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AB-1798 Agricultural water management plans.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1798


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Perea

February 21, 2012


An act to amend Section 10845 of the Water Code, relating to water.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1798, as introduced, Perea. Agricultural water management plans.
Existing law requires agricultural water suppliers to prepare and adopt agricultural water management plans, as specified, and to submit copies of the plan to the Department of Water Resources and other specified entities. Existing law requires the department to prepare and submit to the Legislature at specified times a report summarizing the status of the adopted plans. Existing law requires the department to provide a copy of the report to each agricultural water supplier that has submitted its plan to the department.
This bill would also require the department to post the report on its Internet Web site.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 10845 of the Water Code is amended to read:

10845.
 (a) The department shall prepare and submit to the Legislature, on or before December 31, 2013, and thereafter in the years ending in six and years ending in one, a report summarizing the status of the plans adopted pursuant to this part.
(b) The report prepared by the department shall identify the outstanding elements of any plan adopted pursuant to this part. The report shall include an evaluation of the effectiveness of this part in promoting efficient agricultural water management practices and recommendations relating to proposed changes to this part, as appropriate.
(c) The department shall provide a copy of the report to each agricultural water supplier that has submitted its plan to the department. The department shall also prepare reports and provide data for any legislative hearing designed to consider the effectiveness of plans submitted pursuant to this part. The report shall also be posted on the department’s Internet Web site.
(d) This section does not authorize the department, in preparing the report, to approve, disapprove, or critique individual plans submitted pursuant to this part.