BILL NUMBER: SB 1198	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 25, 2010
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 18, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 30, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 27, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 12, 2010

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, 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.
   The act also requires the commission, after one or more public
hearings, to prescribe, by regulation, standards for minimum levels
of operating efficiency and prescribe other measures, such as energy
and water consumption labeling not preempted by federal labeling law,
to promote the use of energy and water efficient appliances that do
not result in any added total costs for consumers over the designed
life of the appliances concerned.
   This bill would provide that the television product labeling
regulations adopted by the commission would not be effective until
July 1, 2011, and would be effective on that date only if a United
States Federal Trade Commission labeling rule for those products is
not effective on or before July 1, 2011. The bill also would provide
that those regulations would remain in effect only until a Federal
Trade Commission labeling rule for television products becomes
effective.


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 a person upon request copies of
proposed regulations, together with summaries of reasons supporting
their adoption.
   (b) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, the television product
labeling regulations adopted by the commission shall not take effect,
and the commission shall not enforce those regulations, before July
1, 2011.
   (2) On and after July 1, 2011, the television product labeling
regulations shall be effective if a Federal Trade Commission labeling
rule for television products is not effective on or before July 1,
2011, and shall remain in effect until a Federal Trade Commission
final labeling rule is effective for television products.