This week, Senate Bill 58, authored by Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) and sponsored by RCRC, successfully passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on “Consent.”  The legislation addressing State Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) was placed on the “Suspense File,” a holding spot for bills that are determined to have a cost of $150,000 or greater to the state. 

Senate Bill 58 seeks to amend Fish and Game Code to restore language that makes State PILT payments to counties required, as opposed to permissive, effective January 1, 2019, in an effort to ensure that future Administrations follow through on the State’s commitment to counties.  Further details on State PILT and RCRC’s advocacy efforts on the issue can be accessed here.