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SB-927 Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2014.(2013-2014)



SECTION 1.

 The heading of Division 26.7 (commencing with Section 79700) of the Water Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 126 of the Statutes of 2010, is amended to read:

DIVISION 26.7. THE SAFE, CLEAN, AND RELIABLE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY ACT OF 2014

SEC. 2.

 Section 79700 of the Water Code, as amended by Section 2 of Chapter 126 of the Statutes of 2010, is amended to read:

79700.
 This division shall be known, and may be cited, as the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement  Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply  Act of 2014.

SEC. 3.

 Section 79702 of the Water Code, as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 126 of the Statutes of 2010, is amended to read:

79702.
 Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions set forth in this section govern the construction of this division, as follows:
(a) “Acquisition” means obtaining a fee interest or any other interest in real property, including easements, leases, water, water rights, or interest in water obtained for the purposes of instream flows and development rights. “Bay Delta Conservation Plan” means the final plan prepared pursuant to the planning agreement regarding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, dated October 6, 2006. 
(b) “Bay-Delta Estuary” means the Delta, Suisun Bay, and Suisun Marsh.
(b) (c)  “CALFED Bay-Delta Program” means the program described in the Record of Decision dated August 28, 2000.
(c) (d)  “Commission” means the California Water Commission.
(d) (e)  “Committee” means the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement  Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply  Finance Committee created by Section 79787. 79812. 
(e) (f)  “Delta” means the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, as defined in Section 85058. 12220. 
(f) (g)  “Delta conveyance facilities” means facilities that convey water directly from the Sacramento River to the State Water Project or the federal Central Valley Project pumping facilities in the south Delta.
(g) (h)  “Delta counties” means the Counties of Solano, Yolo, Sacramento,  Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo. and San Joaquin. 
(h) (i)  “Delta plan” Plan”  has the meaning set forth in Section 85059.
(j) “Department” means the Department of Water Resources.
(i) (k)  “Director” means the Director of Water Resources.
(j) (l)  “Disadvantaged community” has the meaning set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 79505.5, as it may be amended. 79505.5. 
(k) (m)  “Economically distressed area” means a municipality with a population of 20,000 persons or less, a rural county, or a reasonably isolated and divisible segment of a larger municipality where the segment of the population is 20,000 persons or less, with an annual median household income that is less than 85 percent of the statewide median household income, and with one or more of the following conditions as determined by the department:
(1) Financial hardship.
(2) Unemployment rate at least 2 percent higher than the statewide average.
(3) Low population density.
( (n) 
l
)    “Fund” means the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement  Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply  Fund of 2014 created by Section 79715. 79716. 
(m) “Instream flows” means a specific streamflow, measured in cubic feet per second, at a particular location for a defined time, and typically follows seasonal variations.
(n) (o)  “Integrated regional water management plan” has the meaning set forth in Part 2.2 (commencing with Section 10530) of Division 6, as that part may be amended. Section 10534. 
(o) “Long-term” means for a period of not less than 20 years.
(p) “Nonprofit organization” means an organization qualified to do business in California and qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code.
(q) “Proposition 1E” means the Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006 (Chapter 1.699 (commencing with Section 5096.800) of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code).
(r) “Proposition 84” means the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Division 43 (commencing with Section 75001) of the Public Resources Code).
(s) (q)  “Public agency” means a state agency or department, special  district, joint powers authority, city, county, city and county, or other political subdivision of the state.
(t) “Rainwater” has the meaning set forth in subdivision (c) of Section 10573.
(u) (r)  “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency.
(v) “Severely disadvantaged community” has the meaning set forth in Section 116760.20 of the Health and Safety Code.
(w) “Small community water system” means a community water system that serves no more than 3,300 service connections or a year-long population of no more than 10,000 persons.
(x) “State board” means the State Water Resources Control Board.
(y) (s)  “State General Obligation Bond Law” means the State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
(z) “State small water system” has the meaning set forth in subdivision (n) of Section 116275 of the Health and Safety Code.
(aa) “Stormwater” has the meaning set forth in subdivision (e) of Section 10573.
(ab) “Water right” means a legal entitlement authorizing water to be diverted from a specified source and put to a beneficial, nonwasteful use.

