AB 1179, as introduced, Rendon. California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: disadvantaged communities: report.
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. The act authorizes the state board to include the use of market-based compliance mechanisms. Existing law requires all moneys, except for fines and penalties, collected by the state board from the auction or sale of allowances as part of a market-based compliance mechanism to be deposited in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and to be available upon appropriation. Existing law requires the California Environmental Protection Agency to identify disadvantaged communities and requires the Department of Finance, in consultation with the state board and any other relevant state agency, to develop, as specified, a 3-year investment plan for the moneys deposited in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
Existing law requires the 3-year investment plan to allocate a minimum of 25% of the available moneys in the fund to projects that benefit disadvantaged communities and to allocate a minimum of 10% of the available moneys in the fund to projects located in disadvantaged communities.
This bill would require the state board to prepare, and post on its Internet Web site, a specified report on the projects funded to benefit disadvantaged communities.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 39713 of the Health and Safety Code is
2amended to read:
(a) The investment plan developed and submitted to
4the Legislature, pursuant to Section 39716, shall allocate a
5minimum of 25 percent of the available moneys in the fund to
6projects that provide benefits to communities described in Section
8(b) The investment plan shall allocate a minimum of 10 percent
9of the available moneys in the fund to projects located within
10communities described in Section 39711.
11(c) The allocation pursuant to subdivision (b) may be, but need
12not be, for projects included, in whole or in part, in the set of
13projects supported by the allocation described in subdivision (a).