Bill Text: CA AB1752 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: South Coast Water District.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 3-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-20 - Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10(c). [AB1752 Detail]

Download: California-2019-AB1752-Amended.html

Amended  IN  Senate  June 18, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1752


Introduced by Assembly Member Kalra Members Petrie-Norris and Brough
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Diep)
(Coauthor: Senator Bates)

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 84101.5 of the Government Code, relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974. An act to add Section 31049.1 to the Water Code, relating to local government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1752, as amended, Kalra Petrie-Norris. Political Reform Act of 1974: committees: statement of organization. South Coast Water District.
Existing law, the County Water District Law, provides for the formation and operation of county water districts, and specifies the powers and purposes of those districts. Existing law authorizes a district to make and perform any agreement with the state or any agency thereof, any public or private corporation of any kind, and any person for the joint construction, acquisition, disposition, or operation of any property or works of a kind that may be constructed, acquired, disposed of, or operated by the district.
Existing law authorizes a governmental agency to solicit proposals and enter into agreements with private entities for the design, construction, or reconstruction of, and to lease to private entities, specified types of fee-producing infrastructure projects. Existing law prohibits a state agency or specified governmental agencies from using this authorization to design, construct, finance, or operate a state project, as specified.
This bill would specifically authorize the South Coast Water District to contract for the Doheny Ocean Desalination Project, and would authorize the district to use the method described above relating to agreements with private entities for this project. The bill would also require the district to utilize a skilled and trained workforce in accordance with existing procedures.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the South Coast Water District.

The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires the Secretary of State to charge each committee that is required to file a specified statement of organization an annual fee of $50 until the committee is terminated. The act subjects a committee that fails to timely pay that fee to a penalty equal to three times the amount of the fee. The act requires the Fair Political Practices Commission to enforce these provisions.

This bill would prohibit the Commission from administering any penalty other than that described above for a committee’s failure to timely pay the annual fee.

The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further the act’s purposes upon a 23 vote of each house of the Legislature and compliance with specified procedural requirements.

This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act.

Vote: TWO_THIRDSMAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 31049.1 is added to the Water Code, to read:

31049.1.
 The South Coast Water District may contract for the Doheny Ocean Desalination Project in compliance with the following:
(a) Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 5956) of Division 6 of Title 1 of the Government Code, except that the Doheny Ocean Desalination Project shall not constitute a state project within the meaning of Section 5956.10 of the Government Code.
(b) Chapter 2.9 (commencing with Section 2600) of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code.
(c) This division.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique needs of the South Coast Water District in meeting the water supply reliability needs of southern California.
SECTION 1.Section 84101.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:
84101.5.

(a)Notwithstanding Section 81006, the Secretary of State shall charge each committee that is required to file a statement of organization pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 84101, and each committee that is required to file a statement of organization pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 84101 shall pay, a fee of fifty dollars ($50) per year until the committee is terminated pursuant to Section 84214.

(b)A committee shall pay the fee prescribed in subdivision (a) no later than 15 days after filing its statement of organization.

(c)(1)A committee annually shall pay the fee prescribed in subdivision (a) no later than April 30 of each year.

(2)A committee that is created and pays the initial fee pursuant to subdivision (b) in October, November, or December of a calendar year is not subject to the annual fee pursuant to paragraph (1) for the following calendar year.

(d)(1)A committee that fails to timely pay a fee required by this section is subject to a penalty equal to three times the amount of the fee. The Commission shall not administer any other penalty for a violation of this section.

(2)The Commission shall enforce the requirements of this section.

SEC. 2.

The Legislature finds and declares that this bill furthers the purposes of the Political Reform Act of 1974 within the meaning of subdivision (a) of Section 81012 of the Government Code.

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