(Governor signs AB 71)…The bill was authored by Assemblyman Manuel Perez.
It was carried in the state senate by Senator Ben Hueso. It is the Assemblyman’s amended Salton Sea restoration bill. The bill requires the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency to work with the local Salton Sea Authority in creating restoration measures for the Sea. The bill also says most of the measures would be mitigated through state reimbursements. The amendment of the bill eliminates the creation of a technical advisory group. In approving the bill, the state legislature agreed the mitigation was a state mandated issue, opening the way for the reimbursements.