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                                 UNFINISHED BUSINESS

          Bill No:  SB 840
          Author:   Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review  
          Amended:  6/14/16  
          Vote:     21  

          SENATE FLOOR:  Not relevant

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  53-23, 6/16/16 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT:   Public resources:  energy 

          SOURCE:    Author

          DIGEST:  This bill makes various changes to implement the  
          resources and energy budget actions adopted as part of the  
          2016-17 Budget package.

          Assembly Amendments delete the Senate version of the bill and  
          insert the current language.

          ANALYSIS:  This bill includes the following key changes:

           1) Oil Definition.  Defines "oil," as currently specified for  
             under the Elder California Pipeline Safety Act of 1981, to  
             mean petroleum, petroleum products, anhydrous ammonia, and  

           2) Pipeline Reporting.  Requires the State Fire Marshal to  
             provide to the Legislature an annual report containing  


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             specified information regarding the inspection of intrastate  
             pipelines that transport hazardous materials.

           3) Fund Transfer Repeal.  Repeals the requirement that $1  
             million be transferred annually from the Public Interest  
             Research, Development, and Demonstration Fund to the  
             Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Fund. 

           4) Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Administrative Fund (OGGAF) Uses.   
             Authorizes the use of OGGAF for the State Air Resources Board  
             and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment for  
             their activities related to oil and gas operations that may  
             affect air quality, public health, and public safety.

           5) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Reporting.   
             Requires the CPUC to report to the Legislature on options to  
             locate operations and staff outside the commission's San  
             Francisco headquarters. 

           6) Green Tariff Sunset.  Repeals the sunset that would have  
             ended the requirement that investor-owned utilities offer the  
             Green Tariff Shared Renewable Program to customers. The  
             program will now end when the 600 megawatt cap of the program  
             is reached.

           7) Biomethane Injection Study.  Requests a study from the  
             California Council on Science and Technology on technical  
             aspects of biomethane related to its delivery in common  
             carrier pipelines and impacts on end uses of biomethane.

           8) Search Warrants for Smart Readers.  Clarifies that a search  
             warrant is not necessary for the collection of data related  
             to smart meters.

           9) New Solar Homes Partnership Program.  Requires that, should  
             the CPUC order a continuation of the New Solar Homes  
             Partnership Program and determines that the California Energy  
             Commission be the third party administrator, funds should be  
             made available for this purpose. 

           10)Bioenergy Project Interconnections.  Expedites transmission  
             interconnections for specified bioenergy or biomass projects  
             in order to give them first priority to commence operations  
             over other renewable energy resources.


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           11)   Energy Service Companies.  Authorizes the Department of  
             General Services or any other state agency to enter into sole  
             source, no bid contracts for up to 35 years with qualified  
             energy service companies to install energy retrofit projects  
             at state buildings provided the agency has a project labor  
             agreement and meets other conditions.

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    Yes         Fiscal  
          Com.:YesLocal:   Yes

          According to the Assembly Budget Committee, contains an  
          appropriation of $275,000 to the California Energy Commission  
          for appliance efficiency standards compliance assistance, and  

          SUPPORT:   (Verified6/24/16)

          None received

          OPPOSITION:   (Verified6/24/16)

          None received

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  53-23, 6/16/16
           AYES: Alejo, Arambula, Atkins, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Brown,  
            Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chau, Chiu, Chu, Cooley, Cooper,  
            Dababneh, Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Cristina Garcia,  
            Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray,  
            Hadley, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Linder, Lopez,  
            Low, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Nazarian, O'Donnell, Quirk,  
            Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago, Mark Stone,  
            Thurmond, Ting, Weber, Williams, Wood, Rendon
           NOES: Achadjian, Travis Allen, Baker, Bigelow, Chang, Chávez,  
            Beth Gaines, Grove, Harper, Jones, Kim, Lackey, Maienschein,  


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            Mathis, Mayes, Melendez, Obernolte, Olsen, Patterson,  
            Steinorth, Wagner, Waldron, Wilk
           NO VOTE RECORDED: Brough, Dahle, Gallagher, Roger Hernández

          Prepared by:  Catherine Freeman / B. & F.R. / (916) 651-4103
          8/19/16 10:48:12

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