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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 8. Flood Control and Prevention Program [78686 - 78686.12]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Flood Control and Prevention Program [78686.10 - 78686.12]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 135, Sec. 1. )

78686.10.
  

The Flood Control and Prevention Account is hereby created in the fund. The sum of sixty million dollars ($60,000,000) is hereby transferred from the fund to the account.

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

78686.12.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the money in the account is hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the department for the purposes set forth in subdivision (b).

(b) (1) The money in the account shall be used to pay for the state’s share of the nonfederal costs of flood control and flood prevention projects that have been adopted and authorized in accordance with one or more of the following provisions of law:

(A) The State Water Resources Law of 1945 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 12570) and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 12630) of Part 6 of Division 6).

(B) The Flood Control Law of 1946 (Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 12800) of Part 6 of Division 6).

(C) The California Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 12850) of Part 6 of Division 6).

(2) The money in the account may only be used to pay for costs for which valid written claims have been submitted to the department on or before June 30, 1996. Funds which are made available under this chapter shall be allocated on a pro rata basis to projects in the Counties of Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Santa Clara, based on the amount of available funds relative to the total eligible claims.

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

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