Amended in Senate September 11, 2013

Amended in Senate August 15, 2013

Senate BillNo. 42

Introduced by Senator Wolk

December 11, 2012

An act to repeal and add Division 26.7 (commencing with Section 79700) of the Water Code, and to repeal Section 2 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, relating to a safe drinking water, water quality, and flood protection program, by providing the funds necessary therefor through an election for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of California and for the handling and disposition of those funds, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


SB 42, as amended, Wolk. Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality, and Flood Protection Act of 2014.

(1) Existing law creates the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012, which, if approved by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $11,140,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance a safe drinking water and water supply reliability program. Existing law provides for the submission of the bond act to the voters at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election.

This bill would repeal these provisions.

(2) Under existing law, various measures have been approved by the voters to provide funds for water supply and protection facilities and programs.

This bill would enact the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality, and Flood Protection Act of 2014, which, if adopted by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount ofbegin delete $5,600,000,000end deletebegin insert $6,475end insertbegin insert,000,000end insert pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance a safe drinking water, water quality, and flood protection program.

The bill would provide for the submission of the bond act to the voters at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election.

(3) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Vote: 23. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Division 26.7 (commencing with Section 79700)
2of the Water Codebegin insert, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 3 of the
3Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009,end insert
is repealed.


SEC. 2.  

Division 26.7 (commencing with Section 79700) is
5added to the Water Code, to read:


7Division 26.7.  The Safe Drinking Water, Water
8Quality, and Flood Protection Act of 2014



10Chapter  1. Short Title




This division shall be known and may be cited as the
13Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality, and Flood Protection Act of


16Chapter  2. Definitions




Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions
19set forth in this section govern the construction of this division, as

21(a) “Commission” means the California Water Commission.

22(b) “Committee” means the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality,
23and Flood Protection Finance Committee created by Section 79824.

24(c) “Delta” means the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as defined
25in Section 12220.

P3    1(d) “Department” means the Department of Water Resources.

2(e) “Director” means the Director of Water Resources.

3(f) “Disadvantaged community” has the same meaning as set
4forth in subdivision (a) of Section 79505.5.

5(g) “Fund” means the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality, and
6Flood Protection Fund of 2014 created by Section 79770.

7(h) “Integrated regional water management plan” means a
8comprehensive plan for a defined geographic area that meets the
9requirements of Part 2.2 (commencing with Section 10530) of
10Division 6, as that part may be amended.

11(i) “Nonprofit organization” means an organization qualified
12to do business in California and qualified under Section 501(c)(3)
13of Title 26 of the United States Code.

14(j) “Public agency” means a state agency or department, public
15water system, special district, joint powers authority, city, county,
16city and county, or other political subdivision of the state.

17(k) “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Natural Resources

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19(l) “Severely disadvantaged community” has the same meaning
20as set forth in subdivision (n) of Section 116760.20 of the Health
21and Safety Code.

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23begin insert(end insertbegin insertm)end insert “State board” means the State Water Resources Control

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26begin insert(end insertbegin insertn)end insert “State General Obligation Bond Law” means the State
27General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with
28Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government


31Chapter  3. Safe Drinking Water Projects




(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that this chapter
34provide funds to address the most critical water needs of the state,
35including the provision of safe drinking water to all Californians
36and the improvement of safe drinking water supply reliability.

37(b) The sum ofbegin delete one billion five hundred million dollars
38($1,500,000,000)end delete
begin insert two billion dollars ($2,000,000,000)end insert shall be
39available for the purposes of this chapter.

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From the funds described in Section 79720, five
2hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) shall be available to the
3state board for projects to address immediate safe drinking water
4needs as follows:

5(a) The sum of one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) shall
6be available for grants and direct expenditures to financebegin delete public
7health emergencies and urgentend delete
begin insert urgent public health emergencyend insert
8 actions to ensure that safe drinking water supplies are available to
9all Californians. Eligiblebegin delete projectsend deletebegin insert actions end insert include, but are not
10limited to, the following:

11(1) Providing interim water supplies, including, but not limited
12to, bottled water, where necessary to protect public health.

13(2) Improvements in existing water systemsbegin delete necessary to
14identify, plan, design, and construct projects that will provide safe,
15reliable, accessible, and affordable drinking water, provide other
16sources of safe drinking water, including, but not limited to,
17replacement wells, and prevent contaminationend delete
begin insert, including, but not
18limited to, planning, design, and construction of improvements
19necessary to resume delivery of safe drinking waterend insert

20(3) Establishing connections to an adjacent water system.

21(4) Design, purchase, installation, andbegin delete initial operating costs forend delete
22begin insert operation and maintenance of interimend insert water treatment equipment
23and systems.

24(b) The sum of four hundred million dollars ($400,000,000)
25shall be available for grantsbegin insert and loansend insert for public water system
26infrastructure improvements and related actions to meet safe
27drinking water standards and ensure affordable drinking water.
28Priority shall be given to projects thatbegin delete serve small disadvantaged
29communities and to projects that addressend delete
begin insert provide treatment for
30contamination or access to alternative drinking water sources for
31small water systems or state small water systems serving
32disadvantaged communities whose drinking water source is
33impaired byend insert
chemical and nitrate contaminants and other health
34hazards identified by the state board. Eligible recipientsbegin delete serveend delete
35begin insert either operate small or state small water systems inend insert disadvantaged
36communities and are public agencies or incorporated mutual water
37companiesbegin insert or are public agencies or nonprofit organizations
38authorized to act on behalf of small or state small water systems
39in disadvantaged communitiesend insert
. The state board may make grants
40for the purpose of financing feasibility studies and to meet the
P5    1eligibility requirements for a construction grant.begin delete Priorityend deletebegin insert Eligible
2expenses may include initial operation and maintenance costs for
3systems serving disadvantaged communities. Special considerationend insert

4 will be given to projects that provide shared solutions for multiple
5communities, at least one of which is a disadvantaged community
6begin insert served by a small or state small water system or private well andend insert
7 that lacks safe, affordable drinking water. Construction grants shall
8be limited to five million dollars ($5,000,000) per project, except
9that the state board may set a limit of not more thanbegin delete 20end deletebegin insert twentyend insert
10 million dollars ($20,000,000) for projects that provide regional or
11shared solutions among multiple entities, at least one of which is
12a small disadvantaged community. Not more than 25 percent of a
13grant may be awarded in advance of actual expenditures.

