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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 2. WATER [1000 - 5976]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

PART 2. APPROPRIATION OF WATER [1200 - 1851]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 8. Water Right Fees [1525 - 1560]

  ( Chapter 8 repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 741, Sec. 85. )

ARTICLE 3. Water Rights Fund [1550 - 1552]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 741, Sec. 85. )

1550.
  

There is in the State Treasury a Water Rights Fund, which is hereby established.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 741, Sec. 85. Effective January 1, 2004.)

1551.
  

All of the following shall be deposited in the Water Rights Fund:

(a) All fees, expenses, and penalties collected by the board or the State Board of Equalization under this chapter and Part 3 (commencing with Section 2000).

(b) All funds collected under Section 1052, Article 4 (commencing with Section 1845) of Chapter 12, or Section 5107.

(c) All fees collected under Section 13160.1 in connection with certificates for activities involving hydroelectric power projects subject to licensing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 3, Sec. 11. (SB 104) Effective March 1, 2014.)

1552.
  

Except as provided in subdivision (e) of Section 1058.5, moneys in the Water Rights Fund are available for expenditure, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the following purposes:

(a) For expenditure by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration in the administration of this chapter and the Fee Collection Procedures Law (Part 30 (commencing with Section 55001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code) in connection with any fee or expense subject to this chapter.

(b) For the payment of refunds, pursuant to Part 30 (commencing with Section 55001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, of fees or expenses collected pursuant to this chapter.

(c) For expenditure by the board for the purposes of carrying out this division, Division 1 (commencing with Section 100), Part 2 (commencing with Section 10500) and Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 10735) of Part 2.74 of Division 6, Article 7 (commencing with Section 13550) of Chapter 7 of Division 7, and the water diversion related provisions of Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 26060) of Division 10 of the Business and Professions Code.

(d) For expenditures by the board for the purposes of carrying out Sections 13160 and 13160.1 in connection with activities involving hydroelectric power projects subject to licensing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

(e) For expenditures by the board for the purposes of carrying out Sections 13140 and 13170 in connection with plans and policies that address the diversion or use of water.

(f) For expenditures by the Department of Fish and Wildlife for purposes of carrying out Article 2 (commencing with Section 1433) of Chapter 6.5 and Article 2 (commencing with Section 1443) of Chapter 6.6, consistent with the amounts estimated under paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 1525.

(Amended by Stats. 2020, Ch. 18, Sec. 7. (AB 92) Effective June 29, 2020.)

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