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                                 THIRD READING


          Bill No:  AB 95
          Author:   Assembly Budget Committee
          Amended:  3/14/11 in Senate
          Vote:     27 - Urgency

           
          PRIOR VOTES NOT RELEVANT


           SUBJECT  :    Budget Act of 2011

           SOURCE  :     Author


           DIGEST  :    This bill provides the necessary statutory 
          changes in the area of Resources in order to enact the 2011 
          Budget Act.  

           Senate Floor Amendments  of 3/14/11 delete the prior version 
          of the bill and insert current language to provide the 
          necessary statutory changes in the area of Resources in 
          order to enact the 2011 Budget Act.

           ANALYSIS  :    This is the Resources Trailer Bill for the 
          Budget Act of 2011.  It contains necessary changes to 
          implement the Budget Act of 2011.  Key statutory changes 
          are as follows:

          1.  Hazardous Substances-Santa Susanna Field Laboratory  .  
             Ensures the continuing cleanup of Santa Susanna Field 
             Laboratory (per existing statute) and allows for the 
             California Environmental Quality Act process in the new 
             agreements with the federal agencies to occur while 
             prohibiting the transfer of toxic lands to the state. 

          2.  California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Reporting 
             Language  .  Requires the commission to report by January 
             10 of every year on its interactions with a newly 
             established foundation, the "CPUC Foundation," including 
             any endorsements, funding, and actual and proposed 
             expenditures by the commission, its officers or, its 
             staff with the CPUC Foundation.
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          3.  State Water Board Basin Fees  .  Authorizes the State 
             Water Board and the regional water quality control 
             boards to include the regulatory and programmatic costs 
             for the development of water quality control plans 
             ("basin plans") as recoverable costs.

          4.  Zero-Based Delta Expenditures  .  Requires the Governor to 
             submit a zero-based fiscal year budget and programmatic 
             review for 2012-13 for all state agency programs that 
             implement water and ecosystem restoration activities in 
             the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, including those 
             related to the CALFED Bay-Delta Program.  

          5.  Elimination of the California Network of Fairs .  
             Implements the elimination of state support for the 
             California Network of Fairs including the annual 
             transfer from the General Fund.  Repeals provisions 
             related to the fairs including reporting, auditing, and 
             program management, as well as technical changes 
             necessary to remove state support for the program.

          6.  Off-Highway Vehicle Account Fund Transfer  .  Provides for 
             a monthly transfer from the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account 
             to the General Fund in order to implement a reduction to 
             the Off-Highway Vehicle program.

          7.  State Parks Reduction Criteria  .  Provides criteria for 
             determining which units of the State Park System will be 
             closed in order to implement the approved State Parks 
             reduction.  Provides liability assurances for parks that 
             are closed, partially closed, and those with service 
             reductions.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes   
          Local:  No

          CTW:kc  3/14/11   Senate Floor Analyses 

                       SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  NONE RECEIVED

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