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 would 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 appropriation.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 26230) is
2added to Division 16.3 of the Public Resources Code, to read:
(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
19(3) Improve energy efficiency of the schools or municipal
21(b) Projects eligible for financial assistance pursuant to programs
22developed pursuant to subdivision (a) include, but are not limited
23to, the following:
24(1) Lighting retrofits and controls.
25(2) Street lighting and traffic signal retrofits.
26(3) Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning modifications and
28(4) Automated energy management systems, motors, and
29variable speed drives and pumps.
30(5) Water or wastewater system process and control retrofits.
3(c) The program developed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall
4ensure the projects receiving financial assistance are cost effective.
5(d) The commission shall require a school district, city, or county
6applying for financial assistance pursuant to a program developed
7pursuant to subdivision (a) to submit a feasibility study that
8 provides estimates of costs and energy savings resulting from a
10(e) The commission shall not provide financial assistance
11pursuant to a program developed pursuant to subdivision (a) of
12projects related to swimming pools, gambling establishments,
13aquariums, zoos, or golf courses.
14(f) (1) The commission may adopt guidelines governing the
15award, eligibility, and administration of the programs developed
16pursuant to subdivision (a).
17(2) The commission shall adopt guidelines at a publicly noticed
18meeting and provide an opportunity for the public to comment.
19The commission shall provide a written public notice of meeting
20at least 30 days prior to the meeting.
21(3) For substantive revision of the guidelines, the commission
22shall provide a written notice of meeting at least 15 days prior to
23the meeting at which the revision is to be considered or adopted.
24(4) The adoption or revision of guidelines pursuant to this
25subdivision is exempt from the requirements of Chapter 3.5
26(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title
272 of the Government Code.
The sum of ____ dollars ($____) is hereby appropriated
29for the 2013-14 fiscal year from the Job Creation Fund to the State
30Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission
31for the purposes of this chapter.