BILL NUMBER: AB 222	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Adams

                        FEBRUARY 4, 2009

   An act to relating to energy.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 222, as introduced, Adams. Energy: biofuels.
   Existing law establishes the Public Interest Research,
Development, and Demonstration Fund in the State Treasury, and
provides that the money collected by the public goods charge to
support cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation activities
and public interest energy research, development, and demonstration
projects not adequately provided by competitive and regulated
markets, be deposited in the fund for use by the State Energy
Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy
Commission). Existing law requires the Energy Commission to use those
funds to develop, implement, and administer the Public Interest
Research, Development, and Demonstration Program to develop
technologies to, among other things, improve environmental quality,
enhance electrical system reliability, increase efficiency of
energy-using technologies, lower electrical system costs, or provide
other tangible benefits to electric utility customers.
   This bill would state an intent of the Legislature to enact
legislation to advance biofuels and green power production.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
legislation to advance biofuels and green power production in
California.