State Legislation

Legislative issues are the centerpiece of ACWA's agenda. True to its mission, ACWA is active in the state legislative arena to advocate for its members on laws and policies that affect them. The association takes positions on hundreds of bills every year, and maintains an active grassroots Outreach Program to keep its members aware and engaged in the legislative process.

The State Legislative Department along with the State Legislative Committee formulates the association's state legislative priorities, tracks water legislation and keeps members up to date via legislative alerts, and through the ACWA Web site.

ACWA-Sponsored Bills

In 2015 ACWA is sponsoring SB 385 (Hueso) relating to Chromium VI maximum contaminant levels, and is co-sponsoring AB 291 (Medina) with the McGeorge School of Law Legislative Clinic relating to CEQA notices of determination.

Legislative Tracking / Bill Search

ACWA’s online legislative tracking and bill search makes it easy to check the status of key water legislation, view ACWA’s positions on bills, read analyses by ACWA’s legislative advocates and other information.

Latest News about State Legislation

Legislation aimed at improving the groundwater basin adjudication process won final approval in the Assembly and Senate this week and is... read»
ACWA-sponsored legislation that would aid compliance with California’s new drinking water standard for chromium-6 cleared the... read»
A hearing on ACWA-sponsored AB 291 (Medina) previously set for July 1 in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee has been postponed. read»
The Legislature approved a drought-related budget trailer bill Friday that includes ACWA-opposed language that would authorize the State... read»
Trailer bill language on mandatory consolidations is now in print and could be taken up as early as Friday on the Assembly and Senate... read»

Latest Policy Updates

ACWA has prepared an updated fact sheet on Proposition 1, the $7.545 billion water bond approved by California voters on Nov. 4, 2014. read more»
On Sept. 16, 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law an unprecedented three-bill legislative package, known as the Sustainable Groundwater... read more»
2014 is proving to be an active year for water bond legislation. With the close of the Feb. 21 deadline for introducing bills this year,... read more»
ACWA has developed a Fact Sheet and a Frequently Asked Questions document with further details on the association’s direction on the... read more»

Upcoming State Legislation Events

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm