BILL NUMBER: AB 1106	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 20, 2010
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 26, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  AUGUST 17, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  AUGUST 3, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 15, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 15, 2009
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 25, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 6, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Fuentes
   (Coauthors: Senators Price and Padilla)

                        FEBRUARY 27, 2009

   An act to amend Section 44272 of the Health and Safety Code,
relating to alternative and renewable fuel and vehicle technology,
and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1106, Fuentes. Alternative and renewable fuel and vehicle
technology.
   The California Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology,
Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 establishes the
Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which
is administered by the State Energy Resources Conservation and
Development Commission. The program is required to provide, upon
appropriation by the Legislature, competitive grants, revolving
loans, loan guarantees, or other appropriate funding measures to
public agencies, vehicle and technology entities, businesses and
projects, public-private partnerships, workforce training
partnerships and collaboratives, fleet owners, consumers,
recreational boaters, and academic institutions to develop and deploy
innovative technologies that transform the state's fuel and vehicle
types to help attain the state's climate change policies. The
commission is authorized, until January 1, 2012, to contract with the
Treasurer to expend funds through programs implemented by the
Treasurer, if that expenditure is consistent with all of the
requirements of the act.
   This bill would extend this authorization to contract with the
Treasurer indefinitely, and would also authorize the commission to
contract with small business financial development corporations
established by the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency to
expend funds through the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, if
the expenditure is consistent with all of the requirements of the
program.
   This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 44272 of
the Health and Safety Code proposed by SB 1340 that would become
operative only if SB 1340 is enacted and this bill is enacted after
SB 1340.
   This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as
an urgency statute.



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

  SECTION 1.  Section 44272 of the Health and Safety Code is amended
to read:
   44272.  (a) The Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle
Technology Program is hereby created. The program shall be
administered by the commission. The commission shall implement the
program by regulation pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 3.5
(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of
the Government Code. The program shall provide, upon appropriation
by the Legislature, competitive grants, revolving loans, loan
guarantees, loans, or other appropriate funding measures, to public
agencies, vehicle and technology entities, businesses and projects,
public-private partnerships, workforce training partnerships and
collaboratives, fleet owners, consumers, recreational boaters, and
academic institutions to develop and deploy innovative technologies
that transform California's fuel and vehicle types to help attain the
state's climate change policies. The emphasis of this program shall
be to develop and deploy technology and alternative and renewable
fuels in the marketplace, without adopting any one preferred fuel or
technology.
   (b) A project funded by the commission shall be approved at a
noticed public hearing of the commission and shall be consistent with
the priorities established by the investment plan adopted pursuant
to Section 44272.5.
   (c) The commission shall provide preferences to those projects
that maximize the goals of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and
Vehicle Technology Program, based on the following criteria, as
applicable:
   (1) The project's ability to provide a measurable transition from
the nearly exclusive use of petroleum fuels to a diverse portfolio of
viable alternative fuels that meet petroleum reduction and
alternative fuel use goals.
   (2) The project's consistency with existing and future state
climate change policy and low-carbon fuel standards.
   (3) The project's ability to reduce criteria air pollutants and
air toxics and reduce or avoid multimedia environmental impacts.
   (4) The project's ability to decrease, on a life cycle basis, the
discharge of water pollutants or any other substances known to damage
human health or the environment, in comparison to the production and
use of California Phase 2 Reformulated Gasoline or diesel fuel
produced and sold pursuant to California diesel fuel regulations set
forth in Article 2 (commencing with Section 2280) of Chapter 5 of
Division 3 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.
   (5) The project does not adversely impact the sustainability of
the state's natural resources, especially state and federal lands.
   (6) The project provides nonstate matching funds.
   (7) The project provides economic benefits for California by
promoting California-based technology firms, jobs, and businesses.
   (8) The project uses existing or proposed fueling infrastructure
to maximize the outcome of the project.
   (9) The project's ability to reduce on a life cycle assessment
greenhouse gas emissions by at least 10 percent, and higher
percentages in the future, from current reformulated gasoline and
diesel fuel standards established by the state board.
