BILL NUMBER: SB 1319 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Pavley FEBRUARY 19, 2010 An act relating to land use. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 1319, as introduced, Pavley. Land use: renewable energy. The Planning and Zoning Law provides that it is the policy of the state to promote and encourage the use of distributed renewable energy systems and to limit obstacles to their use, and states the intent of the Legislature that local agencies encourage the installation of these systems by removing obstacles to, and minimizing the costs of, permitting them. This bill would authorize local agencies to authorize one or more pilot projects that will result in the resubdividing or consolidation of, or redevelopment of, small parcels on previously disturbed lands that are of lesser value as wildlife habitat, but are not conducive to acquisition for large-scale renewable energy systems, pursuant to existing law. 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. In order to facilitate the siting and construction of appropriate renewable energy systems on lands that have been previously disturbed and are of lesser value as wildlife habitat, but that are small parcels not conducive to acquisition for large-scale renewable energy systems, local agencies may authorize one or more pilot projects that will result in the resubdividing or consolidation of these parcels pursuant to the Subdivision Map Act (Division 2 (commencing with Section 66410) of Title 7 of the Government Code), or the redevelopment of these parcels by a redevelopment agency pursuant to the Community Redevelopment Law (Division 24 (commencing with Section 33000) of the Health and Safety Code).