14(c) The state board may expend up to twenty-five million dollars
15($25,000,000) of the funds allocated in subdivision (b) for technical
16assistance to eligible communities.

17(d) At least 10 percent of the funds available pursuant to this
18section shall be allocated for projects serving severely
19disadvantaged communities.

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20(e) Of the funds available pursuant to subdivision (b), the state
21board may expend up to ten million dollars ($10,000,000) to
22finance development and demonstration of new technologies and
23related facilities for water contaminant removal and treatment
24appropriate for use by small and state small water systems.

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(a) From the funds described in Section 79720, one
26billionbegin delete dollars ($1,000,000,000)end deletebegin insert five hundred million dollars
27($1,500,000,000)end insert
shall be available to the department forbegin delete allocation
28to regions pursuant to Section 79726end delete
begin insert grants end insert for projects that
29begin insert develop, improve, orend insert implement an adopted integrated regional
30water management plan consistent with Part 2.2 (commencing
31with Section 10530) of Division 6, as that part may be amended,
32and improve the quality or supply of safe drinking water, reduce
33the amount of water imported to the region, or address any of the
34following other critical water supply reliability issues:

35(1) Groundwater clean up or pollution prevention in sources of
36drinking water.

37(2) Advanced water treatment technology projects to remove
38contaminants from drinking water, water recycling, and related
39projects, such as distribution or groundwater recharge

P6    1(3) Urban and agricultural water conservation and water use
2efficiency projects.

3(4) Other integrated water infrastructure projects that address
4one or more water management activities and improve the
5reliability or quality of regional water suppliesbegin insert, including the repair
6or replacement of aging water management infrastructureend insert

7(b) Projects funded pursuant to this section shall require a local
8match of not less than 50 percent of project costs, except the
9department may suspend or reduce cost share requirements for
10projects serving disadvantaged communities or that result in a
11direct reduction in water imported from the Delta.

12(c) To be eligible for funding under this section, a region shall
13comply with the following requirements:

14(1) Have an adopted integrated regional water management plan
15begin delete approved by the departmentend delete.

16(2) Each urban and agricultural water supplier that would benefit
17from a project shall adopt and submit an urban or agricultural water
18management plan in accordance with the Urban Water Management
19Planning Actbegin insert (Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 10610) of
20Division 6)end insert
or the Agricultural Water Management Planning Act
21begin insert (Part 2.8 (commencing with Section 10800) of Division 6)end insert.begin delete That
22urbanend delete
begin insert Urbanend insert or agricultural water managementbegin delete plan shall be
23approvedend delete
begin insert plans shall be certifiedend insert by the department as meeting the
24requirements ofbegin insert the Urban Water Management Planning Act (Part
252.6 (commencing with Section 10610) of Division 6) or the
26Agricultural Water Management Planning Act (Part 2.8
27(commencing with Section 10800) of Division 6), andend insert
2810608.56 and 10631.5.

29(3) begin deleteHave a groundwater management plan for each major
30groundwater basin that meets the requirements of end delete
begin insertEach local
31agency whose service area includes a groundwater basin that
32would benefit from a groundwater management project shall adopt
33and submit a groundwater management plan in accordance withend insert
begin insert end insert
34Part 2.75 (commencing with Section 10750) of Division 6.

35(4) Have a water budget that describes local and imported water
36supplies and uses in sufficient detail to inform long-term efforts
37towards sustainable water management, and, where applicable,
38include a description of any measures anticipated to reduce the
39amount of water imported to the region in the future.

P7    1(5) Where applicable, an integrated water management plan
2shall be consistent with and implement Section 85021.

3(d) Where applicable, funding pursuant to this section shall be
4made available to water agencies to assist in directly reducing the
5amount of water imported from the Delta.

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begin insert79725.end insert  

The California Water Commission shall review the
7implementation of Section 79724 and shall certify that requirements
8for grant eligibility pursuant to that section are met prior to the
9department making final grant awards.

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begin deleteFunds end deletebegin insertOf the fundsend insertbegin insert end insertavailable pursuant to Section 79724begin insert,
11one billion four hundred million ($1,400,000,000)end insert
shall be allocated
12tobegin delete eachend delete hydrologicbegin delete regionend deletebegin insert regionsend insert identified for purposes of
13integrated regional water management planningbegin delete by the department
14based 75 percent on population and 25 percent on geographical
15size of the region.end delete
begin insert in accordance with the following schedule:end insert

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16(1) North Coast: $66,000,000.

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17(2) San Francisco Bay: $196,000,000.

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18(3) Central Coast: $85,000,000.

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19(4) Los Angeles subregion: $267,000,000.

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20(5) Santa Ana subregion: $191,000,000.

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21(6) San Diego subregion: $146,000,000.

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22(7) Sacramento River: $117,000,000.

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23(8) San Joaquin River: $96,000,000.

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24(9) Tulare/Kern (Tulare Lake): $97,000,000.

end insert
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25(10) North/South Lahontan: $72,000,000.

end insert
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26(11) Colorado River Basin: $67,000,000.

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begin insert(a)end insertbegin insertend insert From the funds described in Section 79724, one
28hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) shall be available for grants
29begin delete by the department for the development and implementation of
30innovative projects to advance sustainable water management.end delete
begin insert for
31projects that significantly advance the application and effectiveness
32of innovative integrated regional water management strategies,
33including, but not limited to, the following:end insert

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34(1) Innovative decision support tools to model future regional
35climate change impacts.

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36(2) Groundwater management plans and projects that further
37sustainable groundwater management.

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38(3) Other projects determined by the department to advance
39innovative strategies for the integration of water management.

