Legislative Tracker Database

The below list of bills related to climate change, and in particular energy, are being tracked by CCEC as a resource for its members and climate professionals in California. Please note that descriptions are pulled directly from the bill text in the Legislative Counsel’s Digest without any analysis, and some descriptions only include a portion of the summary. If you are interested in a particular bill, we encourage you to follow the link in the bill number to read the full text.

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AB-1829

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Patterson, Jim
Electricity: certificate of public convenience and necessity: transmission lines

This bill would require the CPUC to issue a decision on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity within 18 months of the filing of a completed application for building or upgrading an electrical transmission line that is reasonably necessary to facilitate the achievement of the above-described state policy under those same circumstances.

Latest Activity:
01/29/24 - Referred to Com. on U. & E.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-1918

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Wood
State building standards: solar-ready requirement: exemption

This bill would exempt a building that is constructed in the service territory of a public utility district and that receives all of its electricity pursuant to a preference right adopted and authorized by the United States Congress, if that electricity is carbon free, from the building standards adopted by the CEC and the California Building Standards Commission that require new residential and commercial buildings to be solar ready. It would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Trinity Public Utilities District.

Latest Activity:
04/04/24 - Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-1921

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Papan
Energy: renewable electrical generation facilities: linear generators

This bill would expand the definition of “renewable electrical generation facility” under the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program to include a facility that uses linear generators, as defined, using renewable fuels and meets those other specified requirements.

Latest Activity:
04/09/24 - Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-1999

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Addis, Bauer-Kahan, Berman, Blakespear, Boerner, Bonta, Connolly, Friedman, Irwin, Lee, Low, Maienschein, Muratsuchi, Papan, Pellerin, Quirk-Silva, Ting, Ward, Weber, Wiener
Electricity: fixed charges

This bill would repeal the provision authorizing the CPUC to adopt fixed charges for any rate schedule applicable to a residential customer account, provided that those charges are established on an income-graduated basis, with no fewer than 3 income thresholds, so that low-income ratepayers in each baseline territory would realize a lower average monthly bill without making any changes in usage. The bill would instead permit the CPUC to authorize fixed charges that, as of January 1, 2015, do not exceed $5 per residential customer account per month for low-income customers enrolled in the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program and that do not exceed $10 per residential customer account per month for customers not enrolled in the CARE program. It would authorize these maximum allowable fixed charges to be adjusted by no more than the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for the prior calendar year, beginning January 1, 2016.

Latest Activity:
02/12/24 - Referred to Com. on U. & E.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2008

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Wallis
Reliable Energy Needs for Everyone in the West Program

This bill would require the CEC, upon appropriation for the bill’s purpose, to establish and implement the Hard to Decarbonize Program to provide financial incentives for purchasing renewable propane, renewable hydrogen, or renewable dimethyl ether to customers in heating dominant climate zones in California where combustion fuels will continue to be the lowest cost and most effective means for providing space and water heating to buildings, as provided.

Latest Activity:
03/07/24 - Re-referred to Com. on U. and E.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2029

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Jackson
Electric vehicle charging stations study

This bill would require the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on public access to electric vehicle charging stations, as provided. It would require the department to submit a report based on the study to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2025.

Latest Activity:
04/08/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 17-APR-24 1:30 p.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2054

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Bauer-Kahan
Energy: employment, gifts, and rates

This bill would prohibit a member of the CEC from being employed by an entity subject to regulation by the CEC for a period of 10 years after ceasing to be a member of the commission. It would prohibit a CPUC commissioner from being employed by an entity subject to regulation by the commission for a period of 10 years after the end of the commissioner’s term of office.

Latest Activity:
04/09/24 - Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2083

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Berman
Industrial facilities’ heat application equipment and process emissions

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation to create a roadmap that assesses the potential for industrial electrification of various subsectors in California.

