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AB-1928 Water efficiency: landscape irrigation equipment.(2015-2016)

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Assembly Bill No. 1928
CHAPTER 326

An act to amend Section 25401.9 of the Public Resources Code, relating to water.

[ Approved by Governor  September 13, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State  September 13, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1928, Campos. Water efficiency: landscape irrigation equipment.
Existing law requires, to the extent that funds are available, the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in consultation with the Department of Water Resources, to adopt, by January 1, 2010, performance standards and labeling requirements for landscape irrigation equipment and, on or after January 1, 2012, prohibits that equipment from being sold unless it meets the performance standards and labeling requirements.
This bill would postpone the date by which the commission is to adopt the performance standards and labeling requirements to January 1, 2019, and would prohibit the sale or the offer for sale of that equipment manufactured on or after the effective date of the performance standards and labeling requirements unless the equipment meets the performance standards and labeling requirements and is certified by the manufacturer as meeting the performance standards. The bill would additionally require the commission, in adopting those standards and requirements, to consider developments in landscape irrigation efficiency occurring on or after January 1, 2010.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 25401.9 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

25401.9.
 (a) Pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 25402, to the extent that funds are available, the commission, in consultation with the Department of Water Resources and in consideration of developments in landscape irrigation efficiency occurring on or after January 1, 2010, shall adopt by regulation, performance standards and labeling requirements for landscape irrigation equipment, including, but not limited to, irrigation controllers, moisture sensors, emission devices, and valves.
(b) For the purposes of complying with subdivision (a), the commission shall do both of the following:
(1) Adopt performance standards and labeling requirements for landscape irrigation equipment on or before January 1, 2019.
(2) Consider the Irrigation Association’s Smart Water Application Technology Program testing protocols when adopting performance standards for landscape irrigation equipment, including, but not limited to, irrigation controllers, moisture sensors, emission devices, and valves.
(c) No new irrigation equipment for landscape irrigation uses that is manufactured on or after the effective date of the regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be sold or offered for sale in the state unless the irrigation equipment meets the performance standards and labeling requirements established pursuant to this section and is certified by the manufacturer as in compliance with those standards.