BILL NUMBER: SB 1198	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Senator Huff
   (Coauthors: Senators Cogdill, Denham, Dutton, Harman,
Hollingsworth, and Runner)
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Gilmore, Jeffries, Knight, Silva, and
Smyth)

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2010

   An act to amend Section 25213 of the Public Resources Code,
relating to energy.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1198, as introduced, Huff. Energy: State Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission: regulations.
   The Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and
Development Act requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and
Development Commission to adopt those regulations that are necessary
to carry out the act.
   This bill would require the commission to submit a regulation that
is adopted by the commission and which is not implemented on or
before January 1, 2011, to the Legislature before the regulation may
be implemented. The bill would authorize the commission to implement
the regulation only if both houses of the Legislature approve the
regulation by a majority vote.
   The bill would prohibit a regulation that is adopted, but not
implemented, on or before January 1, 2011, from being implemented
until the state's unemployment rate remains below 5.1% for 3
consecutive months. A subsequent rise in the unemployment rate after
that consecutive 3-month period would not prevent the commission from
implementing new regulations.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 25213 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   25213.   (a)    The commission shall adopt rules
and regulations, as necessary, to carry out the provisions of this
division in conformity with the provisions of Chapter 3.5 (commencing
with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the
Government Code. The commission shall make available to  any
  a person upon request copies of proposed
regulations, together with summaries of reasons supporting their
adoption. 
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a regulation that is adopted
by the commission and which is not implemented on or before January
1, 2011, shall not be implemented until the commission submits the
regulation to the Legislature and both houses of the Legislature
approve the regulation by a majority vote.  
   (c) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b), a regulation of the
commission that is adopted, but not implemented, on or before January
1, 2011, shall not be implemented until the state's unemployment
rate remains below 5.1 percent for three consecutive months. A
subsequent rise in the unemployment rate after that consecutive
three-month period shall not prevent the commission from implementing
new regulations.