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AB-1290 Water projects: financial assistance and construction financing: Pure Water San Diego Program.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 10/14/2019 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 1290
CHAPTER 755

An act to add Section 116761.51 to the Health and Safety Code, and to add Section 13481.6 to the Water Code, relating to water.

[ Approved by Governor  October 11, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  October 11, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1290, Gloria. Water projects: financial assistance and construction financing: Pure Water San Diego Program.
Existing law, the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Law of 1997, establishes the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to provide grants or revolving fund loans for the design and construction of projects for public water systems that will enable those systems to meet safe drinking water standards.
Existing law, the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, establishes the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund program pursuant to which state and federal funds are continuously appropriated from the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund to the State Water Resources Control Board for loans and other financial assistance for, among other purposes in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act, measures to reduce the demand for publicly owned treatment works capacity through water conservation, efficiency, or reuse and for reusing or recycling wastewater, stormwater, or subsurface drainage water.
This bill would require, as a condition of receiving construction financing from the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and as a condition of receiving financial assistance from the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund, for specified work performed at the City of San Diego’s North City Water Reclamation Plant, North City Pure Water Facility, or any other portion of the Pure Water San Diego Program, an applicant to ensure a construction contract awarded on or after January 1, 2020, requires the contractor to enter into a project labor agreement in accordance with specified existing law. The bill would provide that this condition on receiving construction financing and financial assistance remains in effect only until completion of all phases of the Pure Water San Diego Program.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of San Diego.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 116761.51 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

116761.51.
 (a) As a condition of receiving construction financing under this article for work performed at the City of San Diego’s North City Water Reclamation Plant, North City Pure Water Facility, or any other portion of the Pure Water San Diego Program, an applicant shall ensure that any construction contract awarded on or after January 1, 2020, for any phase of the Pure Water San Diego Program, including, but not limited to, expanding or modifying wastewater conveyance, detention, or treatment processes at the North City Water Reclamation Plant, work on the North City Pure Water Facility or the adjacent Pure Water Pump Station, or work on any other portion of the Pure Water San Diego Program, requires the contractor to enter into a project labor agreement that meets the requirements of Section 2500 of the Public Contract Code.
(b) The condition on receiving construction financing imposed pursuant to this section shall remain in effect only until completion of all phases of the Pure Water San Diego Program.

SEC. 2.

 Section 13481.6 is added to the Water Code, to read:

13481.6.
 (a) As a condition of receiving financial assistance under this chapter for work performed at the City of San Diego’s North City Water Reclamation Plant, North City Pure Water Facility, or any other portion of the Pure Water San Diego Program, an applicant shall ensure that any construction contract awarded on or after January 1, 2020, for any phase of the Pure Water San Diego Program, including, but not limited to, expanding or modifying wastewater conveyance, detention, or treatment processes at the North City Water Reclamation Plant, work on the North City Pure Water Facility or the adjacent Pure Water Pump Station, or work on any other portion of the Pure Water San Diego Program, requires the contractor to enter into a project labor agreement that meets the requirements of Section 2500 of the Public Contract Code.
(b) The condition on receiving financial assistance imposed pursuant to this section shall remain in effect only until completion of all phases of the Pure Water San Diego Program.

SEC. 3.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique conditions in the City of San Diego that make it necessary to expeditiously develop and construct the Pure Water San Diego Program water facilities described in this measure.