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AB-638 Department of Water Resources: water storage: climate change impacts.(2019-2020)

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Bill Status
AB-638
Gray (A)
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Department of Water Resources: water storage: climate change impacts.
03/21/19
An act to add Section 10004.7 to the Water Code, relating to water resources.
Assembly
09/10/19
08/30/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/13/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/12/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/09/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 3125.).
09/05/19 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 7 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
09/04/19 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2519.).
Daily File Status
File File Date Item
Asm Governor's Vetoes 01-21-2020 92
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 638 without my signature.

This bill requires the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to identify natural and manmade water storage facilities vulnerable to climate change, quantify those impacts of climate change where possible, and identify mitigation strategies for anticipated adverse impacts. Upon appropriation, AB 638 also requires DWR to mitigate or to make grants available for mitigation of the adverse impacts to water storage facilities identified.

I agree with the need to address the challenges that our new climate reality presents to our water supply. While this bill focuses on an important component of water resiliency, it is only one piece of the State's water portfolio. While this may be a valuable endeavor, we must evaluate it in the context of the whole water portfolio and instead take a holistic approach to securing California's water future.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom