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SB 7

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2009-2010, 7th Special Session
  • Introduced in Senate Oct 28, 2009
  • Passed Senate Nov 02, 2009
  • Passed Assembly Nov 03, 2009
  • Governor

Water conservation.

Bill Subjects

Water Conservation.

Abstract

(1) Existing law requires the Department of Water Resources to convene an independent technical panel to provide information to the department and the Legislature on new demand management measures, technologies, and approaches. "Demand management measures" means those water conservation measures, programs, and incentives that prevent the waste of water and promote the reasonable and efficient use and reuse of available supplies. This bill would require the state to achieve a 20% reduction in urban per capita water use in California by December 31, 2020. The state would be required to make incremental progress towards this goal by reducing per capita water use by at least 10% on or before December 31, 2015. The bill would require each urban retail water supplier to develop urban water use targets and an interim urban water use target, in accordance with specified requirements. The bill would require agricultural water suppliers to implement efficient water management practices. The bill would require the department, in consultation with other state agencies, to develop a single standardized water use reporting form. The bill, with certain exceptions, would provide that urban retail water suppliers, on and after July 1, 2016, and agricultural water suppliers, on and after July 1, 2013, are not eligible for state water grants or loans unless they comply with the water conservation requirements established by the bill. The bill would repeal, on July 1, 2016, an existing requirement that conditions eligibility for certain water management grants or loans to an urban water supplier on the implementation of certain water demand management measures. (2) Existing law, until January 1, 1993, and thereafter only as specified, requires certain agricultural water suppliers to prepare and adopt water management plans. This bill would revise existing law relating to agricultural water management planning to require agricultural water suppliers to prepare and adopt agricultural water management plans with specified components on or before December 31, 2012, and update those plans on or before December 31, 2015, and on or before December 31 every 5 years thereafter. An agricultural water supplier that becomes an agricultural water supplier after December 31, 2012, would be required to prepare and adopt an agricultural water management plan within one year after becoming an agricultural water supplier. The agricultural water supplier would be required to notify each city or county within which the supplier provides water supplies with regard to the preparation or review of the plan. The bill would require the agricultural water supplier to submit copies of the plan to the department and other specified entities. The bill would provide that an agricultural water supplier is not eligible for state water grants or loans unless the supplier complies with the water management planning requirements established by the bill. (3)  The bill would take effect only if SB 1 and SB 6 of the 2009–10 7th Extraordinary Session of the Legislature are enacted and become effective.

Bill Sponsors (3)

Darrell Steinberg

  • Democratic
Author

Mike Feuer

  • Democratic
Principal Coauthor

Jared William Huffman

  • Democratic
Principal Coauthor

Votes


Actions


Nov 10, 2009

California State Legislature

Approved by Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 4, Statutes of 2009-10 Seventh Extraordinary Session.

Nov 05, 2009

California State Legislature

Enrolled. To Governor at 2:30 p.m.

Nov 04, 2009

Senate

Senate concurs in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 21. Noes 13. Page 32.) To enrollment.

Senate

In Senate.

Nov 03, 2009

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 49. Noes 19. Page 34.) To Senate.

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Assembly

Art. IV, Sec. 8(b), of Constitution dispensed with.

Assembly

(Ayes 57. Noes 11. Page 33.)

Assembly

Read second time.

Assembly

Read third time. Amended. (Page 34.)

Nov 02, 2009

Senate

Read third time. Amended. (Ayes 25. Noes 8. Page 21.)

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R. pursuant to Joint Rule 10.5.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.R. pursuant to Joint Rule 10.5.

Senate

Senate Rule 29.3 suspended. (Page 17.)

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 21. Noes 13. Page 36.)

Senate

Read second time.

Senate

Amended.

Senate

Senate Rule 29 suspended. (Page 17.)

Senate

Placed on third reading.

Senate

Senate Rule 29.3 suspended. (Ayes 22. Noes 10. Page 22.)

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 13. Page 22.) To Assembly.

Oct 29, 2009

Senate

Placed on second reading file.

Senate

Placed on third reading.

Senate

Senate Rule 29.3 suspended. (Page 12.)

Senate

Amended. (Page 12.)

Senate

Read second time.

Senate

Withdrawn from committee.

Oct 28, 2009

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB7 HTML
10/28/09 - Introduced PDF
10/29/09 - Amended Senate PDF
11/02/09 - Amended Senate PDF PDF
11/03/09 - Amended Assembly PDF
11/04/09 - Enrolled PDF
11/10/09 - Chaptered PDF

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