RCRC has lent its support to Assembly Bill 1111, authored by Assembly Member Laura Friedman (D-Glendale).  AB 1111 would establish the Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation with the Office of the Governor to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, and improve the quality of life for all Californians.  

AB 1111 would also involve interested stakeholders by requiring the Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation to create an advisory group to offer advice, expertise, support, and service in carrying out its mission.  AB 1111 anticipates the involvement of representatives from rural areas with a recreation-dependent economy as well as stakeholders from those sectors related to outdoor recreation economy.  The additional focus AB 1111 directs to tourism and outdoor recreation would benefit California’s rural counties, many of whom serve as the gateway welcoming visitors to California’s state and national parks, as well as other publicly-accessible lands. 

RCRC’s floor alert can be accessed here.  AB 1111 currently awaits action in the Assembly (Third Reading File).  Please contact Mary-Ann Warmerdam, RCRC Senior Legislative Affairs Advocate, at (916) 447-4806 or mwarmerdam@rcrcnet.org for more information.