California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2551

Introduced by Assembly Members Gallagher and Olsen

(Principal coauthor: Senator Nielsen)

February 19, 2016

An act to add Section 79714.5 to the Water Code, relating to water.


AB 2551, as introduced, Gallagher. Surface storage: design-build contracts.

Existing law, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, approved by the voters as Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election, authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $7,545,000,000 to finance a water quality, supply, and infrastructure improvement program. The bond act provides that the sum of $2,700,000,000 is continuously appropriated from the fund to the California Water Commission for public benefits associated with water storage projects that improve the operation of the state water system, are cost effective, and provide a net improvement in ecosystem and water quality conditions.

This bill would authorize certain surface storage projects that receive Proposition 1 funding to use the design-build method of project delivery.

Vote: majority. 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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Section 79714.5 is added to the Water Code, to



A surface storage project identified in the CALFED
4Bay-Delta Program Record of Decision, dated August 28, 2000,
5that receives funding pursuant to this division may use the
6design-build method of project delivery.