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                                 THIRD READING

          Bill No:  AB 1109
          Author:   Huffman (D), et al
          Amended:  8/31/07 in Senate
          Vote:     21

           SENATE ENERGY, U.&C. COMMITTEE  :  6-2, 7/3/07
          AYES:  Kehoe, Calderon, Padilla, Ridley-Thomas, Simitian,  
          NOES:  Dutton, Cox
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Battin

           SENATE ENV. QUALITY COMMITTEE  :  5-2, 7/10/07
          AYES:  Simitian, Florez, Kuehl, Lowenthal, Steinberg
          NOES:  Runner, Aanestad

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  9-6, 8/30/07
          AYES:  Torlakson, Cedillo, Corbett, Florez, Kuehl, Oropeza,  
            Ridley-Thomas, Steinberg, Yee
          NOES: Cox, Aanestad, Ashburn, Battin, Dutton, Wyland
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Runner, Simitian

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  49-29, 6/6/07 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT  :    Energy resources:  lighting efficiency

           SOURCE  :     Californians Against Waste

           DIGEST  :    This bill enacts the California Lighting  
          Efficiency and Toxics Reduction Act.



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           ANALYSIS  :    Existing law, under the Electronic Waste Law,  
          requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)  
          to adopt regulations that prohibit an electronic device  
          (e.g., video display devices containing a screen greater  
          than four inches that is identified in DTSC regulations  
          under the Electronic Waste Law) from being sold or offered  
          for sale in Calfiornia if the electronic device is  
          prohibited from being sold or offered for sale in the  
          European Union (EU) on and after its date of manufacture.   
          (Health and Safety Code Section 25212.10 et seq.)

          Existing law, under the Energy Resources Conservation Law,  
          requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and  
          Development Commission (California Energy Commission/CEC)  
          to prescribe, by regulation, lighting, insulation, climate  
          control system, and other building design and construction  
          standards that increase the efficiency in energy use for  
          new residential and nonresidential buildings.  (Public  
          Resources Code Section 25402)

          This bill enacts the California Lighting Efficiency and  
          Toxics Reduction Act to do the following:

          1.Prohibit, after January 1, 2010, manufacturing for sale  
            in the state certain general purpose lights, with  
            exceptions, that contain hazardous substances prohibited  
            by the EU to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances  

          2.Requires DTSC to determine whether specified lights  
            should be subject to the above prohibition with certain  

          3.Requires DTSC, in coordination with the California  
            Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) to convene a  
            task force to make recommendations by September 1, 2008  
            on the collection and recycling of general purpose  

          4.Requires the CEC, by December 31, 2008, to adopt energy  
            efficiency standards for all general purpose lights on a  
            schedule specified in regulations.

          5.Requires the Department of General Services (DGS) to end  



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            the purchase of general purpose lights within two years  
            of the adoption of the CEC standards and to end the  
            purchase of lights with historically appropriate  
            appearances within four years.


          Purpose of the Bill  .  According to the author's office,  
          "The environmental and economic consequences of our  
          lighting choices are enormous.  According to the U.S.  
          Department of Energy, 22 percent of U.S. electricity  
          generation is consumed for lighting."  The author's office  
          notes that, "The carbon dioxide produced by generating  
          electricity for lighting equals 70% of emissions from  
          passenger vehicles, and are three times greater than  
          emissions from aviation."

          The author's office also notes that "California's electric  
          bill for lighting costs consumers and businesses more than  
          $6.3 billion annually.  By transitioning to currently  
          available efficient lighting technologies, California can  
          reduce electric demand for the same level of lighting by 50  
          percent in 10 years.  If lighting efficiency standards were  
          fully applied in California, the resulting electricity  
          savings would negate the need for five 1,000-megawatt power  
          plants, saving ratepayers more than $3 billion a year."

          According to the author's office, "At the same time, any  
          responsible proposal for updating lighting must also  
          include requirements that manufacturers utilize the latest  
          technology to reduce and where possible eliminate the use  
          of toxic heavy metals such as lead and mercury."

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  No

                          Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions             2007-08           2008-09           
           2009-10           Fund

                        $  120*      Special**



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          DTSC/CIWMB                $100            $   200            
          task force

          CEC energy efficient       $600            $1,200            
           $1,080        Special***
          lighting standards            $650            $1,300         

          DGS purchasing             Unknown additional costs  
          beginning     Special****
          restrictions                      2011; offset by an  
          unknown amount
                                                  of energy savings  
                *Ongoing to 2013-14
              **Hazardous Waste Control Account and Integrated Waste  
            ***Energy Resources Programs Account
          ****Service Revolving Account

          NOTE:  Refer to the Senate Appropriations Committee  
          analysis for a 
                       detailed discussion of the fiscal issues.

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  8/30/07)

          American Federation of State, County and Municipal  
          Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers
          California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance
          California Product Stewardship Council
          California Public Interest Research Group
          California Public Utilities commission
          Californians Against Waste
          Environmental Defense
          Friends of the Earth
          General Electric Lighting
          Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint  
            Powers Authority
          Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authroity



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          North American Hazardous Materials Management Association
          National Electrical Manufacturers Association
          Natural Resources Defense Council
          OSRAM Sylvania, Inc.
          Phillips Lighting Company
          Redding Municipal Utilities and Redding Electric Utility
          Sacramento Municipal Utility District
          San Diego County
          Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
          Santa Clara Valley Water District
          Sierra Club California 
          Sonoma County Waste Management Agency
          Southern California Edison
          StopWaste.Org (Alameda County Waste Management Authority)

           OPPOSITION  :    (Verified  9/4/07)

          Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  : 
          AYES:  Arambula, Bass, Beall, Berg, Blakeslee, Brownley,  
            Caballero, Charles Calderon, Carter, Coto, Davis, De La  
            Torre, De Leon, DeSaulnier, Dymally, Eng, Evans, Feuer,  
            Fuentes, Galgiani, Hancock, Hayashi, Hernandez, Horton,  
            Huffman, Jones, Karnette, Krekorian, Laird, Leno, Levine,  
            Lieber, Lieu, Ma, Mendoza, Mullin, Nava, Parra,  
            Portantino, Price, Richardson, Ruskin, Salas, Saldana,  
            Solorio, Swanson, Torrico, Wolk, Nunez
          NOES:  Adams, Aghazarian, Anderson, Benoit, Berryhill,  
            DeVore, Duvall, Emmerson, Fuller, Gaines, Garcia,  
            Garrick, Houston, Huff, Jeffries, Keene, La Malfa, Maze,  
            Nakanishi, Niello, Plescia, Sharon Runner, Silva, Smyth,  
            Spitzer, Strickland, Tran, Villines, Walters
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Cook, Soto

          NC:cm  9/4/07   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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