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AB-1095 Salton Sea: restoration projects.(2015-2016)

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Assembly Bill No. 1095
CHAPTER 722

An act relating to the Salton Sea.

[ Approved by Governor  October 09, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State  October 09, 2015. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1095, Eduardo Garcia. Salton Sea: restoration projects.
The Salton Sea Restoration Act requires the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, in consultation and coordination with the Salton Sea Authority, to lead Salton Sea restoration efforts. The act authorizes the authority to lead a feasibility study, in coordination and under contract with the secretary, as prescribed. The act requires the secretary to seek input from the authority with regard to specified components of the restoration of the Salton Sea.
This bill would require, on or before March 31, 2016, the Natural Resources Agency to submit to the Legislature a list of shovel-ready, as defined, Salton Sea restoration projects, including information regarding project costs and project completion timelines.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 (a) On or before March 31, 2016, the Natural Resources Agency shall submit to the Legislature a list of shovel-ready Salton Sea restoration projects, including information regarding project costs and project completion timelines.
(b) For purposes of this section, “shovel-ready” means those projects that are in either the final planning, environmental review, or permitting phase.