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AB-1162 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/15/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 14, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1162


Introduced by Assembly Member Bocanegra O’Donnell

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 7031.5 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to contractors. An act to add Section 38567 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to greenhouse gases.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1162, as amended, Bocanegra O’Donnell. Electrical contractors: local permits: use of certified electricians. California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations.
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 establishes the State Air Resources Board as the state agency responsible for monitoring and regulating sources emitting greenhouse gases. The act requires the state board to approve a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions level in 1990 to be achieved by 2020 and to ensure that statewide greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to at least 40% below the 1990 level by 2030. Pursuant to the act, the state board has adopted the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations.
This bill would require the state board to recognize as generating an innovative crude production method credit under the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations the use of renewable natural gas to displace the existing use of natural gas by oil and natural gas companies that are otherwise eligible to opt in to the innovative crude provisions of the regulations, as specified.

The Contractors’ State License Law provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors by the Contractors’ State License Board. That law requires a county or city that requires the issuance of a permit for the construction, alteration, improvement, demolition, or repair of any building or structure to require the applicant for a permit to file a specified statement.

This bill would require a specified licensed electrical contractor to include in this statement an additional statement regarding its licensure.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 38567 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

38567.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “Low-Carbon Fuel Standard” means the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations (Subarticle 7 (commencing with Section 95480) of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations).
(b) The state board shall recognize as generating an innovative production method credit under the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard renewable natural gas used to displace the existing use of natural gas by oil and natural gas companies that are otherwise eligible to opt in to the innovative crude provisions of the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard.
(c) Oil and natural gas companies that are reporting entities as part of the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard may use renewable natural gas delivered from a common carrier pipeline to generate an innovative production method credit.

SECTION 1.Section 7031.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
7031.5.

(a)A county or city that requires the issuance of a permit as a condition precedent to the construction, alteration, improvement, demolition, or repair of any building or structure shall also require that an applicant for such a permit file as a condition precedent to the issuance of the permit a statement that he or she has prepared and signed stating that the applicant is licensed under the provisions of this chapter, giving the number of the license and stating that it is in full force and effect, or, if the applicant is exempt from the provisions of this chapter, the basis for the alleged exemption.

(b)A contractor licensed as a Class C-10 electrical contractor with the Contractors’ State License Board shall include a further statement that he or she is in compliance with, and there are no grounds for disciplinary proceedings under, Section 108.2 of the Labor Code in the statement required pursuant to subdivision (a).

(c)Any violation of this section by any applicant for a permit shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars ($500).