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AB-200 Reclamation District No. 1614: Pump Station No. 7. (2017-2018)

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Date Published: 01/23/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 200


Introduced by Assembly Member Eggman

January 23, 2017


An act relating to Reclamation District No. 1614, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 200, as introduced, Eggman. Reclamation District No. 1614: Pump Station No. 7.
Existing law authorizes the formation of reclamation districts by owners of swamp and overflowed lands, salt-marsh, or tidelands, or other lands subject to flood or overflow and by owners of land already reclaimed, or in progress of reclamation, and not included in a reclamation district.
This bill would appropriate $1,175,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Water Resources for the purpose of constructing a new pump station to replace Pump Station No. 7 of Reclamation District No. 1614 – Smith Tract. The bill would require the department to grant the $1,175,000 appropriated for the purpose of replacing the pump station to Reclamation District No. 1614 — Smith Tract to construct a new pump station to replace Pump Station No. 7.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) Reclamation District No. 1614 — Smith Tract (RD 1614) is located in the County of San Joaquin within incorporated and unincorporated portions of the City of Stockton and is responsible for maintaining the levee system and several storm pumping stations protecting more than 10,000 people and nearly 1,600 acres of land dedicated to mostly residential and commercial uses.
(b) The largest storm pumping station of RD 1614, Pump Station No. 7, known as the Wisconsin Pump Station, is several decades old, in an advanced state of deterioration, no longer meets Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements, and is nearing the end of its useful life. This pump station is responsible for pumping stormwater runoff from over 40 percent of the area of RD 1614, including stormwater runoff from Highway 5, into the Calaveras River. Without the replacement of this pump station, that area will remain in a flood plain subject to FEMA restrictions.
(c) Property owners in RD 1614 have raised through assessment one million one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($1,175,000) toward the two million three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($2,350,000) it is estimated to cost to replace the pump station with one that meets FEMA requirements.
(d) Despite the assessment, RD 1614 has been unsuccessful in three attempts to obtain grant funding to pay the balance of the cost to replace the pump station.

SEC. 2.

 The sum of one million one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($1,175,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Water Resources for the purpose of constructing a new pump station to replace Pump Station No. 7, the Wisconsin Pump Station. The Department of Water Resources shall provide a grant of the one million one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($1,175,000) appropriated for the purpose of replacing the pump station to Reclamation District No. 1614 — Smith Tract to construct a new pump station to replace Pump Station No. 7, the Wisconsin Pump Station.