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AB-1021 Imperial Irrigation District.(2021-2022)

Senate:
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Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-1021
Mayes (A)
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Imperial Irrigation District.
03/21/21
An act to add Section 56378.2 to the Government Code, relating to irrigation districts, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
Assembly
09/07/21
08/19/21

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Two Thirds Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/05/21 Vetoed by Governor.
09/10/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/02/21 Urgency clause adopted. Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 72. Noes 0.).
09/02/21 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 43. Noes 12.)
09/01/21 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 3 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1021 without my signature.

This bill would require the Imperial and Riverside County local agency formation commissions to conduct and publish a study by no later than July 1, 2022 of options for providing electrical service to the Imperial Irrigation District's electrical service area and alternative governance structures that would extend voting rights to voters who reside within the electrical service area to provide for proportional representation on the governing board.

The 2021 Budget Act included $500,000 from the General Fund to finance such a study. Imperial Irrigation District's electric service in the Coachella Valley is part of a 99-year lease that will reach its full term in 2033. It is valuable to invest the proper resources, time, and stakeholder engagement into studying the complex impacts of the Imperial Irrigation District's impending electrical service agreement expiration. This study should include any options to ensure that the local communities currently served may continue to receive energy service, as well as opportunities to give energy customers a voice.

For these reasons, I am concerned with the short timeline set forth in the bill to complete the study. However, I do expect that the study funded in this year's Budget Act will be completed in a timely manner to inform continued discussions.


Sincerely,




Gavin Newsom