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AB-382 Integrated regional water management plans: grant funding: upper watershed health.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/05/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 382


Introduced by Assembly Member Mathis

February 05, 2019


An act to add Section 10544.1 to the Water Code, relating to water.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 382, as introduced, Mathis. Integrated regional water management plans: grant funding: upper watershed health.
Existing law, the Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Act, authorizes a regional water management group to prepare and adopt an integrated regional water management plan with specified components relating to water supply and water quality. Existing law provides that an integrated regional water management plan is eligible for funding allocated specifically for implementation of integrated regional water management. Existing law requires certain state agencies to include in any set of criteria used to select projects and programs for funding, a criterion that provides a preference for regional projects or programs.
This bill would require the department to include in any criteria used to select a project or program for grant funding authorized on or after January 1, 2020 a criterion that provides a preference for a regional water management group undertaking a project improving upper watershed health upstream and outside of the defined geographical area covered by the group’s plan. The bill, if consistent with a general obligation bond act providing grant funding authorized on or after January 1, 2020, would require a group to contribute a lower amount of matching funds as a local cost share for a project that improves upper watershed health upstream and outside of the defined geographical area covered by the group’s plan.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 10544.1 is added to the Water Code, to read:

10544.1.
 (a) The department shall include in any set of criteria used to select a project or program for funding, a criterion that provides a preference for a regional water management group undertaking a project improving upper watershed health upstream and outside of the defined geographic area covered by the group’s integrated regional water management plan.
(b) If consistent with a general obligation bond act providing the funding, a regional water management group shall contribute a lower amount of matching funds as a local cost share for a project that improves upper watershed health upstream and outside of the defined geographic area covered by itsthe group’s integrated regional water management plan.
(c) This section applies only to grant funding authorized on or after January 1, 2020.