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SB-400 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 39719 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

39719.
 (a) The Legislature shall appropriate the annual proceeds of the fund for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in this state in accordance with the requirements of Section 39712.
(b) To carry out a portion of the requirements of subdivision (a), the  annual proceeds of the fund  are continuously appropriated for the following:
(1) Beginning in the 2015–16 fiscal year, and notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, 35 percent of the  annual proceeds of the fund  are continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, for transit, affordable housing, and sustainable communities programs as follows: following: 
(A) Ten percent of the annual proceeds of the fund is hereby continuously appropriated to the Transportation Agency for the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program created by Part 2 (commencing with Section 75220) of Division 44 of the Public Resources Code.
(B) Five percent of the annual proceeds of the fund is hereby continuously appropriated to the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program created by Part 3 (commencing with Section 75230) of Division 44 of the Public Resources Code. Moneys shall be allocated by the Controller, according to requirements of the program, and pursuant to the distribution formula in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 99312 of, and Sections 99313 and 99314 of, the Public Utilities Code.
(C) Twenty percent of the annual proceeds of the fund is hereby continuously appropriated to the Strategic Growth Council for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program created by Part 1 (commencing with Section 75200) of Division 44 of the Public Resources Code. Of the amount appropriated in this subparagraph, no less than 10 percent of the annual proceeds of the fund  shall be expended for affordable housing, consistent with the provisions of that program.
(2) (A)  Beginning in the 2015–16 fiscal year, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, 25 percent of the annual proceeds of the fund is hereby continuously appropriated to the High-Speed Rail Authority and shall be allocated  for the following components of the initial operating segment and Phase I Blended System as described in the 2012 business plan adopted pursuant to Section 185033 of the Public Utilities Code:
(A) (i)  Acquisition and construction costs of the project.
(B) (ii)  Environmental review and design costs of the project.
(iii) Projects that either reduce or offset greenhouse gas emissions directly associated with the construction of the high-speed rail project and provide a cobenefit of improving air quality.
(C) (iv)  Other capital costs of the project.
(D) (v)  Repayment of any loans made to the authority to fund the project.
(3) (B)  (A) The  Beginning in the 2020–21 fiscal year, and until June 30, 2030, 5   High-Speed Rail Authority shall allocate not less than 25  percent of the annual proceeds of the fund, up to the sum of one hundred thirty million dollars ($130,000,000), is hereby annually transferred to the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund established pursuant to Section 116766 moneys appropriated pursuant to subparagraph (A)  for the purposes of Chapter 4.6 (commencing with Section 116765) of Part 12 of Division 104. clause (iii) of subparagraph (A). Priority for allocating funding for those purposes shall be given to measures and projects in communities that are located in areas designated as extreme nonattainment. 
(C) Measures and projects eligible for funding pursuant to clause (iii) of subparagraph (A) may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(i) Public transit improvements that reduce congestion by improving transit service or frequency of transit service.
(ii) Transportation improvements that reduce congestion, including network improvements and roadway modifications.
(iii) Alternative transportation options, including infrastructure improvements that support clean transportation, facilitate bicycle and pedestrian use, and connect bicycle and pedestrian routes to transit facilities.
(B) (iv)  Moneys transferred under this paragraph shall be used for the purpose of facilitating the achievement of reductions of  Natural systems, including rural and urban forests, that reduce  greenhouse gas emissions in this state in accordance with the requirements of Section 39712 or to improve climate change adaptation and resiliency of disadvantaged communities or low-income households or communities, consistent with Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500). For purposes of the moneys transferred under this paragraph, a state agency may also comply with the requirements of paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 16428.9 of the Government Code by describing how each proposed expenditure will improve climate change adaptation and resiliency of disadvantaged communities or low-income households or communities. or increase the sequestration of carbon to mitigate the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and create greater climate resiliency. 
(v) The use of low and zero-emission equipment for transportation and construction.
(c) In determining the amount of annual proceeds of the fund for the  purposes of the calculation in subdivision (b), the funds moneys  subject to Section 39719.1 shall not be included.