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.