Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. The Public Utilities Act requires the commission to review and adopt a procurement plan for each electrical corporation in accordance with specified elements, incentive mechanisms, and objectives. The act requires that an electrical corporation's proposed procurement plan include certain elements, including a showing that the electrical corporation will first meet its unmet needs through all available energy efficiency and demand reduction resources that are cost effective, reliable, and feasible. The act additionally requires the commission, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, to identify all potentially achievable cost-effective electricity efficiency savings and to establish efficiency targets for electrical corporations to achieve pursuant to their procurement plan. Existing law relative to the restructuring of the electrical services industry requires the commission, in evaluating energy efficiency investments, to ensure that local and regional interests, multifamily dwellings, and energy service industry capabilities are incorporated into an electrical corporation's energy efficiency program portfolio design and that local governments, community-based organizations, and energy efficiency service providers are encouraged to participate in program implementation, where appropriate. This bill would require the commission, in evaluating energy efficiency investments, to ensure that local and regional interests, multifamily dwellings, and energy service industry capabilities are incorporated into an electrical corporation's energy efficiency program portfolio design, and to encourage participation from local governments, community-based organizations, and energy efficiency service providers in program design, revision, and implementation, where appropriate. The bill would require an electrical corporation, when developing or revising its energy efficiency program portfolio design, to collaborate with, and seek comments from, county climate protection authorities or other public agencies that are directly authorized to implement regional or countywide climate protection and energy efficiency programs. Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime. Because the provisions of this bill would be a part of the act and place additional duties upon electrical corporations, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Died on file.
In Senate. To unfinished business. (Veto)
Vetoed by Governor.
Enrolled. To Governor at 11:45 a.m.
Senate concurs in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 28. Noes 0. Page 4890.) To enrollment.
From committee: That the Assembly amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 9. Noes 0. Page 4742.)
From committee: Be re-referred to Com. on E., U., & C. (Ayes 4. Noes 0. Page 4627.) Re-referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
In Senate. To unfinished business.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 65. Noes 5. Page 6326.) To Senate.
Read second time. To third reading.
Read second time. Amended. To second reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.)
(Heard in committe August 12.)
Joint Rule 62(a) file notice suspended. (Page 5989.)
(Heard in committee on June 28.)
From committee: Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.)
(Heard in Committee on June 17.)
From committee: Be re-referred to Com. on U. & C. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) Re-referred to Com. on U. & C.
To Com. on NAT. RES.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 18. Page 1145.) To Assembly.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read second time. To third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 8. Noes 5. Page 1026.)
Set for hearing May 26.
Read second time. Amended. To third reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 755.)
Set for hearing May 4.
To Com. on EQ.
Read first time.
From print. May be acted upon on or after March 30.
Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/27/09 - Introduced|
|05/06/09 - Amended Senate|
|09/09/09 - Amended Assembly|
|03/09/10 - Amended Assembly|
|06/21/10 - Amended Assembly|
|08/02/10 - Amended Assembly|
|08/16/10 - Amended Assembly|
|08/27/10 - Enrolled|
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