Bill Would Cut $11 Billion Water Bond by 25 Percent for November 2012 Vote

February 1, 2011

In late January, Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore, introduced legislation that would cut the $11.14 billon bond measure associated with SB 2 (“The Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012”) by 25 percent, to about $8.25 billion.

As introduced in the Assembly January 19, 2011, Assembly Bill 157 (“AB 157”) would cut “every expenditure or funding amount contained within the bond . . . by 25%.” (News Release, Jeffries Hopes To Save Water Bond By Shrinking It, Jan. 20, 2011, http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/66/.)

AB 157 may be heard in committee February 19, 2011. (See AB 157, Introduced Jan. 19, 2011.) Ultimately, a two-thirds vote of both houses of the Legislature is required to amend the water bond. The bond is scheduled to be on the November 2012 ballot.

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