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P8    1(b) The department shall give priority to projects that address
2groundwater overdraft and related impacts, including, but not
3limited to, subsidence.

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5Chapter  4. Water Quality and Watershed Protection




(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that this chapter
9provide funds to protect water quality in the rivers, lakes, streams,
10and coastal waters of the state, to assist in meeting the Federal
11Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1251 et seq.) and
12other state and federal requirements for the protection of water
13quality, public health, and endangered species, and to protect or
14restore natural systems that contribute to water supply, water
15quality, or flood management.

16(b) The sum ofbegin delete one billion eight hundred million dollars
17($1,800,000,000)end delete
begin insert two billion one hundred million dollars
18($2,100,000,000)end insert
shall be available for the purposes of this chapter.



(a) From the funds described in Section 79730, four
20hundred million dollars ($400,000,000) shall be available to the
21state board for deposit in the Small Communities Grant Subaccount
22for grants for wastewater treatment projects to keep contaminants
23out of rivers, lakes, streams, groundwater, and coastal waters, and
24for other projects to protect the public and fish and wildlife from
25contaminated sources of water. Priority shall be given to projects
26that serve disadvantaged communities and severely disadvantaged
27communities, and to projects that address public health hazards.
28Special consideration shall be given to small communities with
29limited financial resources. Projects shall include, but not be limited
30to, projects that identify, plan, design, and implement regional
31mechanisms to consolidate wastewater systems or provide
32affordable treatment technologies.

33(b) From the funds available pursuant to subdivision (a),begin delete ten
34million dollars ($10,000,000)end delete
begin insert twenty million dollars ($20,000,000)end insert
35 shall be allocated to the state board for deposit into the Private
36Well and Septic Systems Investment Fund, which is hereby created
37in the State Treasury. Moneys in the fund shall be available, upon
38appropriation by the Legislature, for the purpose ofbegin delete addressing the
39needs of private well and septic ownersend delete
begin insert providing grants and loans
P9    1to private well and septic owners to protect drinking water sources
2and ensure safe and affordable drinking water for all Californiansend insert



From the funds described in Section 79730,begin delete nine
4hundred million dollars ($900,000,000)end delete
begin insert one billion one hundred
5million dollars ($1,100,000,000)end insert
shall be available for water quality
6and watershed protection projectsbegin delete of statewide significanceend delete as

8(a) The sum of six hundred million dollars ($600,000,000) shall
9be available to the Delta Conservancy for water quality, ecosystem
10restoration, and community sustainability projects that benefit the
11Delta, including, but not limited to, the following:

12(1) Projects to improve water quality facilities or projects that
13contribute to improvements in water quality in the Delta.

14(2) Habitat restorationbegin insert, conservation, and enhancementend insert projects
15to improve the condition of special status, at risk, endangered, or
16threatened species in the Delta and the Delta counties, including
17projects to eradicate invasive species, and projects that support the
18beneficial reuse of dredged material for habitat restoration and
19levee improvements.

20(3) Projects to assist in preserving economically viable and
21sustainable agriculture and other economic activities in the Delta,
22includingbegin insert local infrastructure projects andend insert projects to mitigate the
23economic and community impacts of any conversion of agricultural
24land to habitat funded by this section.

25(4) Multibenefit recycled water projects that improve
26groundwater management and Delta tributary ecosystems.

begin insert

27(5) Scientific studies and assessments that support the Delta
28Science Program as described in Section 85280 or projects
29authorized under this section.

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30(b) The sum ofbegin delete three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000)end delete
31begin insert five hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) end insert shall be availablebegin delete to
32the Natural Resources Agency, the Wildlife Conservation Board,
33or to state conservancies,end delete
for water quality, river, and watershed
34protection and restoration projects of statewide importance outside
35of the Delta. Eligible projects include those that reduce pollution
36or contamination of major water bodies of the state, assist in the
37protection or recovery ofbegin delete endangered or threatenedend deletebegin insert endangered,
38threatened, wetland, or migratoryend insert
species, or protect or restore
39natural system functions that contribute to water supply, water
40quality, or flood management.

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begin insert(a)end insertbegin insertend insert From the funds described in Section 79730,begin delete five
2hundredend delete
begin insert six hundredend insert million dollarsbegin delete ($500,000,000)end deletebegin insert ($600,000,000)end insert
3 shall be available forbegin delete regionalend delete watershed protection and water
4quality projects outside the Deltabegin delete pursuant to Section 79738.
5Eligible projects include those that reduceend delete
begin insert that do any of the
6following:end insert

7begin insert(1)end insertbegin insertend insertbegin insertReduceend insert pollution or contamination of rivers, lakes, streams,
8or coastal waters, including prevention and remediation of mercury
9contamination from legacybegin delete mines, assistend deletebegin insert mines.end insert

10begin insert(2)end insertbegin insertend insertbegin insertAssistend insert in thebegin delete protection orend delete recovery of endangeredbegin delete or
11threatened species, or protectend delete
begin insert, threatened, or migratory species by
12improving watershed health, in-stream flows, fish passage, coastal
13or inland wetland restoration, or other means, including natural
14community conservation plan and habitat conservation plan
15implementation.end insert

16begin insert(3)end insertbegin insertend insertbegin insertProtectend insert or restore natural system functions that contribute
17to water supply, water quality, or flood management.

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18(4) Restore river parkways throughout the state, including, but
19not limited to, projects supported by the Urban Streams Restoration
20Program established pursuant to Section 7048 and the California
21River Parkway Act of 2004 (Chapter 3.8 (commencing with Section
225750) of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code).

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23(5) Protect and restore aquatic, coastal, wetland, and migratory
24bird ecosystems, including fish and wildlife corridors.

end insert
begin insert

25(6) Implement fuel treatment projects to reduce wildfire risks
26and associated risks to water supply facilities, and post-fire
27restoration projects to improve watershed health, water quality,
28and flood control capacity.

end insert
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29(7) Implement adaptation projects that improve the ability of
30California’s watersheds, wetlands, forests, and floodplains to
31reduce the impacts of climate change on California’s communities
32and ecosystems.

