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
begin delete programs,end delete consistent with begin delete 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 facilitiesend delete. 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:
begin delete5end delete (commencing with Section
begin delete26230)end delete is added to Division 16.3 of the Public Resources
3Code, to read:
(a) The State Energy Resources Conservation and
begin delete shall, utilizing existing resources, develop and administer
10programs, and expertise,end delete
begin delete programs, consistent with Section
1226205, to provide financial assistance to school districts, cities,
13and counties to install low risk, high-return energy efficiency or
14clean energy technology in public schools with kindergarten or
15grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or municipal facilities that will do all of
16the following:end delete
P3 1(1) Reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is
2environmentally sustainable and, to the greatest extent practicable,
3to maximize benefits for local and regional communities.
4(2) Reduce the total energy use of the school district, city, or
6(3) Improve energy efficiency of the schools or municipal
8(b) Projects eligible for financial assistance pursuant to programs
9developed pursuant to subdivision (a) include, but are not limited
10to, the following:
11(1) Lighting retrofits and controls.
12(2) Street lighting and traffic signal retrofits.
13(3) Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning modifications and
energy management systems, motors, and
16variable speed drives and pumps.
17(5) Water or wastewater system process and control retrofits.
18(6) Clean energy technology that is intended to primarily offset
19part or all of the facility’s electrical requirements.
20(c) The programs developed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall
21ensure the projects receiving financial assistance are consistent
22with the state’s loading order, as described in the Energy Action
23Plan II jointly adopted by the Public Utilities Commission and the
24State Energy Resources Conservation and Development
25Commission, and are cost effective, reliable, and feasible, with
26total energy savings benefits exceeding project costs.
27(d) The commission shall require a school district, city, or county
28applying for financial assistance pursuant to a program developed
29pursuant to subdivision (a) to submit a feasibility study that
30 provides estimates of costs and energy savings resulting from a
32(e) The commission shall not provide financial assistance
33pursuant to a program developed pursuant to subdivision (a) of
34projects related to swimming pools, gambling establishments,
35aquariums, zoos, or golf courses.
36(f) (1) The commission may adopt guidelines governing the
37award, eligibility, and administration of the programs developed
38pursuant to subdivision (a).
39(2) The commission shall adopt guidelines at a publicly noticed
40meeting and provide an opportunity for the public to comment.
P4 1The commission shall provide a written public notice of meeting
2at least 30 days prior to the meeting.
3(3) For substantive revision of the guidelines, the commission
4shall provide a written notice of meeting at least 15 days prior to
5the meeting at which the revision is to be considered or adopted.
6(4) The adoption or revision of guidelines pursuant to this
7subdivision is exempt from the requirements of Chapter 3.5
8(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title
92 of the Government Code.
The sum of ____ dollars ($____) is hereby appropriated
35for the 2013-14 fiscal year from the Job Creation
36Fund to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development
37Commission for the purposes of this chapter.