Latest Activity:
04/10/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 24-APR-24 Upon adjournment of Communications and Conveyance Committee
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2092

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Mathis
Energy: small modular reactors: feasibility study

This bill would require the CPUC, in collaboration with CAISO, to conduct a feasibility study on the impact of permitting the building of small modular reactors, as defined, in the state, including an evaluation of the minimum feasible capacity and quantity of small modular reactors necessary to achieve reliability, ratepayer, employment, and decarbonization benefits. It would require the CPUC to submit a report on the results of the feasibility study to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2027.

Latest Activity:
04/04/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 10-APR-24 9:30 a.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2109

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Carrillo
Electricity: surcharge exemption: industrial process heat recovery

This bill would specify that the enhancement or increased efficiency of equipment occurring in the normal course of business includes industrial process heat recovery technology that meets prescribed requirements. It would prohibit non-bypassable or departing load surcharges from applying to a reduction in kilowatt-hours of electricity that an electrical corporation customer consumes from the electrical grid in a metered interval due to industrial process heat recovery technology that meets prescribed requirements.

Latest Activity:
04/10/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 17-APR-24 1:30 p.m.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2190

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Mathis
California Environmental Quality Act: expedited judicial review: infrastructure projects: hydrogen

This bill would authorize the Governor to certify energy infrastructure projects that use hydrogen as a fuel for streamlining benefits related to CEQA.

Latest Activity:
03/19/24 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2205

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Gallagher, Patterson, Joe
Electricity: mandatory rate reduction

This bill would require the CPUC to reduce the kilowatt-per-hour rate for electricity charged to ratepayers by not less than 30%.

Latest Activity:
02/26/24 - Referred to Com. on U. & E.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2208

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Lowenthal, Wood, Zbur
California Ports Development and Offshore Wind Infrastructure Bond Act of 2024

This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to submit to the voters an act authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $1,000,000,000 for seaport infrastructure improvements to facilitate offshore wind energy projects off the California coast.

Latest Activity:
04/01/24 - Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2256

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Berman, Friedman, Quirk-Silva, Weber
Net energy metering

This bill would require the CPUC, on or before July 1, 2026, and periodically thereafter, to revise the standard contract or tariff for each large electrical corporation, as defined, to, among other things, ensure that customer-sited renewable distributed generation continues to grow at a pace identified by the state as needed to meet the state’s climate goals, rather than sustainably; that the standard contract or tariff is based on an independent assessment of the cost of service analysis and the total benefits of the renewable electrical generation facility, including quantifiable non-energy benefits, as defined; and that the total benefits of the standard contract or tariff to all customers and the electrical system are approximately equal to or greater than the total costs. It would also prohibit that cost consideration from compromising the state’s climate goals or quantifiable non-energy benefits, as specified. Finally, the bill would require every large electrical corporation to make the standard contract or tariff available to all new eligible customer-generators beginning on July 1, 2026.

Latest Activity:
04/08/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 17-APR-24 1:30 p.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2292

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Petrie-Norris
Electrical transmission facilities: certificates of public convenience and necessity

This bill would repeal the provision requiring the CPUC to consider cost-effective alternatives to transmission facilities, as specified, in an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for an electric transmission facility.

Latest Activity:
04/04/24 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (April 3). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2372

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Bains
Greenhouse gas emissions: state board: report

This bill would require CARB, by December 31, 2030, to evaluate and report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature on the feasibility and tradeoffs of achieving the policy goal of ensuring that by 2045 statewide anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to at least 85% below the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit, relative to alternative scenarios that achieve the policy goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, but no later than 2045, and achieving and maintaining net negative greenhouse gas emissions thereafter.

