California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 152


Introduced by Assembly Member Bigelow

January 15, 2015


An act to amend Section 1253 of the Water Code, relating to water rights.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 152, as introduced, Bigelow. Water rights: appropriation.

Under existing law, the State Water Resources Control Board administers a water rights program pursuant to which the board grants permits and licenses to appropriate water. Existing law requires the board to allow the appropriation for beneficial purposes of unappropriated water under terms and conditions as in its judgment will best develop, conserve, and utilize in the public interest the water sought to be appropriated.

This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.

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

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

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SECTION 1.  

Section 1253 of the Water Code is amended to
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1253.  

The board shall allow the appropriation for beneficial
4purposes of unappropriated water underbegin delete suchend delete terms and conditions
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2public interest the water sought to be appropriated.



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