AB-1367: California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Williams

Session Year: 2015-2016

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An act to amend Section 38530 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to greenhouse gases.

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AB 1367, Assembly Member Williams. California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 establishes the State Air Resources Board as the state agency responsible for monitoring and regulating sources emitting greenhouse gases. The act requires the state board to adopt regulations to require the reporting and verification of statewide greenhouse gas emissions and to monitor and enforce compliance with this program.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the requirement that the state board adopt regulations to require the reporting and verification of statewide greenhouse gas emissions and to monitor and enforce compliance with the program.

Vote Required: majority Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: no Local Program: no

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

SECTION 1. Section 38530 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:
38530.

(a)On or before January 1, 2008, the state board shall adopt regulations to require the reporting and verification of statewide greenhouse gas emissions and to monitor and enforce compliance with this program.

(b)The regulations shall do all of the following:

(1)Require the monitoring and annual reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from greenhouse gas emission sources beginning with the sources or categories of sources that contribute the most to statewide emissions.

(2)Account for greenhouse gas emissions from all electricity consumed in the state, including transmission and distribution line losses from electricity generated within the state or imported from outside the state. This requirement applies to all retail sellers of electricity, including load-serving entities as defined in subdivision (k) of Section 380 of the Public Utilities Code and local publicly owned electric utilities as defined in Section 224.3 of the Public Utilities Code.

(3)Where appropriate and to the maximum extent feasible, incorporate the standards and protocols developed by the California Climate Action Registry, established pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 42800) of Part 4 of Division 26. Entities that voluntarily participated in the California Climate Action Registry prior to December 31, 2006, and have developed a greenhouse gas emission reporting program, shall not be required to significantly alter their reporting or verification program except as necessary to ensure that reporting is complete and verifiable for the purposes of compliance with this division as determined by the state board.

(4)Ensure rigorous and consistent accounting of emissions, and provide reporting tools and formats to ensure collection of necessary data.

(5)Ensure that greenhouse gas emission sources maintain comprehensive records of all reported greenhouse gas emissions.

(c)The state board shall do both of the following:

(1)Periodically review and update its emission reporting requirements, as necessary.

(2)Review existing and proposed international, federal, and state greenhouse gas emission reporting programs and make reasonable efforts to promote consistency among the programs established pursuant to this part and other programs, and to streamline reporting requirements on greenhouse gas emission sources.

Bill Version

February 27, 2015 - INTRODUCED

Bill Activity

Introduced by

Assembly Member Williams
February 27, 2015

Votes

History

Date Action
02/01/16 Died at Desk.
03/02/15 Read first time.
03/01/15 From printer. May be heard in committee March 31.
02/27/15 Introduced. To print.
03/02/15 Read first time.
03/01/15 From printer. May be heard in committee March 31.
02/27/15 Introduced. To print.
02/27/15 Introduced. To print.

Bill Analysis

Today's Law as Amended

Status

Bill Status
Measure: AB-1367
Lead Authors: Williams
Principal Coauthors: -
Coauthors: -
Topic: California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
31st Day in Print: 03/31/15
Title: An act to amend Section 38530 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to greenhouse gases.
House Location: Assembly
Introduced Date: 02/27/15
Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Died
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax Levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
02/01/16 Died at Desk.
03/02/15 Read first time.
03/01/15 From printer. May be heard in committee March 31.
02/27/15 Introduced. To print.
03/02/15 Read first time.

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