Latest Activity:
02/26/24 - Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2427

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McCarty
Electric vehicle charging stations: permitting: curbside charging

This bill would require the Zero-Emission Vehicle Market Development Office within GO-Biz to develop a model permitting checklist, model zoning ordinances, and best practices for permit costs and permit review timelines to help local governments permit curbside charging stations as part of the office’s development of the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Guidebook or any subsequent updates. It would require local agencies to, among other things, develop a model permitting checklist that includes all applicable requirements to permit the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in the public right-of-way, as defined. The bill would also require local agencies with populations of 250,000 or more to comply with these provisions by January 1, 2027, and local agencies with populations of fewer than 250,000 residents to comply with these provisions by January 1, 2029. Finally, it would require the CEC to additionally assess curbside charging needs by income level, population density, multifamily housing density, renter density, and geographical area to support equitable overnight charging access and the state’s 2035 electric vehicle adoption goal.

Latest Activity:
04/11/24 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on TRANS. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 10). Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2462

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Calderon
Public Utilities Commission: written reports: energy

This bill would require the CPUC’s annual written report on the costs of programs and activities to also identify how the current rate trends affect households across their full portfolio of all energy uses, as provided, and how the adoption of electricity across more end-uses may reduce the total cost of energy for households over time. It would also require the separate report to contain recommendations that may take longer than 12 months to implement, but could lead to substantial reductions in monthly electric bills, and would expand the above-described goals to additionally include goals for encouraging beneficial electrification.

Latest Activity:
04/09/24 - Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2537

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Addis
Energy: offshore wind generation

This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to adopt policies to ensure equity and justice in California’s offshore wind energy development.

Latest Activity:
04/11/24 - Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2619

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Connolly
Net energy metering

This bill would require all eligible customer-generators of large electrical corporations receiving service under the 2nd standard contract or tariff to be subject to a specified version of the tariff developed by the CPUC in a specified rulemaking. It would require the CPUC to develop a new standard contract or tariff providing for net energy metering for eligible customer-generators of large electrical corporations, and would require every other electric utility to revise its standard contract or tariff providing for net energy metering. The bill would also require every electric utility to make the standard contract or tariff available to all new eligible customer-generators beginning on January 1, 2027. Lastly, it would require the CPUC to design the standard contract or tariff for large electrical corporations to achieve an annual rate of installation of solar renewable electrical generation facilities that is sufficient to meet the state’s anticipated need for customer-side solar generation resources, as provided.

Latest Activity:
04/08/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 17-APR-24 1:30 p.m.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2672

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Petrie-Norris
Powering Up Californians Act

This bill would authorize the CPUC to modify or adjust the Powering Up Californians Act’s requirements for electrical corporations to take remedial actions necessary to achieve the CPUC’s energization timeline targets for any electrical corporation with fewer than 110,000 service connections, as individual circumstances merit.

Latest Activity:
04/09/24 - Re-referred to Com. on U. and E.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2697

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Irwin, Ting
Transportation electrification: electric vehicle charging infrastructure

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Latest Activity:
04/10/24 - Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2779

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Petrie-Norris
Electricity: renewable energy resources

This bill would make a non-substantive change to the requirement for the CPUC to consider the role of existing renewable generation, grid operational efficiencies, energy storage, and distributed energy resources, including energy efficiency, in helping to ensure each load-serving entity meets energy needs and reliability needs in hours to encompass the hour of peak demand of electricity, as specified.

Latest Activity:
04/08/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 17-APR-24 1:30 p.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2805

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Essayli
Electricity: fixed charges: repeal

This bill would repeal the provision allowing the CPUC to authorize fixed charges for any rate schedule applicable to a residential customer account for the purpose of collecting a reasonable portion of the fixed costs of providing electrical service to residential customers, as well as for the CARE program.

Latest Activity:
03/04/24 - Referred to Com. on U. and E.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-2891

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Friedman
Energy: electrical demand forecasts

This bill would require the CEC, on or before July 1, 2026, and in consultation with the CPUC, CAISO, load-serving entities, and resource aggregators, to adopt a set of upfront technical requirements and load automation standards to provide the option for a load-serving entity to reduce or modify its electrical demand forecast upon aggregated system operation, as specified.

