BILL NUMBER: AB 46	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 31, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  FEBRUARY 19, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Blakeslee

                        DECEMBER 1, 2008

   An act to amend 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.
   (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, 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. 
   SEC. 2.   SECTION 1.   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, 2020, and as of that
date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, which is enacted
before January 1, 2020, deletes or extends that date.
   (b) All loans outstanding as of January 1, 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, 2020, and thereafter,
except to the extent those funds are encumbered pursuant to Section
25417.5, shall revert to the General Fund.
   SEC. 3.   SEC. 2.   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, 2020, and as of that date is
repealed, unless a later enacted statute which is enacted before
January 1, 2020, deletes or extends that date.
   (b) All loans outstanding as of January 1, 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, 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.