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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:  Resources

          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 the 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.  California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Reporting 
             Language  .  Requires the CPUC 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 
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             expenditures by the commission, its officers or its 
             staff with the CPUC Foundation.

          2.  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.

          3.  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.  

          4.  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.

          5.  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.

          6.  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:  Yes   Fiscal Com.:  Yes   
          Local:  No


          CTW:kc  3/15/11   Senate Floor Analyses 

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