AB 685 - An Act to Add Section 106.3 to the Water Code, Relating to Water.

State water policy. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law establishes various state water policies, including the policy that the use of water for domestic purposes is the highest use of water.

This bill would declare that it is the established policy of the state that every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes. The bill would… More
Existing law establishes various state water policies, including the policy that the use of water for domestic purposes is the highest use of water.

This bill would declare that it is the established policy of the state that every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes. The bill would require all relevant state agencies, including the Department of Water Resources, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the State Department of Public Health, to consider this state policy when revising, adopting, or establishing policies, regulations, and grant criteria when those policies, regulations, and grant criteria are pertinent to the uses of water described above. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 23, 2012.

voted YES: 22 voted NO: 16
2 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 106.3 to the Water Code, Relating to Water.

AB 685 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law establishes various state water policies, including the policy that the use of water for domestic purposes is the highest use of water.

This bill would declare that it is the established policy of the state that every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes. The bill would require all relevant state agencies, including the Department of Water Resources, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the State Department of Public Health, to consider this state policy when revising, adopting, or establishing policies, regulations, and grant criteria when those policies, regulations, and grant criteria are pertinent to the uses of water described above.
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Title
An Act to Add Section 106.3 to the Water Code, Relating to Water.
Author(s)
Mike Eng
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • State water policy
Major Actions
Introduced2/17/2011
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife4/26/2011
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/27/2011
Passed Assembly6/01/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water7/07/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/15/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/16/2012
Passed Senate8/23/2012
Passed Assembly8/29/2012
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/12/2012
Became law (chaptered).9/25/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on Water, Parks and WildlifeDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/26/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife
8 voted YES 3 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.5/27/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 685 ENG Assembly Third Reading6/01/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
52 voted YES 24 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Natural Resources and WaterDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.7/07/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water
5 voted YES 3 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/15/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
8 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/16/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
5 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB685 Eng By Wolk8/23/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
22 voted YES 16 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 685 ENG Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/29/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
51 voted YES 28 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/17/2011
2/17/2011Read first time. To print.
2/18/2011From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.
3/03/2011Referred to Com. on W., P. & W.
select this voteVote4/26/2011Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/27/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 3.) (April 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
5/11/2011In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
5/27/2011From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 27). Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
select this voteVote5/27/2011Do pass as amended.
5/31/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
6/01/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 52. Noes 24. Page 1738.)
6/01/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/01/2011AB 685 ENG Assembly Third Reading
6/08/2011Referred to Com. on RLS.
6/30/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on RLS.
7/01/2011Re-referred to Com. on N.R. & W.
select this voteVote7/07/2011Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
7/07/2011From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (July 7).
7/11/2011Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
8/15/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR. In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote8/15/2011Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
8/25/2011In committee: Held under submission.
1/13/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote8/16/2012Do pass as amended.
8/21/2012From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 16).
8/22/2012Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
8/23/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 22. Noes 16. Page 4758.).
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/23/2012Assembly 3rd Reading AB685 Eng By Wolk
8/24/2012In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 28 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
8/27/2012Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6357.)
8/29/2012Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 51. Noes 28. Page 6492.).
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/29/2012AB 685 ENG Concurrence in Senate Amendments
9/12/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:35 p.m.
9/25/2012Approved by the Governor.
9/25/2012Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 524, Statutes of 2012.

