Here are the latest bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, as reported by Scott Lay over at the Nooner, a California Political Newsletter. Note that the new bills include quite a few water bills:
SIGNED WATER BILLS
- AB 21 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Creates the Safe Drinking Water Small Community Emergency Grant Fund which would be administered by the Department of Public Health.
- AB 30 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) – Removes the sunset date for the Small Community Grant Fund, which provides grants to small communities for the construction of wastewater collection, treatment, or disposal projects.
- AB 115 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) – Authorizes the eligibility of multi-agency Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund applications or applications submitted by a legal entity on behalf of a community, as specified.
- AB 118 by the Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials – Declares certain water systems serving a severely disadvantaged community as eligible for a grant instead of a loan from the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
- AB 120 by the Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials – Allows school districts to apply for reimbursement from the School Districts Account within the Underground Storage Tank Clean-up Fund by adjusting the underground storage tank permit requirements.
- AB 240 by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) – Requires mutual water companies to comply with open meeting, public record, and budget requirements and allows them to impose liens to collect unpaid charges. Allows the Water Replenishment District of Southern California to receive specified Department of Public Health grants to improve drinking water infrastructure in communities served by mutual water companies in the City of Maywood. A signing message can be found here.
- AB 426 by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) – Allows the State Water Resources Control Board to approve a water transfer involving any water right determined through a statutory adjudication by eliminating the requirement that only those decreed after January 1, 1981 are eligible.
- AB 803 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Northeast Los Angeles) – Modifies the State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards regulation of recycled water.
- AB 850 by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) – Authorizes joint powers authorities to issue rate reduction bonds to finance publicly owned utility projects until December 31, 2020. The bonds would be secured by utility project property and repaid through a separate utility project charge imposed on the utility customers’ bills.
- SB 322 by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) – Requires by December 31, 2016, the Department of Public Health in consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board, to investigate the feasibility of developing uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse, to provide a final report on that investigation to the Legislature no later than December 31, 2016; and requires the Department to complete the public review draft of its report by September 1, 2016. A signing message can be found here.
- SB 620 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Amends state laws governing water replenishment districts’ annual budget reserves and the penalties a water replenishment district can impose on water-producing facility operators.
- SB 753 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) – Provides the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, with new and clarified authorities for addressing unauthorized and unforthcoming structures built in or on levees or other areas of the flood control system which are under the jurisdiction of the Board.
- SB 763 by Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) – Extends the sunset date on the Replacing, Removing, and Upgrading Tanks (RUST) Program, changes the interest rate on RUST loans, reduces the share of funds that may be used for RUST grants, and transfers $8 million from the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund to the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Financing Account to finance RUST loans and grants.
- AB 34 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) – State historical resources.
- AB 361 by Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – Medi-Cal: Health Homes for Medi-Cal Enrollees and Section 1115 Waiver Demonstration Populations with Chronic and Complex Conditions.
- AB 409 by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – Political Reform Act of 1974: statements of economic interests: online filing.
- AB 460 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Health care coverage: infertility.
- AB 552 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) – Political Reform Act of 1974: collection of fines.
- AB 720 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) – Inmates: health care enrollment.
- AB 744 by Assemblymember Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) – Timber harvesting plans: exempt activities.
- AB 904 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) – Forest practices: working forest management plans.
- AB 1047 by Assemblymember Eric F. Linder (R-Corona) – Commercial driver’s licenses.
- AB 1090 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) – Public officers: conflicts of interest: contracts.
- AB 1121 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Gender identity: petition for change of name.
- AB 1253 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) – Vehicles: mobile advertising displays.
- AB 1309 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) – Workers’ compensation: professional athletes.
- AB 1418 by the Committee on Elections and Redistricting – The Political Reform Act of 1974: omnibus bill.
- SB 142 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Public transit.
- SB 208 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) – Public social services: contracting.
- SB 239 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) – Medi-Cal: hospitals: quality assurance fees: distinct part skilled nursing facilities.
- SB 346 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) – Public social services: records.
- SB 470 by Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles) – Community development: economic opportunity.
- SB 484 by Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) – Tax preparers.