Latest Activity:
04/08/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 17-APR-24 1:30 p.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-2934

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Quirk-Silva, Ward
Residential developments: building standards: review

This bill would require the Department of Housing and Community Development to, no later than December 31, 2025, perform a review of construction cost pressures for certain residential construction as a result of new or existing building standards requirements in the code and provide a one-time report of its findings to the Legislature in annual report to the Governor and both houses of the Legislature on the operations and accomplishments during the previous fiscal year of the housing programs administered by the department. Commencing with the next triennial edition of the code, and every 3 years thereafter, it would require the department to perform additional reviews of construction cost pressures for single-family and multifamily residential construction, as described, and propose revisions or updates to the code, as needed, with a goal of maintaining or reducing by 30 percent the cost of construction for new residential development. The bill would also require the department to convene a working group no later than December 31, 2025, to research and consider identifying and recommending amendments to state building standards allowing residential developments to be built, as specified. Lastly, it would require the department, no later than December 21, 2026, to provide a one-time report of its findings to the Legislature in the annual report described above.

Latest Activity:
04/10/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 24-APR-24 9 a.m.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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AB-3107

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Connolly
Electrical corporations: definition

This bill would revise and recast the definition of “electrical corporation” to, among other things, eliminate certain existing exceptions to the definition of “electrical corporation,” thereby expanding the scope of that term and the entities over which the CPUC has regulatory authority. The bill would additionally exempt from that definition a corporation or person employing one or more distributed energy resources, as defined, that has the capacity to be coupled with one or more energy storage systems for the generation of electricity primarily for specified uses. It would also exempt from the definition of “electrical corporation” a microgrid, as defined, that primarily serves the included load of the microgrid, as provided. Finally, the bill would require the CPUC to retain jurisdiction over the interconnection of a microgrid to the distribution system of a large electrical corporation, as defined.

Latest Activity:
03/19/24 - Re-referred to Com. on U. & E.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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AB-3256

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Irwin
Memorandum and balancing accounts: reports to the Legislature

This bill would require the CPUC to include, as part of its annual update to the Legislature on the status of its review of balancing accounts, the amount of funds in, and the expenditures from, the memorandum accounts and balancing accounts of each public utility. The bill would require the CPUC to annually determine if each memorandum account and each balancing account has achieved its intended purpose in the previous year. It would also require the CPUC, if it determines that the intended purpose has not been achieved and those costs should not be subject to recovery in the next general rate case, to deny the public utility recovery of those costs and other expenses and to reduce the authority of the public utility to use, or close, the memorandum account or balancing account in order to limit future rate increases. Finally, it would require the CPUC to make those determinations and take those actions in a manner that ensures that the rates are sufficient to enable the public utility to recover a just and reasonable rate of return.

Latest Activity:
04/01/24 - Re-referred to Com. on REV. and TAX.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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SB-1006

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Padilla
Electricity: transmission capacity: reconductoring and grid enhancing technologies

This bill would require the CPUC to ensure that the state is on track to deliver specified transmission capacities by certain dates. Would require the CPUC to annually submit a report to the Legislature that describes the progress made towards achieving those transmission capacity goals, identifies challenges to achieving those goals, and makes recommendations on legislation necessary to overcome those challenges. The bill would require the CPUC, on or before November 1, 2026, to conduct a study on the cost savings and efficiencies that may result from using reconductoring and other grid enhancing technologies to improve grid reliability. It would require the CPUC to post the results of the study on its internet website and to submit to the Legislature a report on the results of the study.

Latest Activity:
04/03/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 16-APR-24 9 a.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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SB-1018

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Becker
Electrical corporation: definition: exclusion of certain solar or wind generating technologies

This bill would revise the definition of “electrical corporation” to exclude a corporation or person employing certain solar or wind generating technology if the electrical energy is transmitted exclusively and directly through private electric lines to a facility owned by a different corporation or person that uses the energy only for (1) an electrolyzer technology facility that produces hydrogen from water, or (2) a facility using the electricity to provide industrial process heat, but not for departing electric load, as specified. It would also make various non-substantive changes.