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33(b) Of the funds described in subdivision (a), at least five
34hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) shall be available for
35water quality, flood control, watershed restoration, or other
36watershed improvement projects implemented by state

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38(c) In order to guide the expenditure of funds described in this
39section, the Natural Resources Agency shall develop a statewide
40natural resource protection plan to identify priorities consistent
P11   1with the purposes of this section. All expenditures by state
2conservancies and state agencies of funds described in this section
3shall advance the priorities set forth in the statewide natural
4resource protection plan.

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5(d) In coordination with the Natural Resources Agency, all state
6 conservancies expending funds provided pursuant to subdivision
7(b) shall provide biannual written reports to the Natural Resources
8Agency on expenditures made and how those expenditures advance
9the statewide priorities set forth in the statewide natural resource
10protection plan developed pursuant to subdivision (c). The Natural
11Resources Agency shall produce and make available to the public
12biannual written reports on total expenditures made and progress
13towards meeting statewide priorities.

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Funds available pursuant to Section 79736 shall be
15allocated to each hydrologic region identified for purposes of
16integrated regional water management planning by the department
17based on the geographic size and population of the region, giving
18equal weight to each factor. These funds shall be available to state
19conservancies operating within the region or, for areas in which
20no state conservancy operates, to the Wildlife Conservation Board
21for grants or for direct expenditures consistent with the purposes
22of this chapter and consistent with the conservation plans developed
23pursuant to Section 79740.

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The Natural Resources Agency shall develop and adopt
25a statewide resource protection plan to identify priorities for
26expending funds provided in subdivision (b) of Section 79734 that
27includes priorities for the State Coastal Conservancy and the
28Wildlife Conservation Board. Conservation plans developed and
29adopted by state conservancies shall be consistent with statewide
30priorities adopted by the Natural Resources Agency and shall
31govern the expenditure of funds available pursuant to Section

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34Chapter  5. Flood Control and Stormwater Management




(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that this chapter
37provide funds for disaster preparedness, flood control, and
38stormwater management in a manner that leverages the maximum
39amount of federal and local matching funds and that prioritizes
P12   1project selection and encourages multibenefit project design to
2achieve the maximum public benefits.

3(b) The sum of one billionbegin delete three hundred million dollars
4($1,300,000,000)end delete
begin insert three hundred seventy-end insertbegin insertfive million dollars
5($1,375,000,000)end insert
shall be available for the purposes of this chapter.



From the funds described in Section 79750, five
7hundred million ($500,000,000) shall be available to the department
8to implement the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, including
9the following:

10(a) The evaluation, repair, rehabilitation, or replacement of
11levees, weirs, bypasses, or other facilitiesbegin insert, and for multiple benefit
12projects. Multiple benefit projects are flood control projects that
13provide water supply, water quality, ecosystem, public access, and
14recreation benefits, or any combination thereofend insert
. Projects of the
15Central Valley Flood Protection Plan shall be designed for multiple
16benefits, whereverbegin delete feasible, in order to maximize water supply,
17water quality, and ecosystem benefits. Investments necessary to
18achieve multiple benefits shall be eligible expendituresend delete
begin insert feasible,
19and, for the purposes of implementing this subdivision, priority
20shall be given to multiple benefit projectsend insert
. The department shall
21develop and implement mitigation through regional advance
22mitigation plans, wherever feasible, to lower the cost, decrease
23delay, and improve the conservation benefits of mitigation.

24(b) Increasing the level of flood protection of urban and
25urbanizing areas including state participation in federal and state
26authorized flood control projects, feasibility studies, design of
27federal flood damage reduction, and related projects, and reservoir
28reoperation and groundwater flood storage projects that improve
29flood protection.

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30(c) The development of local maps and technical information
31by Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley cities and counties necessary
32to make a finding consistent with Section 65865.5 of the
33Government Code.

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begin insert79753.end insert  

From the funds described in Section 79750, seventy-five
35million dollars ($75,000,000) shall be available to the Natural
36Resources Agency for flood control projects on public lands that
37provide critical flood, water quality, and wetland ecosystem
38benefits to the San Francisco Bay region.

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From the funds described in Section 79750,begin delete four
40hundred million dollars ($400,000,000)end delete
begin insert three hundred seventy-five
P13   1million dollars ($375,000,000)end insert
shall be available to the state board
2for competitive grants and loans for stormwater management
3projects pursuant to this section.

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4(a) Eligible projects shall assist in compliance with total
5maximum daily load implementation plans and be consistent with
6all applicable waste discharge requirements.

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7(b) Eligible projects are facilities and infrastructure to reduce,
8manage, treat, and capture for water supply stormwater, and urban
9runoff, including, but not limited to:

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10(1) Detention and retention basins.

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11(2) Dry weather diversion facilities, trash filters, and screens.

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12(3) Treatment wetlands creation and enhancement.

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13(4) Stormwater runoff reduction projects, including permeable
14surface installation, cisterns, and collection and treatment facilities
15for groundwater recharge.

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16(5) Other stormwater management infrastructure for low-impact

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18(a) Eligible projects shall assist in compliance with total
19maximum daily load implementation plans or other regional
20stormwater management plans, or in the development of enhanced
21watershed management plans designed to achieve integrated,
22multiple benefit stormwater management objectives. Eligible
23projects include any of the following:

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24(1) Projects that reduce, manage, treat, or capture stormwater
25to improve water quality and, wherever possible, improve water

end insert
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27(2) Stormwater resource management plans and related
28enhanced watershed management plans.

end insert
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29(3) Decision support tools to evaluate the benefits and costs of
30multiple benefit stormwater projects.

end insert
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31(4) Projects that, in addition to improving water quality, provide
32public benefits, such as augmentation of water supply, flood
33control, open space and recreation, and projects designed to mimic
34or restore natural watershed functions.

end insert
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35(b) The state board shall grant special consideration to plans
36or projects that provide multiple benefits such as water quality,
37water supply, flood control, natural lands, or recreation.

end insert

38(c) The state board shall require not less than a 50-percent local
39cost share for grant funds, but may suspend or reduce the matching
40requirements for disadvantaged communities.

