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). 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on June 1, 2011.

voted YES: 52 voted NO: 24
4 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
currently selectedAssemblyAB 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
select this voteSenateAssembly 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.
currently selectedAssembly 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.).
select this voteSenate 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.

Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from Consumer groups, which…

supported this bill

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22 Organizations Supported and 10 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Add Section 106.3 to the Water Code, Relating to Water.: AB 685 ENG Assembly Third Reading

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 Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from Consumer groups interest groups, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$0$0
Luis AlejoDCA-28$0$0
Michael AllenDCA-7$0$0
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$0
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$0$0
Jim BeallDCA-24$0$0
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$0
Marty BlockDCA-78$0$0
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$0$0
Susan BonillaDCA-11$0$0
Steven BradfordDCA-51$0$0
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$0$0
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$0$0
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$0$0
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$0$0
Connie ConwayRCA-34$0$0
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$0$0
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$0
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$0$0
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$0$0
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$0$0
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$0$0
Rich GordonDCA-21$0$0
Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$0
Shannon GroveRCA-32$0$0
Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$0
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$0$0
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$0$0
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$0$0
Jerry HillDCA-19$0$0
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$0$0
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$0$0
Steve KnightRCA-36$0$0
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$0$0
Dan LogueRCA-3$0$0
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$0
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$0
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$0$0
Holly MitchellDCA-47$0$0
Bill MonningDCA-27$0$0
Mike MorrellRCA-63$0$0
Brian NestandeRCA-64$0$0
Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$0
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$0$0
Richard PanDCA-5$0$0
Henry PereaDCA-31$0$0
John PerezDCA-46$0$0
Manuel PerezDCA-80$0$0
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$0$0
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$0$0
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$0$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$0$0
Das WilliamsDCA-35$0$0
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$0$0

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$16,300$500
Luis AlejoDCA-28$36,500$5,250
Michael AllenDCA-7$29,200$3,900
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$0
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$37,950$12,300
Jim BeallDCA-24$13,300$0
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$33,400$7,500
Marty BlockDCA-78$56,000$2,500
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$25,300$2,500
Susan BonillaDCA-11$11,050$2,000
Steven BradfordDCA-51$42,100$8,500
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$24,700$4,250
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$67,650$1,000
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$22,100$3,000
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$23,485$2,500
Connie ConwayRCA-34$53,400$16,550
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$3,900$1,000
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$8,400$0
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$12,300$0
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$57,500$7,250
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$28,200$8,000
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$73,600$9,000
Rich GordonDCA-21$17,200$1,500
Jeff GorellRCA-37$17,200$5,900
Shannon GroveRCA-32$15,700$2,500
Curt HagmanRCA-60$30,200$10,300
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$65,500$1,500
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$28,100$16,300
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$59,273$3,500
Jerry HillDCA-19$27,800$1,000
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$57,000$150
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$37,200$7,300
Steve KnightRCA-36$24,600$2,000
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$51,750$4,000
Dan LogueRCA-3$30,000$3,500
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$7,800$0
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$16,800$4,000
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$32,300$12,650
Holly MitchellDCA-47$12,800$0
Bill MonningDCA-27$25,600$1,500
Mike MorrellRCA-63$19,500$1,500
Brian NestandeRCA-64$41,900$1,000
Jim NielsenRCA-2$13,700$1,500
Chris NorbyRCA-72$16,800$3,000
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$33,300$16,394
Richard PanDCA-5$13,800$2,500
Henry PereaDCA-31$70,100$10,000
John PerezDCA-46$59,500$7,900
Manuel PerezDCA-80$50,300$1,250
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$21,300$4,250
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$39,300$0
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$17,300$10,300
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$15,300$0
Das WilliamsDCA-35$38,800$0
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$13,200$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Native American tribes & governing units$1,657,223
Environmental policy$39,935
Nonprofit foundations$100
Human rights$0
Consumer groups$0
Defense policy, doves$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Water utilities$85,700
Chambers of commerce$62,400
Farm organizations & cooperatives$54,794
Municipal & county government organizations$31,800
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