BILL NUMBER: AB 46	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  FEBRUARY 19, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Blakeslee

                        DECEMBER 1, 2008

   An act to amend  Section 25421 of   Sections
25421 and 25449.4 of, and to add Section 25227 to,  the Public
Resources Code, relating to energy, and making an appropriation
therefor.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 46, as amended, Blakeslee. Energy: energy conservation
assistance. 
   Existing 
    (1)     Existing  law requires the
State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to
administer the State Energy Conservation Assistance Account, a
continuously appropriated account, in the General Fund, until January
1, 2011, to provide grants and loans to local governments and public
institutions to maximize energy use savings. All loans outstanding
as of that date are required to continue to be repaid as specified
until paid in full, and all unexpended funds in the account on and
after that date, except as specified, are required to revert to the
General Fund.
   This bill would extend the operation of those provisions to
January 1,  2015   2020  , and would
thereby make an appropriation by extending the time during which the
funds in a continuously appropriated account are made available. 

   (2) Existing law establishes, until January 1, 2011, a financial
assistance program that provides loans to local jurisdictions for
energy projects, including to purchase, maintain, and evaluate energy
efficient equipment for existing or new facilities. Existing law
establishes, until January 1, 2020, the Local Jurisdiction Energy
Assistance Account in the General Fund for the purposes of the
program and requires the funds to be disbursed by the Controller as
authorized by the commission.  
   This bill would extend the financial assistance program and the
Local Jurisdiction Energy Assistance Account to January 1, 2020.
 
   (3) This bill would authorize the commission to receive and
deposit funds from the federal government pursuant to the federal
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into the State Energy
Conservation Assistance Account and the Local Jurisdiction Energy
Assistance Account for expenditure as authorized by federal law, and
would thereby make an appropriation by authorizing the depositing of
moneys into a continuously appropriated account. 
   Vote: 2/3. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

   SECTION 1.    Section 25227 is added to the 
 Public Resources Code   , to read:  
   25227.  The commission may receive and deposit funds from the
federal government pursuant to the federal American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 into the State Energy Conservation
Assistance Account established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section
25416 and the Local Jurisdiction Energy Assistance Account
established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 25449.3 for
expenditure as authorized by federal law. 
   SECTION 1.   SEC. 2.   Section 25421 of
the Public Resources Code is amended to read:
   25421.  (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), this chapter
shall remain in effect only until January 1,  2015 
 2020  , and as of that date is repealed, unless a later
enacted statute, which is enacted before January 1,  2015
  2020  , deletes or extends that date.
   (b) All loans outstanding as of January 1,  2015 
 2020  , shall continue to be repaid on a semiannual basis,
as specified in Section 25415, until paid in full. All unexpended
funds in the State Energy Conservation Assistance Account on January
1,  2015   2020  , and thereafter, except
to the extent those funds are encumbered pursuant to Section 25417.5,
shall revert to the General Fund.
   SEC. 3.    Section 25449.4 of the   Public
Resources Code   is amended to read: 
   25449.4.  (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), this chapter
shall remain in effect until January 1,  2011  
2020  , and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
statute which is enacted before January 1,  2011
 2020  , deletes or extends that date.
   (b) All loans outstanding as of January 1,  2011 
 2020  , shall continue to be repaid in accordance with a
schedule established by the commission pursuant to Section 25442.7,
until paid in full. All unexpended funds in the Local Jurisdiction
Energy Assistance Account on January 1,  2011  
2020  , and thereafter, except to the extent that those funds
are encumbered pursuant to Section 25443.5, shall be deposited in the
Federal Trust Fund and be available for the purposes for which
federal oil overcharge funds are available pursuant to court judgment
or federal agency order.