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SB 43 - An Act to Add and Repeal Chapter 7.6 (Commencing with Section 2831) of Part 2 of Division 1 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.

Electricity: Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program. 2013-2014 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory jurisdiction over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law authorizes the commission to fix the rates and charges for every public utility, and requires that those rates and charges be just and reasonable. Under existing law, the local government renewable energy self-generation program… More
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory jurisdiction over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law authorizes the commission to fix the rates and charges for every public utility, and requires that those rates and charges be just and reasonable. Under existing law, the local government renewable energy self-generation program authorizes a local government to receive a bill credit to be applied to a designated benefiting account for electricity exported to the electrical grid by an eligible renewable generating facility, as defined, and requires the commission to adopt a rate tariff for the benefiting account.

This bill would enact the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program. The program would require a participating utility, defined as being an electrical corporation with 100,000 or more customers in California, to file with the commission an application requesting approval of a green tariff shared renewables program to implement a program enabling ratepayers to participate directly in offsite electrical generation facilities that use eligible renewable energy resources, consistent with certain legislative findings and statements of intent. The bill would require the commission, by July 1, 2014, to issue a decision concerning the participating utility’s application, determining whether to approve or disapprove the application, with or without modifications. The bill would require the commission, after notice and opportunity for public comment, to approve the application if the commission determines that the proposed program is reasonable and consistent with the legislative findings and statements of intent. The bill would require the commission to require that a participating utility’s green tariff shared renewables program be administered in accordance with specified provisions. The bill would repeal the program on January 1, 2019.

(2)Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime.

Because the provisions of the bill would require action by the commission to implement its requirements, a violation of these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of a crime.

(3)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
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 11, 2013.

voted YES: 27 voted NO: 12
0 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add and Repeal Chapter 7.6 (Commencing with Section 2831) of Part 2 of Division 1 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.

SB 43 — 2013-2014 Legislature

Summary
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory jurisdiction over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law authorizes the commission to fix the rates and charges for every public utility, and requires that those rates and charges be just and reasonable. Under existing law, the local government renewable energy self-generation program authorizes a local government to receive a bill credit to be applied to a designated benefiting account for electricity exported to the electrical grid by an eligible renewable generating facility, as defined, and requires the commission to adopt a rate tariff for the benefiting account.

This bill would enact the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program. The program would require a participating utility, defined as being an electrical corporation with 100,000 or more customers in California, to file with the commission an application requesting approval of a green tariff shared renewables program to implement a program enabling ratepayers to participate directly in offsite electrical generation facilities that use eligible renewable energy resources, consistent with certain… More
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory jurisdiction over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law authorizes the commission to fix the rates and charges for every public utility, and requires that those rates and charges be just and reasonable. Under existing law, the local government renewable energy self-generation program authorizes a local government to receive a bill credit to be applied to a designated benefiting account for electricity exported to the electrical grid by an eligible renewable generating facility, as defined, and requires the commission to adopt a rate tariff for the benefiting account.

This bill would enact the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program. The program would require a participating utility, defined as being an electrical corporation with 100,000 or more customers in California, to file with the commission an application requesting approval of a green tariff shared renewables program to implement a program enabling ratepayers to participate directly in offsite electrical generation facilities that use eligible renewable energy resources, consistent with certain legislative findings and statements of intent. The bill would require the commission, by July 1, 2014, to issue a decision concerning the participating utility’s application, determining whether to approve or disapprove the application, with or without modifications. The bill would require the commission, after notice and opportunity for public comment, to approve the application if the commission determines that the proposed program is reasonable and consistent with the legislative findings and statements of intent. The bill would require the commission to require that a participating utility’s green tariff shared renewables program be administered in accordance with specified provisions. The bill would repeal the program on January 1, 2019.

(2)Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime.

Because the provisions of the bill would require action by the commission to implement its requirements, a violation of these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of a crime.

