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SB-979 Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/01/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 979


Introduced by Senator Cannella

February 01, 2018


An act to amend Section 79747 of the Water Code, relating to water.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 979, as introduced, Cannella. Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.
Existing law, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, approved by the voters as Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election, authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $7,545,000,000 to finance a water quality, supply, and infrastructure improvement program. The bond act provides that the sum of $810,000,000 is to be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for expenditures on, and competitive grants and loans to, projects that are included in and implemented in an adopted integrated regional water management plan and respond to climate change and contribute to regional water security. The bond act requires $200,000,000 of that amount to be available for grants for multibenefit stormwater management projects.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change in those grant provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 79747 of the Water Code is amended to read:

79747.
 (a) Of the funds authorized by Section 79740, two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) shall be available for grants for multibenefit stormwater management projects.
(b) Eligible projects may include, but shall not be limited to, green infrastructure, rainwater and stormwater capture projects, and stormwater treatment facilities.
(c) Development The development of plans for stormwater projects shall address the entire watershed and incorporate the perspectives of communities adjacent to the affected waterways, especially disadvantaged communities.