AB 606, as amended, Levine. Water conservation.
Existing law requires the Department of General Services to provide planning, acquisition, construction, and maintenance of state buildings and
begin delete property.end delete Existing law requires the department, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and with the concurrence of the Department of Finance, to identify each public building in the department’s state property inventory where it is feasible for that building to reduce energy consumption and achieve energy efficiencies, as specified, and make retrofits, as specified.
begin delete would requireend delete the Department of General Services to begin delete identify each public property added to the department’s state property inventory beginning January 1, 2015, where it is feasible forend delete water consumption begin delete to be reducedend delete and water efficiencies begin delete to be achievedend delete through replacement of landscaping, irrigation timers, or spray sprinkler heads, or any combination begin delete thereof, and would require the appropriate replacements where feasible, except as specified.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Article 6.5 (commencing with Section 14714) is
2added to Chapter 2 of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the 3Government Code, to read:
begin deleteThe end deletedepartment begin delete shall identify eachend delete
8 public property
begin delete thatend delete is added to the department’s begin delete stateend delete
begin delete inventory beginning January 1, 2016, including,
11but not limited to, property managed by the Department of
begin delete it is feasible for water consumption to be reduced and water through any or all of the
15efficiencies to be achievedend delete
17(1) Replacement of landscaping with
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18 plants with an emphasis on native plant species.
19(2) Replacement of irrigation timers to permit efficient watering
21(3) Replacement of spray sprinkler heads with bubblers, drip
22irrigation, and soaker hoses.
23(b) The department shall make the appropriate replacements for
24each public property identified pursuant to subdivision (a) to reduce
25overall water consumption where feasible, except that work
27 on public property of the California State University
28shall be subject to the consent of the California State University.
29(c) For purposes of this section,
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means capable of being accomplished in a
32successful manner within a reasonable period of time, taking into
P3 1account life-cycle cost analyses, and environmental, social,
2 and technological factors.