   (10) The project's use of alternative fuel blends of at least 20
percent, and higher blend ratios in the future, with a preference for
projects with higher blends.
   (11) The project drives new technology advancement for vehicles,
vessels, engines, and other equipment, and promotes the deployment of
that technology in the marketplace.
   (d) Only the following shall be eligible for funding:
   (1) Alternative and renewable fuel projects to develop and improve
alternative and renewable low-carbon fuels, including electricity,
ethanol, dimethyl ether, renewable diesel, natural gas, hydrogen, and
biomethane, among others, and their feedstocks that have high
potential for long-term or short-term commercialization, including
projects that lead to sustainable feedstocks.
   (2) Demonstration and deployment projects that optimize
alternative and renewable fuels for existing and developing engine
technologies.
   (3) Projects to produce alternative and renewable low-carbon fuels
in California.
   (4) Projects to decrease the overall impact of an alternative and
renewable fuel's life cycle carbon footprint and increase
sustainability.
   (5) Alternative and renewable fuel infrastructure, fueling
stations, and equipment. The preference in paragraph (10) of
subdivision (c) shall not apply to renewable diesel or biodiesel
infrastructure, fueling stations, and equipment used solely for
renewable diesel or biodiesel fuel.
   (6) Projects to develop and improve light-, medium-, and
heavy-duty vehicle technologies that provide for better fuel
efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions, alternative fuel usage
and storage, or emission reductions, including propulsion systems,
advanced internal combustion engines with a 40 percent or better
efficiency level over the current market standard, light-weight
materials, energy storage, control systems and system integration,
physical measurement and metering systems and software, development
of design standards and testing and certification protocols, battery
recycling and reuse, engine and fuel optimization electronic and
electrified components, hybrid technology, plug-in hybrid technology,
battery electric vehicle technology, fuel cell technology, and
conversions of hybrid technology to plug-in technology through the
installation of safety certified supplemental battery modules.
   (7) Programs and projects that accelerate the commercialization of
vehicles and alternative and renewable fuels including buy-down
programs through near-market and market-path deployments, advanced
technology warranty or replacement insurance, development of market
niches, supply-chain development, and research related to the
pedestrian safety impacts of vehicle technologies and alternative and
renewable fuels.
   (8) Programs and projects to retrofit medium- and heavy-duty
on-road and nonroad vehicle fleets with technologies that create
higher fuel efficiencies, including alternative and renewable fuel
vehicles and technologies, idle management technology, and
aerodynamic retrofits that decrease fuel consumption.
   (9) Infrastructure projects that promote alternative and renewable
fuel infrastructure development connected with existing fleets,
public transit, and existing transportation corridors, including
physical measurement or metering equipment and truck stop
electrification.
   (10) Workforce training programs related to alternative and
renewable fuel feedstock production and extraction, renewable fuel
production, distribution, transport, and storage, high-performance
and low-emission vehicle technology and high tower electronics,
automotive computer systems, mass transit fleet conversion,
servicing, and maintenance, and other sectors or occupations related
to the purposes of this chapter.
   (11) Block grants administered by not-for-profit technology
entities for multiple projects, education and program promotion
within California, and development of alternative and renewable fuel
and vehicle technology centers.
   (12) Life cycle and multimedia analyses, sustainability and
environmental impact evaluations, and market, financial, and
technology assessments performed by a state agency to determine the
impacts of increasing the use of low-carbon transportation fuels and
technologies, and to assist in the preparation of the investment plan
and program implementation.
   (e) The commission may make a single source or sole source award
pursuant to this section for applied research. The same requirements
set forth in Section 25620.5 of the Public Resources Code shall apply
to awards made on a single source basis or a sole source basis. This
subdivision does not authorize the commission to make a single
source or sole source award for a project or activity other than for
applied research.
   (f) The commission may do both of the following:
   (1) Contract with the Treasurer to expend funds through programs
implemented by the Treasurer, if the expenditure is consistent with
all of the requirements of this article and Article 1 (commencing
with Section 44270).
