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SB-1464 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: greenhouse gas emissions reduction.(2015-2016)

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Senate Bill No. 1464
CHAPTER 679

An act to amend Section 39716 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to greenhouse gases.

[ Approved by Governor  September 26, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State  September 26, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1464, De León. California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. The state board is required to adopt a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions level in 1990 to be achieved by 2020, and to adopt rules and regulations in an open public process to achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Existing law requires the Department of Finance, in consultation with the state board and any other relevant state agency, to develop and update, as specified, a 3-year investment plan for the moneys deposited in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Existing law requires the investment plan to, among other things, identify priority programmatic investments of moneys that will facilitate the achievement of feasible and cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions reductions toward achievement of greenhouse gas reduction goals and targets by sector.
This bill would require, in identifying priority programmatic investments, that the investment plan assess how proposed investments interact with current state regulations, policies, and programs, and evaluate if and how the proposed investments could be incorporated into existing programs. The bill would also require the investment plan to recommend metrics that would measure progress and benefits from the proposed programmatic investments.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 39716 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

39716.
 (a) The Department of Finance, on behalf of the Governor, and in consultation with the state board and any other relevant state entity, shall develop and submit to the Legislature at the time of the department’s adjustments to the proposed 2013–14 fiscal year budget pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 13308 of the Government Code a three-year investment plan. Commencing with the 2016–17 fiscal year budget and every three years thereafter, with the release of the Governor’s budget proposal, the Department of Finance shall include updates to the investment plan following the public process described in subdivisions (b) and (c). The investment plan, consistent with the requirements of Section 39712, shall do all of the following:
(1) Identify the state’s near-term and long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and targets by sector.
(2) Analyze gaps, where applicable, in current state strategies to meeting the state’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and targets by sector.
(3) (A) Identify priority programmatic investments of moneys that will facilitate the achievement of feasible and cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions reductions toward achievement of greenhouse gas reduction goals and targets by sector, consistent with subdivision (c) of Section 39712.
(B) In identifying priority programmatic investments, the investment plan shall do both of the following:
(i) Assess how proposed investments interact with current state regulations, policies, and programs.
(ii) Evaluate if and how those proposed investments could be incorporated into existing programs.
(4) Recommend metrics that would measure progress and benefits from the proposed programmatic investments.
(b) (1) The state board shall hold at least two public workshops in different regions of the state and one public hearing prior to the Department of Finance submitting the investment plan.
(2) The state board shall, prior to the submission of each investment plan, consult with the Public Utilities Commission to ensure the investment plan is coordinated with, and does not conflict with or unduly overlap with, activities under the oversight or administration of the Public Utilities Commission undertaken pursuant to Part 5 (commencing with Section 38570) of Division 25.5 or other activities under the oversight or administration of the Public Utilities Commission that facilitate greenhouse gas emissions reductions consistent with this division. The investment plan shall include a description of the use of any moneys generated by the sale of allowances received at no cost by the investor-owned utilities pursuant to a market-based compliance mechanism.
(c) The Climate Action Team, established under Executive Order S-3-05, shall provide information to the Department of Finance and the state board to assist in the development of each investment plan. The Climate Action Team shall participate in each public workshop held on an investment plan and provide testimony to the state board on each investment plan. For purposes of this section, the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development shall assist the Climate Action Team in its efforts.