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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 1071 (Atkins) - Supplemental environmental projects
          
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          |Version: August 18, 2015        |Policy Vote: E.Q. 7 - 0         |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: No                     |
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          |Hearing Date: August 27, 2015   |Consultant: Marie Liu           |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 27, 2015


          Bill  
          Summary:  This bill would require each of the boards,  
          departments, and offices (BDOs) of the California Environmental  
          Protection Agency (CalEPA) to establish a policy on the use of  
          supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) that benefit  
          disadvantaged communities that may be voluntarily undertaken to  
          offset a civil penalty.


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           Unknown lost revenues, likely in the millions of dollars, to  
            various special funds as a result of penalty reductions as a  
            result of SEPs.
           Minor and absorbable costs to various special funds for the  
            BDOs to oversee SEPs.









          AB 1071 (Atkins)                                       Page 1 of  
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          Author  
          Amendments:  Clarify that only BDOs that have enforcement  
          authority need to develop a policy on SEPs


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