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AB-2475 State-owned property: sustainable landscaping.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/17/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 22, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2475


Introduced by Assembly Member Ting

February 14, 2018


An act to add Section 11011.30 to the Government Code, relating to state-owned property.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2475, as amended, Ting. State-owned property: sustainable landscaping.
Existing law requires the Department of General Services to provide planning, acquisition, construction, and maintenance of state buildings and property, and maintain a statewide property inventory of all real property held by the state. Existing law, when a state agency builds upon state-owned real property, purchases real property, or replaces landscaping or irrigation, except as specified, requires the state agency to reduce water consumption and increase water efficiencies for that property where feasible, as defined, through specified water efficiency measures.
This bill would require the Department of General Services to review a certain SITES v2 Rating System to determine appropriate sustainability recommendations for use when installing or renovating a landscape of more than 5,000 square feet on state-owned real property and adopt regulations consistent with those sustainability recommendations in order to promote sustainable practices for landscapes on state-owned real property. review, at least every 5 years, any existing regulations and practices for sustainability, energy efficiency, and water efficiency requirements for landscapes on state-owned real property to ensure those regulations and practices reflect the most current sustainability and efficiency standards available.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11011.30 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11011.30.
 The Department of General Services shall review the SITES v2 Rating System published by Green Business Certification, Inc. in 2014 to determine appropriate sustainability recommendations for use when installing or renovating a landscape of more than 5,000 square feet on state-owned real property and adopt regulations consistent with those sustainability recommendations in order to promote sustainable practices for landscapes on state-owned real property. review, at least every five years, existing regulations and practices for sustainability, energy efficiency, and water efficiency requirements for landscapes on state-owned real property, in order to ensure that the regulations and practices reflect the most current sustainability and efficiency standards available, to the extent feasible.