Bill Text: CA SB32 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Enrolled

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Bill Title: California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: emissions limit.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 31-0)

Status: (Passed) 2016-09-08 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 249, Statutes of 2016. [SB32 Detail]

Download: California-2015-SB32-Enrolled.html
BILL NUMBER: SB 32	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 24, 2016
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 23, 2016
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 19, 2016
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 30, 2016
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 10, 2016
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 31, 2015
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 1, 2015
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 5, 2015
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MARCH 16, 2015

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Pavley
   (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia)
   (Coauthors: Senators Allen, Beall, Block, De Len, Hancock, Hill,
Jackson, Leno, Liu, McGuire, Mitchell, Monning, Wieckowski, and Wolk)

   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Atkins, Bloom, Chau, Chiu, Chu,
Cristina Garcia, Jones-Sawyer, McCarty, Quirk, Rendon, Mark Stone,
Thurmond, Ting, Williams, and Wood)

                        DECEMBER 1, 2014

   An act to add Section 38566 to the Health and Safety Code,
relating to greenhouse gases.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 32, Pavley. California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006:
emissions limit.
   (1) The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates
the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with
monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases.
The state board is required to approve a statewide greenhouse gas
emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions
level in 1990 to be achieved by 2020 and to adopt rules and
regulations in an open public process to achieve the maximum,
technologically feasible, and cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions
reductions.
   This bill would require the state board to ensure that statewide
greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to 40% below the 1990 level by
2030.
   (2) This bill would become operative only if AB 197 of the 2015-16
Regular Session is enacted and becomes effective on or before
January 1, 2017.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the
following:
   (a) The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Division
25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code)
authorizes the State Air Resources Board to adopt regulations to
achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective
greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
   (b) The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Division
25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code)
requires the State Air Resources Board to reduce statewide emissions
of greenhouse gases to at least the 1990 emissions level by 2020 and
to maintain and continue reductions thereafter.
   (c) Continuing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is critical for
the protection of all areas of the state, but especially for the
state's most disadvantaged communities, as those communities are
affected first, and, most frequently, by the adverse impacts of
climate change, including an increased frequency of extreme weather
events, such as drought, heat, and flooding. The state's most
disadvantaged communities also are disproportionately impacted by the
deleterious effects of climate change on public health.
   (d) The State Air Resources Board shall achieve the state's more
stringent greenhouse gas emission reductions in a manner that
benefits the state's most disadvantaged communities and is
transparent and accountable to the public and the Legislature.
  SEC. 2.  Section 38566 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to
read:
   38566.  In adopting rules and regulations to achieve the maximum
technologically feasible and cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions
reductions authorized by this division, the state board shall ensure
that statewide greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to at least 40
percent below the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit no later
than December 31, 2030.
  SEC. 3.  This act shall become operative only if Assembly Bill 197
of the 2015-16 Regular Session is enacted and becomes effective on or
before January 1, 2017.
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