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P14   1(d) The state board shall award grants on a competitive basis
2considering the following criteria:

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3(1) Water quality benefits of the project, such as the project’s
4ability to reduce impairment of the receiving water body.

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5(2) Cost-effectiveness.

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6(3) Public health benefits of the project.

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7(4) Flood management benefits.

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8(5) Water supply benefits.

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9(6) Demonstrated contribution to reducing reliance on imported

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12begin insert(d)end insert Eligible recipients shall be local public agenciesbegin insert or nonprofit
13organizations in partnership with local public agenciesend insert

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15begin insert(e)end insert Eligible projects must be outside of the area of the Central
16Valley Flood Protection Planbegin insert and must be consistent with an
17applicable integrated regional water management planend insert



begin deleteNotwithstanding Section 79754, fifty million dollars
19($50,000,000) end delete
begin insertFrom the funds described in Section 79750,
20twenty-end insert
begin insertfive million dollars ($25,000,000)end insertbegin insert end insertshall be available to the
21Department of Conservationbegin delete from the funds described in Section
2279754end delete
for competitive grants forbegin delete resource conservation districts
23and otherend delete
qualifiedbegin insert special districts andend insert nonprofit organizations
24for projects that reduce or manage runoff frombegin delete irrigatedend delete agricultural
25lands for the benefit of surface and groundwater quality.



From the funds described in Section 79750, four
27hundred million dollars ($400,000,000) shall be available to reduce
28the risk of levee failure and flood in the Delta for any of the

30(a) Local assistance under the Delta levee maintenance
31subventions program under Part 9 (commencing with Section
3212980) of Division 6, as that part may be amended.

33(b) Special flood protection projects under Chapter 2
34(commencing with Section 12310) of Part 4.8 of Division 6, as
35that chapter may be amended.

36(c) Levee improvement projects that increase the resiliency of
37levees within the Delta to withstand earthquake, flooding, or sea
38level rise.

39(d) Emergency response and repair projects.


P15   1Chapter  6. Water System Operational Improvements




The sum of one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) shall
4be available to the commission for water system operational
5improvements that meet the requirements of this section, including
6all of the following:

7(a) Projects shall be selected by the commission through a
8competitive public process that ranks projects based on the
9expected public benefits received for public investment.

10(b) Eligible projects consist only of the following:

11(1) Surface storage projects identified in the CALFED Bay-Delta
12Programmatic Record of Decision, dated August 28, 2000, except
13that projects at Lake Shasta shall not be eligible.

14(2) Groundwater storage projects and groundwater
15contamination prevention or remediation projects that augment
16groundwater supplies, and improve the long-term sustainability
17of groundwater resources, including reducing overdraft.

18(3) Conjunctive use and reservoir reoperation projects including
19associated infrastructure.

20(4) Projects that restore the capacity of reservoirs currently
21impaired by sediment buildup or other impairment.

22(5) Projects that result in a permanent reduction of water
23exported from the Delta and a transfer of the equivalent water right
24to instream flow pursuant to Section 1707. Priority shall be given
25to projects that also result in the permanent elimination of irrigation
26runoff contributing to salinity in the San Joaquin Valley.

27(6) Recycled water storage facilities.

28(c) A project shall not be funded unless it provides measurable
29improvements to the Delta ecosystem.

30(d) Funds allocated pursuant to this section may be expended
31solely for the following public benefits:

32(1) Ecosystem improvements, including, but not limited to,
33changing timing of diversions, improvement in flow conditions,
34temperature, or other benefits that contribute to restoration of
35aquatic ecosystems and native fish and wildlife.

36(2) Water quality improvements in the Delta or in other river
37systems that provide significant public trust resources or that clean
38up and restore groundwater resources.

P16   1(3) Flood control benefits, including, but not limited to, increases
2in flood reservation space in existing reservoirs by exchange for
3existing or increased water storage benefits.

4(e) The commission, in consultation with the Department of
5Fish and Wildlife, the state board, and the department, shall
6develop and adopt, by regulation, methods for quantification and
7management of public benefits. The regulations shall include
8priorities and relative environmental value of ecosystem benefits
9provided by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the priorities
10and relative environmental value of water quality benefits as
11provided by the state board.

12(f) Funds shall not be expended pursuant to this chapter for the
13costs of environmental mitigation measures or compliance
14obligations except for those associated with providing the public
15benefits as described in subdivision (d).



No funds available pursuant to Section 79760 may be
17allocated to a project until the commission approves the project
18based on the following determinations:

19(a) The commission has adopted the regulations specified in
20Section 79760 and specifically quantified and made public the cost
21of the public benefits associated with the project.

22(b) The department has entered into a contract with each party
23that will derive benefits, other than public benefits, from the project
24that ensures the party will pay its share of the total costs of the
25project. The benefits available to a party shall be consistent with
26that party’s share of total project costs.

27(c) The department has entered into a contract with the
28Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state board, after those
29agencies have made a finding that the public benefits of the project
30for which that agency is responsible meet all the requirements of
31this chapter, to ensure that public contributions of funds pursuant
32to this chapter achieve the public benefits identified for the project.

33(d) The commission has held a public hearing for the purposes
34of providing an opportunity for the public to review and comment
35on the information required to be prepared pursuant to this section.

36(e) All of the following conditions are met:

37(1) Feasibility studies have been completed.

38(2) The commission has found and determined that the project
39is feasible, is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations,
40and will advance the long-term objectives of restoring ecological
P17   1health and improving water management, including the beneficial
2uses of the Delta.

3(3) All environmental documentation has been completed and
4all other federal, state, and local approvals, certifications, and
5agreements required to be completed have been obtained.

6(f) The commission shall submit to the fiscal committees and
7the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature its findings
8for each criteria identified in this section for any project funded
9pursuant to this chapter.



