SB 229 - California Water Commission Amendments - Key Vote
California Key Votes
- July 16, 2009 Senate Concurrence Vote Failed
- July 13, 2009 House Bill Passed
- June 3, 2009 Senate Bill Passed
- Feb. 23, 2009 Introduced
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (0-36) - July 16, 2009
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (46-24) - July 13, 2009
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-15) - June 3, 2009(Key vote)
Title: California Water Commission Amendments
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that restructures and repurposes the California Water Commission.
-Makes the California Water Commission an independent commission within the state government that shall focus on early action projects and measures in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the Commission shall serve as the lead agency for implementing projects recommended by the Bay-Delta Conservation plan's final environmental impact report (Sec. 6). -Directs the Commission to identify and prioritize early action projects in order to achieve the primary goals of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of restoring the Delta ecosystem and creating a more reliable water supply for the state (Sec. 6). -Requires the Commission to appoint at least one watermaster who is charged with enforcing all laws relevant to the implementation of the Bay-Delta Conservation plan (Sec. 6). -Requires the Commission to establish a per-acre-foot fee on diversions of water within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed and a fee on any water conveyed through or around the Delta to cover the costs related to the Commission fulfilling its responsibilities (Sec. 6). -Reduces the membership of the Commission from nine to five members (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) - Feb. 23, 2009
Title: Water Bill