Amended in Senate March 28, 2016

Senate BillNo. 1074


Introduced by Senator Hueso

February 16, 2016


begin deleteAn act to amend Section 11340.2 of the Government Code, relating to state government. end deletebegin insertAn act to amend Section 25463 of the Public Resources Code, relating to energy, and making an appropriation therefor.end insert

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 1074, as amended, Hueso. begin deleteState government. end deletebegin insertEnergy: Federal Trust Fund.end insert

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Existing law authorizes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to administer funds appropriated by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (federal act) for the federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program to award contracts, grants, and loans for energy-related projects.

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This bill would, for the fiscal year 2016-17, appropriate to the commission $13,000,000 from the moneys derived from the federal act in the Federal Trust Fund for the above purposes. The bill would, for the fiscal year 2017-18 and each fiscal year thereafter, continuously appropriate $2,500,000 annually to the commission from the moneys derived from the federal act in the Federal Trust Fund for the above purposes, until all of those moneys are encumbered or expended.

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Existing law, for the purpose of reducing and improving administrative regulations, establishes an Office of Administrative Law to review adopted regulations. Existing law provides that the office is under the direction and control of a director, appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

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This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

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Vote: majority. Appropriation: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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begin insertSection 25463 of the end insertbegin insertPublic Resources Codeend insertbegin insert is
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25463.  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
4division, federal funds available to the commission pursuant to
5this chapter may be used by the commission to augment funding
6for any programs or measures authorized by this division unless
7otherwise prohibited by the American Recovery and Reinvestment
8Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The commission may administer
9any funds used to augment other programs using the procedures
10of the augmented program consistent with applicable federal law.

11(b) This section shall be liberally construed to maximize the
12commission’s ability to utilize and award federal funds
13expeditiously and in accordance with the American Recovery and
14Reinvestment Act of 2009 or federal acts related to the American
15Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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(c) (1) For the fiscal year 2016-17, the sum of thirteen million
17dollars ($13,000,000) is hereby appropriated to the commission
18from the moneys derived from the American Recovery and
19Reinvestment Act of 2009 in the Federal Trust Fund for purposes
20authorized by Section 25461.

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(2) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code,
22for the fiscal year 2017-18 and each fiscal year thereafter until
23all moneys in the Federal Trust Fund derived from the American
24Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 have been encumbered
25or expended, the sum of two million five hundred thousand dollars
26($2,500,000) annually is hereby continuously appropriated to the
27commission for the purposes authorized by Section 25461.

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SECTION 1.  

Section 11340.2 of the Government Code is
29amended to read:

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11340.2.  

(a) The Office of Administrative Law is hereby
31established in state government in the Government Operations
32Agency. The office shall be under the direction and control of an
P3    1executive officer who shall be known as the director. There shall
2also be a deputy director. The director’s term and the deputy
3director’s term of office shall be coterminous with that of the
4appointing power, except that they shall be subject to
5reappointment.

6(b) The director and deputy director shall have the same
7qualifications as a hearing officer and shall be appointed by the
8Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

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