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Last Updated: 8/3/16

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION


AB 1555 | Gomez
Description: This bill would appropriate $800,000,000 from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for the 2016–17 fiscal year to various state agencies in specified amounts for various purposes including, among other things, low carbon transportation and infrastructure, clean energy communities, wetland and watershed restoration, and carbon sequestration. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature to reserve $150,000,000 from the fund to fund future legislative priorities.
Status: Re-referred to Budget Committee.

AB 1697 | Bonilla, Brown, Chu
Description: This bill would add a project’s ability to provide a path for trained workers to transition to jobs in the clean technology and renewable fuels sectors and a project’s ability to promote employment of trained workers in those sectors as additional criteria on which preference under the program shall be provided.
Status: Re-referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB 1964 | Bloom
Description: Removes the DMV’s limit of 85,000 HOV lane stickers for low-emission vehicles and allows the DMV to issue stickers until the sale of new vehicles in each low-emission category reaches 8.6 percent of the total new car market share for two consecutive years.
Status: Re-referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB 2415 | Garcia
Description: This bill, between January 2, 2018, and January 1, 2023, would require no less than 50% of the moneys allocated each year for technology development, demonstration, precommercial pilots, and early commercial deployments of zero- and near-zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty truck technology be allocated and spent to support the commercial deployment of existing zero- and near-zero-emission heavy-duty truck and heavy-duty bus technology that meets or exceeds a specified emission standard, with at least 2/3 of these funds to be allocated to heavy-duty truck projects.
Status: In committee: Held under submission.

AB 692 | Quirk
Description: Requires that 3 percent of state agency fuel purchases be very low carbon, effective Jan. 1, 2017. The percentage increases 1 percent every year to 2024.
Status: Approved by the Governor, October 8, 2015.

AB 808 | Ridley-Thomas
Description: Requires the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to establish the method of sale (measurement standard) for motor vehicle fuels and lubricants sold at retail to the public.
Status: Approved by the Governor, October 8, 2015.

AJR 43 | Williams
Description: Requires CARB to approve a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit that is 40 percent below the 1990 level, to be achieved by 2030.
Status: In the Senate to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

SB 1043 | Allen
Description: The act requires the state board to adopt a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit, as defined, to be achieved by 2020 equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions level in 1990. Existing law requires the state board to complete a comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, as defined, in the state.
Status: Held in committee and under submission.

SB 1383 | Lara
Description: Requires CARB to implement a strategy to reduce short-lived climate pollutants below 2013 levels by 2030. Methane and hydrofluorocarbon gases must each be reduced by 40 percent, and anthropogenic black carbon must be reduced by 50 percent, below 2013 levels.
Status: Re-referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

SB 1387 | De Leon, Allan, Lara
Description: Requires air district boards to submit to CARB their plans for attaining state or federal ambient air quality standards and for adopting any market-based incentive program.Also adds three members to the South Coast Air Quality Management District board, all of whom must be representatives of nonprofit environmental justice organizations within the South Coast Air Basin.
Status: Re-referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

SB 1402 | Pavley
Description: This bill would create the California Low-Carbon Fuels Incentive Program to be administered by the state board and the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and would authorize moneys in the fund appropriated to the program to be used provide incentives for the in-state production of low-carbon transportation fuels from new and existing facilities using sustainable feedstock, with priority to be given to projects benefitting disadvantaged communities.
Status: Held in committee and under submission.

SB 1405 | Pavley
Description: This bill would require the state board, as part of the initiative, to conduct a study to determine the feasibility and efficacy of providing grants to transit operators to subsidize cost-effective rides serving disadvantaged communities through the use of zero-emission vehicles that are utilized by transportation systems that are eligible for zero-emission vehicle credits, in a manner that complements the transit service offered by the transit operator.
Status: Held in committee and under submission.

SB 1425 | Pavley
Description: This bill would require the state board, in consultation with relevant state agencies and a specified nonprofit organization, to develop a registry of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the water-energy nexus using the best available data, as specified, including the above-stated actions of the former California Climate Action Registry as those relate to the water-energy nexus.
Status: Re-referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

SB 1430 | Pavley
Description: This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would direct the state board to reassert its authority to regulate tail pipe emissions if the upcoming federal midterm review process on fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards results in a weakening of the proposed standards.
Status: Referred to Committee on Rules.

SB 32 | Pavley
Description: This bill would require the state board to approve a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit that is equivalent to 40% below the 1990 level to be achieved by 2030. The bill would also require the state board, on or before January 1, 2018, and each year thereafter, to prepare and submit to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and appropriate policy committees a report relating to the greenhouse gas emissions reductions achieved toward those limits.
Status: Re-referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

SB 513 | Beall
Description: This bill would authorize the state board to allocate moneys from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and other specified sources for the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program without those other moneys being required to be factored into the criteria emission reduction cost-effectiveness calculations.
Status: Approved by the Governor, October 8, 2015.

AB 1907 | Ridley-Thomas
Description: This bill would require compressed natural gas sold at retail to the public for use as a motor vehicle fuel to be sold in a gasoline gallon equivalent that is equal to 126.67 cubic feet, or 5.66 pounds, of compressed natural gas, measured at the standard pressure and temperature, as specified, and would require liquefied natural gas to be sold in a diesel gallon equivalent that is equal to 6.06 pounds of liquefied natural gas. This bill would prohibit a person from selling at retail any compressed natural gas or liquid natural gas for use as motor fuel from any place of business in this state unless there is displayed and labeled on the dispensing apparatus in a conspicuous place “Gasoline gallon equivalent” or “Diesel gallon equivalent,” respectively.
Status: Approved by the Governor, September 29, 2014.

SB 350 | De Leon
Description: This bill would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to establish annual targets for statewide energy efficiency savings and demand reduction that will achieve a cumulative doubling of statewide energy efficiency savings in electricity and natural gas final end uses of retail customers by January 1, 2030. The bill would require the PUC to establish efficiency targets for electrical and gas corporations consistent with this goal. The bill would require local publicly owned electric utilities to establish annual targets for energy efficiency savings and demand reduction consistent with this goal.
Status: Approved by the Governor, October 07, 2015.

SB 513 | Beall
Description: This bill would authorize the state board to allocate moneys from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and other specified sources for the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program without those other moneys being required to be factored into the criteria emission reduction cost-effectiveness calculations.
Status: Approved by the Governor, October 08, 2015.

 

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