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DIVISION 24. SAFE, CLEAN, RELIABLE WATER SUPPLY ACT [78500 - 78702]

  ( Division 24 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 4. Delta Improvement Program [78525 - 78572]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 5. South Delta Barriers Program [78550 - 78552]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. )

78550.
  

(a) There is hereby created in the account the South Delta Barriers Subaccount.

(b) For the purposes of this article, “subaccount” means the South Delta Barriers Subaccount created by subdivision (a).

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 204 at the November 5, 1996, election.)

78550.5.
  

The sum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) is hereby transferred from the account to the subaccount for the purpose of implementing this article.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 204 at the November 5, 1996, election.)

78551.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the money in the subaccount is hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the department, to pay the costs incurred by the department that are not attributable to the State Water Project’s or the Central Valley Project’s share of costs for the South Delta Barriers Program, and for the administration of this article.

(b) The costs identified in subdivision (a) include costs incurred for the purpose of mitigating non-State Water Project or non-Central Valley Project impacts and for the purpose of environmental enhancement in the delta.

(c) No funds shall be expended under this article unless the Department of Fish and Game determines, in writing, that a net habitat benefit will result.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 204 at the November 5, 1996, election.)

78552.
  

Not more than 3 percent of the total amount deposited in the subaccount may be used to pay the costs incurred in connection with the administration of this article.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 204 at the November 5, 1996, election.)

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