SEC. 4.

 Section 79716 of the Water Code, as amended by Section 4 of Chapter 126 of the Statutes of 2010, is amended to read:

79716.
 Each state agency that receives an appropriation of funding made available by  The proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to  this division shall be responsible for establishing metrics of success and reporting the status of projects and all uses of the funding on the state’s bond accountability Internet Web site, as provided by statute. deposited in the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Fund of 2014, which is hereby created in the State Treasury. 

SEC. 5.

 Section 79720 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is amended to read:

79720.
 The sum of five three  hundred twenty twenty-seven  million dollars ($520,000,000) ($327,000,000)  shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature from the fund, for expenditures, grants, and loans for projects that improve water quality or help provide clean, safe, and reliable drinking water to all Californians. the purposes of this chapter. 

SEC. 6.

 Section 79720.1 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is amended to read:

79720.1.
 (a) From the funds described in Section 79720, ninety million dollars ($90,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature from the fund, for the planning, design, and construction of local and regional drought relief projects that reduce the impacts of drought conditions, including, but not limited to, the impacts of reductions in Delta diversions. Eligible projects include all of the following:
(1) Water conservation and efficiency projects, including installation of the most water efficient fixtures commercially available.
(2) Water recycling and related infrastructure.
(3) Groundwater cleanup.
(4) Local and regional conveyance projects that improve water supplies and public benefits associated with conveyance facilities.
(5) Other local and regional water supply reliability projects.
(6) Local and regional surface water storage projects that provide emergency water supplies and water supply reliability in drought conditions.
(b) Projects funded pursuant to this section shall meet both of the following requirements:
(1) The project will provide a sustainable water supply that does not contribute to groundwater overdraft or increase surface water diversions.
(2) The project is capable of being operational within two years of receiving the grant.
(c) Preference shall be given to applicants that can demonstrate substantial past and current investments in conservation and local water projects.
(d) Not more than 10 percent of the funds provided pursuant to this section shall be available for planning, investigations, studies, and monitoring.
(e) The department shall require a cost share of not less than 50 percent of total project costs from nonstate sources. The department may waive or reduce the cost-sharing requirement for projects that directly benefit disadvantaged communities or economically distressed areas.

SEC. 7.

 Section 79720.4 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is amended to read:

79720.4.
 From the funds described in Section 79720, seventy-two million dollars ($72,000,000) shall be available for deposit into the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund created pursuant to Section 116760.30 of the Health and Safety Code.

SEC. 8.

 Section 79720.6 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is repealed.

SEC. 9.

 Section 79721 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is amended to read:

79721.
 The projects eligible for funding pursuant to this chapter shall help improve water quality for a beneficial use. The purposes of this chapter are to:
(a) Reduce contaminants in drinking water supplies regardless of the source of the water or the contamination.
(b) Assess and prioritize the risk of contamination to drinking water supplies.
(c) Address the critical and immediate needs of disadvantaged, rural, or small communities that suffer from contaminated drinking water supplies, including, but not limited to, projects that address a public health emergency.
(d) Leverage other private, federal, state, and local drinking water quality and wastewater treatment funds.
(e) Reduce contaminants in discharges to, and improve the quality of, waters of the state.
(f) Prevent further contamination of drinking water supplies.
(g) Provide disadvantaged communities with public drinking water infrastructure that provides clean, safe, and reliable drinking water supplies that the community can sustain over the long term.
(h) Ensure access to clean, safe, reliable, and affordable drinking water for California’s communities.
(i) The  Meet primary and secondary safe drinking water standards or remove contaminants identified by the state or federal government for development of a primary or secondary drinking water standard.  sum of one billion forty million dollars ($1,040,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, from the fund to the department for competitive grants and expenditures in accordance with Section 79722. 

SEC. 10.

