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Streets and Highways Code - SHC

DIVISION 1. STATE HIGHWAYS [50 - 897]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29. )

CHAPTER 1. Administration [50 - 227.1]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29. )

ARTICLE 3.7. Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for the Department of Transportation [157 - 157.8]
  ( Article 3.7 added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 756, Sec. 15. )

157.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that the authority granted to the Department of Transportation under this act is restricted to the specific program for which funds are appropriated in Item 2660-306-0942 of the Budget Act of 2008, and that the amount of State Highway Account funds committed to this program shall be limited to the amount appropriated in Item 2660-306-0942 of the Budget Act of 2008.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 756, Sec. 15. Effective September 30, 2008.)

157.1.
  

The department, through the Treasurer and the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority, may issue Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for purposes of financing the acquisition and installation of solar energy systems, and related appurtenances thereto, at department facilities. For purposes of this article, Clean Renewable Energy Bonds are bonds issued subject to the conditions and terms of Section 1303 of the federal Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58; I.R.C. Sec. 54).

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 756, Sec. 15. Effective September 30, 2008.)

157.2.
  

(a) The net proceeds of bonds issued under this article shall be deposited in the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Subaccount, which is hereby established as a special trust fund in the Special Deposit Fund created pursuant to Section 16370 of the Government Code.

(b) On or before July 1, 2015, any remaining moneys in the subaccount shall be transferred to the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 12, Sec. 10. (AB 95) Effective June 24, 2015.)

157.4.
  

(a) In conjunction with the issuance of bonds pursuant to Section 157.1, the department may, until January 1, 2014, enter into lease-purchase agreements, lease agreements, or similar agreements with the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority to secure financial assistance for the acquisition and installation of solar energy systems, and to arrange for the payment of debt service on the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds.

(b) The department may pledge the solar energy system property, or any interest therein, that is acquired or installed pursuant to this article as security for any payment in connection with the acquisition, leasing, or financing of that property or interest, subject to the purposes described in subdivision (a).

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 756, Sec. 15. Effective September 30, 2008.)

157.6.
  

The solar energy systems funded pursuant to this article may utilize, and shall comply with, either the net energy metering program allowable under Section 2827 of the Public Utilities Code or the feed-in-tariff program allowable under Section 399.20 of the Public Utilities Code.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 756, Sec. 15. Effective September 30, 2008.)

157.8.
  

On or before March 1 of each fiscal year, and until maturity of the bonds issued pursuant to this article, the department shall report to the budget committees of each house of the Legislature with regard to the issuance of bonds and the acquisition and installation of solar energy systems under this article. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the status of each facility on which the department has installed solar energy systems; an accounting of the costs for each solar energy system installed or acquired by the department; a description of the energy savings the department has achieved by acquiring or installing a solar energy system or systems; and a review and analysis of the expected cost savings at the time of issuance of the bonds versus actual savings annually.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 756, Sec. 15. Effective September 30, 2008.)

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