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AB-1680 Director of Technology: procurement: training program.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/29/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1680


Introduced by Assembly Member Burke

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 400 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to energy. An act to add Section 11546.7 to the Government Code, relating to information technology.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1680, as amended, Burke. Energy efficiency and pollution reduction. Director of Technology: procurement: training program.
Existing law establishes in state government the Department of Technology within the Government Operations Agency, supervised by the Director of Technology. Existing law requires the director, among other things, to advise the Governor on the strategic management and direction of the state’s information technology resources, to establish and enforce state information technology strategic plans, policies, standards, and enterprise architecture, and to produce an annual information technology strategic plan to guide the acquisition, management, and use of information technology. Existing law makes the department responsible for the approval and oversight of information technology projects.
Under existing law, specific public contracting provisions govern the acquisition of information technology goods and services, and require that the department make or supervise the making of contracts for the acquisition of information technology projects in accordance with that existing law. Under those provisions, except as specified, the department has the final authority in the determination of information technology procurement procedures applicable to acquisitions of information technology projects.
This bill would require the Director of Technology, in cooperation with the Director of General Services, to establish and oversee the implementation of a training program and curriculum for persons engaged in the procurement of information technology in accordance with those specific public contracting provisions, to develop, sustain, and advance their competency and skills in complex information technology acquisition. The bill would require the Director of Technology, in cooperation with the Director of General Services, to prepare and submit to the Legislature, by January 1, 2019, a report regarding the progress in establishing the training program.

Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission and the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to take specified actions in furtherance of meeting the state’s clean energy and pollution reduction objectives.

This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that law.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11546.7 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11546.7.
 (a) The Director of Technology, in cooperation with the Director of General Services, shall establish and oversee the implementation of a training program and curriculum for persons engaged in the procurement of information technology in accordance with Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 12100) of Part 2 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, to develop, sustain, and advance their competency and skills in complex information technology acquisition.
(b) The Director of Technology, in cooperation with the Director of General Services, shall prepare and submit to the Legislature, on or before January 1, 2019, a report regarding the progress in establishing the training program required by subdivision (a).
(c) (1) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subdivision (b) is inoperative on January 1, 2023, pursuant to Section 10231.5.
(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795.

SECTION 1.Section 400 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:
400.

The commission and the Energy Commission shall do all of the following in furtherance of meeting the state’s clean energy and pollution reduction objectives:

(a)Take into account the use of distributed generation to the extent it provides economic and environmental benefits in disadvantaged communities identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.

(b)Take into account the opportunities to decrease costs and increase benefits, including pollution reduction and grid integration, using renewable and nonrenewable technologies with zero or lowest feasible emissions of greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, and toxic air contaminants onsite in proceedings associated with meeting the objectives.

(c)Where feasible, authorize procurement of resources to provide grid reliability services that minimize reliance on system power and fossil fuel resources and, where feasible, cost effective, and consistent with other state policy objectives, increase the use of large- and small-scale energy storage with a variety of technologies, targeted energy efficiency, demand response, including, but not limited to, automated demand response, eligible renewable energy resources, or other renewable and nonrenewable technologies with zero or lowest feasible emissions of greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, and toxic air contaminants onsite to protect system reliability.

(d)(1)Review technology incentive, research, development, deployment, and market facilitation programs overseen by the commission and the Energy Commission and make recommendations to advance state clean energy and pollution reduction objectives and provide benefits to disadvantaged communities identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.

(2)The Energy Commission shall review technology incentive, research, development, deployment, and market facilitation programs operating in California and overseen by academia and the private and nonprofit sectors, and make recommendations to advance state clean energy and pollution reduction objectives and provide benefits to disadvantaged communities identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.

(e)To the extent feasible and consistent with the state and federal constitutions, give first priority to the manufacture and deployment of clean energy and pollution reduction technologies that create employment opportunities in California, including high wage, highly skilled employment opportunities, and increased investment in the state.

(f)Establish a publicly available tracking system to provide up-to-date information at least once annually on progress toward meeting the clean energy and pollution reduction goals of the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015.

(g)Establish an advisory group consisting of representatives from disadvantaged communities identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code. The advisory group shall review and provide advice on programs proposed to achieve clean energy and pollution reduction and determine whether those proposed programs will be effective and useful in disadvantaged communities.