AB 1337 – Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee

Curtailing Water Usage During Shortages

AB 1337 would have given the State Water Resources Control Board clear authority to limit water diversions from all water rights holders when there is a shortage, both during drought and non-drought years. This would have helped prevent wastewater, encourage water recycling, and conserve and protect public trust resources by allowing the board to equitably control and divert water, effectively protecting communities based on need.

Author: Buffy Wicks

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Bill info from the legislature

Issues: Natural Resources, Water, and Climate Resiliency

Not signed into Law


Passed the Assembly, but failed to pass the Senate Natural Resources Committee


45 Yes
20 No
15 Abstain





AB 1337 – Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee VotesVote Date: 4/18/23