AB 460 – Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee

State Water Board Emergency Interim Relief

AB 460 would have granted the State Water Resources Control Board authority to act immediately to halt illegal or wasteful uses of water that harm the environment or violate water rights and increase penalties. AB 460 was greatly needed, as the current status quo model takes weeks to allow emergency intervention, time communities don’t always have when it comes to their access to water.

Author: Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Laura Friedman

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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


43 Yes
20 No
17 Abstain





AB 460 – Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee VotesVote Date: 4/18/23