BILL NUMBER: AB 2160	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  742
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 30, 2006
	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 29, 2006
	AMENDED IN SENATE  AUGUST 28, 2006
	AMENDED IN SENATE  AUGUST 23, 2006
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 26, 2006
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 19, 2006
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 17, 2006
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 3, 2006

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Lieu
   (Coauthor: Assembly Member Laird)

                        FEBRUARY 21, 2006

   An act to add Section 15814.40 to the Government Code, relating to
state buildings.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2160, Lieu  State buildings: green building.

   Existing law requires that new public buildings be models of
energy efficiency and be designed, constructed, and equipped with
energy efficiency measures, materials, and devices, subject to
specified criteria, and that existing buildings be retrofitted to
meet specified standards when renovated or remodeled. In addition,
certain executive orders require state agencies to implement certain
energy and resource efficiency standards in this regard.
   This bill would require the Department of General Services to
define a life cycle cost analysis model to be used with respect to
certain state building design and construction decisions. It would
require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development
Commission, in consultation with specified state entities, to
identify and develop appropriate financing and project delivery
mechanisms to facilitate state building energy and resource efficient
projects, including the use of the life cycle cost analysis model,
and, in consultation with the state entities and specified private
entities, identify obstacles to private sector commercial energy and
resource efficient projects, and identify and recommend financial and
other incentives to facilitate private sector commercial building
energy and resource efficient projects. The bill would also require
the commission to report its findings and recommendations to the
Green Action Team established to further the goals of a specified
executive order.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:


  SECTION 1.  Section 15814.40 is added to the Government Code, to
read:
   15814.40.  (a) The Department of General Services shall define a
life cycle cost analysis model that shall be used to evaluate the
cost-effectiveness of state building design and construction
decisions and their impact over a facility's life cycle, no later
than July 1, 2007.
   (b) (1) The State Energy Resources Conservation and Development
Commission, in consultation with the Department of General Services
and the Treasurer's office, shall identify and develop appropriate
financing and project delivery mechanisms to facilitate state
building energy and resource efficient projects. These mechanisms
shall include the use of the life cycle cost analysis model as
described in subdivision (a), and shall maximize the use of outside
financing, including, but not limited to, loan programs, revenue
bonds, municipal tax-exempt leases, and other financial instruments
supported by project savings, and minimize the use of General Fund
moneys for these purposes. In addition, the commission, in
consultation with these entities and with representatives from the
commercial building construction industry, shall do both of the
following:
   (A) Identify obstacles to private sector commercial building
energy and resource efficient projects.
   (B) Identify and recommend financial or other incentives to
facilitate private sector commercial building energy and resource
efficient projects.
   (2) The commission shall report its findings and recommendations
made pursuant to paragraph (1) to the Green Action Team by January 1,
2008.
   (c) For purposes of this section, the "Green Action Team" means
the interagency team established to further the goals of Executive
Order S-20-04.