SB 14 - An Act to Amend Sections 25740 and 25741 Of, and to Add Section 25741.5 To, the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, and 399.17 Of, to Amend and Renumber Sections 399.13 and 399.16 Of, to Add Sections 399.18, 399.30, and 399.31 To, to Add Article 11 (Commencing with Section 910) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, to Repeal Section 387 Of, and to Repeal and Add Section 399.15 Of, the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

Utilities: renewable energy resources. 2009-2010 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. Existing law requires the PUC to require the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison, to identify a separate electrical rate component to fund… More
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law requires the PUC to require the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison, to identify a separate electrical rate component to fund programs that enhance system reliability and provide in-state benefits. This rate component is a nonbypassable element of local distribution and collected on the basis of usage. Existing PUC resolutions refer to the nonbypassable rate component as a “public goods charge.” The public goods charge moneys are collected to support cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation activities, public interest research and development not adequately provided by competitive and regulated markets, and renewable energy resources.

The existing Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission). Existing law establishes the Renewable Resource Trust Fund as a fund that is continuously appropriated, with certain exceptions for administrative expenses, in the State Treasury and requires that certain moneys collected to support renewable energy resources through the public goods charge are deposited into the fund and authorizes the Energy Commission to expend the moneys pursuant to the Renewable Energy Resources Program. The program states the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year so that amount equals at least 20% of total retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2010.

This bill would revise the Renewable Energy Resources Program to state the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year, so that amount equals at least 33% of total retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2020. The bill would revise certain terms used in the program and revise certain eligibility criteria for a renewable electrical generation facility, as defined, pursuant to the program. The bill would require the Energy Commission, by May 31, 2010, to report to the Legislature whether out-of-state, run-of-river hydroelectric generating facilities should be considered renewable electric generating facilities, as defined.

(2)Existing law expresses the intent of the Legislature, in establishing the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (RPS program), to increase the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources, as defined, to an amount that equals at least 20% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2010.

This bill would express the intent that the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to an amount that equals at least 20% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2013, and 33% by December 31, 2020.

(3)The Public Utilities Act imposes various duties and responsibilities on the PUC with respect to the purchase of electricity and requires the PUC to review and adopt a procurement plan and a renewable energy procurement plan for each electrical corporation, as defined, pursuant to the RPS program. The RPS program requires that a retail seller of electricity, including electrical corporations, community choice aggregators, and electric service providers, but not including local publicly owned electric utilities, purchase a specified minimum percentage of electricity generated by eligible renewable energy resources in any given year as a specified percentage of total kilowatthours sold to retail end-use customers each calendar year. The RPS program requires the PUC to implement annual procurement targets for each retail seller to increase its total procurement of electricity generated by eligible renewable energy resources by at least an additional 1% of retail sales per year so that 20% of its retail sales of electricity are procured from eligible renewable energy resources no later than December 31, 2010. Existing law requires the PUC to make a determination of the existing market cost for electricity, which PUC decisions call the market price referent, and to limit an electrical corporation’s obligation to procure electricity from eligible renewable energy resources, that exceeds the market price referent, to an amount collected through the renewable energy public goods charge.

This bill would instead require the PUC to require that a retail seller procure the following percentages of electricity from eligible renewable energy resources by the following dates: (A) Until December 31, 2012, the same percentage as actually achieved by the retail seller during 2009; (B) 20% by December 31, 2013; (C) 25% by December 31, 2016; and (D) 33% by December 31, 2020. The bill would authorize the PUC to permit a retail seller to delay compliance with (B) or (C) procurement levels when specified circumstances are present, but would not authorize the PUC to permit a retail seller to delay compliance with the (D) procurement level. The bill would delete the existing market price referent provisions and instead require the PUC to establish a methodology to determine the market price of electricity for terms corresponding to the length of contracts with eligible renewable energy resources, in consideration of, and reflecting, certain matters. The bill would require the PUC to establish a limitation on the annual expenditures made above the market price, by an electrical corporation, in order to achieve the procurement levels established by the PUC. The bill would require the PUC to permit an electrical corporation to limit its procurement of electricity from eligible renewable energy resources to that quantity that can be procured at or below the market prices established by the PUC, up to the limitation. The bill would delete an existing requirement that the PUC adopt flexible rules for compliance for retail sellers.

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

Because the provisions of this bill are within the act and require action by the PUC to implement its requirements, a violation of these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of a crime.

(4)Under existing law, the governing board of a local publicly owned electric utility is responsible for implementing and enforcing a renewables portfolio standard for the utility that recognizes the intent of the Legislature to encourage renewable resources, while taking into consideration the effect of the standard on rates, reliability, and financial resources and the goal of environmental improvement.