 Section 79722 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is amended to read:

79722.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (f), the department shall award grants to eligible projects that implement an adopted integrated regional water management plan.
(b) An urban water supplier that does not prepare, adopt, and submit its urban water management plan in accordance with the Urban Water Management Planning Act (Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 10610) of Division 6) is ineligible to receive funds made available pursuant to Section 79721 until the urban water management plan is prepared and submitted in accordance with the requirements of that act.
(c) For the purposes of awarding a grant under this chapter, the department shall require a local cost share of not less than 50 percent of the total costs of the project. The department may waive or reduce the cost-sharing requirement for projects that directly benefit a disadvantaged community or an economically distressed area.
(d) Eligible projects are those included in adopted integrated regional water management plans consistent with Part 2.2 (commencing with Section 10530) of Division 6, including, but not limited to, local and regional surface water storage projects.
(e) The funding provided in Section 79721 shall be allocated to each hydrologic region as identified in the California Water Plan in accordance with this subdivision. For the South Coast hydrologic region, the department shall establish three funding areas that reflect the watersheds of San Diego County (designated as the San Diego subregion), the Santa Ana River watershed and southern Orange County (designated as the Santa Ana subregion), and the Los Angeles and Ventura County watersheds (designated as the Los Angeles subregion), and shall allocate funds to those areas in accordance with this subdivision. The North and South Lahontan hydrologic regions shall be treated as one area for the purpose of allocating funds. For purposes of this subdivision, the Sacramento River hydrologic region does not include the Delta. For purposes of this subdivision, the Mountain Counties Overlay is not eligible for funds from the Sacramento River hydrologic region or the San Joaquin River hydrologic region. The department may recognize multiple integrated regional water management plans in each of the areas allocated funding. Funds made available by this chapter shall be allocated as follows:
(1) North Coast: $45,000,000.
(2) San Francisco Bay: $132,000,000.
(3) Central Coast: $58,000,000.
(4) Los Angeles subregion: $198,000,000.
(5) Santa Ana subregion: $128,000,000.
(6) San Diego subregion: $87,000,000.
(7) Sacramento River: $76,000,000.
(8) San Joaquin River: $64,000,000.
(9) Tulare/Kern: $70,000,000.
(10) North/South Lahontan: $51,000,000.
(11) Colorado River Basin: $47,000,000.
(12) Mountain Counties Overlay: $44,000,000.
(13) Interregional: $40,000,000.
The (f)   contaminants that may be addressed with funding pursuant to this chapter may include, but shall not be limited to, nitrates, perchlorate, MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether), arsenic, selenium, hexavalent chromium, mercury, PCE (perchloroethylene), TCE (trichloroethylene), DCE (dichloroethene), DCA (dichloroethane), 1,2,3-TCP (trichloropropane), carbon tetrachloride, 1,4-dioxane, 1,4-dioxacyclohexane, nitrosodimethylamine, bromide, iron, manganese, and uranium. Interregional funds may be expended directly or granted by the department to address multiregional needs or state priorities, including, but not limited to, any of the following: 
(1) Investing in new water technology development and deployment.
(2) Meeting state water recycling and water conservation goals.
(3) Adapting to climate change impacts.
(4) Reducing contributions to climate change.
(5) Other projects to improve statewide water management systems.
(6) Other projects and activities designed to meet the needs of disadvantaged communities or economically distressed areas including technical and grant writing assistance.

SEC. 11.

 Section 79732 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is amended to read:

