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AB-2060 Water: grants: advanced payments.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Eduardo Garcia (A)
Stone (S) , Vidak (S)
Water: grants: advanced payments.
An act to amend Section 13477.6 of, and to add Section 79724.5 to, the Water Code, relating to water.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/28/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/06/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/29/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 6836.).
08/27/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 29 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/27/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5813.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2060 without my signature.

This bill would require the State Water Resources Control Board to provide advance payment of grant awards to a nonprofit organization or disadvantage community grantee, upon request, if the grantee demonstrates a need and if other specified criteria are met. These provisions would apply to wastewater and drinking water projects.

I appreciate the author's intent to help nonprofit organizations and disadvantaged communities meet cash-flow needs when managing projects. In recent years, however, the State Water Board has established other means for grantees or address cash-flow problems. For example, the State Water Board facilitates payment of invoices, including paying additional fees to the State Controller for expedited processing. Additionally, when a grantee obtains a bridge loan to access funds before completion of a project, the State Water Board will reimburse the grantee for interest costs.

As such, the additional financial risks and administrative costs associated with advanced payments, as proposed in AB 2060, are unwarranted.


Edmund G. Brown, Jr.