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AB-956 Energy assistance: corner stores.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 748 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

748.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “corner store” means a small-scale store or grocery store, either an independent store or a chain store, that sells a limited selection of foods and other products, in rural, urban, and suburban settings. “Corner store” includes stores that are not located on a corner and stores commonly referred to as convenience stores or neighborhood stores.
(b) Subject to the direction and approval of the commission pursuant to Section 382, each electrical corporation and gas corporation shall develop and implement a program, in coordination with participating counties, to provide incentives and assistance to owners, operators, or lessees of corner stores to reduce their electricity and gas bills through conservation and energy efficiency improvements in order to improve community access to healthy and fresh food options.
(c) In order to qualify for the program, counties shall demonstrate that they have the ability to oversee corner stores and ensure that those stores are providing fresh food options once they receive improvements.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.