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AB 2188 - An Act to Amend Section 714 of the Civil Code, and to Amend Section 65850.5 of the Government Code, Relating to Solar Energy.

Solar energy: permits. 2013-2014 Legislature. View bill details
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(1)Existing law provides that it is the policy of the state to promote and encourage the use of solar energy systems, as defined, and to limit obstacles to their use. Existing law states that the implementation of consistent statewide standards to achieve timely and cost-effective installation of solar energy systems is not a municipal affair, but is instead a matter of statewide concern.… More
(1)Existing law provides that it is the policy of the state to promote and encourage the use of solar energy systems, as defined, and to limit obstacles to their use. Existing law states that the implementation of consistent statewide standards to achieve timely and cost-effective installation of solar energy systems is not a municipal affair, but is instead a matter of statewide concern. Existing law requires a city or county to administratively approve applications to install solar energy systems through the issuance of a building permit or similar nondiscretionary permit. Existing law requires a solar energy system for heating water to be certified by the Solar Rating Certification Corporation or another nationally recognized certification agency.

This bill would specify that these provisions address a statewide concern. The bill would additionally require a city, county, or city and county to adopt, on or before September 30, 2015, in consultation with specified public entities an ordinance that creates an expedited, streamlined permitting process for small residential rooftop solar energy systems, as specified. The bill would additionally require a city, county, or city and county to inspect a small residential rooftop solar energy system eligible for expedited review in a timely manner, as specified. The bill would prohibit a city, county, or city and county from conditioning the approval of any solar energy system permit on approval of that system by an association that manages a common interest development. The bill would require a solar energy system for heating water in single family residences and solar collectors for heating water in commercial or swimming pool applications to be certified by an accredited listing agency, as defined.

Because the bill would impose new duties upon local governments and local agencies, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

(2)Existing law prohibits any covenant, restriction, or condition contained in any deed, contract, security instrument, or other instrument affecting the transfer or sale of, or any interest in, real property, and any provision of a governing document from effectively prohibiting or restricting the installation or use of a solar energy system. Existing law exempts from that prohibition provisions that impose reasonable restrictions on a solar energy system that do not significantly increase the cost of the system or significantly decrease its efficiency or specified performance. Existing law defines the term “significantly,” for these purposes, with regard to solar domestic water heating systems or solar swimming pool heating systems that comply with state and federal law, to mean an amount exceeding 20% of the cost of the system or decreasing the efficiency of the solar energy system by an amount exceeding 20%, and with regard to photovoltaic systems that comply with state and federal law, an amount not to exceed $2,000 over the system cost or a decrease in system efficiency of an amount exceeding 20%, as specified. Existing law requires a solar energy system for heating water subject to the provisions described above to be certified by the Solar Rating Certification Corporation or another nationally recognized certification agency.

This bill would instead define the term “significantly,” for these purposes, with regard to solar domestic water heating systems or solar swimming pool heating systems that comply with state and federal law, to mean an amount exceeding 10% of the cost of the system, not to exceed $1,000, or decreasing the efficiency of the solar energy system by an amount exceeding 10%, and with regard to photovoltaic systems that comply with state and federal law, an amount not to exceed $1,000 over the system cost or a decrease in system efficiency of an amount exceeding 10%, as specified. The bill would require a solar energy system for heating water in single family residences and solar collectors for heating water in commercial or swimming pool applications subject to the provisions described above to be certified by an accredited listing agency, as defined.

(3)Existing law requires an application for approval for the installation or use of a solar energy system to be processed and approved by the appropriate approving entity in the same manner as an application for approval of an architectural modification to the property and prohibits the approver from willfully avoiding or delaying approval. Existing law requires the approving entity to notify the applicant in writing within 60 days of receipt of the application if the application is denied, as specified.

The bill would instead require the approving entity to notify the applicant in writing within 45 days of receipt of the application if the application is denied, as specified.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
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The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 21, 2014.

voted YES: 68 voted NO: 3
8 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Section 714 of the Civil Code, and to Amend Section 65850.5 of the Government Code, Relating to Solar Energy.

AB 2188 — 2013-2014 Legislature

Summary
(1)Existing law provides that it is the policy of the state to promote and encourage the use of solar energy systems, as defined, and to limit obstacles to their use. Existing law states that the implementation of consistent statewide standards to achieve timely and cost-effective installation of solar energy systems is not a municipal affair, but is instead a matter of statewide concern. Existing law requires a city or county to administratively approve applications to install solar energy systems through the issuance of a building permit or similar nondiscretionary permit. Existing law requires a solar energy system for heating water to be certified by the Solar Rating Certification Corporation or another nationally recognized certification agency.

This bill would specify that these provisions address a statewide concern. The bill would additionally require a city, county, or city and county to adopt, on or before September 30, 2015, in consultation with specified public entities an ordinance that creates an expedited, streamlined permitting process for small residential rooftop solar energy systems, as specified. The bill would additionally require a city, county,… More
(1)Existing law provides that it is the policy of the state to promote and encourage the use of solar energy systems, as defined, and to limit obstacles to their use. Existing law states that the implementation of consistent statewide standards to achieve timely and cost-effective installation of solar energy systems is not a municipal affair, but is instead a matter of statewide concern. Existing law requires a city or county to administratively approve applications to install solar energy systems through the issuance of a building permit or similar nondiscretionary permit. Existing law requires a solar energy system for heating water to be certified by the Solar Rating Certification Corporation or another nationally recognized certification agency.