(a) The public benefit cost share of a project funded
11pursuant to this chapter may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost
12of the project.

13(b) No project may be funded unless it provides ecosystem
14improvements that are at least 50 percent of the public benefits of
15the project funded under this chapter.


17Chapter  7. General Provisions




The proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this
20division shall be deposited in the Safe Drinking Water, Water
21Quality, and Flood Protection Fund of 2014, which is hereby
22created in the State Treasury. Moneys in the fund shall be available,
23upon appropriation by the Legislature, in the manner and for the
24purposes set forth in this division.



An amount that equals not more than 5 percent of the
26funds allocated for a program pursuant to this division may be
27used to pay the administrative costs of that program.



Up to 10 percent of funds allocated for each program
29funded by this division may be used to finance planning and
30monitoring necessary for the successful design, selection, and
31implementation of the projects authorized under that program.
32This section shall not otherwise restrict funds ordinarily used by
33an agency for “preliminary plans,” “working drawings,” and
34“construction” as defined in the annual Budget Act for a capital
35outlay project or grant project. Water quality monitoring shall be
36integrated into the surface water ambient monitoring program
37administered by the state board.



Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part
391 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code does not apply
40to the development or implementation of programs or projects
P18   1authorized or funded under this division other than Chapter 6
2(commencing with Section 79760).



(a) Prior to disbursing grants pursuant to this division,
4each state agency that is required to administer a competitive grant
5program under this division shall develop project solicitation and
6evaluation guidelines. The guidelines may include a limitation on
7the dollar amount of grants to be awarded.

8(b) Prior to disbursing grants, the state agency shall conduct
9three public meetings to consider public comments prior to
10finalizing the guidelines. The state agency shall publish the draft
11solicitation and evaluation guidelines on its Internet Web site at
12least 30 days before the public meetings. One meeting shall be
13conducted at a location in northern California, one meeting shall
14be conducted at a location in the central valley of California, and
15one meeting shall be conducted at a location in southern California.
16Upon adoption, the state agency shall transmit copies of the
17guidelines to the fiscal committees and the appropriate policy
18committees of the Legislature.

19(c) Projects funded with proceeds from this division shall
20promote state planning priorities consistent with the provisions of
21Section 65041.1 of the Government Code and sustainable
22communities strategies consistent with the provisions of
23subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section
2465080 of the Government Code.

25(d) To the extent feasible, in implementing subdivision (a) of
26Section 79734, the Delta Conservancy shall seek to achieve wildlife
27conservation objectives through projects on public lands or
28voluntary projects on private lands. Funds available pursuant to
29subdivision (a) of Section 79734 may be used, in consultation with
30the Department of Fish and Wildlife, for payments to landowners
31for the creation of measurable habitat improvements or other
32improvements to the condition of endangered or threatened species.
33The Delta Conservancy may develop and implement a competitive
34habitat credit exchange mechanism in order to maximize voluntary
35landowner participation in projects that provide measurable habitat
36or species improvements in the Delta. These funds shall not be
37used to subsidize or decrease the mitigation obligations of any

39(e) In implementing subdivision (a) of Section 79734, the Delta
40Conservancy shall coordinate, cooperate, and consult with the city
P19   1or county in which a grant is proposed to be expended or an interest
2in real property is proposed to be acquired and with the Delta
3Protection Commission. Acquisitions pursuant to subdivision (a)
4of Section 79734 shall be from willing sellers only.

5(f) In implementing subdivision (a) of Section 79734, the Delta
6Conservancy shall require grantees to demonstrate how local
7economic impacts, including impacts related to the loss of
8agricultural lands, will be mitigated.

9(g) Funds provided by this division shall not be used to acquire
10land via eminent domain. Funds from this division may be used
11to acquire property from willing sellers.

12(h) Restoration and ecosystem protection projects funded by
13begin delete Section 79736end deletebegin insert this divisionend insert shall use the services of the California
14Conservation Corps orbegin insert certifiedend insert community conservation corpsbegin insert,
15as defined in Section 14507.5 of the Public Resources Code,end insert

16 whenever feasible.

begin delete

17(i) In implementing Section 79740, the Natural Resources
18Agency shall prioritize existing obligations for state watershed
19restoration investments, including, but not limited to, dam removal
20and related activities on the Klamath River, San Joaquin River
21restoration and restoration, of migratory bird habitat on the Salton

end delete
begin insert

23(i) In implementing subdivision (b) of Section 79734, priority
24shall be given to projects that fulfill the obligations of the State of
25California in complying with the terms of any of the following:

end insert
begin insert

26(1) The February 18, 2010, Klamath Basin Restoration

end insert
begin insert

28(2) Quantification Settlement Agreement, as defined in
29subdivision (a) of Section 1 of Chapter 617 of the Statutes of 2002.

end insert
begin insert

30(3) The San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement, as described
31in Part I of Subtitle A of Title X of Public Law 111-11.

end insert
begin insert

32(4) Refuge water supply acquisition pursuant to the Central
33Valley Project Improvement Act, as defined in Section 3404(d)(3)
34of Title 34 of Public Law 102-575.

end insert
begin insert

35(5) Other state settlements and interstate compacts.

end insert
begin insert

36(j) In implementing Section 79752, the department may authorize
37the establishment of a trust fund, consistent with Section 79044,
38for the purposes of maintaining any lands acquired for the purposes
39of Section 79752.

end insert
begin insert

P20   1(k) It is the intent of the Legislature that California’s working
2agricultural landscapes be preserved wherever possible. To the
3extent feasible, watershed objectives included in this division
4should be achieved through use of conservation easements and
5voluntary landowner participation, including, but not limited to,
6the use of easements pursuant to Division 10.4 (commencing with
7Section 10330) and Division 10.2 (commencing with Section
810200) of the Public Resources Code and voluntary habitat credit
9exchange mechanisms.

end insert
begin insert

10(l) Funds allocated pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 79734
11to meet California’s responsibilities under the bi-state compact
12identified in Title 7.4 (commencing with Section 66800) of the
13Government Code shall be appropriated pursuant to Title 7.42
14(commencing with Section 66905) of the Government Code.

end insert


It is the intent of the peoplebegin delete that theend deletebegin insert that:end insert

16begin insert(a)end insertbegin insertend insertbegin insertTheend insert investment of public funds pursuant to this division
17result in public benefits.

begin insert

18(b) Special consideration be given to projects that employ new
19or innovative technology or practices, including decision support
20tools that demonstrate the multiple benefits of integration of
21multiple jurisdictions, including, but not limited to, water supply,
22flood control, land use, and sanitation.

end insert


The State Auditor shall annually conduct a
24programmatic review and an audit of expenditures from the fund.
25The State Auditor shall report its findings annually on or before
26March 1 to the Governor and the Legislature, and shall make the
27findings available to the public.



