AB 2554 - An Act to Amend Sections 2 and 16 of the Los Angeles County Flood Control Act (Chapter 755 of the Statutes of 1915), Relating to the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.

Los Angeles County Flood Control District: fees and charges. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law, the Los Angeles County Flood Control Act, establishes the Los Angeles County Flood Control District and authorizes the district to control and conserve the flood, storm, and other wastewater of the district. The act declares the district to be a body corporate and politic, and to have various powers, including the power to cause taxes to be levied and collected for the purpose of… More
Existing law, the Los Angeles County Flood Control Act, establishes the Los Angeles County Flood Control District and authorizes the district to control and conserve the flood, storm, and other wastewater of the district. The act declares the district to be a body corporate and politic, and to have various powers, including the power to cause taxes to be levied and collected for the purpose of paying any obligation of the district.

This bill would authorize the district to impose a fee or charge, in compliance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution, to pay the costs and expenses of carrying out projects and providing services to improve water quality and reduce stormwater and urban runoff pollution in the district in accordance with specified criteria. The bill would require that any fees imposed be levied and collected together with taxes for county purposes, and the revenues paid into the county treasury to the credit of the district. The bill would require the county board of supervisors to expend the funds to pay for those costs and expenses, to be allocated as prescribed.

The act authorizes the board of the district, subject to certain limitations, to do all acts or things necessary or useful for the promotion of the work or the control of the floodwater and stormwater of the district, to conserve those waters for beneficial and useful purposes, and to protect from damage from floodwater and stormwater, the harbors, waterways, public highways, and property of the district. One limitation upon the authority of the board of the district is that it is not authorized to raise money for the district by any method or system other than by issuing bonds, or the levying of a tax upon the assessed value of all the real property of the district, except from the sale and lease of its property.

This bill would instead provide that the board of the district is not authorized to raise money for the district by any method or system other than by issuing bonds, the levying of a tax, or the imposition of a fee or charge in compliance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution. Hide
 
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Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 19, 2010.

voted YES: 23 voted NO: 10
5 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 2 and 16 of the Los Angeles County Flood Control Act (Chapter 755 of the Statutes of 1915), Relating to the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.

AB 2554 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law, the Los Angeles County Flood Control Act, establishes the Los Angeles County Flood Control District and authorizes the district to control and conserve the flood, storm, and other wastewater of the district. The act declares the district to be a body corporate and politic, and to have various powers, including the power to cause taxes to be levied and collected for the purpose of paying any obligation of the district.

This bill would authorize the district to impose a fee or charge, in compliance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution, to pay the costs and expenses of carrying out projects and providing services to improve water quality and reduce stormwater and urban runoff pollution in the district in accordance with specified criteria. The bill would require that any fees imposed be levied and collected together with taxes for county purposes, and the revenues paid into the county treasury to the credit of the district. The bill would require the county board of supervisors to expend the funds to pay for those costs and expenses, to be allocated as prescribed.

The act authorizes the board of the district, subject to certain… More
Existing law, the Los Angeles County Flood Control Act, establishes the Los Angeles County Flood Control District and authorizes the district to control and conserve the flood, storm, and other wastewater of the district. The act declares the district to be a body corporate and politic, and to have various powers, including the power to cause taxes to be levied and collected for the purpose of paying any obligation of the district.

This bill would authorize the district to impose a fee or charge, in compliance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution, to pay the costs and expenses of carrying out projects and providing services to improve water quality and reduce stormwater and urban runoff pollution in the district in accordance with specified criteria. The bill would require that any fees imposed be levied and collected together with taxes for county purposes, and the revenues paid into the county treasury to the credit of the district. The bill would require the county board of supervisors to expend the funds to pay for those costs and expenses, to be allocated as prescribed.

The act authorizes the board of the district, subject to certain limitations, to do all acts or things necessary or useful for the promotion of the work or the control of the floodwater and stormwater of the district, to conserve those waters for beneficial and useful purposes, and to protect from damage from floodwater and stormwater, the harbors, waterways, public highways, and property of the district. One limitation upon the authority of the board of the district is that it is not authorized to raise money for the district by any method or system other than by issuing bonds, or the levying of a tax upon the assessed value of all the real property of the district, except from the sale and lease of its property.

