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

ACWA sponsored a bill on quagga mussel prevention plans in 2011. (SB 215)

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

ACWA has prepared a suite of informational materials on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014, the legislative package enacted... read»
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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several ACWA-supported bills including AB 2067 (Weber) and SB 1420 (Wolk), related to Urban Water Management... read»
A three-bill package aimed at advancing sustainable groundwater management throughout California was approved by the Legislature today and... read»
SACRAMENTO –The statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) hailed final passage today of historic groundwater... read»
Legislation aimed at advancing sustainable management of the state’s groundwater basins passed on the Senate floor late Wednesday... read»

Latest Policy Updates

On Sept. 16, 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»
In November 2010, California voters approved Proposition 26, a ballot initiative that further restricts the ability of local governments as... read more»