SB 662

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 19, 2021
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Energy: transportation sector: hydrogen.

Abstract

Existing law, enacted as part of the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, requires the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) , in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission) and the State Air Resources Board (state board) , to direct electrical corporations to file applications for programs and investments to accelerate widespread transportation electrification, as defined, to achieve specified results. The PUC is required to approve, or modify and approve, programs and investments in transportation electrification, including those that deploy charging infrastructure, through a reasonable cost recovery mechanism, if they meet specified requirements. Existing law requires the PUC, in cooperation with the Energy Commission, the state board, air quality management districts and air pollution control districts, electrical and gas corporations, and the motor vehicle industry, to evaluate and implement policies to promote the development of equipment and infrastructure needed to facilitate the use of electric power and natural gas to fuel low-emission vehicles, as provided. Existing law requires the state board to adopt hydrogen fuel regulations that ensure that state funding for the production and use of hydrogen fuel contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, criteria air pollutant emissions, and toxic air contaminant emissions, and, among things, require that, on statewide basis, no less than 33.3% of the hydrogen produced or dispensed in California for motor vehicles be made from eligible renewable energy resources, as defined. This bill would require the PUC to additionally evaluate and implement policies to promote the development of equipment and infrastructure needed to facilitate the use of hydrogen to fuel low-emission vehicles, as provided. The bill would require the PUC, in consultation with the state board and the Energy Commission, to authorize gas corporations to file applications for investments in programs to accelerate zero-emission vehicle transportation, defined to include both transportation electrification and the use of hydrogen when it is used as a transportation fuel in fuel cell electric vehicles, to advance specified environmental objectives. The bill would require the PUC to approve, or modify and approve, programs and investments in zero-emission vehicle transportation, including hydrogen and hydrogen-related pipelines, hydrogen distribution, and make-ready infrastructure for hydrogen, using a reasonable cost recovery mechanism if they are consistent with the specified environmental objectives, do not unfairly compete with nonutility enterprises, include performance accountability measures, are in the interest of ratepayers, as defined, do not result in cost shifts in customer rates or a net increase in emissions from the energy sector as determined by the state board, and otherwise meet any applicable renewable or emissions standard or requirement of then existing laws and regulations.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Feb 01, 2022

Senate

Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.

May 20, 2021

Senate

May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.

May 18, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 20.

May 17, 2021

Senate

May 17 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

May 07, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 17.

May 03, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Apr 29, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0. Page 985.) (April 29).

Apr 27, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 29.

Apr 26, 2021

Senate

April 26 set for first hearing. Testimony taken. Further hearing to be set.

Apr 20, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 26.

Apr 19, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E.Q.

Apr 15, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on E.Q. (Ayes 10. Noes 3. Page 756.) (April 12).

Mar 25, 2021

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E., U. & C.

Mar 23, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 12.

Mar 04, 2021

Senate

Referral to Com. on TRANS. rescinded because of the limitations placed on committee hearings due to ongoing health and safety risks of the COVID-19 virus.

Mar 03, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on E., U. & C., E.Q., and TRANS.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E., U. & C., E.Q., and TRANS.

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 24.

Senate

Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)

Senate

(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)

Senate

Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.

Senate

Read first time.

Feb 19, 2021

Senate

Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB662 HTML
02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
03/25/21 - Amended Senate PDF
04/19/21 - Amended Senate PDF
05/03/21 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/09/21- Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications PDF
04/23/21- Senate Environmental Quality PDF
04/28/21- Senate Environmental Quality PDF
05/14/21- Senate Appropriations PDF

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