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AB-1714 Energy resources: federal oil overcharge funds: City of Escondido.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1714


Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

February 13, 2014


An act relating to energy resources, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1714, as introduced, Waldron. Energy resources: federal oil overcharge funds: City of Escondido.
Under existing law, funds in the federal Petroleum Violation Escrow Account consisting of federal oil overcharge funds, have been disbursed to the state by the federal government and deposited into the Petroleum Violation Escrow Account in the Federal Trust Fund to be used for purposes specified in federal law.
This bill would, to the extent permitted by federal law, appropriate $500,000 to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission for the purpose of providing a grant to the City of Escondido for energy saving programs, to be disbursed by the Controller subject to the approval by the Director of Finance as to which court judgment or federal agency order is the proper source of the funds.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of Escondido.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 (a) To the extent permitted by federal law, the sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) is hereby appropriated from the Petroleum Violation Escrow Account in the Federal Trust Fund to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission for the purpose of providing a grant to the City of Escondido for energy saving programs.
(b) The moneys appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be disbursed by the Controller, subject to the approval of the Director of Finance as to which court judgment or federal agency order is the proper source of those funds.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special law is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances in the City of Escondido.