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SB-582 Climate Emergency Mitigation, Safe Restoration, and Just Resilience Act of 2021.(2021-2022)

As Amends the Law Today

 This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Climate Emergency Mitigation, Safe Restoration, and Just Resilience Act of 2021.

SEC. 2.

 Section 38566 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

 In adopting rules and regulations to achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions reductions authorized by this division, the state board shall ensure that statewide greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to at least 40 percent and up to 80 percent  below the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit no later than December 31, 2030.

SEC. 3.

 Division 33.5 (commencing with Section 70900) is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:


PART 1. Safe Restoration

 It is the policy of the state to lead a global effort to restore oceanic and atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gas emissions to preindustrial levels as soon as possible to secure a safe climate for all, and to restore community health and reverse the impacts from the damage and injustice climate change is causing to the people, the economy, and the environment of California.
 Concurrent with the development of the scoping plan pursuant to Section 38561 of the Health and Safety Code, to achieve the greenhouse gas emissions reductions required by Section 38566 of the Health and Safety Code, the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, in coordination with the Secretary for Environmental Protection and the State Air Resources Board, shall develop a climate restoration plan that specifies carbon removal targets, before 2035, as necessary to facilitate achievement of the goals in this section.

PART 2. Just Resilience

 For purposes of this part, “office” means the Office of Planning and Research.
 Using the statewide climate adaptation plan, the state climate assessment, public health equity metrics, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s risk index, the report entitled “Future of Work in California: A New Social Compact for Work and Workers” issued by the Future of Work Commission, data on high-road employers and job quality, CalEnviroScreen developed by the California Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code, and other relevant information, the office, in collaboration with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the California Building Standards Commission, the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, the State Treasurer, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the California Workforce Development Board, and the Department of Technology, shall develop criteria to ensure that public expenditures for projects that address climate change resilience protect the most vulnerable communities first, rectify intersectional and systemic inequities, and enhance low-income and vulnerable communities’ labor standards, workers’ rights, career pathways, and community benefits.
SEC. 4.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.