Latest Activity:
04/03/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 16-APR-24 9 a.m.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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SB-1054

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Rubio
Climate Pollution Reduction in Homes Initiative: grants

This bill would establish, upon appropriation by the Legislature, the Climate Pollution Reduction in Homes Initiative, which would require the CEC, in consultation with the Department of Community Services and Development, to award grants for local service providers, as defined, nonprofit organizations, and regional collections of local governments to provide financial assistance to low-income households for the purchase of zero-carbon-emitting appliances. It would require the CEC to develop guidelines for implementation, as specified, and authorize local service providers, nonprofit organizations, and regional collections of local governments to use those grant moneys for outreach and technical assistance, rebates, loans, installation, educational information, and other support services to assist low-income households.

Latest Activity:
04/03/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 22-APR-24 10 a.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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SB-1118

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Eggman
Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing Program

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact future legislation relating to the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing Program.

This bill would provide that property that is owned by a tribe is not required to be deed restricted to be eligible for the Multifamily Affordable Housing Program.

Latest Activity:
04/03/24 - Re-referred to Com. on E., U. and C.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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SB-1148

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Blakespear, Wahab
Electrical service: multifamily dwellings and local government buildings

This bill would add an exception from the requirement that every residential unit be individually metered for electrical service for a multifamily dwelling that includes a microgrid, as defined, and that meets specified requirements, including, among other things, that each tenant’s electricity costs are less than what the tenant would have paid without the deployment of the microgrid, that the multifamily dwelling uses electricity generated from renewable energy resources, that all construction workers employed in the construction of the dwelling are paid at least the general prevailing rate of wages, as specified, and that the owner of the dwelling bills tenants using one of 3 specified methods. It would require the CPUC to authorize the use of a master meter in any building owned or operated by a local government.

Latest Activity:
04/04/24 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U. and C.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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SB-1190

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Laird
Mobilehomes: solar energy systems

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would allow a homeowner or resident to install a solar energy system on their mobilehome.

Latest Activity:
04/11/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 23-APR-24 9:30 a.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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SB-1204

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Archuleta
Planning and Zoning Law: electric vehicle charging stations

This bill would make non-substantive changes to provisions in the Planning and Zoning Law regarding zoning regulations that require every city, county, and city and county to administratively approve an application to install electric vehicle charging stations and, until January 1, 2030, hydrogen-fueling stations that meet certain requirements, through the issuance of a building permit or similar non-discretionary permit, as prescribed.

Latest Activity:
02/29/24 - Referred to Com. on RLS.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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SB-1206

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Becker
GO-Biz: next generation batteries

This bill would, until January 1, 2030, authorize GO-Biz to undertake measures that are necessary or useful to prepare and submit an application to receive funding from next generation battery hub programs, as defined. The bill would require that grants made from any funding received from next generation battery hub programs under its provisions support projects in California that advance progress toward resource adequacy goals and the targets of the scoping plan and the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program. It would also require that grants made from any funding received from next generation battery hub programs under its provisions prioritize projects that meet any of the specified conditions, including that the project help reduce costs and increase access to batteries. Prior to the submission of any applications to receive funding from next generation battery hub programs, it would require a partnership entered into pursuant to the above-described provisions to adopt a community benefits plan that includes specified elements.