   (2) Contract with small business financial development
corporations established by the Business, Transportation and Housing
Agency to expend funds through the Small Business Loan Guarantee
Program if the expenditure is consistent with all of the requirements
of this article and Article 1 (commencing with Section 44270).
  SEC. 1.5.  Section 44272 of the Health and Safety Code is amended
to read:
   44272.  (a) The Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle
Technology Program is hereby created. The program shall be
administered by the commission. The commission shall implement the
program by regulation pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 3.5
(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of
the Government Code. The program shall provide, upon appropriation
by the Legislature, competitive grants, revolving loans, loan
guarantees, loans, or other appropriate funding measures, to public
agencies, vehicle and technology entities, businesses and projects,
public-private partnerships, workforce training partnerships and
collaboratives, fleet owners, consumers, recreational boaters, and
academic institutions to develop and deploy innovative technologies
that transform California's fuel and vehicle types to help attain the
state's climate change policies. The emphasis of this program shall
be to develop and deploy technology and alternative and renewable
fuels in the marketplace, without adopting any one preferred fuel or
technology.
   (b) A project funded by the commission shall be approved at a
noticed public hearing of the commission and shall be consistent with
the priorities established by the investment plan adopted pursuant
to Section 44272.5.
   (c) The commission shall provide preferences to those projects
that maximize the goals of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and
Vehicle Technology Program, based on the following criteria, as
applicable:
   (1) The project's ability to provide a measurable transition from
the nearly exclusive use of petroleum fuels to a diverse portfolio of
viable alternative fuels that meet petroleum reduction and
alternative fuel use goals.
   (2) The project's consistency with existing and future state
climate change policy and low-carbon fuel standards.
   (3) The project's ability to reduce criteria air pollutants and
air toxics and reduce or avoid multimedia environmental impacts.
   (4) The project's ability to decrease, on a life cycle basis, the
discharge of water pollutants or any other substances known to damage
human health or the environment, in comparison to the production and
use of California Phase 2 Reformulated Gasoline or diesel fuel
produced and sold pursuant to California diesel fuel regulations set
forth in Article 2 (commencing with Section 2280) of Chapter 5 of
Division 3 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.
   (5) The project does not adversely impact the sustainability of
the state's natural resources, especially state and federal lands.
   (6) The project provides nonstate matching funds.
   (7) The project provides economic benefits for California by
promoting California-based technology firms, jobs, and businesses.
   (8) The project uses existing or proposed fueling infrastructure
to maximize the outcome of the project.
   (9) The project's ability to reduce on a life cycle assessment
greenhouse gas emissions by at least 10 percent, and higher
percentages in the future, from current reformulated gasoline and
diesel fuel standards established by the state board.
   (10) The project's use of alternative fuel blends of at least 20
percent, and higher blend ratios in the future, with a preference for
projects with higher blends.
   (11) The project drives new technology advancement for vehicles,
vessels, engines, and other equipment, and promotes the deployment of
that technology in the marketplace.
   (d) Only the following shall be eligible for funding:
   (1) Alternative and renewable fuel projects to develop and improve
alternative and renewable low-carbon fuels, including electricity,
ethanol, dimethyl ether, renewable diesel, natural gas, hydrogen, and
biomethane, among others, and their feedstocks that have high
potential for long-term or short-term commercialization, including
projects that lead to sustainable feedstocks.
   (2) Demonstration and deployment projects that optimize
alternative and renewable fuels for existing and developing engine
technologies.
   (3) Projects to produce alternative and renewable low-carbon fuels
in California.
   (4) Projects to decrease the overall impact of an alternative and
renewable fuel's life cycle carbon footprint and increase
sustainability.
   (5) Alternative and renewable fuel infrastructure, fueling
stations, and equipment. The preference in paragraph (10) of
subdivision (c) shall not apply to renewable diesel or biodiesel
infrastructure, fueling stations, and equipment used solely for
renewable diesel or biodiesel fuel.
