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AB 262

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2017-2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 31, 2017
  • Passed Senate Sep 11, 2017
  • Governor

Public contracts: bid specifications: Buy Clean California Act.

Abstract

The State Contract Act governs the bidding and award of public works contracts by specific state departments and requires an awarding department, before entering into any contract for a project, to prepare full, complete, and accurate plans and specifications and estimates of cost. Other existing law establishes specific requirements for competitive bidding for building and improvement projects by the Regents of the University of California, including requiring the regents to prepare plans and specifications before entering into a contract for a project. The California State University Contract Law governs contracting for building and improvement projects by the California State University and imposes specific competitive bidding requirements for the Trustees of the California State University, including requiring the trustees to prepare full, complete, and accurate plans and specifications for a project. This bill, the Buy Clean California Act, would, by January 1, 2019, require the Department of General Services to establish, and publish in the State Contracting Manual, a maximum acceptable global warming potential for each category of eligible materials, in accordance with requirements set out in the bill. The bill, by January 1, 2022, and every 3 years thereafter, would require the department to review the maximum acceptable global warming potential for each category of eligible materials established, and would authorize the department to adjust that number downward for any eligible material to reflect industry improvements, as provided. The bill, for specified types of contracts entered into on or after July 1, 2019, would require an awarding authority to require a successful bidder to submit a current Environmental Product Declaration, developed in accordance with specified standards, for that type of product. The bill would require an awarding authority to include in a specification for a bid for an eligible project, as defined, that the facility-specific global warming potential for any eligible materials does not exceed the maximum global warming potential for that material determined by the department in accordance with the process described above. The bill would also authorize an awarding authority to include in a specification for bids for an eligible project a facility-specific global warming potential for any eligible material that is lower than the maximum global warming potential for that material as determined by the department in accordance with the process described above. The bill would prohibit a successful bidder from installing any eligible materials on an eligible project until that bidder submits an Environmental Product Declaration to the awarding authority for that project. The bill would require an awarding authority, in carrying out its duties under the act, to strive to continuously reduce emissions over time. The bill would define "awarding authority" for these purposes to include state departments and entities subject to the State Contract Act, the Regents of the University of California, and the Trustees of the California State University. The bill, by January 1, 2022, would require the department to submit a report to the Legislature on any obstacles to the implementation of this article, and the effectiveness of this article in reducing global warming potential.

Bill Sponsors (7)

Rob Bonta

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 18
Author

Richard Bloom

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 50
Coauthor

David Chiu

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 17
Coauthor

Susan Talamantes Eggman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 13
Author

Cathleen Galgiani

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 5
Principal Coauthor

Kevin Mullin

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 22
Coauthor

Marc Steinorth

  • Republican
Author

Votes


Actions


Oct 15, 2017

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 816, Statutes of 2017.

Sep 20, 2017

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Sep 13, 2017

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 64. Noes 12. Page 3282.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 77(a) suspended. (Page 3254.)

Sep 12, 2017

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 14 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Sep 11, 2017

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 30. Noes 9. Page 2696.).

Sep 05, 2017

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 01, 2017

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (September 1).

Aug 21, 2017

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Jul 19, 2017

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on APPR.

Jul 13, 2017

Senate

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jul 06, 2017

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (July 5). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 27, 2017

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on EQ. (Ayes 11. Noes 1.) (June 27). Re-referred to Com. on EQ.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on EQ.

Jun 20, 2017

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on G.O.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on G.O.

Jun 14, 2017

Senate

Referred to Coms. on G.O. and EQ.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on G.O. and EQ.

Jun 01, 2017

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 31, 2017

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 68. Noes 3. Page 1954.)

May 30, 2017

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 52. Noes 24. Page 1776.)

May 26, 2017

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 26).

May 24, 2017

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended.

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

May 17, 2017

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

May 11, 2017

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 10, 2017

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.

Apr 25, 2017

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 1.) (April 24). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 19, 2017

Assembly

In committee: Reconsideration granted.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (April 19). Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Apr 17, 2017

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 05, 2017

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Failed passage.

Mar 28, 2017

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on A. & A.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on A. & A.R.

Mar 27, 2017

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on A. & A.R. Read second time and amended.

Feb 13, 2017

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on A. & A.R. and NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on A. & A.R. and NAT. RES.

Feb 01, 2017

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 3.

Jan 31, 2017

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB262 HTML
01/31/17 - Introduced PDF
03/27/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/10/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/30/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/20/17 - Amended Senate PDF
07/19/17 - Amended Senate PDF
09/15/17 - Enrolled PDF
10/15/17 - Chaptered PDF

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