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AB 645 - An Act to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.15, and 399.30 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Electricity.

Electricity: California Renewables Portfolio Standard. 2015-2016 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, are under the direction of their governing boards.

Existing law establishes the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program, which expresses the intent of the… More
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, are under the direction of their governing boards.

Existing law establishes the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program, which expresses the intent of the Legislature that the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to an amount that equals at least 33% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2020. Existing law requires the PUC, by January 1, 2012, to establish the quantity of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources to be procured by each retail seller for specified compliance periods, sufficient to ensure that the procurement of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources achieves 25% of retail sales by December 31, 2016, and 33% of retail sales by December 31, 2020, and that retail sellers procure not less than 33% of retail sales in all subsequent years.

Existing law makes the requirements of the RPS program applicable to local publicly owned electric utilities, except that the utility’s governing board is responsible for implementation of those requirements, instead of the PUC, and certain enforcement authority with respect to local publicly owned electric utilities is given to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and State Air Resources Board, instead of the PUC.

This bill would additionally express the intent of the Legislature for the purposes of the RPS program that the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to an amount equal to at least 50% by December 31, 2030, and would require the PUC, by January 1, 2017, to establish the quantity of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources to be procured by each retail seller for specified compliance periods sufficient to ensure that the procurement of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources achieves 50% of retail sales by December 31, 2030, and that retail sellers procure not less than 50% of retail sales in all subsequent years. The bill would require the governing boards of local publicly owned electric utilities to ensure that specified quantities of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources to be procured for specified compliance periods to ensure that the procurement of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources achieve 50% of retail sales by December 31, 2030, and that the local publicly owned electric utilities procure not less than 50% of retail sales in all subsequent years.

(2)Under existing law, a violation of the RPS program is a crime.

Because the provisions of this bill would expand the RPS program, a violation of these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of a crime.

(3)By placing additional requirements upon local publicly owned electric utilities, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(4)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 reasons. Hide
 
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The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on August 17, 2015. 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on June 3, 2015.

voted YES: 46 voted NO: 29
5 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.15, and 399.30 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Electricity.

AB 645 — 2015-2016 Legislature

Summary
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, are under the direction of their governing boards.

Existing law establishes the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program, which expresses the intent of the Legislature that the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to an amount that equals at least 33% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2020. Existing law requires the PUC, by January 1, 2012, to establish the quantity of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources to be procured by each retail seller for specified compliance periods, sufficient to ensure that the procurement of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources achieves 25% of retail sales by December 31, 2016, and 33% of retail sales by December 31, 2020, and that retail sellers procure not less than 33% of retail sales in all subsequent years.

Existing law makes the… More
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, are under the direction of their governing boards.

Existing law establishes the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program, which expresses the intent of the Legislature that the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to an amount that equals at least 33% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2020. Existing law requires the PUC, by January 1, 2012, to establish the quantity of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources to be procured by each retail seller for specified compliance periods, sufficient to ensure that the procurement of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources achieves 25% of retail sales by December 31, 2016, and 33% of retail sales by December 31, 2020, and that retail sellers procure not less than 33% of retail sales in all subsequent years.

Existing law makes the requirements of the RPS program applicable to local publicly owned electric utilities, except that the utility’s governing board is responsible for implementation of those requirements, instead of the PUC, and certain enforcement authority with respect to local publicly owned electric utilities is given to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and State Air Resources Board, instead of the PUC.

This bill would additionally express the intent of the Legislature for the purposes of the RPS program that the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to an amount equal to at least 50% by December 31, 2030, and would require the PUC, by January 1, 2017, to establish the quantity of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources to be procured by each retail seller for specified compliance periods sufficient to ensure that the procurement of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources achieves 50% of retail sales by December 31, 2030, and that retail sellers procure not less than 50% of retail sales in all subsequent years. The bill would require the governing boards of local publicly owned electric utilities to ensure that specified quantities of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources to be procured for specified compliance periods to ensure that the procurement of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources achieve 50% of retail sales by December 31, 2030, and that the local publicly owned electric utilities procure not less than 50% of retail sales in all subsequent years.

(2)Under existing law, a violation of the RPS program is a crime.

Because the provisions of this bill would expand the RPS program, a violation of these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of a crime.

(3)By placing additional requirements upon local publicly owned electric utilities, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(4)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 reasons. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.15, and 399.30 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Electricity.
Author(s)
Das Williams, Anthony Rendon
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Electricity: California Renewables Portfolio Standard
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/24/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce4/20/2015
    Passed Assembly Committee on Natural Resources4/27/2015
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/28/2015
    Failed passage in Assembly6/03/2015
    Passed Assembly6/03/2015
    Passed Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications7/07/2015
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/17/2015
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Utilities and CommerceDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Natural Resources]4/20/2015This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce
    10 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Natural ResourcesDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]4/27/2015This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
    6 voted YES 3 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/28/2015This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 645 WILLIAMS Assembly Third Reading Motion to Appeal the Decision of the Chair By JONES6/03/2015This bill DID NOT PASS the Assembly
    25 voted YES 52 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedAssemblyAB 645 WILLIAMS Assembly Third Reading6/03/2015This bill PASSED the Assembly
    46 voted YES 29 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsDo pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]7/07/2015This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
    8 voted YES 3 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on suspense file8/17/2015This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    7 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/24/2015
    2/24/2015Read first time. To print.
    2/25/2015From printer. May be heard in committee March 27.
    3/09/2015Referred to Coms. on U. & C. and NAT. RES.
    select this voteVote4/20/2015Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Natural Resources]
    4/21/2015From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES. (Ayes 10. Noes 5.) (April 20). Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
    select this voteVote4/27/2015Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]
    4/28/2015From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 3.) (April 27). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/06/2015In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
    5/13/2015In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    select this voteVote5/28/2015Do pass.
    5/28/2015From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 28).
    6/01/2015Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    6/03/2015Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 46. Noes 29. Page 1846.)
    6/03/2015In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/03/2015AB 645 WILLIAMS Assembly Third Reading Motion to Appeal the Decision of the Chair By JONES
    currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage6/03/2015AB 645 WILLIAMS Assembly Third Reading
    6/18/2015Referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
    select this voteVote7/07/2015Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]
    7/07/2015From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 3.) (July 7). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    select this voteVote8/17/2015Placed on suspense file
    8/17/2015In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    8/27/2015In committee: Held under submission.

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