SACRAMENTO – This morning, an innovative measure by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) creating the Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC) to unite California’s vast outdoor recreation sector in order to promote education, health, and economic development passed its first committee. The bill, AB 1111, passed the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee with unanimous, bipartisan, support receiving 13 votes in favor and none opposed.
“California is home to amazing natural resources and endless recreation opportunities. This is an industry focused on sustainability that’s generated billions of dollars in revenue and jobs.” said Assemblymember Friedman (D-Glendale). “Bringing leaders from across the spectrum to the table is an important first step in our efforts to promote conservation and outdoor recreation opportunities for all Californians, while boosting our economy.”