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AB-2050 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: scoping plan.(2013-2014)



SECTION 1.
 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) Climate change is a global emissions problem.
(b) California is responsible for approximately 1 percent of the world’s global greenhouse gas emissions and, thus, needs to address the problem of climate change with a global perspective.
(c) Significant technological advances and major policy initiatives that can be deployed at scale in developed and developing countries will be necessary to transition away from fossil fuel as the primary fuel source to allow the developed and developing countries of the world to achieve low-carbon economic growth.
(d) It is in the best interest of the state to ensure that greenhouse gas reduction goals are achievable by strategies that other states and countries could reasonably adopt.
(e) Demonstrating effective climate change policy can increase the likelihood that other states and countries will follow California’s lead, which is necessary for the state to have a significant effect on the global climate change problem.

SEC. 2.

 Section 38561.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

38561.5.
 (a) On or before January 1, 2016, for purposes of advising the update of the next scoping plan pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 38561, the state board shall develop all of the following:
(1) A proposal for further reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, including intermediate goals.
(2) An evaluation of the emissions-reduction goals proposed pursuant to paragraph (1) based on what policies and technologies can be scaled to the rest of the country and the world.
(3) An economic assessment using the best available economic models and data of the various greenhouse gas emissions-reduction strategies required to achieve the goals proposed pursuant to paragraph (1). The economic assessment may include a marginal cost analysis.
(4) An analysis of the benefits to the health, safety, and welfare of state residents, worker safety, the state’s environment and quality of life, and any other benefits associated with the various greenhouse gas emissions-reduction strategies to achieve the goals proposed pursuant to paragraph (1).
(5) The establishment of consistent metrics to accurately quantify reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, quantify public health benefits, and measure the cost-effectiveness of various policies and technologies.
(b) (1) On or before January 1, 2016, the state board shall submit to the appropriate committees of the Legislature the information developed pursuant to subdivision (a).
(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to this subdivision shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(c) The information developed pursuant to subdivision (a) is intended to assist in establishing state policy and does not change any statute, regulation, or regulatory decision.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2016, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2016, deletes or extends that date.