Latest Activity:
04/08/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 15-APR-24 10 a.m. and upon adjournment of Session, if necessary
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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Gas corporations: gas distribution infrastructure: zero-emission alternatives

This bill would require each gas corporation, by July 1, 2025, to annually file a map containing certain information, including the location of all potential gas distribution line replacement projects identified in its distribution integrity management plan and other foreseeable gas distribution pipeline replacements. The bill would require the CPUC, by January 1, 2026, to do various things, including the establishment of criteria and methodology for determining the cost-effectiveness of zero-emission alternatives, as defined, the determination of the appropriate rate of return and recovery period that a gas corporation is eligible to receive their costs to implement zero-emission alternatives, the designation of priority neighborhood decarbonization zones taking into consideration certain factors, and the adoption of a long-term gas distribution system planning process to evaluate and implement zero-emission alternatives for gas distribution line replacement projects and other capital investments in the gas distribution system. It would authorize a gas corporation to cease providing service if adequate substitute energy service is reasonably available to support the energy end use of the affected gas corporation customers. It would also require the CPUC, by January 1, 2026, to direct each electrical corporation to offer incremental discounts or other rate adjustments, if needed, to enable the adoption of building electrification technologies by participants in the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program or the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program, as provided.

Latest Activity:
04/03/24 - Re-referred to Coms. on E., U. and C. and L., P.E. and R.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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SB-1292

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Bradford
Electricity: fixed charges: report

This bill would require the CPUC, on or before July 1, 2027, but no sooner than 2 years after the adoption of the income-graduated fixed charge for default residential rates, to submit a report to the relevant policy committees of both houses of the Legislature on the electrical corporations’ implementation of the fixed charge, as specified. It would prohibit the CPUC from authorizing a fixed charge other than the income-graduated fixed charge for default residential rates until 30 days after the report is submitted.

Latest Activity:
04/03/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 22-APR-24 10 a.m.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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SB-1305

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Stern
Electricity: virtual power plant procurement

This bill would require each load-serving entity to procure from virtual power plants, defined as actively coordinated aggregations of behind-the-meter distributed energy resources that can perform certain functions, sufficient capacity to meet specified minimum capacity requirements by certain dates, as provided. The bill would require capacity procured from a virtual power plant by a load-serving entity pursuant to these provisions to be used to meet the resource adequacy requirements established for the load-serving entity. It would authorize the CPUC to postpone, in one-year increments, the deadlines for compliance with these requirements for a particular load-serving entity if the CPUC makes certain findings. Lastly, it would require, on or before January 30, 2026, and each year thereafter, each load-serving entity to submit a report to the CPUC showing the load-serving entity’s progress toward complying with the virtual power plant capacity requirements.

Latest Activity:
04/03/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 22-APR-24 10 a.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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SB-1311

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Stern
Energy: reliability planning assessment: integrated energy policy report

This bill would require that the CEC and CPUC’s quarterly joint Reliability Planning Assessment include the status of utility transmission upgrades and electrical grid infrastructure capacity, CPUC approvals of applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity and permits to construct utility and independent projects, and applications for permits for projects from the CEC and the queue of projects from CAISO, include the expected completion dates for both system and local resources, and report on the use of fossil fuel by certain facilities constructed by, purchased by, or under contract with the Department of Water Resources, as specified. It would also require the CEC to quarterly publish on its internet website and update a tracking energy development dashboard that synthesizes and publishes the information included in the assessment and reported on California energy resources in the energy almanac. The bill would require the CEC to ensure that the demand forecasts in the integrated energy policy report and wind and solar energy generation profiles account for increased weather variability, interactive weather effects, and increased likelihood of heat events, including multi-day events, due to climate change, and to use the demand forecasts and those energy generation profiles to inform its energy planning, as specified.

