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AB-1871 Delta Stewardship Council: Delta plan.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 16, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1871


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Logue

February 22, 2012


An act to add Section 240 85310 to the Water Code, relating to water resources.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1871, as amended, Logue. Water supplies: drought preparedness. Delta Stewardship Council: Delta plan.
Existing law, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Reform Act of 2009, establishes the Delta Stewardship Council (council) as an independent agency of the state. Existing law requires the council, on or before January 1, 2012, to develop, adopt, and commence implementation of a comprehensive management plan for the Delta (Delta Plan), as specified. Existing law requires the council to consider for inclusion in the Delta Plan a multispecies conservation plan called the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), and requires the incorporation of the BDCP into the Delta Plan if the BDCP meets certain requirements.
This bill would prohibit the council from adopting a final version of the Delta Plan until the completion of the BDCP.

Existing law authorizes the Department of Water Resources to operate the State Water Project and to undertake various other functions relating to the water resources of the state.

This bill would require the department to prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of the Legislature a report that includes recommendations relating to drought preparedness and to conduct an annual survey of public and private water suppliers relating to water supply reliability in the event of a drought.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 85310 is added to the Water Code, to read:

85310.
 Notwithstanding any other law, the council shall not adopt a final version of the Delta Plan until the completion of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

SECTION 1.Section 240 is added to the Water Code, to read:
240.

The department shall do both of the following:

(a)Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of the Legislature a report that includes recommendations relating to drought preparedness.

(b)Conduct an annual survey relating to the ability of each public and private water supplier, including water corporations, serving more than 1,000 residential connections to provide adequate and reliable water service in the event of a drought.

(c)A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.