   (6) Projects to develop and improve light-, medium-, and
heavy-duty vehicle technologies that provide for better fuel
efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions, alternative fuel usage
and storage, or emission reductions, including propulsion systems,
advanced internal combustion engines with a 40 percent or better
efficiency level over the current market standard, light-weight
materials, energy storage, control systems and system integration,
physical measurement and metering systems and software, development
of design standards and testing and certification protocols, battery
recycling and reuse, engine and fuel optimization electronic and
electrified components, hybrid technology, plug-in hybrid technology,
battery electric vehicle technology, fuel cell technology, and
conversions of hybrid technology to plug-in technology through the
installation of safety certified supplemental battery modules.
   (7) Programs and projects that accelerate the commercialization of
vehicles and alternative and renewable fuels including buy-down
programs through near-market and market-path deployments, advanced
technology warranty or replacement insurance, development of market
niches, supply-chain development, and research related to the
pedestrian safety impacts of vehicle technologies and alternative and
renewable fuels.
   (8) Programs and projects to retrofit medium- and heavy-duty
on-road and nonroad vehicle fleets with technologies that create
higher fuel efficiencies, including alternative and renewable fuel
vehicles and technologies, idle management technology, and
aerodynamic retrofits that decrease fuel consumption.
   (9) Infrastructure projects that promote alternative and renewable
fuel infrastructure development connected with existing fleets,
public transit, and existing transportation corridors, including
physical measurement or metering equipment and truck stop
electrification.
   (10) Workforce training programs related to alternative and
renewable fuel feedstock production and extraction, renewable fuel
production, distribution, transport, and storage, high-performance
and low-emission vehicle technology and high tower electronics,
automotive computer systems, mass transit fleet conversion,
servicing, and maintenance, and other sectors or occupations related
to the purposes of this chapter.
   (11) Block grants administered by not-for-profit technology
entities for multiple projects, education and program promotion
within California, and development of alternative and renewable fuel
and vehicle technology centers.
   (12) Life cycle and multimedia analyses, sustainability and
environmental impact evaluations, and market, financial, and
technology assessments performed by a state agency to determine the
impacts of increasing the use of low-carbon transportation fuels and
technologies, and to assist in the preparation of the investment plan
and program implementation.
   (13) A program to provide funding for homeowners who purchase a
plug-in electric vehicle to offset costs associated with modifying
electrical sources to include a residential plug-in electric vehicle
charging station. In establishing this program, the commission shall
consider funding criteria to maximize the public benefit of the
program.
   (e) The commission may make a single source or sole source award
pursuant to this section for applied research. The same requirements
set forth in Section 25620.5 of the Public Resources Code shall apply
to awards made on a single source basis or a sole source basis. This
subdivision does not authorize the commission to make a single
source or sole source award for a project or activity other than for
applied research.
   (f) The commission may do both of the following:
   (1) Contract with the Treasurer to expend funds through programs
implemented by the Treasurer, if that expenditure is consistent with
all of the requirements of this article and Article 1 (commencing
with Section 44270).
   (2) Contract with small business financial development
corporations established by the Business, Transportation and Housing
Agency to expend funds through the Small Business Loan Guarantee
Program if the expenditure is consistent with all of the requirements
of this article and Article 1 (commencing with Section 44270).
  SEC. 2.  Section 1.5 of this bill incorporates amendments to
Section 44272 of the Health and Safety Code proposed by both this
bill and SB 1340. It shall only become operative if (1) both bills
are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2011, but
this bill becomes operative first, (2) each bill amends Section 44272
of the Health and Safety Code, and (3) this bill is enacted after SB
1340, in which case Section 44272 of the Health and Safety Code, as
amended by Section 1 of this bill, shall remain operative only until
the operative date of SB 1340, at which time Section 1.5 of this bill
shall become operative.
  SEC. 3.  This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the
meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate
effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
   In order that needed additional funding sources are made available
for small business financial development corporations, it is
necessary that this act take effect immediately.