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AB-791 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project: new conveyance facility.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/22/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 791


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

February 15, 2017


An act to amend Section 85089 of the Water Code, relating to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 791, as amended, Frazier. Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project: new conveyance facility.
Existing law, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Reform Act of 2009, prohibits construction of a new Delta conveyance facility from being initiated until the persons or entities that contract to receive water from the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project or a joint powers authority representing those entities have made arrangements or entered into contracts to pay for certain costs required for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the facility and full mitigation of property tax or assessments levied for land used in the construction, location, mitigation, or operation of the facility.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes in these provisions. require, before a water contractor enters into a contract to pay for these costs, that the lead agency provide the breakdown of costs for each water contractor entering into a contract and what benefits each contractor will receive based on the proportion it has financed of the proposed conveyance project.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 85089 of the Water Code is amended to read:

85089.
 (a) Construction of a new Delta conveyance facility shall not be initiated until the persons or entities that contract to receive water from the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project or a joint powers authority representing those entities have made arrangements or entered into contracts to pay for both of the following:

(a)

(1) The costs of the environmental review, planning, design, construction, and mitigation, including mitigation required pursuant to Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code, required for the construction, operation, and maintenance of any new Delta water conveyance facility.

(b)

(2) Full mitigation of property tax or assessments levied by local governments or special districts for land used in the construction, location, mitigation, or operation of new Delta conveyance facilities.
(b) Before a water contractor enters into a contract to pay for the costs described in subdivision (a), the lead agency shall provide both of the following:
(1) The breakdown of costs for each water contractor entering into a contract.
(2) What benefits each contractor will receive based on the proportion the contractor has financed of the new Delta conveyance facility.