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AB-419 Greenhouse gases: life cycle emissions profiles.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 08/21/2017 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  August 21, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 19, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 13, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 419


Introduced by Assembly Member Salas

February 09, 2017


An act to add and repeal Section 25402.13 of the Public Resources Code, relating to energy. An act relating to greenhouse gases, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 419, as amended, Salas. Zero net energy residential buildings: report. Greenhouse gases: life cycle emissions profiles.
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 act authorizes the state board to include the use of market-based compliance mechanisms. Existing law requires all moneys, except for fines and penalties, collected by the state board as part of a market-based compliance mechanism to be deposited in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
This bill would appropriate $500,000 from the fund to the state board for the purpose of funding a study by one or more campuses of the University of California to study and assess life cycle emissions profiles.

Existing law requires the State Resources Conservation and Development Commission to develop and implement a comprehensive program to achieve greater energy savings in existing residential and nonresidential building stock.

This bill would require the commission, no later than July 1, 2019, to report to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature on the commission’s progress in implementing the New Residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan 2015–2020, as specified.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 The sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) is hereby appropriated from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, established pursuant to Section 16428.8 of the Government Code, to the State Air Resources Board for the purpose of funding a study by one or more campuses of the University of California to study and assess life cycle emissions profiles, including avoided emissions of greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants from conversion of forest, agricultural, and landfill waste into bioenergy and biofuels and the environmental benefits of the avoided emissions.
SECTION 1.Section 25402.13 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:
25402.13.

(a)No later than July 1, 2019, the commission shall report to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature on the commission’s progress in implementing the New Residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan 2015–2020, including, but not limited to, the cost-effectiveness of the programs and activities associated with implementing the plan.

(b)(1)A report to be submitted pursuant to this section shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(2)Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on January 1, 2023.