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SBx7 2 - Water Investment Bond Measure - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Water Investment Bond Measure

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (27-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Water Investment Bond Measure

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes the issuance of $11.14 billion in bonds for projects related to drought assistance, water supply reliability, Delta sustainability, statewide water system operational improvement, conservation and watershed protection, groundwater protection and water quality, and water recycling, provided that it is approved by a majority of the voters in the November 2010 general election.

Highlights:
-Authorizes the appropriation of $3 billion for the California Water Commission to fund the following statewide water system operational improvement projects (Sec. 1):
    -Surface storage projects identified by the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Record of Decision, except those prohibited by the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (§5093.50-5093.70, Public Resources Code); -Groundwater storage projects and groundwater contamination prevention or remediation projects that provide water storage benefits; -Conjunctive use and reservoir reoperation projects; and -Local and regional surface storage projects that improve the operation of water systems in the state and provide public benefits.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $2.25 billion for projects related to Delta sustainability, to be allocated as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$1.5 billion for projects to protect and enhance the sustainability of the Delta ecosystem, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Projects for the development and implementation of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan; -Projects to protect and restore native fish and wildlife dependent on the Delta ecosystem; -Projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from exposed Delta soils; -Projects to reduce impacts of mercury contamination of the Delta and its watersheds; and -Scientific studies and assessments to support projects funded by this appropriation authorization;
    -$750 million for projects that provide public benefits and support Delta sustainability options, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Projects to ensure that urban and agricultural water supplies from the Delta are not disrupted because of levee failures; -Projects to assist in preserving economic vitality and sustainable agriculture in the Delta; -Projects to improve the quality of drinking water in the Delta; -Projects to improve the levee and flood control facilities, and other vital infrastructure of the Delta; -Projects to facilitate other projects that provide public benefits and support Delta sustainability; and -Projects to mitigate impacts of water conveyance and ecosystem restoration;
    -$250 million for assistance to local governments and the local agricultural economy due to loss of productive agricultural lands for habitat and ecosystem restoration within the Delta.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $1.79 billion for projects related to conservation and watershed protection, including, but not limited to, the following allocations (Sec. 1):
    -$250 million for the State Coastal Conservancy for projects within coastal counties and coastal watersheds; -$250 million for dam removal and related measures in the Klamath River watershed, provided that California and Oregon have executed a dam removal agreement; -$215 million for the Wildlife Conservation Board for the protection or restoration of watershed lands or rivers and streams that support species listed as threatened or endangered under state or federal law; -$100 million for the Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition of water rights from willing sellers and the conveyance of water for the benefit of migratory birds on wildlife refuges and wildlife habitat areas; -$100 million for the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for fuel treatment and forest restoration projects to protect watersheds tributary to dams or reservoirs from fire and erosion, promote forest health in those watersheds, protect life and property, and provide for climate change adaptation; -$100 million for the Lake Tahoe Conservancy for the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program; and -$100 million for Salton Sea restoration.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $1.4 billion for projects related to water supply reliability, to be allocated as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$1.05 billion for respective hydrologic regions for projects that implement an integrated regional water management plan, including, but not limited to, the following allocations:
      -$198 million for the Los Angeles subregion; -$132 million for the San Francisco Bay; and -$128 million for the Santa Ana subregion;
    -$350 million for the planning, design, and construction of local and regional conveyance projects that support regional and interregional connectivity and water management.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $1.25 billion for projects related to water recycling, to be allocated as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$1 billion for water recycling and advanced treatment technology projects, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Water recycling projects; -Contaminant and salt removal projects, including groundwater and seawater desalination; -Dedicated distribution infrastructure for recycled water, including commercial and industrial end- user retrofit projects to allow use of recycle water; -Pilot projects for new salt and contaminant removal technology; -Groundwater recharge infrastructure related to recycled water; and -Technical assistance and grant writing assistance for disadvantaged communities;
    -$250 million for water conservation and water use efficiency projects and programs, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Urban water conservation plans, projects, and programs; -Agricultural water use efficiency projects and programs; and -Agricultural water management plans.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $1 billion for projects related to groundwater protection and water quality, including, but not limited to, the following allocations (Sec. 1):
    -$100 million for projects that meet the following criteria:
      -Part of a basin-wide management and remediation plan for which federal funds have been allocated; and -Addresses contamination at a site on the list maintained by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (§ 25356, Health and Safety Code), or a site listed on the National Priorities List pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response (42 U.S. 9601);
    -$100 million for the State Department of Public Health for financing emergency and urgent actions on behalf of disadvantaged communities and economically distressed areas to ensure that safe drinking water is supplied.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $455 million for projects related to drought assistance, including, but not limited to, the following allocations (Sec. 1):
    -$190 million for the planning, design, and construction of local and regional drought relief projects that reduce the impacts of drought conditions, including reductions in Delta diversions; and -$100 million for local and regional water projects that provide emergency water supplies and water supply reliability in drought conditions in San Diego County.
-Requires $5.57 million of the $11.14 billion in bonds approved by this Act to be sold by the State Treasurer before July 1, 2015 (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the provisions of this Act are contingent upon the passage of SBx7 1 (Sec. 4).
Note:

NOTE: AN URGENCY CLAUSE REQUIRES 27 VOTES FOR PASSAGE IN THE SENATE AND IMMEDIATELY PUTS THE BILL INTO EFFECT UPON THE GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (55-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Water Investment Bond Measure

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the issuance of $11.14 billion in bonds for projects related to drought assistance, water supply reliability, Delta sustainability, statewide water system operational improvement, conservation and watershed protection, groundwater protection and water quality, and water recycling, provided that it is approved by a majority of the voters in the November 2010 general election.

Highlights:
-Authorizes the appropriation of $3 billion for the California Water Commission to fund the following statewide water system operational improvement projects (Sec. 1):
    -Surface storage projects identified by the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Record of Decision, except those prohibited by the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (§5093.50-5093.70, Public Resources Code); -Groundwater storage projects and groundwater contamination prevention or remediation projects that provide water storage benefits; -Conjunctive use and reservoir reoperation projects; and -Local and regional surface storage projects that improve the operation of water systems in the state and provide public benefits.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $2.25 billion for projects related to Delta sustainability, to be allocated as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$1.5 billion for projects to protect and enhance the sustainability of the Delta ecosystem, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Projects for the development and implementation of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan; -Projects to protect and restore native fish and wildlife dependent on the Delta ecosystem; -Projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from exposed Delta soils; -Projects to reduce impacts of mercury contamination of the Delta and its watersheds; and -Scientific studies and assessments to support projects funded by this appropriation authorization;
    -$750 million for projects that provide public benefits and support Delta sustainability options, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Projects to ensure that urban and agricultural water supplies from the Delta are not disrupted because of levee failures; -Projects to assist in preserving economic vitality and sustainable agriculture in the Delta; -Projects to improve the quality of drinking water in the Delta; -Projects to improve the levee and flood control facilities, and other vital infrastructure of the Delta; -Projects to facilitate other projects that provide public benefits and support Delta sustainability; and -Projects to mitigate impacts of water conveyance and ecosystem restoration;
    -$250 million for assistance to local governments and the local agricultural economy due to loss of productive agricultural lands for habitat and ecosystem restoration within the Delta.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $1.79 billion for projects related to conservation and watershed protection, including, but not limited to, the following allocations (Sec. 1):
    -$250 million for the State Coastal Conservancy for projects within coastal counties and coastal watersheds; -$250 million for dam removal and related measures in the Klamath River watershed, provided that California and Oregon have executed a dam removal agreement; -$215 million for the Wildlife Conservation Board for the protection or restoration of watershed lands or rivers and streams that support species listed as threatened or endangered under state or federal law; -$100 million for the Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition of water rights from willing sellers and the conveyance of water for the benefit of migratory birds on wildlife refuges and wildlife habitat areas; -$100 million for the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for fuel treatment and forest restoration projects to protect watersheds tributary to dams or reservoirs from fire and erosion, promote forest health in those watersheds, protect life and property, and provide for climate change adaptation; -$100 million for the Lake Tahoe Conservancy for the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program; and -$100 million for Salton Sea restoration.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $1.4 billion for projects related to water supply reliability, to be allocated as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$1.05 billion for respective hydrologic regions for projects that implement an integrated regional water management plan, including, but not limited to, the following allocations:
      -$198 million for the Los Angeles subregion; -$132 million for the San Francisco Bay; and -$128 million for the Santa Ana subregion;
    -$350 million for the planning, design, and construction of local and regional conveyance projects that support regional and interregional connectivity and water management.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $1.25 billion for projects related to water recycling, to be allocated as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$1 billion for water recycling and advanced treatment technology projects, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Water recycling projects; -Contaminant and salt removal projects, including groundwater and seawater desalination; -Dedicated distribution infrastructure for recycled water, including commercial and industrial end- user retrofit projects to allow use of recycle water; -Pilot projects for new salt and contaminant removal technology; -Groundwater recharge infrastructure related to recycled water; and -Technical assistance and grant writing assistance for disadvantaged communities;
    -$250 million for water conservation and water use efficiency projects and programs, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Urban water conservation plans, projects, and programs; -Agricultural water use efficiency projects and programs; and -Agricultural water management plans.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $1 billion for projects related to groundwater protection and water quality, including, but not limited to, the following allocations (Sec. 1):
    -$100 million for projects that meet the following criteria:
      -Part of a basin-wide management and remediation plan for which federal funds have been allocated; and -Addresses contamination at a site on the list maintained by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (§ 25356, Health and Safety Code), or a site listed on the National Priorities List pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response (42 U.S. 9601);
    -$100 million for the State Department of Public Health for financing emergency and urgent actions on behalf of disadvantaged communities and economically distressed areas to ensure that safe drinking water is supplied.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $455 million for projects related to drought assistance, including, but not limited to, the following allocations (Sec. 1):
    -$190 million for the planning, design, and construction of local and regional drought relief projects that reduce the impacts of drought conditions, including reductions in Delta diversions; and -$100 million for local and regional water projects that provide emergency water supplies and water supply reliability in drought conditions in San Diego County.
-Requires $5.57 million of the $11.14 billion in bonds approved by this Act to be sold by the State Treasurer before July 1, 2015 (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the provisions of this Act are contingent upon the passage of SBx7 1 (Sec. 4).
Note:

NOTE: AN URGENCY CLAUSE REQUIRES A 2/3 MAJORITY VOTE FOR PASSAGE IN THE HOUSE AND IMMEDIATELY PUTS THE BILL INTO EFFECT UPON THE GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Water Investment Bond Measure

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the issuance of $9.99 billion in bonds for projects related to drought assistance, water supply reliability, Delta sustainability, statewide water system operational improvement, conservation and watershed protection, groundwater protection and water quality, and water recycling, provided that it is approved by a majority of the voters in the November 2010 general election.