79732.
 (a) In protecting and restoring California rivers, lakes, streams, and watersheds, the purposes of this chapter are to:
(1) Protect and increase the economic benefits arising from healthy watersheds, fishery resources, and instream flow.
(2) Implement watershed adaptation projects in order to reduce the impacts of climate change on California’s communities and ecosystems.
(3) Restore river parkways throughout the state, including, but not limited to, projects pursuant to the California River Parkways Act of 2004 (Chapter 3.8 (commencing with Section 5750) of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code), in the Urban Streams Restoration Program established pursuant to Section 7048, and urban river greenways.
(4) Protect and restore aquatic, wetland, and migratory bird ecosystems, including fish and wildlife corridors and the acquisition of water rights for instream flow.
(5) Fulfill the obligations of the State of California in complying with the terms of multiparty settlement agreements related to water resources.
(6) Remove barriers to fish passage.
(7) Collaborate with federal agencies in the protection of fish native to California and wetlands in the central valley of California.
(8) Implement fuel treatment projects to reduce wildfire risks, protect watersheds tributary to water storage facilities, and promote watershed health.
(9) Protect and restore rural and urban watershed health to improve watershed storage capacity, forest health, protection of life and property, stormwater resource management, and greenhouse gas reduction.
(10) Protect and restore coastal watersheds, including, but not limited to, bays, marine estuaries, and nearshore ecosystems.
(11) Reduce pollution or contamination of rivers, lakes, streams, or coastal waters, prevent and remediate mercury contamination from legacy mines, and protect or restore natural system functions that contribute to water supply, water quality, or flood management.
(12) Assist in the recovery of endangered, threatened, or migratory species by improving watershed health, instream flows, fish passage, coastal or inland wetland restoration, or other means, such as natural community conservation plan and habitat conservation plan implementation.
(13) Assist in water-related agricultural sustainability projects.
(b) (a)  Funds provided by this chapter  A project that receives funding pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 79731  shall only be used for projects that will provide fisheries or ecosystem benefits or improvements that are greater than required applicable environmental mitigation measures or compliance obligations. eligible for funding pursuant to other provisions of this division to the extent that the combined state funding pursuant to this division does not exceed 50 percent of the total project costs. 
(b) The department shall determine what constitutes a project for the purposes of subdivision (a).

SEC. 12.

 Section 79744 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is amended to read:

79744.
 (a) In  Of the funds authorized by Section 79740, five hundred ten million dollars ($510,000,000) shall be allocated to the hydrologic regions as identified in the California Water Plan in accordance with this section. For the South Coast hydrologic region, the department shall establish three funding areas that reflect the watersheds of San Diego County and southern Orange County (designated as the San Diego subregion), the Santa Ana River watershed (designated as the Santa Ana subregion), and the Los Angeles and Ventura County watersheds (designated as the Los Angeles subregion), and shall allocate funds to those areas in accordance with this subdivision. The North and South Lahontan hydrologic regions shall be treated as one area for the purpose of allocating funds. For purposes of this subdivision, the Sacramento River hydrologic region does not include the Delta. For purposes of this subdivision, the Mountain Counties Overlay is not eligible for funds from the Sacramento River hydrologic region or the San Joaquin River hydrologic region. Multiple integrated regional water management plans may be recognized in each of the areas allocated funding.  consultation with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the department, the commission shall develop and adopt, by regulation, methods for quantification and management of public benefits described in Section 79743 by December 15, 2014. The regulations shall include the priorities and relative environmental value of ecosystem benefits as provided by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the priorities and relative environmental value of water quality benefits as provided by the State Water Resources Control Board. 
(b) Funds made available by this chapter shall be allocated as follows:
(1) Twenty-six million five hundred thousand dollars ($26,500,000) for the North Coast hydrologic region.
(2) Sixty-five million dollars ($65,000,000) for the San Francisco Bay hydrologic region.
(3) Forty-three million dollars ($43,000,000) for the Central Coast hydrologic region.
(4) Ninety-eight million dollars ($98,000,000) for the Los Angeles subregion.
(5) Sixty-three million dollars ($63,000,000) for the Santa Ana subregion.
(6) Fifty-two million five hundred thousand dollars ($52,500,000) for the San Diego subregion.
(7) Thirty-seven million dollars ($37,000,000) for the Sacramento River hydrologic region.
(8) Thirty-one million dollars ($31,000,000) for the San Joaquin River hydrologic region.
(9) Thirty-four million dollars ($34,000,000) for the Tulare/Kern hydrologic region.
(10) Twenty-four million five hundred thousand dollars ($24,500,000) for the North/South Lahontan hydrologic region.
(11) Twenty-two million five hundred thousand dollars ($22,500,000) for the Colorado River Basin hydrologic region.
(12) Thirteen million dollars ($13,000,000) for the Mountain Counties Overlay.

SEC. 13.

