Bill Text: CA AB21 | 2013-2014 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Safe Drinking Water Small Community Emergency Grant Fund.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-10-08 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 628, Statutes of 2013. [AB21 Detail]

Download: California-2013-AB21-Introduced.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 21	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Alejo
   (Coauthor: Assembly Member Perea)

                        DECEMBER 3, 2012

   An act to add Section 116760.46 to the Health and Safety Code,
relating to drinking water.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 21, as introduced, Alejo. Safe Drinking Water Small Community
Grant Fund.
   Existing law establishes the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving
Fund, which is continuously appropriated to the department for the
provision of grants and revolving fund loans to provide for the
design and construction of projects for public water systems that
will enable suppliers to meet safe drinking water standards. Existing
law requires the department to establish criteria to be met for
projects to be eligible for consideration for this funding.
   This bill would authorize the department to assess a specified
annual charge in connection with loans for water projects made
pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Small Community Grant Fund, which
the bill would create in the State Treasury. The bill would require
the proceeds generated from the imposition of the annual charge,
along with other moneys, to be deposited in the grant fund. The bill
would authorize the department to expend the money, upon
appropriation of the Legislature, for grants for specified water
projects that serve disadvantaged and severely disadvantaged
communities.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 116760.46 is added to the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
   116760.46.  (a) The Safe Drinking Water Small Community Grant Fund
is hereby created in the State Treasury.
   (b) The following moneys shall be deposited in the grant fund:
   (1) Moneys transferred to the grant fund pursuant to subdivision
(c).
   (2) Notwithstanding Section 16475 of the Government Code, any
interest earned upon the moneys deposited in the grant fund.
   (c) (1) For any loans made for projects meeting the eligibility
criteria under Section 116760.50, the department may assess an annual
charge to be deposited in the grant fund in lieu of interest that
would otherwise be charged.
   (2) Any amounts collected under this subdivision shall be
deposited in the grant fund.
   (3) The charge authorized by this subdivision may be applied at
any time during the term of the financing and, once applied, shall
remain unchanged.
   (d) (1) Moneys in the grant fund, upon appropriation of the
Legislature, may be expended, in accordance with this chapter, for
grants for projects described in Sections 116475 and 116760.50 and
that serve disadvantaged and severely disadvantaged communities.
Grant authorization shall include drinking water systems between 2
and 14 connections in unincorporated areas and wellhead protection
and repair.
   (2) For the purpose of approving grants, the department shall give
equal priority to projects that serve severely disadvantaged
communities.                          
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