AB 1597

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 31, 2023
  • Senate
  • Governor

Water quality: California-Mexico cross-border watersheds.

Abstract

Existing law establishes the California Border Environmental and Public Health Protection Fund in the State Treasury to receive funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act, including, but not limited to, proceeds of bonds sold as specified, and other sources, such as from the North American Development Bank (NADBank) , and makes money in the fund available, upon appropriation, to the California-Mexico Border Relations Council, a state entity. Money in the fund is used to assist local governments in implementation of projects to identify and resolve environmental and public health problems that directly threaten the health or environmental quality of California residents or sensitive natural resources of the California border region, among other purposes. This bill would authorize, upon appropriation by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute, funds to be made available to the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for NADBank for loans, grants, and direct expenditures to address water quality problems arising in the California-Mexico cross-border watersheds. The bill would require the funding to be available for specified purposes, as provided, including water quality projects for the Tijuana River, and would make 10% of the funding available for the administrative costs of implementing these provisions. The bill would authorize funding provided for activities or projects in the State of Baja California to be provided through direct expenditures and for grants to an eligible funding recipient authorized to work in Mexico under a specified circumstance. The bill would require grant funding to be conditioned upon the enforceability and accountability requirements mutually agreed upon by CalEPA and NADBank, and would authorize CalEPA to withhold funding if the requirements of the applicable funding agreement are not met. The bill would also authorize grant funding to be conditioned on enforceability and accountability mechanisms agreed upon by CalEPA, NADBank, and the recipient. The bill would require CalEPA to notify the leadership office in each house of the Legislature on cross-border collaboration and the expenditure of the funding, as provided. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the North American Development Bank.

Bill Sponsors (7)

Votes


Actions


Jun 05, 2024

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on E.Q.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E.Q.

Jun 29, 2023

Senate

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jun 22, 2023

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on E.Q.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E.Q.

Jun 14, 2023

Senate

Referred to Coms. on E.Q. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E.Q. and JUD.

Jun 01, 2023

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 31, 2023

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 2017.)

May 22, 2023

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 19, 2023

Assembly

Measure version as amended on May 18 corrected.

May 18, 2023

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (May 18).

May 10, 2023

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 25, 2023

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (April 25). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 19, 2023

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 18). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Mar 09, 2023

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on E.S. & T.M. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E.S. & T.M. and JUD.

Feb 18, 2023

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.

Feb 17, 2023

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1597 HTML
02/17/23 - Introduced PDF
05/18/23 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/22/23 - Amended Senate PDF
06/05/24 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/14/23- Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials PDF
04/21/23- Assembly Judiciary PDF
05/08/23- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/23- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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