California Assembly Republican Caucus
A Reliable Water Supply
Improve Storage Capacity
California has kicked the can down the road on maintenance and failed to build new water storage despite the voters authorizing 2.7 Billion dollars to do so.
Reliable Water Supply
AB 62 (Mathis) Codify Water Storage Goals
Codify the goal of achieving 3.7MAF (million acre feet) of new water storage by 2030 and 4MAF by 2040 set in Governor Newsom’s administrations “Water Supply Strategy.” Status: Failed in Assembly Appropriations Committee
AB 66 (Mathis) Water Project Shot Clock
Require Timely Department Permitting Decisions for Water Supply Projects Require state agencies within the Natural Resources Agency to make determinations on permit applications needed for the construction or operation of a large water supply project. Status: Failed in Assembly Appropriations Committee
AB 422 (Alanis) Dashboard for Water Storage Progress
Requires the California Natural Resources Agency to create a Dashboard Website to track the states progress on expanding additional water supplies in the state.
AB 1488 (Wallis & Fong) Water Projects – Expedited Judicial Review
Add water storage and conveyance projects that increases water supply to the types of projects that can benefit from an existing streamlined judicial review process for lawsuits under the California Environment Quality Act (CEQA). Reduces costs and delays by expediting lawsuits under CEQA for projects that provide water to Californians. (Coauthors: Alanis, Chen, Megan Dahle, Davies, Dixon, Essayli, Gallagher, Lackey, Mathis, and Joe Patterson) Status: Assembly Natural Resources Committee