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SB-497 State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission: chair: report to the Legislature.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 25217.5 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

25217.5.
 (a)  The chair of the commission shall direct the adviser, the executive director, and other staff in the performance of their duties in conformance with the policies and guidelines established by the commission.
(b) (1) The chair of the commission shall appear annually before the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature and shall report on the commission’s plans to carry out the commission’s responsibilities, including, but not limited to, its activities regarding all of the following:
(A) Research, development, and demonstration.
(B) Building and appliance efficiency standards.
(C) Electricity and natural gas demand forecasts.
(D) Siting of thermal powerplants.
(E) Implementation of the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (Article 16 (commencing with Section 399.11) of Chapter 2.3 of Part 1 of Division 1 of the Public Utilities Code) and energy labeling.
(F) Transportation fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure development.
(2) The chair shall report on the successes and challenges encountered in carrying out the responsibilities specified in paragraph (1) and the instituted activities and processes reported pursuant to subdivision (c).
(c) The chair of the commission and the adviser shall appear annually before the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature and shall report on the activities taken by the commission in the previous year and the processes instituted to solicit input from Californians in diverse regions of the state, including, but not limited to, low-income and disadvantaged communities identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.