Latest Activity:
04/03/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 16-APR-24 9 a.m.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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SB-938

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Min, Stern
Electrical and gas corporations: rate recovery: political activities and advertising

This bill would prohibit, except as provided, an electrical or gas corporation from recording various expenses associated with political influence activities, as defined, or with advertising, as defined, to accounts that contain expenses that the electrical or gas corporation recovers from ratepayers. It would require an electrical or gas corporation to provide the CPUC with all information deemed necessary to monitor compliance with that prohibition. It would also require the CPUC to assess a civil penalty against an electrical or gas corporation that violates the prohibition described above, or that fails or neglects to comply with any part or provision of any order, decision, decree, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission related to implementing the prohibition, as provided. Would require 3/4 of the moneys collected pursuant to any settlement or penalties collected by the CPUC for a violation of the prohibition to be deposited into the Zero-Emission Equity Fund, which the bill would establish in the State Treasury.

Latest Activity:
04/03/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 16-APR-24 9 a.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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SB-973

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Grove
Williamson Act: cancellation: solar energy projects

This bill would authorize a county board of supervisors or city council to grant a petition for cancellation where the land subject to the contract is located in a basin under the jurisdiction of an adjudicated watermaster or the groundwater sustainability agency. It would require the landowner to commit to limiting the amount of water rights to a specific solar energy project, as defined, that uses less water than the agricultural use. It would also prohibit the imposition of a cancellation fee when a contract is canceled pursuant to the bill’s provisions. Lastly, it would exempt from CEQA the cancellation of a contract pursuant to the above-described authorization.

Latest Activity:
02/21/24 - Referred to Coms. on L. GOV. and E.Q.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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SB-983

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Wahab
Energy: gasoline stations and alternative fuel infrastructure

This bill would require the CEC, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to form the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Taskforce to conduct a study on retail gasoline fueling stations and alternative fuels infrastructure, as provided. The bill would require the taskforce, on or before January 1, 2027, to submit to the Legislature a report on the study with recommendations. Until the completion of the study and the submission of the report to the Legislature, it would prohibit a local government, including a charter city, from banning the construction or maintenance of retail gasoline fueling stations or alternative fuel infrastructure. Lastly, it would include findings that changes proposed by this bill address a matter of statewide concern rather than a municipal affair and, therefore, apply to all cities, including charter cities.

Latest Activity:
04/10/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 23-APR-24 1:30 p.m.
Status: Active
| 30% Second reading
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SB-993

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Becker
Clean energy development incentive rate tariff

This bill would require the CPUC, on or before July 1, 2026, in a new or existing proceeding, to evaluate and, if just and reasonable, establish a clean energy development incentive rate time-of-use tariff to encourage the development of new commercial or industrial electrical loads that contribute to the state’s efforts to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. It would require the tariff to offer lower rates for customers and to meet specified requirements, including, among other things, that the program only be open to new electrical customers that did not establish service before January 1, 2025, or to existing electrical customers that are expected to increase their total annual electrical demand by more than 50% after beginning service under the tariff. Finally, it would require that the tariff only be open to customers with certain uses, including producing hydrogen using an electrolysis of water and using electricity to provide industrial process heat.

Latest Activity:
04/03/24 - Set FOR Hearing ON 16-APR-24 9 a.m.
Status: Active
| 20% Committee hearings
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SB-233

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Archuleta, Ashby, Becker, Min, Skinner, Ting
Battery electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment: bidirectional capability

This bill would require the CEC, in consultation with CARB and the CPUC, on or before June 30, 2024, to convene a stakeholder workgroup to examine challenges and opportunities associated with using a battery electric vehicle and bidirectional electric vehicle service equipment as a mobile battery to power a home or building or to provide electricity to the electrical grid, and require the CEC, in consultation with the stakeholder workgroup, on or before January 1, 2026, to submit a report to the Governor and Legislature that includes, among other things, specified information related to the bidirectional capability of battery electric vehicles and electric vehicle service equipment, as specified. It would authorize CARB, in consultation with the CEC and the CPUC, to require any weight class of battery electric vehicle to be bidirectional capable if CARB determines there is a sufficiently compelling beneficial bidirectional-capable use case to the battery electric vehicle operator and electrical grid.

Latest Activity:
09/13/23 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Weber.
Status: Inactive
| 80% Third reading
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