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AB-736 Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund: internet website information: updates.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/16/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 736


Introduced by Assembly Member Mathis

February 16, 2021


An act to amend Section 116760.30 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to drinking water.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 736, as introduced, Mathis. Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund: internet website information: updates.
The Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Law of 1997, administered by the State Water Resources Control Board, 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. The law requires the board, at least once every 2 years, to post information on its internet website and send a link of the internet website to the Legislature regarding implementation of the law and expenditures from the fund, as specified.
This bill would require the board to post that information and send that link at least annually instead of at least once every 2 years. The bill would also make nonsubstantive changes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 116760.30 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

116760.30.
 (a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for the purpose of implementing this chapter, and, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, moneys in the fund are hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the board for expenditure in accordance with this chapter.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, the board shall, at least once every two years, annually, post information on its Internet Web site internet website and send a link of the Internet Web site internet website to the policy and budget committees of the Legislature regarding the implementation of this chapter and expenditures from the fund. The information posted on the board’s Internet Web site internet website shall describe the numbers and types of projects funded, the reduction in risks to public health from contaminants in drinking water provided through the funding of the projects, and the criteria used by the board to determine funding priorities. The Internet Web site internet website posting shall include the results of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent survey of the infrastructure needs of California’s public water systems, the amount of money available through the fund to finance those needs, the total dollar amount of all funding agreements executed pursuant to this chapter since the date of the previous report or Internet Web site internet website post, the fund utilization rate, the amount of unliquidated obligations, and the total dollar amount paid to funding recipients since the previous report or Internet Web site internet website post.

(c)This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.