California, and around the globe, for both environmental and economic reasons, strongly support AB 634.

This bill will encourage the State of California and local ports to allow and support the placement of artificial reefs in their jurisdictions. The State of California and local governments need this bill so they can participate in this important movement to restore sustainable economies to California's historic ports and add or restore some of the habitat which has been lost in the ocean environment.

Thank you for authoring this important legislation to assist in revitalizing California's ports, coastal economy and the ocean environment.

Sincerely,
Name
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