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PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 6001-6009



6001.  Unless the context otherwise requires, the general provisions
and definitions set forth in this chapter shall govern the
construction of this division.


6002.  "Commission" means the State Lands Commission.



6003.  "City" includes "city and county."



6004.  "Oil and gas" includes oil, gas and all other hydrocarbon
substances.


6005.  Whenever permissive authority or discretion is vested in any
public officer or body under this division, such authority or
discretion is subject to the condition that it be exercised in the
best interests of the State.


6006.  The repeal of Chapter 303 of the Statutes of 1921 and of
Chapter 227 of the Statutes of 1923 effected by the State Lands Act
of 1938 shall not affect any existing rights thereunder or any
permit, lease, or agreement entered into under any provision of
either chapter, nor shall it affect the rights or duties of any
purchaser of State lands prior to June 11, 1938, the effective date
of the State Lands Act of 1938.



6007.  The repeal by this code of any provision of law codified
herein shall not affect any existing vested rights thereunder or any
contract, permit, lease, or agreement entered into under any such
provision of law, nor shall it affect the rights or duties of any
purchaser of State lands sold prior to the effective date of such
codification.



6008.  In order to protect the public's access to, and use of, all
state-owned lands in Humboldt Bay, no right to the use of any state
lands, including, but not limited to, tide and submerged lands, in
and adjacent to Humboldt Bay south of the entrance to the bay shall
be sold.
   This section shall not be applicable to settlements of title or
boundary problems by the commission or to exchanges in connection
therewith.



6009.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) Upon admission to the United States, and as incident of its
sovereignty, California received title to the tidelands, submerged
lands, and beds of navigable lakes and rivers within its borders, to
be held subject to the public trust for statewide public purposes,
including commerce, navigation, fisheries, and other recognized uses,
and for preservation in their natural state.
   (b) The state's power and right to control, regulate, and utilize
its tidelands and submerged lands when acting within the terms of the
public trust is absolute.
   (c) Tidelands and submerged lands granted by the Legislature to
local entities remain subject to the public trust, and remain subject
to the oversight authority of the state by and through the State
Lands Commission.
   (d) Grantees are required to manage the state's tidelands and
submerged lands consistent with the terms and obligations of their
grants and the public trust, without subjugation of statewide
interests, concerns, or benefits to the inclination of local or
municipal affairs, initiatives, or excises.
   (e) The purposes and uses of tidelands and submerged lands is a
statewide concern.


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Statutes > California > Prc > 6001-6009

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 6001-6009



6001.  Unless the context otherwise requires, the general provisions
and definitions set forth in this chapter shall govern the
construction of this division.


6002.  "Commission" means the State Lands Commission.



6003.  "City" includes "city and county."



6004.  "Oil and gas" includes oil, gas and all other hydrocarbon
substances.


6005.  Whenever permissive authority or discretion is vested in any
public officer or body under this division, such authority or
discretion is subject to the condition that it be exercised in the
best interests of the State.


6006.  The repeal of Chapter 303 of the Statutes of 1921 and of
Chapter 227 of the Statutes of 1923 effected by the State Lands Act
of 1938 shall not affect any existing rights thereunder or any
permit, lease, or agreement entered into under any provision of
either chapter, nor shall it affect the rights or duties of any
purchaser of State lands prior to June 11, 1938, the effective date
of the State Lands Act of 1938.



6007.  The repeal by this code of any provision of law codified
herein shall not affect any existing vested rights thereunder or any
contract, permit, lease, or agreement entered into under any such
provision of law, nor shall it affect the rights or duties of any
purchaser of State lands sold prior to the effective date of such
codification.



6008.  In order to protect the public's access to, and use of, all
state-owned lands in Humboldt Bay, no right to the use of any state
lands, including, but not limited to, tide and submerged lands, in
and adjacent to Humboldt Bay south of the entrance to the bay shall
be sold.
   This section shall not be applicable to settlements of title or
boundary problems by the commission or to exchanges in connection
therewith.



6009.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) Upon admission to the United States, and as incident of its
sovereignty, California received title to the tidelands, submerged
lands, and beds of navigable lakes and rivers within its borders, to
be held subject to the public trust for statewide public purposes,
including commerce, navigation, fisheries, and other recognized uses,
and for preservation in their natural state.
   (b) The state's power and right to control, regulate, and utilize
its tidelands and submerged lands when acting within the terms of the
public trust is absolute.
   (c) Tidelands and submerged lands granted by the Legislature to
local entities remain subject to the public trust, and remain subject
to the oversight authority of the state by and through the State
Lands Commission.
   (d) Grantees are required to manage the state's tidelands and
submerged lands consistent with the terms and obligations of their
grants and the public trust, without subjugation of statewide
interests, concerns, or benefits to the inclination of local or
municipal affairs, initiatives, or excises.
   (e) The purposes and uses of tidelands and submerged lands is a
statewide concern.



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Statutes > California > Prc > 6001-6009

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 6001-6009



6001.  Unless the context otherwise requires, the general provisions
and definitions set forth in this chapter shall govern the
construction of this division.


6002.  "Commission" means the State Lands Commission.



6003.  "City" includes "city and county."



6004.  "Oil and gas" includes oil, gas and all other hydrocarbon
substances.


6005.  Whenever permissive authority or discretion is vested in any
public officer or body under this division, such authority or
discretion is subject to the condition that it be exercised in the
best interests of the State.


6006.  The repeal of Chapter 303 of the Statutes of 1921 and of
Chapter 227 of the Statutes of 1923 effected by the State Lands Act
of 1938 shall not affect any existing rights thereunder or any
permit, lease, or agreement entered into under any provision of
either chapter, nor shall it affect the rights or duties of any
purchaser of State lands prior to June 11, 1938, the effective date
of the State Lands Act of 1938.



6007.  The repeal by this code of any provision of law codified
herein shall not affect any existing vested rights thereunder or any
contract, permit, lease, or agreement entered into under any such
provision of law, nor shall it affect the rights or duties of any
purchaser of State lands sold prior to the effective date of such
codification.



6008.  In order to protect the public's access to, and use of, all
state-owned lands in Humboldt Bay, no right to the use of any state
lands, including, but not limited to, tide and submerged lands, in
and adjacent to Humboldt Bay south of the entrance to the bay shall
be sold.
   This section shall not be applicable to settlements of title or
boundary problems by the commission or to exchanges in connection
therewith.



6009.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) Upon admission to the United States, and as incident of its
sovereignty, California received title to the tidelands, submerged
lands, and beds of navigable lakes and rivers within its borders, to
be held subject to the public trust for statewide public purposes,
including commerce, navigation, fisheries, and other recognized uses,
and for preservation in their natural state.
   (b) The state's power and right to control, regulate, and utilize
its tidelands and submerged lands when acting within the terms of the
public trust is absolute.
   (c) Tidelands and submerged lands granted by the Legislature to
local entities remain subject to the public trust, and remain subject
to the oversight authority of the state by and through the State
Lands Commission.
   (d) Grantees are required to manage the state's tidelands and
submerged lands consistent with the terms and obligations of their
grants and the public trust, without subjugation of statewide
interests, concerns, or benefits to the inclination of local or
municipal affairs, initiatives, or excises.
   (e) The purposes and uses of tidelands and submerged lands is a
statewide concern.


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