Senate BillNo. 1328

Introduced by Senator Lara

February 19, 2016

An act to amend Section 79747 of the Water Code, relating to water.


SB 1328, as introduced, Lara. Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

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 act makes specified amounts available for projects relating to, among other things, stormwater management.

This bill would make a nonsubstantive change in those provisions providing funding for stormwater management projects.

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 79747 of the Water Code is amended to



(a) Of the funds authorized by Section 79740, two
4hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) shall be available for grants
5for multibenefit stormwater management projects.

6(b) Eligible projects may include, but shall not be limited to,
7green infrastructure, rainwater and stormwater capture projects,
8and stormwater treatment facilities.

P2    1(c) begin deleteDevelopment end deletebegin insertThe development end insertof plans for stormwater
2projects shall address the entire watershed and incorporate the
3perspectives of communities adjacent to the affected waterways,
4 especially disadvantaged communities.