Funds provided by this division shall not be used to
29support or pay for the costs of environmental mitigation measures
30or compliance obligations of any party except as part of the
31environmental mitigation costs of projects financed by this division.
32Funds provided by this division may be used for environmental
33enhancements or other public benefits.



Funds provided by this division shall not be expended
35to pay costs associated with design, construction, operation,
36maintenance, or mitigation of new Delta conveyance facilities.



The Legislature may enact legislation necessary to
38implement programs funded by this division.



Eligible applicants under this division are public
40agencies, nonprofit organizations, public utilities, and mutual water
P21   1companies. To be eligible for funding under this division, a project
2proposed by a public utility that is regulated by the Public Utilities
3Commission or a mutual water company shall have a clear and
4definite public purpose and shall benefit the customers of the water



(a) This division does not diminish, impair, or
7otherwise affect in any manner whatsoever any area of origin,
8watershed of origin, county of origin, or any other water rights
9protections, including, but not limited to, rights to water
10appropriated prior to December 19, 1914, provided under the law.
11This division does not limit or otherwise affect the application of
12Article 1.7 (commencing with Section 1215) of Chapter 1 of Part
132 of Division 2, Sections 10505, 10505.5, 11128, 11460, 11461,
1411462, and 11463, and Sections 12200 to 12220, inclusive.

15(b) For the purposes of this division, an area that utilizes water
16that has been diverted and conveyed from the Sacramento River
17hydrologic region, for use outside the Sacramento River hydrologic
18region or the Delta, shall not be deemed to be immediately adjacent
19thereto or capable of being conveniently supplied with water
20therefrom by virtue or on account of the diversion and conveyance
21of that water through facilities that may be constructed for that
22purpose after January 1, 2014.

23(c) Nothing in this division supersedes, limits, or otherwise
24modifies the applicability of Chapter 10 (commencing with Section
251700) of Part 2 of Division 2, including petitions related to any
26new conveyance constructed or operated in accordance with
27Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 85320) of Part 4 of Division

29(d) Unless otherwise expressly provided, nothing in this division
30supersedes, reduces, or otherwise affects existing legal protections,
31both procedural and substantive, relating to the state board’s
32regulation of diversion and use of water, including, but not limited
33to, water right priorities, the protection provided to municipal
34interests by Sections 106 and 106.5, and changes in water rights.
35Nothing in this division expands or otherwise alters the state
36board’s existing authority to regulate the diversion and use of water
37or the courts’ existing concurrent jurisdiction over California water

P22   1(e) Nothing in this division limits or otherwise affects the
2application of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 85320) of Part
34 of Division 35.

begin insert

4(f) Nothing in this division shall be construed to affect the
5California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Chapter 1.4 (commencing
6with Section 5093.50) of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code)
7and funds available pursuant to this division shall not be available
8for any project that could have an adverse effect on the free flowing
9condition of a wild and scenic river or any other river afforded
10protections pursuant to the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

end insert


12Chapter  8. Fiscal Provisions




begin insert(a)end insertbegin insertend insert Bonds in the total amount ofbegin delete five billion six
15hundred million dollars ($5,600,000,000)end delete
begin insert six billion four hundred
16seventy-end insert
begin insertfive million dollars ($6,475,000,000)end insert, or so much thereof
17as is necessary, not including the amount of any refundingbegin delete bonds,
18or so much thereof as is necessary,end delete
begin insert bonds issued in accordance
19with Section 79840end insert
may be issued and sold to provide a fund to
20be used for carrying out the purposes expressed in this division
21and to reimburse the General Obligation Bond Expense Revolving
22Fund pursuant to Section 16724.5 of the Government Code. The
23bonds, when sold, shall be and constitute a valid and binding
24obligation of the State of California, and the full faith and credit
25of the State of California is hereby pledged for the punctual
26payment of both principal of, and interest on, the bonds as the
27principal and interest become due and payable.

begin insert

28(b) The Treasurer shall sell the bonds authorized by the
29committee pursuant to this section. The bonds shall be sold upon
30the terms and conditions specified in a resolution to be adopted
31by the committee pursuant to Section 16731 of the Government
32 Code.

end insert


The bonds authorized by thisbegin delete chapterend deletebegin insert divisionend insert shall be
34prepared, executed, issued, sold, paid, and redeemed as provided
35in the State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing
36with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the
37Government Code), and all of the provisions of that law apply to
38the bonds and to this division and are hereby incorporated in this
39division as though set forth in full in this division, except
40begin insert subdivisions (a) and (b) ofend insert Section 16727 of the Government Code
P23   1begin delete shall not apply to the extent that it is inconsistent with any other
2provision of this divisionend delete



(a) Solely for the purpose of authorizing the issuance
4and sale pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law
5(Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division
64 of Title 2 of the Government Code) of the bonds authorized by
7this division, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality, and Flood
8Protection Finance Committee is hereby created. For purposes of
9this division, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality, and Flood
10Protection Finance Committee is “the committee” as that term is
11used in the State General Obligation Bond Law. The committee
12consists of the Director of Finance, the Treasurer, the Controller,
13the Director of Water Resources, and the Secretary of the Natural
14Resources Agency, or their designated representatives. The
15Treasurer shall serve as chairperson of the committee. A majority
16of the committee may act for the committee.

