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18, 2022
5:30-7:30 PM

Welcome Reception
Cocktail Reception Sponsored by: -

Welcome Reception Hor d'oeuvre Sponsored by: -

19, 2022
8:00 AM Registration Desk Opens

Registration Morning Coffee Sponsored by: -

8:30 AM Welcome - Kate Pearson, President, MRA
Welcome to Sacramento Marie Waldron, California State Assembly Member, District 75
9:00 AM Capitol Update and Legislative Summary
Beau Biller, Lobbyist, Platinum Advisors

Jerry Desmond, Lobbyist, Desmond & Desmond, LLC
Mark Smith, Lobbyist, Smith Policy Group

9:00 AM Brian Jones, California State Senator, 38th District
10:00 AM

Coffee Break 
Tuesday Morning Refreshments Sponsored by: -

10:15 AM

California 30x30 and Outdoors for All Initiatives
California’s lands and coastal waters are home to habitats and species found
nowhere else on Earth. The state is moving forward to guard those special places
and share them will all Californians. The state’s 30x30 initiative will conserve 30
percent of the state’s land and coastal waters by 2030. At the same time, The
Outdoors for All initiative is focused on equitably expanding outdoor access to all
Californians through focused investments in open space infrastructure, outdoor
programming, and improvements to state systems. These efforts seek to undo
deeply ingrained inequities, and preserve the cherished natural, cultural, and tribal
resources as the fight against climate change intensifies. Together these efforts will
help California protect our nature for generations to come and ensure the outdoors is
accessible to all Californians.

Secretary Wade Crowfoot, California’s Natural Resources Agency

10:45 AM

Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund Sustainability – Stakeholder Process & Budget Process
a) Budget deficit
b) Drought and the impact to boating access at reservoirs and what the state is
doing about it.
c) Boating Infrastructure Needs - docks, launch ramps, pump out stations, electric
plug-in stations for electric boats

Armando Quintero, Director, California Department of Parks and Recreation
Ramona Fernandez, Acting Deputy Director, California State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways

Keren Dill, Chief, Grants and Loans, California State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways

11:15 AM

a) Emissions regulations for commercial fleet and the impacts on recreational vessels

David Quiros, Manager of the Freight Technology Section, Commercial Harbor Craft

Noon Lunch

365 Fishing License Implementation
Mark Smith, Lobbyist, NMMA
Marko Mlikotin, Public Affairs Consultant/Sportfishing


Legislator Meetings at the Hyatt

  1:10 PM California State Assemblymember Tasha Boemer Horvath
  1:30 PM California State Senator Jim Nielson
  2:00 PM California State Senator Mike McGuire
  2:30 PM California State Assembly Member Carlos Villapudua
  3:00 PM Legislative Visits
  4:00 PM  
The speakers, presentations, and presentation times listed in this schedule may change.