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                                                                     AB 606


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          CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS


          AB  
          606 (Levine)


          As Amended  August 25, 2015


          Majority vote


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          Original Committee Reference:  A. & A.R.


          SUMMARY:  Requires state agencies to reduce water consumption  
          and increase water efficiencies when building on state-owned  
          real property, purchasing real property, or replacing  
          landscaping or irrigation, where feasible, and provides an  
          exemption for state property that is leased to a private party  
          for agricultural purposes.  


          The Senate amendments expand the scope of this bill to apply to  
          all state agencies, with the specified exception for  
          agricultural purposes, rather than to only properties owned and  
          managed by the Department of General Services. 


          FISCAL EFFECT:  According to the Senate Appropriations  
          Committee:










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          1)State agencies are not likely to incur significant costs to  
            incorporate water-saving measures in the course of  
            construction on state property or replacing landscaping or  
            irrigation.  This bill provides sufficient flexibility to  
            state departments to make efficiency improvements only when  
            feasible and cost-effective.  


          2)Unknown future savings related to reduced water consumption on  
            state properties.


          Analysis Prepared by:                                             
                          William Herms / A. & A.R. / (916) 319-3600  FN:  
          0001540