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AB-507 Green building standards: review: annual report.(2019-2020)



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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 507


Introduced by Assembly Member Kiley

February 13, 2019


An act to amend Section 17928 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to building standards.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 507, as introduced, Kiley. Green building standards: review: annual report.
The State Housing Law requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to propose, among other things, the adoption of building standards generally to the California Building Standards Commission for adoption in the California Building Code. That law requires the department, for building standards submitted to the commission for adoption in the 2010 California Building Code or later, to review relevant green building guidelines when preparing proposed building standards for submission to the commission and consider proposing as mandatory building standards those green building features determined by the department to be cost effective and feasible to promote greener construction. That law further requires the department to summarize specified information in this regard in an annual report to the Legislature by September 1 of each year.
This bill would instead require that the annual report be submitted to the Legislature no later than October 15 of each year and would make other, nonsubstantive, changes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 17928 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

17928.
 (a) (1) The Department of Housing and Community Development department shall, for building standards submitted to the California Building Standards Commission for adoption in the 2010 California Building Code or later, do all the following:
(A) Review relevant green building guidelines as deemed necessary by the department when preparing proposed building standards for submittal. submission.
(B) Consider proposing as mandatory building standards those green building features determined by the department to be cost effective and feasible to promote greener construction.
(2) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to supplant or otherwise change the existing process for approval and adoption of building standards through the California Building Standards Commission.
(b) (1) The department shall also summarize in a report to the Legislature no later than September 1 October 15 of each year, both of the following:
(A) Green building features proposed as building standards during the prior fiscal year.
(B) Green building guidelines reviewed pursuant to subdivision (a) during the prior fiscal year.
(2) For those items required by this subdivision already included in other reports provided to the Legislature or generally available, the department may fulfill this requirement by citing where that information can be found.