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AB-1279 Clean Energy Job Creation Program.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/19/2021 09:00 PM


Assembly Bill
No. 1279

Introduced by Assembly Member Muratsuchi

February 19, 2021

An act to amend Section 26201 of the Public Resources Code, relating to energy.


AB 1279, as introduced, Muratsuchi. Clean Energy Job Creation Program.
The California Clean Energy Jobs Act, an initiative approved by the voters as Proposition 39 at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election, made changes to corporate income taxes and, except as specified, provides for the transfer of $550,000,000 annually from the General Fund to the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for 5 fiscal years beginning with the 2013–14 fiscal year, to be expended for projects that create jobs improving energy efficiency and expanding clean energy generation. Existing law provides for the allocation of moneys remaining in the fund after the 2017–18 fiscal year and, commencing with the 2018–19 fiscal year, establishes the Clean Energy Job Creation Program to fund projects that create jobs in California improving energy efficiency and expanding clean energy generation, and provides for the allocation of moneys appropriated by the Legislature to community college districts and local educational agencies for purposes of the program.
This bill would make nonsubstantive revisions to the statement of objectives in the act.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 26201 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

 This division has the following objectives:
(a) Create good-paying energy efficiency and clean energy jobs in California.
(b) Put Californians to work repairing and updating schools and public buildings to improve their energy efficiency and make other clean energy improvements that create jobs and save energy and money.
(c) Promote the creation of new private sector jobs improving the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings.
(d) Achieve the maximum amount of job creation and energy benefits with available funds.
(e) Supplement, complement, and leverage existing energy efficiency and clean energy programs to create increased economic and energy benefits for California in coordination with the California Energy Commission State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission.
(f) Provide a full public accounting of all money spent and jobs and benefits achieved so the programs and projects funded pursuant to this division can be reviewed and evaluated.