This bill would specify that these provisions address a statewide concern. The bill would additionally require a city, county, or city and county to adopt, on or before September 30, 2015, in consultation with specified public entities an ordinance that creates an expedited, streamlined permitting process for small residential rooftop solar energy systems, as specified. The bill would additionally require a city, county, or city and county to inspect a small residential rooftop solar energy system eligible for expedited review in a timely manner, as specified. The bill would prohibit a city, county, or city and county from conditioning the approval of any solar energy system permit on approval of that system by an association that manages a common interest development. The bill would require a solar energy system for heating water in single family residences and solar collectors for heating water in commercial or swimming pool applications to be certified by an accredited listing agency, as defined.

Because the bill would impose new duties upon local governments and local agencies, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

(2)Existing law prohibits any covenant, restriction, or condition contained in any deed, contract, security instrument, or other instrument affecting the transfer or sale of, or any interest in, real property, and any provision of a governing document from effectively prohibiting or restricting the installation or use of a solar energy system. Existing law exempts from that prohibition provisions that impose reasonable restrictions on a solar energy system that do not significantly increase the cost of the system or significantly decrease its efficiency or specified performance. Existing law defines the term “significantly,” for these purposes, with regard to solar domestic water heating systems or solar swimming pool heating systems that comply with state and federal law, to mean an amount exceeding 20% of the cost of the system or decreasing the efficiency of the solar energy system by an amount exceeding 20%, and with regard to photovoltaic systems that comply with state and federal law, an amount not to exceed $2,000 over the system cost or a decrease in system efficiency of an amount exceeding 20%, as specified. Existing law requires a solar energy system for heating water subject to the provisions described above to be certified by the Solar Rating Certification Corporation or another nationally recognized certification agency.

This bill would instead define the term “significantly,” for these purposes, with regard to solar domestic water heating systems or solar swimming pool heating systems that comply with state and federal law, to mean an amount exceeding 10% of the cost of the system, not to exceed $1,000, or decreasing the efficiency of the solar energy system by an amount exceeding 10%, and with regard to photovoltaic systems that comply with state and federal law, an amount not to exceed $1,000 over the system cost or a decrease in system efficiency of an amount exceeding 10%, as specified. The bill would require a solar energy system for heating water in single family residences and solar collectors for heating water in commercial or swimming pool applications subject to the provisions described above to be certified by an accredited listing agency, as defined.

(3)Existing law requires an application for approval for the installation or use of a solar energy system to be processed and approved by the appropriate approving entity in the same manner as an application for approval of an architectural modification to the property and prohibits the approver from willfully avoiding or delaying approval. Existing law requires the approving entity to notify the applicant in writing within 60 days of receipt of the application if the application is denied, as specified.

The bill would instead require the approving entity to notify the applicant in writing within 45 days of receipt of the application if the application is denied, as specified.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 714 of the Civil Code, and to Amend Section 65850.5 of the Government Code, Relating to Solar Energy.
Author(s)
Al Muratsuchi
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Solar energy: permits
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/20/2014
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Local Government4/30/2014
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/21/2014
    Passed Assembly5/27/2014
    Passed Senate Committee on Governance and Finance6/25/2014
    Passed Senate8/20/2014
    Passed Assembly8/21/2014
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/04/2014
    Became law (chaptered).9/21/2014
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Local GovernmentDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/30/2014This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Local Government
    7 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/21/2014This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    14 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 2188 MURATSUCHI Assembly Third Reading5/27/2014This bill PASSED the Assembly
    58 voted YES 8 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Governance and FinanceDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/25/2014This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance
    6 voted YES 1 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB2188 Muratsuchi By Wolk8/20/2014This bill PASSED the Senate
    22 voted YES 6 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedAssemblyAB 2188 MURATSUCHI Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/21/2014This bill PASSED the Assembly
    68 voted YES 3 voted NO 8 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/20/2014
    2/20/2014Read first time. To print.
    2/21/2014From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.
    3/06/2014Referred to Com. on L. GOV.
    4/21/2014From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on L. GOV. Read second time and amended.
    4/22/2014Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.
    select this voteVote4/30/2014Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    5/01/2014From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 30).
    5/05/2014Read second time and amended.
    5/06/2014Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/08/2014From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.
    5/12/2014Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/21/2014From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (May 21).
    select this voteVote5/21/2014Do pass.
    5/22/2014Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/27/2014Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 58. Noes 8.)
    5/27/2014In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/27/2014AB 2188 MURATSUCHI Assembly Third Reading
    6/05/2014Referred to Com. on GOV. & F.
    6/10/2014In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
    6/18/2014From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on GOV. & F.
    select this voteVote6/25/2014Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    6/30/2014From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (June 25).
    7/01/2014Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/04/2014From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
    8/05/2014Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    8/14/2014Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
    8/18/2014Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    8/20/2014Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly.
    8/20/2014In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 22 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/20/2014Assembly 3rd Reading AB2188 Muratsuchi By Wolk
    8/21/2014Assembly Rule 77 suspended. Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling.
    currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage8/21/2014AB 2188 MURATSUCHI Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/04/2014Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
    9/21/2014Approved by the Governor.
    9/21/2014Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 521, Statutes of 2014.

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