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                                                                  SB 170
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          Date of Hearing:   August 17, 2011

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                    SB 170 (Pavley) - As Amended:  July 12, 2011 

          Policy Committee:                             Natural 
          ResourcesVote:5-2
                       Local Government                       6-3

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program: 
          No     Reimbursable:              No

           SUMMARY  

          This bill authorizes local and regional air pollution control 
          districts and air quality management districts to sponsor, 
          coordinate and promote projects that address or reduce air 
          pollution and to negotiate to share in revenues generated from 
          the commercialization of intellectual property developed with 
          district funds.

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          No state costs.

           COMMENTS  

          1)Rationale.  The author and sponsor (South Coast Air Quality 
            Management District) note the lack of existing authority for 
            local air districts to share in revenue generated by 
            commercialization of intellectual property developed, at least 
            in part, with district money.  The proponents intend this bill 
            to explicitly authorize local air districts to arrange such 
            revenue sharing, thereby increasing the revenues available to 
            local air districts to fund projects to reduce air pollution 
            and combat its effects.

           2)Support  .  This bill is supported by the South Coast Air 
            Quality Management District (sponsor) and the American Lung 
            Association.

           3)There is no formal opposition registered to this bill.  









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           Analysis Prepared by  :    Jay Dickenson / APPR. / (916) 319-2081