 Section 79745 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is amended to read:

79745.
 The (a)   Department of Water Resources shall expend, either directly or for noncompetitive grants, no less than 10 percent of the funds from the regional allocations specified in Section 79744 for the purposes of ensuring involvement of disadvantaged communities, economically distressed areas, or underrepresented communities within regions. Except as provided in subdivision (c) funds allocated pursuant to this chapter shall not be allocated for a project before December 15, 2015, and until the commission approves the project based on the commission’s determination that all of the following have occurred: 
(1) The commission has adopted the regulations specified in Section 79744 and specifically quantified and made public the cost of the public benefits associated with the project.
(2) The department has entered into a contract with each party that will derive benefits, other than public benefits, as defined in Section 79743, from the project that ensures the party will pay its share of the total costs of the project. The benefits available to a party shall be consistent with that party’s share of total project costs.
(3) The department has entered into a contract with each public agency identified in Section 79744 that administers the public benefits, after that agency makes a finding that the public benefits of the project for which that agency is responsible meet all the requirements of this chapter, to ensure that the public contribution of funds pursuant to this chapter achieves the public benefits identified for the project.
(4) The commission has held a public hearing for the purposes of providing an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the information required to be prepared pursuant to this subdivision.
(5) All of the following additional conditions are met:
(A) Feasibility studies have been completed.
(B) The commission has found and determined that the project is feasible, is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations, and will advance the long-term objectives of restoring ecological health and improving water management for beneficial uses of the Delta.
(C) All environmental documentation associated with the project has been completed, and all other federal, state, and local approvals, certifications, and agreements required to be completed have been obtained.
(b) The commission shall submit to the Legislature its findings for each of the criteria identified in subdivision (a) for a project funded pursuant to this chapter.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), funds may be made available under this chapter for the completion of environmental documentation and permitting of a project.

SEC. 14.

 Section 79747 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is amended to read:

79747.
 (a) Of the funds authorized by Section 79740, two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) shall be available for grants for multibenefit stormwater management projects. A project is not eligible for funding under this chapter unless, by January 1, 2020, all of the following conditions are met: 
(1) All feasibility studies are complete and draft environmental documentation is available for public review.
(2) The commission makes a finding that the project is feasible, and will advance the long-term objectives of restoring ecological health and improving water management for beneficial uses of the Delta.
(b) (3)  Eligible projects may include, but shall not be limited to, green infrastructure, rainwater and stormwater capture projects, and stormwater treatment facilities. The director receives commitments for not less than 75 percent of the nonpublic benefit cost share of the project. 
(c) (b)  Development of plans for stormwater projects shall address the entire watershed and incorporate the perspectives of communities adjacent to the affected waterways, especially disadvantaged communities. If compliance with subdivision (a) is delayed by litigation or failure to promulgate regulations, the date in subdivision (a) shall be extended by the commission for a time period that is equal to the time period of the delay, and funding under this chapter that has been dedicated to the project shall be encumbered until the time at which the litigation is completed or the regulations have been promulgated. 

SEC. 15.

 Section 79749.5 of the Water Code, as amended by Section 6 of Chapter 126 of the Statutes of 2010, is amended to read:

79749.5.
 (a) In approving the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2014, the people were informed and hereby declare that the provisions of this chapter are necessary, integral, and essential to meeting the single object or work of the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2014. As such, any amendment of the provisions of this chapter by the Legislature without voter approval would frustrate the scheme and design that induced voter approval of this act. The people therefore find and declare that any amendment of the provisions of this chapter by the Legislature shall require a vote of two-thirds of the membership in each house of the Legislature and voter approval.
(b) This section shall not govern or be used as authority for determining whether the amendment of any other provision of this act not contained in this chapter would constitute a substantial change in the scheme and design of this act requiring voter approval.

SEC. 16.

 Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 79750) of Division 26.7 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is repealed.

SEC. 17.

 Section 79770 of the Water Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 226 of the Statutes of 2010, is amended to read:

