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AB-2629 Imperial Irrigation District: retail electric service.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 (a) (1) The State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the Imperial County Local Agency Formation Commission, and the Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission shall meet for both of the following purposes related to the 1934 Compromise Agreement between the Imperial Irrigation District and the Coachella Valley Water District:
(A) Determining the sphere of influence of the Imperial Irrigation District and options for electrical service to the energy service area of the Imperial Irrigation District as delineated in the 1934 Compromise Agreement at the end of the 99-year lease of electrical rights in the 1934 Compromise Agreement.
(B) Evaluating issues relating to the water rights of the Imperial Irrigation District pursuant to the 1934 Compromise Agreement and options for the Imperial Irrigation District to maintain those rights under any proposals considered under paragraph (1).
(2) The State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission shall study options to extend representation on the board of directors of the Imperial Irrigation District, through the end of the 99-year lease of electrical rights in the 1934 Compromise Agreement, to residents within the energy service area of the Imperial Irrigation District but outside its jurisdictional boundaries. The options shall include the extension of representation though appointed members, ex officio members, and elected officials.
(3) Notwithstanding any other law, no later than June 30, 2021, the Imperial Irrigation District shall submit to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission any documents and information requested by the commission for the purposes of paragraph (1).
(b) (1) On or before June 30, 2022, the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission shall report to the Legislature on the determination, options, and issues described in subdivision (a).
(2) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under paragraph (1) is inoperative on June 30, 2026, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(3) A report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
SEC. 2.
 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 circumstances surrounding the provision of electrical service to the energy service area of the Imperial Irrigation District.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.
However, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.