Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Welcome Reception5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The reception will be held in the Capitol View Room 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Registration Desk Opens8:00 AM - 8:30 AM  
Welcome to Sacramento8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Kate Pearson, President, Marine Recreation Association

Republican Leader Emeritus Marie Waldron

Kate Pearson Marie Waldron
Legislative Summary8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

2,500 bills introduced in the 2023 session – What impacts your business?

AB 45 (Boerner Horvath D)
Coastal resources: coastal development permits: blue carbon demonstration projects: new development: greenhouse gas emissions.

AB 286 (McGuire D)
Offshore wind energy projects.

AB 748 (Villapudua D)
Division of Boating and Waterways.

AB 887 (Bonta D)
Floating home marinas.

AB 966 (Davies R)
Division of Boating and Waterways: report to the Legislature: shoreline erosion control and public beach programs.

AB 1087 (Grayson D)
Vessels: equipment.

AB 1686 (Grayson D)
Ports and harbors: Martinez Marina.

Beau Biller Jerry Desmond Mark Smith
Recreational Boating Rulemaking9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

The survey is out – what happens next?

Beau Biller
Vessel Property Assessment 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Member Gaines will discuss California’s tax and business climate, vessel property assessment, and the role of the California State Board of Equalization.

Ted Gaines, Board Member, California State Board of Equalization

Ted Gaines
Coffee Break9:50 AM - 10:00 AM  
Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Chair: California Problem Solvers Caucus

Carlos Villapudua
Achieving 30x30 in California’s Coastal Waters10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Jenn Eckerle, Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy, California Natural Resources Agency and Executive Director, Ocean Protection Council (OPC)

Jenn Eckerle
Governor Budget Priorities and Fiscal Stability 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Armando Quintero, Director, California Department of Parks & Recreation 

Armando Quintero
Division of Boating and Waterways – Commissioners and Leadership11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Subcommittee reports on Economic Impact Study, Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund, Aquatic Invasive Species, Beach Erosion, Abandoned vessels -SAVE program and VTIP

Keren Dill, Chief, Grants and Loans, Department of Parks and Recreation: Division of Boating and Waterways

Deborah Holmes, DBW Grants & Loans Unit Supervisor, Department of Parks and Recreation: Division of Boating and Waterways

Keren Dill Deborah Holmes
Status of Offshore Wind Development11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Status of offshore wind off the California coast and potential impacts to sea and land side marina and boating operations.

Mike Conroy, West Coast Director, Responsible Offshore Development Alliance

Mike Conroy
Lunch - Boating and Economic Impact in California12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Recreational boating and fishing, as major economic drivers in California, deliver over $13 Billion in economic impact in the state each year.  As one of the top 10 boating states in the U.S., recreational boating creates over 41,000 jobs in California and contributes over $2 Billion in GDP.   Robert Newsome, Senior Vice President of Operations for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), will be discussing boating participation, sales trends and other elements of economic impact resulting from Californian’s passion for boating and outdoor recreation.

Robert Newsome, Senior Vice President of Operations, National Marine Manufacturers Association

California State Assembly Republican Leader Gallaghar

California Senate Minority Leader Jones

plus Legislative and Caucus staff – ‘Lunch and Learn’

Robert Newsome James Gallagher Brian Jones
Meet your Legislator Assembly Member Gregg Hart, Assembly Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife1:15 PM

Share your business challenges in and around their districts. Meetings at the Hyatt.

Gregg Hart
California Abandoned & Derelict Vessel Survey1:45 PM Kate Pearson Kevin Ketchum
Meet your Legislator Assembly Member Tasha Boerner-Horvath, Chair, Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy2:15 PM

Share your business challenges in and around their districts. Meetings at the Hyatt.

Tasha Boerner Horvath
Meet your Legislator Senator Mike McGuire, Chair, Joint Committee, Fisheries and Aquaculture3:00 PM

Share your business challenges in and around their districts. Meetings at the Hyatt.


Mike McGuire
Meet your Legislator Assembly Member Megan Dahle, Assembly Committee, Water Parks and Wildlife & Budget3:25 PM

Share your business challenges in and around their districts. Meetings at the Hyatt.


Megan Dahle

* Please be advised that the Schedule of Events is subject to change without advanced written notice.