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SB-789 Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Program.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 189.6 is added to the Water Code, to read:

189.6.
 (a) The program shall be administered by the board, upon appropriation by the Legislature.
(b) In order to be eligible for the program, a person shall be both of the following:
(1) A low-income water customer.
(2) Financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
(c) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Board” means the State Water Resources Control Board.
(2) “Low-income” means a household with income that is equal to or no greater than 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline level. For one-person households, program eligibility shall be based on two-person household guideline levels.
(3) “Program” means the Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Program.