Amended in Senate April 23, 2013

Amended in Senate April 9, 2013

Amended in Senate April 1, 2013

Senate BillNo. 64


Introduced by Senator Corbett

January 10, 2013


An act to add Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 26230) to Division 16.3 of the Public Resources Code, relating to energy efficiency, and making an appropriation therefor.

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 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:

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SECTION 1.  

Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 26230) is
2added to Division 16.3 of the Public Resources Code, to read:

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4Chapter  5. Programs for Public Buildings
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26230.  

(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 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
27controls.

28(4) Automated energy management systems, motors, and
29variable speed drives and pumps.

P3    1(5) Water or wastewater system process and control retrofits.

2(6) Clean energy technology that is intended to primarily offset
3part or all of the facility’s electrical requirements.

4(c) Thebegin delete programend deletebegin insert programsend insert developed pursuant to subdivision
5(a) shall ensure the projects receiving financial assistance arebegin delete cost
6effectiveend delete
begin insert consistent with the state’s loading order, as described in
7the Energy Action Plan II jointly adopted by the Public Utilities
8Commission and the State Energy Resources Conservation and
9Development Commission, and are cost effective, reliable, and
10feasible, with total energy savings benefits exceeding project costsend insert
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11(d) The commission shall require a school district, city, or county
12applying for financial assistance pursuant to a program developed
13pursuant to subdivision (a) to submit a feasibility study that
14 provides estimates of costs and energy savings resulting from a
15project.

16(e) The commission shall not provide financial assistance
17pursuant to a program developed pursuant to subdivision (a) of
18projects related to swimming pools, gambling establishments,
19aquariums, zoos, or golf courses.

20(f) (1) The commission may adopt guidelines governing the
21award, eligibility, and administration of the programs developed
22pursuant to subdivision (a).

23(2) The commission shall adopt guidelines at a publicly noticed
24meeting and provide an opportunity for the public to comment.
25The commission shall provide a written public notice of meeting
26at least 30 days prior to the meeting.

27(3) For substantive revision of the guidelines, the commission
28shall provide a written notice of meeting at least 15 days prior to
29the meeting at which the revision is to be considered or adopted.

30(4) The adoption or revision of guidelines pursuant to this
31subdivision is exempt from the requirements of Chapter 3.5
32(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title
332 of the Government Code.

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26231.  

The sum of ____ dollars ($____) is hereby appropriated
35for the 2013-14 fiscal year from the Job Creation Fund to the State
36Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission
37for the purposes of this chapter.



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