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AB-850 State buildings: efficiency.(2011-2012)



As Amends the Law Today


(a) In enacting this act, the Legislature recognizes the following:
(1) The significant energy savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions inherent in the state’s existing state-owned building stock.
(2) It is the policy of the state to promote conservation and efficient use of water.
(3) The need to establish a comprehensive energy efficiency program to capture these reductions.
(b) The Legislature further recognizes that state government should lead by example and demonstrate to the public the cost and environmental benefits of implementing energy efficient technology into daily life.

SEC. 2.

 Section 15814.22 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15814.22.
 (a)  The Department of General Services, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in consultation with the Department of General Services  and other state agencies and departments, shall develop a multiyear plan, to be updated biennially, with the goal of exploiting all practicable and cost-effective energy efficiency and water conservation  measures in state facilities. The commission shall solicit input from both public and private entities. The  department shall coordinate plan implementation efforts, and make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature to achieve energy efficiency and water conservation  goals for state facilities.
(b) The plan shall not prohibit, limit, or supersede more stringent green building requirements for public buildings.
(c) As used in this section, “state facilities” means any public building as defined in Section 15802, but does not include any building leased by the state, unless that building is financed through the issuance of lease-revenue bonds.

SEC. 3.

 Section 15814.28 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15814.28.
 The department  Department of General Services, in consultation with the California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission,  shall, no later than March January  1, 2009, 2013,  and biennially thereafter, make the recommendations required in Section 15814.22, and report on all of the following for projects under its jurisdiction:
(a) The progress made toward implementing energy efficiency measures in state facilities.
(b) The most common energy efficiency measures being implemented.
(c) The obstacles preventing further implementation of energy efficiency measures.
(d) How current efforts and ideas can be incorporated into the Governor’s five-year infrastructure plan described in Section 13102.