(3)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 Add and Repeal Chapter 7.6 (Commencing with Section 2831) of Part 2 of Division 1 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.
Author(s)
Lois Wolk
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Electricity: Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program
Major Actions
Introduced12/11/2012
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications4/30/2013
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/20/2013
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/23/2013
Passed Senate5/30/2013
Passed Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce6/24/2013
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/30/2013
Passed Assembly9/06/2013
Passed Assembly9/11/2013
Passed Senate9/11/2013
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/19/2013
Became law (chaptered).9/28/2013
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Rules.4/30/2013This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
6 voted YES 4 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.5/20/2013This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
6 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.5/23/2013This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
5 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB43 Wolk5/30/2013This bill PASSED the Senate
27 voted YES 9 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Utilities and CommerceDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.6/24/2013This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce
11 voted YES 1 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/30/2013This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
13 voted YES 1 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 43 Wolk Senate Third Reading By WILLIAMS Amend By WILLIAMS Set #19/06/2013This bill PASSED the Assembly
53 voted YES 22 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 43 Wolk Senate Third Reading By WILLIAMS9/11/2013This bill PASSED the Assembly
57 voted YES 16 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateUnfinished Supp 1 SB43 Wolk Concurrence9/11/2013This bill PASSED the Senate
27 voted YES 12 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced12/11/2012
12/11/2012Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
12/12/2012From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 11.
1/07/2013Read first time.
1/10/2013Referred to Com. on RLS.
4/01/2013From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
4/03/2013Re-referred to Coms. on E., U., & C. and RLS.
4/12/2013Set for hearing April 30.
select this voteVote4/30/2013Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Rules.
5/07/2013From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on RLS. (Ayes 6. Noes 4.) (April 30).
5/08/2013Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
5/15/2013Re-referred to Com. on APPR. From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
5/16/2013Set for hearing May 20.
5/20/2013Placed on APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote5/20/2013Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
5/21/2013Set for hearing May 23.
5/23/2013From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (May 23).
select this voteVote5/23/2013Do pass as amended.
5/24/2013Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
5/29/2013Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
5/30/2013Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 27. Noes 9.) Ordered to the Assembly.
5/30/2013In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/30/2013Senate 3rd Reading SB43 Wolk
6/14/2013Referred to Com. on U. & C.
select this voteVote6/24/2013Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
8/05/2013From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 1.) (June 24).
8/06/2013Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
8/14/2013Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
8/30/2013From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 13. Noes 1.) (August 30).
select this voteVote8/30/2013Do pass as amended.
9/03/2013Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
9/04/2013Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
9/06/2013Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/06/2013SB 43 Wolk Senate Third Reading By WILLIAMS Amend By WILLIAMS Set #1
9/11/2013Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/11/2013SB 43 Wolk Senate Third Reading By WILLIAMS
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/11/2013Unfinished Supp 1 SB43 Wolk Concurrence
9/19/2013Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
9/28/2013Approved by the Governor.
9/28/2013Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 413, Statutes of 2013.

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

32 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Add and Repeal Chapter 7.6 (Commencing with Section 2831) of Part 2 of Division 1 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.: Unfinished Supp 1 SB43 Wolk Concurrence

32 organizations supported this bill

American Lung Association
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Black Rock Solar
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Apartment Association
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Division of Ratepayer Advocates
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
california environmental justice alliance
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Interfaith Power & Light
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Solar Energy Industries Association
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
City of Davis
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
City of Woodland
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
clean power campaign
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Coalition of California Utility Employees
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
El Peco Energy
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Environment California
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Environmental Defense Fund
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Environmental Health Coalition
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Mainstream Energy
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Recurrent Energy
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
School Energy Coalition
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sierra Club California
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Solar Energy Industries Association
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
SolarCity
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
sonoma county board of supervisors
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sullivan Solar Power
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sungevity
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sunible
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sunrun
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
The Utility Reform Network
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Vote Solar
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Western Center on Law and Poverty
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Yolo County
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

