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SB 8

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2009-2010, 7th Special Session
  • Introduced in Senate Oct 28, 2009
  • Passed Senate Nov 02, 2009
  • Passed Assembly Nov 04, 2009
  • Governor

Water diversion and use: reporting: resources: Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006: Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006.

Abstract

(1) Existing law, with certain exceptions, requires each person who diverts water after December 31, 1965, to file with the State Water Resources Control Board a prescribed statement of diversion and use. Existing law requires a statement to include specified information, including, on and after January 1, 2012, monthly records of water diversions. Under existing law, the monthly record requirement does not apply to a surface water diversion with a combined diversion capacity from a natural channel that is less than 50 cubic feet per second or to diverters using siphons in the tidal zone. Existing law subjects a person who makes a material misstatement in connection with the filing of the diversion and use statements to administratively imposed civil penalties in the amount of $500 for each violation. This bill would revise the types of water diversions for which the reporting requirement does not apply, including, among other diversions, a diversion that occurs before January 1, 2009, if certain requirements are met. The bill would delete exceptions to the monthly record requirement, and revise requirements relating to the contents of the statement of diversion and use. The bill would subject a person to civil liability if that person fails to file, as required, a diversion and use statement for a diversion or use that occurs after January 1, 2009, tampers with any measuring device, or makes a material misstatement in connection with the filing of a diversion and use statement. The board would be authorized to impose the civil liability in accordance with a specified schedule. The bill would authorize the board and the Department of Water Resources to adopt emergency regulations for the filing of reports of water diversion or use that are required to be filed by those respective state agencies under specified statutory provisions. The bill would make additional conforming changes and would set forth related legislative findings and declarations. (2) The Budget Act of 2009 made appropriations for the support of the State Water Resources Control Board for the 2009–10 fiscal year, with certain payments from the Water Rights Fund. This bill would amend and supplement the Budget Act of 2009 by making an additional appropriation from the fund to support water rights enforcement. The bill would, commencing with the 2010–11 fiscal year, continuously appropriate $3,750,000 on an annual basis only from fee revenue in the fund to the board for the purpose of funding permanent water right enforcement positions. (3) Under existing law, various bond acts have been approved by the voters to provide funds for water projects, facilities, and programs. The Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006, a bond act approved by the voters at the November 7, 2006, statewide general election, authorizes the issuance of bonds in the amount of $4,090,000,000 for the purposes of financing disaster preparedness and flood prevention projects. The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006, an initiative bond act approved by the voters at the November 7, 2006, statewide general election, authorizes the issuance of bonds in the amount of $5,388,000,000 for the purposes of financing a safe drinking water, water quality and supply, flood control, and resource protection program. This bill would appropriate $546,000,000 from these bond acts for integrated regional water management, flood control and management, and natural community conservation planing, as provided. (4) The bill would take effect only if SB 1, SB 6, and SB 7 of the 2009–10 7th Extraordinary Session of the Legislature are enacted and become effective.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Darrell Steinberg

  • Democratic
Author

Votes


Actions


Nov 06, 2009

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 2, Statutes of 2009-10 Seventh Extraordinary Session.

California State Legislature

Approved by Governor.

Nov 05, 2009

California State Legislature

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

Nov 04, 2009

Senate

In Senate.

Assembly

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

Assembly

(Ayes 57. Noes 8. Page 39.)

Assembly

Read second time.

Assembly

Read third time. Amended. (Page 40.)

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 49. Noes 20. Page 41.) To Senate.

Senate

Senate concurs in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 23. Noes 3. Page 34.) To enrollment.

Nov 03, 2009

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Nov 02, 2009

Senate

Senate Rule 29 suspended. (Ayes 22. Noes 11. Page 22.)

Senate

Placed on third reading.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 12. Page 23.) To Assembly.

Senate

Amended.

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. (Ayes 22. Noes 11. Page 22.)

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 21. Noes 4. Page 37.)

Senate

Read second time.

Oct 29, 2009

Senate

Placed on third reading.

Senate

Placed on second reading file.

Senate

Withdrawn from committee.

Senate

Read second time.

Oct 28, 2009

Senate

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

Bill Text

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10/28/09 - Introduced PDF
11/02/09 - Amended Senate PDF
11/04/09 - Amended Assembly PDF
11/04/09 - Enrolled PDF
11/06/09 - Chaptered PDF

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