This bill would repeal this provision and instead make certain of the requirements of the RPS program, as discussed below, applicable to local publicly owned electric utilities. By placing additional requirements upon local publicly owned electric utilities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(5)Existing law requires the Energy Commission to certify eligible renewable energy resources, to design and implement an accounting system to verify compliance with the RPS requirements by retail sellers, and to develop tracking, accounting, verification, and enforcement mechanisms for renewable energy credits, as defined.

This bill would require the Energy Commission to design and implement an accounting system to verify compliance with the RPS requirements by retail sellers and local publicly owned electric utilities. The bill would require the Energy Commission, among other things, to adopt regulations specifying procedures for enforcement of the RPS requirements that include a public process under which the Energy Commission is authorized to issue a notice of violation and correction with respect to a local publicly owned electric utility and for referral to the State Air Resources Board for penalties imposed pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The bill would require that the RPS established for a local publicly owned electric utility require it to procure the following percentages of electricity from eligible renewable energy resources by the following dates: (A) Until December 31, 2012, the same percentage as actually achieved by the utility during 2009; (B) 20% by December 31, 2013; (C) 25% by December 31, 2016; and (D) 33% by December 31, 2020. The bill would provide that the local publicly owned electric utility retains discretion with respect to certain matters in complying with the RPS, would require that certain notices be given by the utility when adopting and periodically revising its procurement plan, and would require the utility to report certain information relative to RPS compliance to the Energy Commission and its customers.

(6)Existing law requires the PUC to prepare and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a written report annually before February 1 of each year on the costs of programs and activities conducted by an electrical corporation or gas corporation that have more than a specified number of customers in California.

The bill would require the PUC to prepare and submit to the policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, annually before February 1 of each year, a report on (A) all electrical corporation revenue requirement increases associated with meeting the renewables portfolio standard, (B) all cost savings experienced, or costs avoided, by electrical corporations as a result of meeting the renewables portfolio standard, (C) all costs incurred by electrical corporations for incentives for distributed and renewable generation, (D) all cost savings experienced, or costs avoided, by electrical corporations as a result of incentives for distributed generation and renewable generation, (E) specified costs for which an electrical corporation is seeking recovery in rates that are pending determination or approval by the PUC, (F) the decision number of each PUC decision in the prior year authorizing an electrical corporation to recover costs incurred in rates, and (G) any changes in the prior year in load serviced by an electrical corporation.

(7)This bill would appropriate $322,000 from the Public Utilities Commission Utilities Reimbursement Account to the PUC for additional staffing to identify, review, and approve transmission lines reasonably necessary or appropriate to facilitate achievement of the renewables portfolio standard.

(8)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 specified reasons. Hide
 
Status:
This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 12, 2009.

voted YES: 22 voted NO: 13
5 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 25740 and 25741 Of, and to Add Section 25741.5 To, the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, and 399.17 Of, to Amend and Renumber Sections 399.13 and 399.16 Of, to Add Sections 399.18, 399.30, and 399.31 To, to Add Article 11 (Commencing with Section 910) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, to Repeal Section 387 Of, and to Repeal and Add Section 399.15 Of, the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

SB 14 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law requires the PUC to require the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison, to identify a separate electrical rate component to fund programs that enhance system reliability and provide in-state benefits. This rate component is a nonbypassable element of local distribution and collected on the basis of usage. Existing PUC resolutions refer to the nonbypassable rate component as a “public goods charge.” The public goods charge moneys are collected to support cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation activities, public interest research and development not adequately provided by competitive and regulated markets, and renewable energy resources.

The existing Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission). Existing law establishes the Renewable Resource Trust Fund as a fund that is… More
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law requires the PUC to require the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison, to identify a separate electrical rate component to fund programs that enhance system reliability and provide in-state benefits. This rate component is a nonbypassable element of local distribution and collected on the basis of usage. Existing PUC resolutions refer to the nonbypassable rate component as a “public goods charge.” The public goods charge moneys are collected to support cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation activities, public interest research and development not adequately provided by competitive and regulated markets, and renewable energy resources.

The existing Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission). Existing law establishes the Renewable Resource Trust Fund as a fund that is continuously appropriated, with certain exceptions for administrative expenses, in the State Treasury and requires that certain moneys collected to support renewable energy resources through the public goods charge are deposited into the fund and authorizes the Energy Commission to expend the moneys pursuant to the Renewable Energy Resources Program. The program states the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year so that amount equals at least 20% of total retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2010.

This bill would revise the Renewable Energy Resources Program to state the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year, so that amount equals at least 33% of total retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2020. The bill would revise certain terms used in the program and revise certain eligibility criteria for a renewable electrical generation facility, as defined, pursuant to the program. The bill would require the Energy Commission, by May 31, 2010, to report to the Legislature whether out-of-state, run-of-river hydroelectric generating facilities should be considered renewable electric generating facilities, as defined.