3 organizations opposed this bill

alliance for retail energy markets
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Farm Bureau Federation
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Marin Energy Authority
(2013, September 11). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Joel AndersonRCA-36$7,000$2,000
Jim BeallDCA-15$39,200$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$17,500$12,300
Marty BlockDCA-39$88,300$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$25,100$3,000
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$19,150$9,400
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$10,600$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$30,600$5,663
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$25,050$2,500
Bill EmmersonRCA-23$20,800$7,400
Noreen EvansDCA-2$25,959$0
Jean FullerRCA-18$31,900$8,500
Ted GainesRCA-1$16,400$0
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-5$51,900$5,000
Loni HancockDCA-9$21,250$0
Ed HernandezDCA-24$42,896$0
Jerry HillDCA-13$33,100$1,000
Ben HuesoDCA-40$39,750$1,500
Bob HuffRCA-29$21,900$11,300
Hannah-Beth JacksonDCA-19$17,850$0
Steve KnightRCA-21$11,300$1,000
Ricardo LaraDCA-33$24,950$1,000
Mark LenoDCA-11$22,150$0
Ted LieuDCA-28$101,421$6,000
Carol LiuDCA-25$10,550$0
Bill MonningDCA-17$25,850$1,000
Jim NielsenRCA-4$16,700$6,400
Alex PadillaDCA-20$47,050$10,400
Fran PavleyDCA-27$47,900$3,500
Richard D. RothDCA-31$20,650$0
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$38,400$2,000
Norma TorresDCA-32$29,305$3,000
Andy VidakRCA-16$0$0
Mimi WaltersRCA-37$18,500$0
Lois WolkDCA-3$16,100$750
Rod WrightDCA-35$36,750$12,300
Mark WylandRCA-38$16,199$1,500
Leland YeeDCA-8$19,300$1,500
Kevin de LeonDCA-22$38,800$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Joel AndersonRCA-36$7,000$2,000
Jim BeallDCA-15$39,200$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$17,500$12,300
Marty BlockDCA-39$88,300$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$25,100$3,000
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$19,150$9,400
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$10,600$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$30,600$5,663
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$25,050$2,500
Bill EmmersonRCA-23$20,800$7,400
Noreen EvansDCA-2$25,959$0
Jean FullerRCA-18$31,900$8,500
Ted GainesRCA-1$16,400$0
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-5$51,900$5,000
Loni HancockDCA-9$21,250$0
Ed HernandezDCA-24$42,896$0
Jerry HillDCA-13$33,100$1,000
Ben HuesoDCA-40$39,750$1,500
Bob HuffRCA-29$21,900$11,300
Hannah-Beth JacksonDCA-19$17,850$0
Steve KnightRCA-21$11,300$1,000
Ricardo LaraDCA-33$24,950$1,000
Mark LenoDCA-11$22,150$0
Ted LieuDCA-28$101,421$6,000
Carol LiuDCA-25$10,550$0
Bill MonningDCA-17$25,850$1,000
Jim NielsenRCA-4$16,700$6,400
Alex PadillaDCA-20$47,050$10,400
Fran PavleyDCA-27$47,900$3,500
Richard D. RothDCA-31$20,650$0
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$38,400$2,000
Norma TorresDCA-32$29,305$3,000
Andy VidakRCA-16$0$0
Mimi WaltersRCA-37$18,500$0
Lois WolkDCA-3$16,100$750
Rod WrightDCA-35$36,750$12,300
Mark WylandRCA-38$16,199$1,500
Leland YeeDCA-8$19,300$1,500
Kevin de LeonDCA-22$38,800$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Other unions$355,750
Building operators & managers$207,255
Alternate energy production & services$194,100
Education$157,920
Water utilities$112,996
Environmental policy$73,559
Municipal & county government organizations$22,400
Public official (elected or appointed)$4,100
Consumer groups$0
Human rights$0
General business associations$0
Health, education & human resources$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Farm Bureau/affiliated organizations & PACs$80,013
Independent power generation & cogeneration$39,900
Energy production & distribution$0
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