coastal commission http://kvpr.org en California Bill Would Grant Coastal Commission Power to Levy Fines http://kvpr.org/post/california-bill-would-grant-coastal-commission-power-levy-fines <p>A bill that would give the California Coastal Commission the power to levy fines is headed for a vote in the State Senate. Under current law, the commission is only allowed to sue people or businesses suspected of damaging or limiting access to the state’s coast line.&nbsp;</p><p>Assembly member Toni Atkins says her bill would grant the Coastal Commission the same enforcement power every other state regulatory agency already has.</p><p>“Other agencies that are tasked with enforcing regulations have the ability to do this and at much higher rates of fines,” says Atkins.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:33:37 +0000 Max Pringle 20332 at http://kvpr.org California Bill Would Grant Coastal Commission Power to Levy Fines