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

With action heating up on a modified water bond for the 2014 ballot, ACWA is actively supporting two bills expected to be heard April 29.... read»
An ACWA-opposed bill that would require legislative authorization for construction of conveyance facilities as part of the Bay Delta... read»
Legislation that would place an $8 billion water bond on the November ballot cleared the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee March... read»
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed emergency drought legislation that provides $687 million to assist drought-stricken communities and accelerate... read»
The state Senate and Assembly passed a $687 million emergency drought relief package on Thursday, just a week after Gov. Jerry Brown and... read»

Latest Policy Updates

ACWA issued a suite of recommendations April 7 for improving management of groundwater basins throughout California. 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»