This bill would instead provide that the board of the district is not authorized to raise money for the district by any method or system other than by issuing bonds, the levying of a tax, or the imposition of a fee or charge in compliance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 2 and 16 of the Los Angeles County Flood Control Act (Chapter 755 of the Statutes of 1915), Relating to the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.
Author(s)
Julia Brownley
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Los Angeles County Flood Control District: fees and charges
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/19/2010
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Local Government4/28/2010
    Passed Assembly6/01/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Local Government6/30/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Local Government8/11/2010
    Passed Senate8/19/2010
    Passed Assembly Committee on Local Government8/25/2010
    Passed Assembly8/27/2010
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/10/2010
    Became law (chaptered).9/30/2010
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Local GovernmentDo pass.4/28/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Local Government
    6 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 2554 BROWNLEY Assembly Third Reading6/01/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    48 voted YES 28 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Local GovernmentDo pass.6/30/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Local Government
    3 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Local GovernmentDo pass.8/11/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Local Government
    3 voted YES 1 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB2554 Brownley By Lowenthal8/19/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
    23 voted YES 10 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Local GovernmentSenate amendments be concurred in.8/25/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Local Government
    6 voted YES 3 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 2554 BROWNLEY Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/27/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    48 voted YES 26 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/19/2010
    2/19/2010Introduced. To print.
    2/21/2010From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.
    2/22/2010Read first time.
    4/08/2010Referred to Com. on L. GOV. From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on L. GOV. Read second time and amended.
    4/12/2010Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.
    select this voteVote4/28/2010Do pass.
    4/29/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 2.) (April 28).
    5/03/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    6/01/2010Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 48. Noes 28. Page 5422.)
    6/01/2010In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/01/2010AB 2554 BROWNLEY Assembly Third Reading
    6/10/2010Referred to Com. on L. GOV.
    select this voteVote6/30/2010Do pass.
    6/30/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 3. Noes 2.) (June 30).
    7/01/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    8/05/2010Read third time, amended. To second reading.
    8/09/2010Read second time. To third reading. Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10. From committee: Be re-referred to Com. on L. GOV. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10. (Ayes 3. Noes 0.) Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.
    select this voteVote8/11/2010Do pass.
    8/11/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 3. Noes 1.) (August 11).
    8/12/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    8/19/2010Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 23. Noes 10. Page 4670.)
    8/19/2010In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 21 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/19/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB2554 Brownley By Lowenthal
    8/23/2010Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.
    8/24/2010Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 6608.)
    8/25/2010From committee: With recommendation: That Senate amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 6. Noes 3.) (August 25).
    select this voteVote8/25/2010Senate amendments be concurred in.
    8/27/2010Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 48. Noes 26. Page 6787.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/27/2010AB 2554 BROWNLEY Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/10/2010Enrolled and to the Governor at 3 p.m.
    9/30/2010Approved by the Governor.
    9/30/2010Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 602, Statutes of 2010.

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    110% more
    $88,739
    $13,650
    $100
    $44,390
    $146,879
    $70,000
    $70,000

    opposed this bill

    6 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Amend Sections 2 and 16 of the Los Angeles County Flood Control Act (Chapter 755 of the Statutes of 1915), Relating to the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.: Assembly 3rd Reading AB2554 Brownley By Lowenthal

    6 organizations supported this bill

    Association of California Water Agencies
    Senate Local Government Committee (2010, June 30). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from California Senate.
    California State Counties Association
    Senate Local Government Committee (2010, June 30). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from California Senate.
    County of Los Angeles
    Senate Local Government Committee (2010, June 30). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from California Senate.
    Los Angeles And San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council
    Senate Local Government Committee (2010, June 30). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from California Senate.
    Los Angeles Stormwater Quality Partnership
    Senate Local Government Committee (2010, June 30). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from California Senate.
    TreePeople
    Senate Local Government Committee (2010, June 30). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from California Senate.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
    Senate Local Government Committee (2010, June 30). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from California Senate.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$4,000No
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$150$0Yes
    Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0Yes
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$10,800$0Yes
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$1,000$0Yes
    Dave CogdillRCA-14$11,250$5,500Yes
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$100$0Yes
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$2,000$0No
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$0$0Yes
    Jeff DenhamRCA-12$0$2,000Not Voting
    Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$4,600$7,000No
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$3,750$4,000No
    Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$0Yes
    Loni HancockDCA-9$350$0Yes
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$4,500$5,000No
    Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$1,000$4,000No
    Bob HuffRCA-29$3,490$3,000Not Voting
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$4,600$0Yes
    Mark LenoDCA-3$0$0Yes
    Carol LiuDCA-21$15,000$0Yes
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$1,000$0Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$5,300$0No
    Jenny OropezaDCA-28$1,000$0Not Voting
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$4,000$0Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$18,050$0Yes
    Curren PriceDCA-26$5,500$0Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$599$0Yes
    George RunnerRCA-17$6,000$18,000No
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$6,600$0Yes
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$18,000$0Yes
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$2,240$5,000No
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$4,000$8,500Not Voting
    Pat WigginsDCA-2$0$0Not Voting
    Lois WolkDCA-5$7,500$0Yes
    Rod WrightDCA-25$2,000$0Yes
    Mark WylandRCA-38$1,000$4,000No
    Leland YeeDCA-8$1,500$0Yes

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$4,000No
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$150$0Yes
    Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0Yes
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$10,800$0Yes
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$1,000$0Yes
    Dave CogdillRCA-14$11,250$5,500Yes
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$100$0Yes
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$2,000$0No
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$0$0Yes
    Jeff DenhamRCA-12$0$2,000Not Voting
    Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$4,600$7,000No
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$3,750$4,000No
    Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$0Yes
    Loni HancockDCA-9$350$0Yes
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$4,500$5,000No
    Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$1,000$4,000No
    Bob HuffRCA-29$3,490$3,000Not Voting
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$4,600$0Yes
    Mark LenoDCA-3$0$0Yes
    Carol LiuDCA-21$15,000$0Yes
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$1,000$0Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$5,300$0No
    Jenny OropezaDCA-28$1,000$0Not Voting
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$4,000$0Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$18,050$0Yes
    Curren PriceDCA-26$5,500$0Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$599$0Yes
    George RunnerRCA-17$6,000$18,000No
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$6,600$0Yes
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$18,000$0Yes
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$2,240$5,000No
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$4,000$8,500Not Voting
    Pat WigginsDCA-2$0$0Not Voting
    Lois WolkDCA-5$7,500$0Yes
    Rod WrightDCA-25$2,000$0Yes
    Mark WylandRCA-38$1,000$4,000No
    Leland YeeDCA-8$1,500$0Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Water utilities$88,739
    Environmental policy$44,390
    Municipal & county government organizations$13,650
    Public official (elected or appointed)$100

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Fiscal & tax policy$70,000
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