Highlights:
-Authorizes the appropriation of $3 billion for the California Water Commission to fund the following statewide water system operational improvement projects (Sec. 1):
    -Surface storage projects identified by the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Record of Decision, except those prohibited by the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (§5093.50-5093.70, Public Resources Code); -Groundwater storage projects and groundwater contamination prevention or remediation projects that provide water storage benefits; -Conjunctive use and reservoir reoperation projects; and -Local and regional surface storage projects that improve the operation of water systems in the state and provide public benefits.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $2.25 billion for projects related to Delta sustainability, to be allocated as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$1.5 billion for projects to protect and enhance the sustainability of the Delta ecosystem, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Projects for the development and implementation of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan; -Projects to protect and restore native fish and wildlife dependent on the Delta ecosystem; -Projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from exposed Delta soils; -Projects to reduce impacts of mercury contamination of the Delta and its watersheds; and -Scientific studies and assessments to support projects funded by this appropriation authorization;
    -$750 million for projects that provide public benefits and support Delta sustainability options, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Projects to ensure that urban and agricultural water supplies from the Delta are not disrupted because of levee failures; -Projects to assist in preserving economic vitality and sustainable agriculture in the Delta; -Projects to improve the quality of drinking water in the Delta; -Projects to improve the levee and flood control facilities, and other vital infrastructure of the Delta; -Projects to facilitate other projects that provide public benefits and support Delta sustainability; and -Projects to mitigate impacts of water conveyance and ecosystem restoration;
    -$250 million for assistance to local governments and the local agricultural economy due to loss of productive agricultural lands for habitat and ecosystem restoration within the Delta.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $1.74 billion for projects related to conservation and watershed protection, including, but not limited to, the following allocations (Sec. 1):
    -$250 million for the State Coastal Conservancy for projects within coastal counties and coastal watersheds; -$250 million for dam removal and related measures in the Klamath River watershed, provided that California and Oregon have executed a dam removal agreement; -$215 million for the Wildlife Conservation Board for the protection or restoration of watershed lands or rivers and streams that support species listed as threatened or endangered under state or federal law; -$100 million for the Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition of water rights from willing sellers and the conveyance of water for the benefit of migratory birds on wildlife refuges and wildlife habitat areas; -$100 million for the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for fuel treatment and forest restoration projects to protect watersheds tributary to dams or reservoirs from fire and erosion, promote forest health in those watersheds, protect life and property, and provide for climate change adaptation; -$100 million for the Lake Tahoe Conservancy for the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program; and -$100 million for Salton Sea restoration.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $1.4 billion for projects related to water supply reliability, to be allocated as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$1.05 billion for respective hydrologic regions for projects that implement an integrated regional water management plan, including, but not limited to, the following allocations:
      -$198 million for the Los Angeles subregion; -$132 million for the San Francisco Bay; and -$128 million for the Santa Ana subregion;
    -$350 million for the planning, design, and construction of local and regional conveyance projects that support regional and interregional connectivity and water management.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $750 million for projects related to water recycling, to be allocated as follows (Sec. 1):
    -$500 million for water recycling and advanced treatment technology projects, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Water recycling projects; -Contaminant and salt removal projects, including groundwater and seawater desalination; -Dedicated distribution infrastructure for recycled water, including commercial and industrial end- user retrofit projects to allow use of recycle water; -Pilot projects for new salt and contaminant removal technology; -Groundwater recharge infrastructure related to recycled water; and -Technical assistance and grant writing assistance for disadvantaged communities;
    -$250 million for water conservation and water use efficiency projects and programs, including, but not limited to, the following:
      -Urban water conservation projects and programs; -Agricultural water use efficiency projects and programs; and -Agricultural water management plans.
-Authorizes the appropriation of $500 million for projects related to groundwater protection and water quality, including, but not limited to, a $100 million allocation for projects that meet the following criteria (Sec. 1):
    -Part of a basin-wide management and remediation plan for which federal funds have been allocated; and -Addresses contamination at a site on the list maintained by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (§ 25356, Health and Safety Code), or a site listed on the National Priorities List pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response (42 U.S. 9601).
-Authorizes the appropriation of $350 million for projects related to drought assistance (Sec. 1). -Requires $5 million of the $9.99 billion in bonds approved by this Act to be sold by the State Treasurer before July 1, 2015 (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: AN URGENCY CLAUSE REQUIRES 27 VOTES FOR PASSAGE IN THE SENATE AND IMMEDIATELY PUTS THE BILL INTO EFFECT UPON THE GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Water Investment Bond Measure

Sponsors

  • David 'Dave' Cogdill (CA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Sam Blakeslee (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anna M. Caballero (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gilbert A. 'Gil' Cedillo (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dean R. Florez (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis Hollingsworth (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
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