79770.
 Prevention (a)   and cleanup of groundwater contamination are critical components of successful groundwater management. Groundwater quality becomes especially important as water providers do the following: The sum of one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature from the fund, for expenditures, grants, and loans for projects to prevent or reduce the contamination of groundwater that serves as a source of drinking water. Projects shall be consistent with an adopted integrated regional water management plan. Funds appropriated pursuant to this section shall be available to the State Department of Public Health for projects necessary to protect public health by preventing or reducing the contamination of groundwater that serves as a major source of drinking water for a community. 
(a) (b)  Evaluate investments in groundwater recharge with surface water, stormwater, recycled water, and other conjunctive use projects that augment local groundwater supplies to improve regional water self-reliance. Projects shall be prioritized based upon the following criteria: 
(1) The threat posed by groundwater contamination to the affected community’s overall drinking water supplies, including the need for treatment of alternative supplies if groundwater is not available due to contamination.
(2) The potential for groundwater contamination to spread and reduce drinking water supply and water storage for nearby population areas.
(3) The potential of the project, if fully implemented, to enhance local water supply reliability.
(4) The potential of the project to increase opportunities for groundwater recharge and optimization of groundwater supplies.
(c) The State Department of Public Health shall give additional consideration to projects that meet any of the following criteria:
(1) The project is implemented pursuant to a comprehensive basinwide groundwater quality management and remediation plan or is necessary to develop a comprehensive groundwater plan.
(2) Affected groundwater provides a local supply that, if contaminated and not remediated, will require import of additional water from outside the region.
(3) The project will serve an economically disadvantaged community or an economically distressed area.
(4) The project addresses contamination at a site where the responsible parties have not been identified or where the responsible parties are unwilling or unable to pay for cleanup.
(d) Of the amount made available by this section, not less than one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) shall be available for costs associated with projects, programs, or activities that meet the requirements of this section and both of the following criteria:
(1) The costs are part of a basinwide management and remediation plan for which federal funds have been allocated.
(b) (2)  Adapt to changing hydrologic conditions brought on by climate change. The costs address contamination at a site on the list maintained by the Department of Toxic Substances Control pursuant to Section 25356 of the Health and Safety Code or a site listed on the National Priorities List pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 9601 et seq.). 
(c) (e)  Consider developing groundwater basins to provide much needed local storage options to accommodate hydrologic and regulatory variability in the state’s water delivery system. Of the amount made available by this section, four hundred million dollars ($400,000,000) shall be available to the State Department of Public Health, or a successor agency, for grants and direct expenditures to finance emergency and urgent actions in accordance with this section on behalf of disadvantaged communities and economically distressed areas to ensure that safe drinking water supplies are available to all Californians. 
(f) The Legislature, by statute, shall establish both of the following:
(d) (1)  Evaluate investments in groundwater recovery projects. Requirements for repayment of grant funds in the event of cost recovery from parties responsible for the groundwater contamination. 
(2) Requirements for recipients of grants to make reasonable efforts to recover costs from parties responsible for groundwater contamination.

SEC. 18.

 Section 79810 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is amended to read:

79810.
 (a) Bonds in the total amount of nine billion two hundred seventeen million dollars ($9,217,000,000), not including the amount of any refunding bonds issued in accordance with Section 79822, or so much thereof as is necessary, may be issued and sold to provide a fund to be used for carrying out the purposes expressed in this division and to reimburse the General Obligation Bond Expense Revolving Fund pursuant to Section 16724.5 of the Government Code. The bonds, when sold, shall be and constitute valid and binding obligations of the State of California, and the full faith and credit of the State of California is hereby pledged for the punctual payment of both the principal of, and interest on, the bonds as the principal and interest become due and payable.
(b) The Treasurer shall sell the bonds authorized by the committee pursuant to this section. The bonds shall be sold upon the terms and conditions specified in a resolution to be adopted by the committee pursuant to Section 16731 of the Government Code.

SEC. 19.

 Section 79824 of the Water Code, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, is repealed.

SEC. 20.
 The Secretary of State shall submit Sections 79700, 79702, 79716, 79720, 79720.1, 79720.4, 79721, 79722, 79732, 79744, 79745, 79747, 79749.5, 79770, and 79810 of, and the heading of Division 26.7 (commencing with Section 79700) of, the Water Code, as amended by this act, in place of those sections and that heading, as added or amended by previous statutes, in order they are voted upon as a part of the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Act of 2014, at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election. The Secretary of State shall not submit Sections 79720.6 and 79824 of, and Chapter 9 (Commencing with Section 79750) of Division 26.7 of, the Water Code, which are repealed by this act.
SEC. 21.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to fund a safe, clean, and reliable water supply at the earliest possible date, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.