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AB-1143 Energy: Renewable Gas Building Program.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 748.7 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

 Beginning with the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, the commission shall annually allocate fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) of the revenues, including any accrued interest, received by a gas corporation as a result of the direct allocation of greenhouse gas emissions allowances provided to gas corporations as part of a market-based compliance mechanism adopted pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 38562 of the Health and Safety Code to fund the Renewable Gas Building Program (Article 14 (commencing with Section 923)).

SEC. 2.

 Article 14 (commencing with Section 923) is added to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1 of the Public Utilities Code, to read:

Article  14. Renewable Gas Building Program
 (a) The commission shall develop and supervise the administration of the Renewable Gas Building Program to require gas corporations to provide incentives to residential customers or developers who choose, or are required, to purchase renewable gas to significantly reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases from the buildings sector.
(b) The amounts of the incentives provided pursuant to the program shall be determined by the commission.
(c) The program shall reserve a minimum of 30 percent of the amount allocated pursuant to Section 748.7 for low-income residential housing. For these purposes, “low-income residential housing” has the same meaning as defined in Section 921.
SEC. 3.
 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.