BILL NUMBER: AB 1636 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Brown FEBRUARY 10, 2014 An act to add Section 379 to the Water Code, relating to water. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 1636, as introduced, Brown. Water conservation. Under existing law, various provisions govern conservation programs and authorize public entities to enact water conservation programs to reduce the quantity of water used by persons for the purpose of conserving water supplies. This bill would prohibit a city or county, during a drought emergency declared by the Governor, from enforcing a law or ordinance requiring a resident to water his or her lawn. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 379 is added to the Water Code, to read: 379. During a drought emergency declared by the Governor pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 8550) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, a city or county shall not enforce any law or ordinance requiring a resident to water his or her lawn.