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                                                                AB 95
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        CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
        AB 95 (Budget Committee)
        As Amended March 17, 2011
        Majority vote
         
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        |ASSEMBLY:  |     |(February 22,   |SENATE: |25-14|(March 17,     |
        |           |     |2011)           |        |     |2011)          |
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        SUMMARY  :  This is the Resources Trailer Bill for the Budget Act of 
        2011.  It makes various changes necessary to implement the Budget 
        Act of 2011.  

         The Senate amendments  delete the Assembly version of this bill, and 
        instead:

        1)Require the California Public Utilities Commission (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 expenditures by the 
          CPUC, its officers or its staff with the CPUC Foundation.

        2)Authorize 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)Require 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 (Delta), including those related to 
          the CALFED Bay-Delta Program.  

        4)Eliminate state support for the California Network of Fairs 
          including the annual transfer from the General Fund (GF).  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)Provide for a monthly transfer from the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account 
          to the GF in order to implement a reduction to the Off-Highway 
          Vehicle program.









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        6)Provide 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.

         AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill expressed the intent of the 
        Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the 2011 Budget 
        Act.

         FISCAL EFFECT  :  Enactment of this bill results in over $65 million 
        in GF solutions, as assumed in the 2011-12 Budget Act.


         Analysis Prepared by  :    Christian Griffith / BUDGET / (916) 
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