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AB-1304 Water supply contract: Native American tribes.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 05/06/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 06, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 22, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1304


Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

February 22, 2019


An act to add and repeal Section 545 to the Water Code, relating to water.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1304, as amended, Waldron. Water supply contract: Native American tribes.
Existing law provides for the establishment and operations of various water districts.
This bill would specifically authorize a water district, as defined, to enter into a contract with a Native American tribe to receive water deliveries from an infrastructure project on tribal lands. The bill would repeal its provisions on January 1, 2025.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 545 is added to the Water Code, to read:

545.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a water district, as defined in Section 20200, may enter into a contract with a Native American tribe to receive water deliveries from an infrastructure project on tribal lands.
(b) This section does not apply to a groundwater infrastructure project.
(c) Nothing in this section determines or alters water rights.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed.