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AB 1032 Amended Again! ( 21:23:11 Tue Aug 28 2007 )

Here for more information and how you can help: http://www.goldgold.com:80/legal/1032actionalert09_07.htm


Assembly Bill 1032 has just gone through a very substantial amendment. For the most part, they have stripped out the language concerning wild trout and heritage waterways, and have replaced it with language to either eliminate or further-restrict suction dredging on a long list of waterways in California.

In Siskiyou County, the new AB 1032 eliminates suction dredging on the main stem of the Salmon River, Elk Creek, Indian Creek and other waterways. It reduces dredging seasons along the Klamath & Scott Rivers and the North & South Forks of the Salmon River to a 2-month season each year; July and August.

The new AB 1032 also eliminates suction dredging activity on all or part of the following gold-bearing waterways further to the south of us: Truckee River (Nevada County), Stanislaus River (Tuolumne County), Rubicon River (Placer County), North Fork American River (Placer County), Merced River (Mariposa County), Lavezolla Creek (Sierra County), Feather River (Butte and Plumas County) and others.

Here is the latest version of AB 1032.

Here is a comparative breakdown of affected waterways which has been put together by our lobbyists.

Please spread the word around, because there will be thousands of property owners affected by this who probably are not even aware of the pending legislation!

We have hired excellent lobbyists in Sacramento who are working very hard to kill this bill (behind the scenes) so that it never gets signed into law. Our attorneys are also directly involved and gearing up to challenge AB 1032 if it does get signed into law! I am sorry to not give very many details about what we are doing. The reason is that our adversaries watch our communication forums closer than our supporters do! Consequently, they were able to counter our earlier attempt to kill AB 1032 in the Senate Natural Resources Committee. What a fiasco!

I ask that you have some faith that we have very competent attorneys and lobbyists working this problem as well as can be done under the circumstances. Watch for an Action Alert which is coming soon that will ask for your direct participation.

I also am asking for your financial contributions. So far, we have been making most of the payments to our professionals out of the New 49’er general fund. Industry contributions are not keeping up with our costs in defending against this terrible bill. We need help, even if it is only $10 from any of you who are able to send something in?

Please link to this post on the other industry forums so that others can also help?

Contributions can be sent to: New 49’er Legal Fund, P.O. Box 47, Happy Camp, CA 96039. Or they can be called into our office at (530) 493-2012. Or they can be made through PayPal at the “Make a Donation” link towards the top of this page. Prize tickets are being made out by our staff for each contribution of $10 that we receive.

We appreciate anything you can do to help, because mounting costs on this are becoming pretty uncomfortable.

Let’s please keep our collective chins up, hold our ranks together the best we can, and especially avoid offensive chatter on any of our prospecting communication forums; because our adversaries always use that against us in the formal proceedings.

We have been in tight spots before and have ended up on top. This latest amendment creates a clear-cut taking of the productive use of enormous property holdings without providing any demonstrable benefit to the public. Imagine these guys thinking they can just take so much private property away without so much as an explanation! There are some serious problems with the legislation as written. As long as we hold ourselves together, it is a good chance we will end up on top when this is all over.

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