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22 Organizations Supported and 10 Opposed; See Which Ones

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An Act to Add Section 106.3 to the Water Code, Relating to Water.: Assembly 3rd Reading AB685 Eng By Wolk

22 organizations supported this bill

Alliance for Democracy
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Asociación De Gente Unida Por El Agua
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Coastkeeper Alliance
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water (2011, July 5). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California League of Conservation Voters
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Stockton
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Clean Water Action
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Committee For A Better Seville
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Community Water Center
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Food & Water Watch
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Planning and Conservation League
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Self-Help Enterprises
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sierra Club California
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Southern California Watershed Alliance
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of California
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Urban Semillas
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Vecinos Unidos
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Winnemem Wintu Tribe
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

10 organizations opposed this bill

Association of California Water Agencies
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Chamber of Commerce
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Water Association
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Water Service Company
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Cucamonga Valley Water District
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Desert Water Agency
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2012, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
East Valley Water District
(2012, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
El Dorado Irrigation District
(2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Friant Water Authority
(2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Western Growers
Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife (2011, April 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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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, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$81,000$4,500
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$44,500$21,800
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$17,100$13,900
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$49,000$22,153
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$2,500$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$17,500$5,500
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$81,720$10,000
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$10,800$5,000
Bob DuttonRCA-31$29,300$8,650
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$31,600$8,450
Noreen EvansDCA-2$56,369$4,000
Jean FullerRCA-18$37,800$16,000
Ted GainesRCA-1$45,600$9,900
Loni HancockDCA-9$10,800$0
Tom HarmanRCA-35$37,000$5,000
Ed HernandezDCA-24$27,200$18,396
Bob HuffRCA-29$51,100$19,100
Christine KehoeDCA-39$12,800$2,000
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$21,300$6,750
Mark LenoDCA-3$19,000$1,750
Ted LieuDCA-28$78,450$6,000
Carol LiuDCA-21$20,200$3,550
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$16,400$2,800
Alex PadillaDCA-20$25,600$7,500
Fran PavleyDCA-23$47,000$5,500
Curren PriceDCA-26$43,400$8,750
Michael RubioDCA-16$59,100$12,800
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$11,700$1,500
Joe SimitianDCA-11$4,000$1,000
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$36,400$7,500
Tony StricklandRCA-19$49,900$5,500
Juan VargasDCA-40$55,400$9,900
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$66,500$4,000
Lois WolkDCA-5$17,200$5,675
Rod WrightDCA-25$61,500$12,350
Mark WylandRCA-38$49,400$2,000
Leland YeeDCA-8$4,900$7,000

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$81,000$4,500
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$44,500$21,800
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$17,100$13,900
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$49,000$22,153
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$2,500$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$17,500$5,500
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$81,720$10,000
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$10,800$5,000
Bob DuttonRCA-31$29,300$8,650
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$31,600$8,450
Noreen EvansDCA-2$56,369$4,000
Jean FullerRCA-18$37,800$16,000
Ted GainesRCA-1$45,600$9,900
Loni HancockDCA-9$10,800$0
Tom HarmanRCA-35$37,000$5,000
Ed HernandezDCA-24$27,200$18,396
Bob HuffRCA-29$51,100$19,100
Christine KehoeDCA-39$12,800$2,000
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$21,300$6,750
Mark LenoDCA-3$19,000$1,750
Ted LieuDCA-28$78,450$6,000
Carol LiuDCA-21$20,200$3,550
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$16,400$2,800
Alex PadillaDCA-20$25,600$7,500
Fran PavleyDCA-23$47,000$5,500
Curren PriceDCA-26$43,400$8,750
Michael RubioDCA-16$59,100$12,800
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$11,700$1,500
Joe SimitianDCA-11$4,000$1,000
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$36,400$7,500
Tony StricklandRCA-19$49,900$5,500
Juan VargasDCA-40$55,400$9,900
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$66,500$4,000
Lois WolkDCA-5$17,200$5,675
Rod WrightDCA-25$61,500$12,350
Mark WylandRCA-38$49,400$2,000
Leland YeeDCA-8$4,900$7,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Native American tribes & governing units$1,293,380
Environmental policy$35,409
Nonprofit foundations$2,250
Consumer groups$0
Human rights$0
Defense policy, doves$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Water utilities$108,196
Chambers of commerce$88,900
Farm organizations & cooperatives$67,178
Municipal & county government organizations$21,900
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