17(b) For purposes of the State General Obligation Bond Law, the
18Department of Water Resources is designated the “board.”



The committee shall determine whether or not it is
20necessary or desirable to issue bonds authorized pursuant to this
21division in order to carry out the actions specified in this division
22and, if so, the amount of bonds to be issued and sold. Successive
23issues of bonds may be authorized and sold to carry out those
24actions progressively, and it is not necessary that all of the bonds
25authorized to be issued be sold at any one time.



There shall be collected each year and in the same
27manner and at the same time as other state revenue is collected,
28in addition to the ordinary revenues of the state, a sum in an amount
29required to pay the principal of, and interest on, the bonds each
30year. It is the duty of all officers charged by law with any duty in
31regard to the collection of the revenue to do and perform each and
32every act that is necessary to collect that additional sum.



Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government
34Code, there is hereby appropriated from the General Fund in the
35State Treasury, for the purposes of this division, an amount that
36will equal the total of the following:

37(a) The sum annually necessary to pay the principal of, and
38interest on, bonds issued and sold pursuant to this division, as the
39principal and interest become due and payable.

P24   1(b) The sum necessary to carry out Section 79832, appropriated
2without regard to fiscal years.



For the purposes of carrying out this division, the
4Director of Finance may authorize the withdrawal from the General
5Fund of an amount not to exceed the amount of the unsold bonds
6that have been authorized by the committee to be sold for the
7purpose of carrying out this divisionbegin insert less any amount borrowed
8pursuant to Section 79807end insert
. Any amounts withdrawn shall be
9deposited in the fund. Any money made available under this section
10shall be returned to the General Fund from proceeds received from
11the sale of bonds for the purpose of carrying out this division.



All money deposited in the fund that is derived from
13premium and accrued interest on bonds sold shall be reserved in
14the fund and shall be available for transfer to the General Fund as
15a credit to expenditures for bond interestbegin insert, except that amounts
16derived from premium may be reserved and used to pay the cost
17of bond issuance prior to any transfer to the General Fundend insert



Pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section
1916720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code,
20the cost of bond issuance shall be paid out of the bondbegin delete proceeds.
21These costsend delete
begin insert proceeds, including premium, if any. To the extent the
22cost of bond issuance is not paid from premiums received from
23the sale of bonds, the costend insert
shall be shared proportionally by each
24program funded through thisbegin delete bond actend deletebegin insert division by the applicable
25bond saleend insert



Thebegin delete Department of Water Resourcesend deletebegin insert boardend insert may request
27the Pooled Money Investment Board to make a loan from the
28Pooled Money Investment Account,begin delete including other authorized
29forms of interim financing that include, but are not limited to,
30commercial paper,end delete
in accordance with Section 16312 of the
31Governmentbegin delete Code,end deletebegin insert Code end insert forbegin delete purposesend deletebegin insert the purposeend insert of carrying out
32this divisionbegin insert less any amount withdrawn pursuant to Section 79832end insert.
33The amount of the request shall not exceed the amount of the
34unsold bonds that the committee, by resolution, has authorized to
35be sold for the purpose of carrying out this division. The
36begin delete Department of Water Resourcesend deletebegin insert board end insert shall execute any
37documents required by the Pooled Money Investment Board to
38obtain and repay the loan. Any amounts loaned shall be deposited
39in the fund to be allocatedbegin delete by the boardend delete in accordance with this

P25   1


The bondsbegin insert issued and sold pursuant to this divisionend insert
2 may be refunded in accordance with Article 6 (commencing with
3Section 16780) of Chapter 4 of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of
4the Government Code, which is a part of the State General
5Obligation Bond Law. Approval by the voters of the state for the
6issuance of the bondsbegin delete described inend deletebegin insert underend insert this divisionbegin delete includesend delete
7begin insert shall includeend insert the approval of the issuance of any bonds issued to
8refund any bonds originally issued under this division or any
9previously issued refunding bonds.



Notwithstanding any other provision of this division,
11or of the State General Obligation Bond Law, if the Treasurer sells
12bonds pursuant to this division that include a bond counsel opinion
13to the effect that the interest on the bonds is excluded from gross
14income for federal tax purposes,begin delete subject toend deletebegin insert uend insertbegin insertnderend insert designated
15conditionsbegin insert or is otherwise entitled to any federal tax advantageend insert,
16the Treasurer may maintain separate accounts for the investment
17of bond proceeds and for the investment of earnings on those
18proceeds. The Treasurer may use or direct the use of those proceeds
19or earnings to pay any rebate, penalty, or other payment required
20under federal law or take any other action with respect to the
21investment and use of those bond proceeds required or desirable
22under federal law to maintain the tax exempt status of those bonds
23and to obtain any other advantage under federal law on behalf of
24the funds of this state.



begin deleteThe Legislature hereby finds and declares that,
26inasmuch as the end delete
begin insertThe end insertproceeds from the sale of bonds authorized
27by this division are not “proceeds of taxes” as that term is used in
28Article XIII B of the California Constitution,begin insert andend insert the disbursement
29of these proceeds is not subject to the limitations imposed by that


SEC. 3.  

Section 2 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary
32Session of the Statutes of 2009, as amended by Section 1 of
33Chapter 74 of the Statutes of 2012, is repealed.


SEC. 4.  

Section 2 of this act shall be submitted to the voters
35at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election in accordance
36with provisions of the Government Code and the Elections Code
37governing the submission of a statewide measure to the voters.


SEC. 5.  

Section 2 of this act shall take effect upon the approval
39by the voters of the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality, and Flood
P26   1Protection Act of 2014, as set forth in that section at the November
24, 2014, statewide general election.


SEC. 6.  

This act is an urgency statute necessary for the
4immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within
5the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into
6immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:

7In order to fund safe drinking water, water quality, and flood
8protection at the earliest possible date, it is necessary that this act
9take effect immediately.