Amended in Senate April 1, 2013

Senate BillNo. 64


Introduced by Senator Corbett

January 10, 2013


An act to addbegin delete Division 16.4 (commencing with Section 26225) toend deletebegin insert Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 26230) to Division 16.3 ofend insert the Public Resources Code, relating to energy efficiencybegin insert, and making an appropriation thereforend insert.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 64, as amended, Corbett. Proposition 39: implementation.

The California Clean Energy Jobs Act, an initiative approved by the voters at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election as Proposition 39, made changes to corporate income taxes and, except as specified, provides for the transfer of $550,000,000 annually from the General Fund to the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for 5 fiscal years beginning with the 2013-14 fiscal year. Moneys in the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund are available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for purposes of funding eligible projects that create jobs in California improving energy efficiency and expanding clean energy generation. Existing law provides for the allocation of these funds for eligible projects at public school facilities, university and college facilities, and other public buildings and facilities, as well as job training and workforce development, and public-private partnerships, as specified.

This bill wouldbegin delete state the intent of the Legislature to install clean energy at public schools, universities, and colleges, and at other public buildings and facilities consistent with the California Clean Energy Jobs Actend deletebegin insert require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to develop and administer programs, consistent with the act, to provide financial assistance to school districts, cities, and counties to install energy efficiency or clean energy technology in public schools and municipal facilities. The bill would appropriate for the 2013-14 fiscal year an unspecified sum from the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund to the commission for the above purpose, thereby making an appropriationend insert.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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begin insertChapter 5 (commencing with Section 26230) is
2added to Division 16.3 of the end insert
begin insertPublic Resources Codeend insertbegin insert, to read:end insert

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4Chapter  begin insert5.end insert Programs for Public Buildings
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(a) The State Energy Resources Conservation and
7Development Commission shall, utilizing existing resources,
8programs, and expertise, develop and administer programs,
9consistent with Section 26205, to provide financial assistance to
10school districts, cities, and counties to install low risk, high-return
11energy efficiency or clean energy technology in public schools
12with kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or municipal
13facilities that will do all of the following:

14(1) Reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is
15environmentally sustainable and, to the greatest extent practicable,
16to maximize benefits for local and regional communities.

17(2) Reduce the total energy use of the school district, city, or
18county.

19(3) Improve energy efficiency of the schools or municipal
20facilities.

21(b) Projects eligible for financial assistance pursuant to
22programs developed pursuant to subdivision (a) include, but are
23not limited to, the following:

24(1) Lighting retrofits and controls.

25(2) Street lighting and traffic signal retrofits.

26(3) Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning modifications
27and controls.

P3    1(4) Automated energy management systems, motors, and
2variable speed drives and pumps.

3(5) Water or wastewater system process and control retrofits.

4(c) The program developed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall
5ensure the projects receiving financial assistance are cost effective.

6(d) The commission shall require a school district, city, or
7county applying for financial assistance pursuant to a program
8developed pursuant to subdivision (a) to submit a feasibility study
9that provides estimates of costs and energy savings resulting from
10a project.

11(e) The commission shall not provide financial assistance
12pursuant to a program developed pursuant to subdivision (a) of
13projects related to swimming pools, gambling establishments,
14aquariums, zoos, or golf courses.

15(f) (1) The commission may adopt guidelines governing the
16award, eligibility, and administration of the programs developed
17pursuant to subdivision (a).

18(2) The commission shall adopt guidelines at a publicly noticed
19meeting and provide an opportunity for the public to comment.
20The commission shall provide a written public notice of meeting
21at least 30 days prior to the meeting.

22(3) For substantive revision of the guidelines, the commission
23shall provide a written notice of meeting at least 15 days prior to
24the meeting at which the revision is to be considered or adopted.

25(4) The adoption or revision of guidelines pursuant to this
26subdivision is exempt from the requirements of Chapter 3.5
27(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title
282 of the Government Code.

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The sum of ____ dollars ($____) is hereby appropriated
30for the 2013-14 fiscal year from the Job Creation Fund to the
31State Energy Resources Conservation and Development
32Commission for the purposes of this chapter.

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SECTION 1.  

Division 16.4 (commencing with Section 26225)
34is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

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36Division 16.4.  PROPOSITION 39 IMPLEMENTATION

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26225.  

It is the intent of the Legislature to install clean energy
39at public schools, universities, and colleges, and at other public
P4    1buildings and facilities, consistent with the California Clean Energy
2Jobs Act (Division 16.3 (commencing with Section 26200)).

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