Scott D. Wiener
- District 11
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 requires the State Air Resources Board to adopt regulations to require the reporting and verification of statewide greenhouse gas emissions and to monitor and enforce compliance with the act. The act requires the state board to make available, and update at least annually, on its internet website the emissions of greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, and toxic air contaminants for each facility that reports to the state board, as provided. This bill would require the state board, on or before January 1, 2024, to develop and adopt regulations requiring United States partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, and other business entities with total annual revenues in excess of $1,000,000,000 and that do business in California, defined as "reporting entities," to publicly disclose to the emissions registry, as defined, and verify, starting in 2025 on a date to be determined by the state board, and annually thereafter, their greenhouse gas emissions, categorized as scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, as defined, from the prior calendar year, as provided. The bill would require the state board, on or before January 1, 2029, to review, and update as necessary, these deadlines to evaluate trends in scope 3 emissions reporting and to consider changes to the deadlines, as provided. The bill would require reporting entities to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions in a manner that is easily understandable and accessible to residents of the state. The bill would require reporting entities to ensure that their public disclosures have been independently verified by the emissions registry or a third-party auditor, approved by the state board, with expertise in greenhouse gas emissions accounting. The bill would require the state board, in developing these regulations, to consult with the Attorney General, other government stakeholders, stakeholders representing consumer and environmental justice interests, and reporting entities that have demonstrated leadership in full-scope greenhouse gas emissions accounting and public disclosure and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The bill would also require the state board to establish auditor qualifications and a process for approval of auditors that ensures sufficient auditor capacity, as well as timely reporting implementation, as required. The bill would further require the state board to contract with an emissions registry to develop a reporting and registry program to receive and make publicly available the required disclosures. This bill would require the state board, on or before July 1, 2026, to contract with the University of California, the California State University, a national laboratory, or another equivalent academic institution to prepare a report on the public disclosures made by reporting entities to the emissions registry. The bill would require, in preparing the report, consideration to be given to, at a minimum, greenhouse emissions from reporting entities in the context of state greenhouse gas emissions reduction and climate goals. The bill would require the state board to provide the report to the emissions registry to post on a digital platform that would be required to be created by the emissions registry, and publicly accessible, to house the state board's report and the reporting entities' public disclosures. The bill would require the emissions registry to provide the state board's report to the relevant policy committees of the Legislature. This bill would authorize the Attorney General to bring a civil action against a reporting entity, in the name of the people of the State of California, seeking civil penalties for violations of these provisions. This bill would make implementation of these provisions contingent upon an appropriation by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute for its purposes.
Read third time. Refused passage.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (August 11).
August 3 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 3.) (June 21).
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 7. Noes 2.) (June 13). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
June 6 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 23. Noes 7. Page 2821.) Ordered to the Assembly.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 2794.) (January 20).
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Set for hearing January 20.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
Set for hearing May 20.
May 17 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.
Set for hearing May 17.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 2. Page 935.) (April 27). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
Set for hearing April 27.
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 4. Noes 2. Page 756.) (April 12).
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.
Set for hearing April 12.
Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.
Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)
(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)
From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 26.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|01/26/21 - Introduced|
|04/05/21 - Amended Senate|
|04/13/21 - Amended Senate|
|04/19/21 - Amended Senate|
|01/03/22 - Amended Senate|
|06/02/22 - Amended Assembly|
|06/22/22 - Amended Assembly|
|08/15/22 - Amended Assembly|
|04/09/21- Senate Environmental Quality|
|04/23/21- Senate Judiciary|
|05/14/21- Senate Appropriations|
|01/21/22- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|06/10/22- Assembly Natural Resources|
|06/17/22- Assembly Judiciary|
|08/01/22- Assembly Appropriations|
|08/17/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|08/31/22- Sen. Floor Analyses|
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