CWC's Sacramento and Visalia staff meet with Assemblyman Devon Mathis of the 26th District to discuss drought relief for small communities.
Thanks to great support online and in-person during National Drinking Water Week, we helped move several important water justice bills forward in the legislature!! We dropped off over 270 letters in support of a policy platform that will bring us closer to realizing the Human Right to Water! The following bills made it out of their house of origin -- either the State Assembly or the State Senate -- which means these bills are still on the path towards becoming law: Senate Bill 20 (Pavley) makes well log data transparent; Senate Bill 552 (Wolk) addresses administrative and financial barriers to safe drinking water in disadvantaged communities; Assembly Bill 954 (Mathis) makes funding available for drought-impacted communities served by private wells; and Assembly Bill 401 (Dodd) develops a plan for a low-income water rate assistance program to address affordability challenges. Read on to learn about other CWC priority bills -- AB 156 (Perea), AB 496 (Rendon), AB 615 (Rendon), and SB 208 (Lara) -- that are still moving forward in the legislature.
Read CWC's priority legislation fact sheet here.
Read more about CWC's recent policy advocacy efforts.