Governor Acts on Water-Related Bills

Gov. Jerry Brown took action on a number of bills important to ACWA members before the Oct. 9 deadline. 

Here is a brief look:

Signed Into Law

  • AB 23 (Smyth) – Local Agency Meetings: Simultaneous Meetings: Compensation
  • AB 54 (Solorio) – Drinking Water
  • AB 134 (Dickinson) – Appropriation of Water: Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
  • AB 195 (Hernández) – Local Public Employee Organization
  • ­­AB 512 (Gordon) – Local Government Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program 
  • AB 646 (Atkins) – Local Public Employee Organizations: Impasse Procedures 
  • AB 741 (Huffman) – Onsite Wastewater Disposal
  • AB 938 (Pérez) – Public Water Systems
  • AB 983 (Perea) – Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
  • AB 1152 (Chesbro) – Groundwater
  • AB 1194 (Block) – Drinking Water
  • AB 1221 (Alejo) – State Water Quality Control Fund: State Water Pollution Cleanup and Abatement Account
  • AB 1292 (Hernández) – Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund: Revenue Bonds
  • SB 215 (Huff) Invasive Aquatic Species: Mussels (ACWA-sponsored bill)
  • SB 235 (Negrete McLeod) – Water Conservation Districts: Reduction in Number of Directors
  • SB 244 (Wolk) – Local Government: Land Use: General Plan: Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities

Vetoed

  • SB 263 (Pavley) – Wells: Reports: Public Availability
  • SB 834 (Wolk) – Integrated Regional Water Management Plans: Contents

Watch for additional coverage in the Oct. 21 issue of ACWA News. Additionally, ACWA’s annual Summary of Legislation will be available later this year. If you have related questions, please contact Sunshine Moore, ACWA's legislative assistant.