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AB-2297 Health facilities: reliable alternative clean energy technologies.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Senate  August 04, 2014
Amended  IN  Senate  June 23, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 24, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 02, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2297


Introduced by Assembly Member Levine

February 21, 2014


An act to add Section 1250.07 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2297, as amended, Levine. Health facilities: reliable alternative clean energy technologies.
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of health facilities by the State Department of Public Health. A violation of these provisions is a crime. Existing law requires certain health facilities to test diesel backup generators in accordance with specified provisions.
This bill would authorize these health facilities, as defined, to use reliable alternative clean energy technologies as primary or backup power sources if the technology meets reliability requirements set forth by federal and state regulators. The bill would require the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to submit to the California Building Standards Commission building standards for the use of reliable alternative clean energy technologies for essential power systems, to be adopted in the next triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1250.07 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

1250.07.
 (a) A health facility, as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41514.1, 1250, may use reliable alternative clean energy technologies as primary or backup power sources if the technology meets reliability requirements set forth by federal and state regulators.
(b) The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development shall submit to the California Building Standards Commission building standards for the use of reliable alternative clean energy technologies for essential power systems to be adopted in the next triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code, if the alternative clean energy technologies meet federal requirements.