AB 568, as amended, Dodd. Reclamation District No. 108: hydroelectric power.
Existing law authorizes the formation of reclamation districts by owners of swamp and overflowed lands, salt-marsh, or tidelands, or other lands subject to flood or overflow and by owners of land already reclaimed, or in progress of reclamation, and not included in a reclamation district. Existing law authorizes Reclamation District No. 1004, in conjunction with the County of Colusa, to construct, maintain, and operate a plant, transmission lines, and other necessary or appropriate facilities for the generation of hydroelectric power, as prescribed. Existing law requires proceeds from the sale of electricity to be utilized to retire any time warrants issued for construction of the facilities and otherwise for the powers and purposes for which the district was formed.
This bill would grant the above-described hydroelectric power authority to Reclamation District No. 108.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 50906 of the Water Code is amended to
(a) A reclamation district specified in subdivision (d)
4may construct, maintain, and operate a plant for the generation of
5hydroelectric power, together with transmission lines for the
6conveyance thereof and with other facilities that may be necessary
7or appropriate for the construction, maintenance, and operation of
8that plant. Construction of the plant and transmission lines may
9be financed by the issuance of time warrants pursuant to Article
103 (commencing with Section 53040) of Chapter 1 of Part 9 to pay
11the cost of construction of the plant, transmission lines, and related
12facilities, except that the board may, by resolution, provide for the
13payment of those time warrants solely from the proceeds derived
14from the operation of the hydroelectric powerplant, in lieu of the
15assessment described in Section 53040, and may, in that event,
16pledge the plant, transmission lines, and related facilities and the
17revenues from the operation of the hydroelectric plant as the sole
18security for the payment of the time warrants.
19(b) The hydroelectric plant, transmission lines, and related
20facilities constructed pursuant to this section may be leased for
21operation to, or the power generated may be sold to, a public utility
22or public agency engaged in the distribution, use, or sale of
23electricity, but shall not be offered for sale directly by the district
24to customers other than a public utility or public agency.
25(c) Proceeds from the sale of electricity shall be utilized to retire
26any time warrants issued for construction of the facilities and
27otherwise for the powers and purposes for which the district was
29(d) This section applies only to the following reclamation
31(1) Reclamation District No. 1004 acting in conjunction with
32the County of Colusa.
33(2) Reclamation District No. 108.