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 property, and maintain a statewide property inventory of all real property held by the state. 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.
This bill would, when the Department of General Services replaces landscaping or irrigation on
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property is added to the department’s statewide property inventory, require the department to reduce water consumption and increase water efficiencies for that property, where feasible, through replacement of landscaping, irrigation timers, or spray sprinkler heads, implementation of recycled water irrigation, or any combination thereof.
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 added
21to Chapter 2 of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government
22 Code, to read:
(a) When the department replaces landscaping or
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5to the department’s statewide property inventory, the department
6shall reduce water consumption and increase water efficiencies
7for that property, where feasible, through any or all of the
9(1) Replacement of landscaping with
10with an emphasis on native plant species.
11(2) Replacement of irrigation timers to permit efficient watering
13(3) Replacement of spray sprinkler heads with bubblers, drip
14irrigation, and soaker hoses.
15(4) Implementation of recycled water irrigation.
16(b) Work on public property of the California State University
17shall be subject to the consent of the California State University.
18(c) For purposes of this section,
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means capable of being accomplished
21in a successful manner within a reasonable period of time, taking
22into account life-cycle cost analyses, and environmental, social,
23 historical, and technological factors.
24(2) “Public property” means property managed by the
25department or the Department of Transportation.