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SB-766 Transportation: indirect cost recovery: wildlife crossing projects.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 06/30/2020 11:41 AM
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Corrected  July 09, 2020
Amended  IN  Assembly  July 27, 2020
Amended  IN  Senate  April 22, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 766


Introduced by Senator Stern
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Bloom)

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Sections 2790 and 9500 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to energy. An act to add and repeal Section 114.7 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 766, as amended, Stern. Public utilities: weatherization. Transportation: indirect cost recovery: wildlife crossing projects.
Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation shall have full possession and control of the state highway system and associated property. Existing law provides for cooperative agreements between the department and public entities for the performance of work by the department and those entities and apportionment of associated expenses.
This bill, until July 1, 2024, would prohibit the department from charging for administration indirect cost recovery, as outlined in the department’s Indirect Cost Recovery Proposal, any wildlife crossing project that receives private funding for more than 50 percent of the project cost, and would require the department to charge these projects for functional overhead. The bill would require the department to report, on or before July 1, 2024, to the Legislature on the amount of private funding invested in specified projects for the 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23 and 2023–24 fiscal years.

Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations and gas corporations, while local publicly owned electric and gas utilities are under the direction of their governing boards. Existing law requires an electrical or gas corporation to perform home weatherization services for low-income customers if the commission determines that a significant need for those services exists in the corporation’s service territory. Existing law defines weatherization for these purposes as including specified measures and requires the commission to direct any electrical or gas corporation to provide as many of the specified measures as are feasible for each eligible low-income dwelling unit.

This bill would require the commission to direct an electrical or gas corporation to provide as many of the specified measures as are feasible and cost effective for each eligible low-income dwelling unit, and would add to the measures specified as weatherization water conservation measures that result in energy savings.

Existing law requires every local publicly owned electric and gas utility that provides the energy for space heating for low-income customers to also provide home weatherization services for those customers if a significant need for those services exists in the utility’s service territory, in consideration of both the cost-effectiveness of the services and the public policy of reducing financial hardships facing low-income households. Existing law defines weatherization for these purposes as including specified measures.

This bill would add to those measures energy management technology and water conservation measures that result in energy savings.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 114.7 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

114.7.
 (a) Until July 1, 2024, the department shall not charge for administration indirect cost recovery, as outlined in the department’s Indirect Cost Recovery Proposal, for any wildlife crossing project that receives private funding for more than 50% of the project cost. The department shall charge these projects for functional overhead.
(b) On or before July 1, 2024, the department shall report to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, the amount of private funding invested in projects pursuant to this article for the 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23 and 2023–24 fiscal years.
(c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2024, and, as of January 1, 2025, is repealed.

SECTION 1.Section 2790 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:
2790.

(a)The commission shall require an electrical corporation or gas corporation to perform home weatherization services for low-income customers, as determined by the commission under Section 739, if the commission determines that a significant need for those services exists in the corporation’s service territory, taking into consideration both the cost-effectiveness of the services and the policy of reducing the hardships facing low-income households.

(b)(1)For purposes of this section, “weatherization” may include, where feasible, any of the following measures for any dwelling unit:

(A)Attic insulation.

(B)Caulking.

(C)Weatherstripping.

(D)Low flow showerhead.

(E)Waterheater blanket.

(F)Door and building envelope repairs that reduce air infiltration.

(2)The commission shall direct an electrical corporation or gas corporation to provide as many of these measures as are feasible and cost effective for each eligible low-income dwelling unit.

(c)“Weatherization” may also include other building conservation measures, energy management technology, energy-efficient appliances, water conservation measures that result in energy savings, and energy education programs determined by the commission to be feasible, taking into consideration for all measures both the cost-effectiveness of the measures as a whole and the policy of reducing energy-related hardships facing low-income households.

(d)Weatherization programs shall use the needs assessment pursuant to Section 382.1 to maximize efficiency of delivery.

(e)For purposes of this section, “energy management technology” may include a product, service, or software that allows a customer to better understand and manage electricity or gas use in the customer’s home.

SEC. 2.Section 9500 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:
9500.

(a)Each local publicly owned electric and gas utility that provides the energy for space heating for low-income customers shall also provide home weatherization services for those customers if a significant need for those services exists in the utility’s service territory, as determined by the utility, taking into consideration both the cost-effectiveness of the services and the public policy of reducing financial hardships facing low-income households. Local publicly owned utilities shall not have to duplicate low-income home weatherization services provided by gas and electrical corporations serving the same service territory.

(b)(1)For purposes of this section, “weatherization” includes, where feasible, any of the following measures for any dwelling unit:

(A)Attic insulation.

(B)Caulking.

(C)Weatherstripping.

(D)Low flow showerhead.

(E)Waterheater blanket.

(F)Door and building envelope repairs which reduce air infiltration.

(2)Each local publicly owned electric and gas utility shall provide as many of these measures as it determines to be feasible and cost effective for each eligible low-income dwelling unit.

(c)“Weatherization” may also include other building conservation measures, energy management technology, energy-efficient appliances, water conservation measures that result in energy savings, and energy education programs determined by the utility to be feasible, taking into consideration both the cost-effectiveness of the measures and the public policy of reducing the financial hardships facing low-income households.

(d)For purposes of this section, “energy management technology” may include a product, service, or software that allows a customer to better understand and manage electricity or gas use in the customer’s home.

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