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SB-559 Department of Water Resources: federal funding: Friant-Kern Canal.(2019-2020)

Senate:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-559
Hurtado (S)
Arambula (A) , Bigelow (A) , Borgeas (S) , Caballero (S) , Fong (A) , Grove (S) , Mathis (A) , Patterson (A) , Salas (A)
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Department of Water Resources: federal funding: Friant-Kern Canal.
03/27/19
An act to add and repeal Section 140.5 of the Water Code, relating to water.
Senate
09/03/20
08/25/20

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/28/20 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/28/20 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/09/20 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/31/20 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 37. Noes 2.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
08/30/20 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 559 without my signature.

This bill requires the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to report to the Legislature on federal funding approved to restore the capacity of the Friant-Kern Canal, with a proposal for the state to pay for a share of the project.

California's major canal systems are aging and damaged by land subsidence. Local, state and federal systems all need repair. As established in the Water Resilience Portfolio, state agencies are holistically assessing the needs of all of California's water supply systems. This bill focuses on a single piece of conveyance and directs DWR to develop a proposal for the state to help fund this specific project. As we address California's water needs in the coming months and years, we need to evaluate, develop and identify solutions and funding that provides water supply and conveyance for the entirety of the state, not one project at a time.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom