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SB-541 School facilities: school facility water capture practices.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/19/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  June 19, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  May 26, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  April 04, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 541


Introduced by Senator Allen
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Friedman)

February 16, 2017


An act to add Section 17255.5 to the Education Code, relating to school facilities.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 541, as amended, Allen. School facilities: school facility water capture practices.
Existing law requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in consultation with the State Department of Education and the Division of the State Architect and the Office of Public School Construction within the Department of General Services, to recommend best design practices that include energy efficiency measures for all new public schools, and to report the recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by October 1, 2003.
This bill would require the State Department of Education, the State Water Resources Control Board, the regional water quality control boards, and the Division of the State Architect within the Department of General Services, to consult and recommend best design and use practices that include school facility water capture practices storm water and dry weather runoff capture practices, as defined, that can generally be applied to all new, reconstructed, or altered public schools, including school grounds. The bill would require these recommendations to be reported to the Governor and the Legislature on or before January 1, 2019. The bill would define “school facility water capture practices” for these purposes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 17255.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

17255.5.
 (a) The State Department of Education, the State Water Resources Control Board, the regional water quality control boards, and the Division of the State Architect within the Department of General Services, services shall consult and recommend best design and use practices that include school facility storm water and dry weather runoff capture practices that can generally be applied to all new, reconstructed, or altered public schools, including school grounds.
(b) These recommendations shall be reported to the Governor and the Legislature on or before January 1, 2019.
(c) For purposes of this section section, “school facility storm water and dry weather runoff capture practices” means practices to control water pollutants, pollutant loads, and water runoff volume exiting a site to the maximum extent feasible by minimizing impervious surface area and controlling runoff from impervious surfaces through infiltration, evapotranspiration, bio-retention, bioretention, treatment, and rainfall harvest.
(d) (1) The reporting requirement pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be inoperative on January 1, 2023, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(2) A report submitted to the Legislature pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.