(2)Existing law expresses the intent of the Legislature, in establishing the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (RPS program), to increase the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources, as defined, to an amount that equals at least 20% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2010.

This bill would express the intent that the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to an amount that equals at least 20% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2013, and 33% by December 31, 2020.

(3)The Public Utilities Act imposes various duties and responsibilities on the PUC with respect to the purchase of electricity and requires the PUC to review and adopt a procurement plan and a renewable energy procurement plan for each electrical corporation, as defined, pursuant to the RPS program. The RPS program requires that a retail seller of electricity, including electrical corporations, community choice aggregators, and electric service providers, but not including local publicly owned electric utilities, purchase a specified minimum percentage of electricity generated by eligible renewable energy resources in any given year as a specified percentage of total kilowatthours sold to retail end-use customers each calendar year. The RPS program requires the PUC to implement annual procurement targets for each retail seller to increase its total procurement of electricity generated by eligible renewable energy resources by at least an additional 1% of retail sales per year so that 20% of its retail sales of electricity are procured from eligible renewable energy resources no later than December 31, 2010. Existing law requires the PUC to make a determination of the existing market cost for electricity, which PUC decisions call the market price referent, and to limit an electrical corporation’s obligation to procure electricity from eligible renewable energy resources, that exceeds the market price referent, to an amount collected through the renewable energy public goods charge.

This bill would instead require the PUC to require that a retail seller procure the following percentages of electricity from eligible renewable energy resources by the following dates: (A) Until December 31, 2012, the same percentage as actually achieved by the retail seller during 2009; (B) 20% by December 31, 2013; (C) 25% by December 31, 2016; and (D) 33% by December 31, 2020. The bill would authorize the PUC to permit a retail seller to delay compliance with (B) or (C) procurement levels when specified circumstances are present, but would not authorize the PUC to permit a retail seller to delay compliance with the (D) procurement level. The bill would delete the existing market price referent provisions and instead require the PUC to establish a methodology to determine the market price of electricity for terms corresponding to the length of contracts with eligible renewable energy resources, in consideration of, and reflecting, certain matters. The bill would require the PUC to establish a limitation on the annual expenditures made above the market price, by an electrical corporation, in order to achieve the procurement levels established by the PUC. The bill would require the PUC to permit an electrical corporation to limit its procurement of electricity from eligible renewable energy resources to that quantity that can be procured at or below the market prices established by the PUC, up to the limitation. The bill would delete an existing requirement that the PUC adopt flexible rules for compliance for retail sellers.

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

Because the provisions of this bill are within the act and require action by the PUC to implement its requirements, a violation of these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of a crime.

(4)Under existing law, the governing board of a local publicly owned electric utility is responsible for implementing and enforcing a renewables portfolio standard for the utility that recognizes the intent of the Legislature to encourage renewable resources, while taking into consideration the effect of the standard on rates, reliability, and financial resources and the goal of environmental improvement.

This bill would repeal this provision and instead make certain of the requirements of the RPS program, as discussed below, applicable to local publicly owned electric utilities. By placing additional requirements upon local publicly owned electric utilities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(5)Existing law requires the Energy Commission to certify eligible renewable energy resources, to design and implement an accounting system to verify compliance with the RPS requirements by retail sellers, and to develop tracking, accounting, verification, and enforcement mechanisms for renewable energy credits, as defined.

This bill would require the Energy Commission to design and implement an accounting system to verify compliance with the RPS requirements by retail sellers and local publicly owned electric utilities. The bill would require the Energy Commission, among other things, to adopt regulations specifying procedures for enforcement of the RPS requirements that include a public process under which the Energy Commission is authorized to issue a notice of violation and correction with respect to a local publicly owned electric utility and for referral to the State Air Resources Board for penalties imposed pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The bill would require that the RPS established for a local publicly owned electric utility require it to procure the following percentages of electricity from eligible renewable energy resources by the following dates: (A) Until December 31, 2012, the same percentage as actually achieved by the utility during 2009; (B) 20% by December 31, 2013; (C) 25% by December 31, 2016; and (D) 33% by December 31, 2020. The bill would provide that the local publicly owned electric utility retains discretion with respect to certain matters in complying with the RPS, would require that certain notices be given by the utility when adopting and periodically revising its procurement plan, and would require the utility to report certain information relative to RPS compliance to the Energy Commission and its customers.

(6)Existing law requires the PUC to prepare and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a written report annually before February 1 of each year on the costs of programs and activities conducted by an electrical corporation or gas corporation that have more than a specified number of customers in California.

The bill would require the PUC to prepare and submit to the policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, annually before February 1 of each year, a report on (A) all electrical corporation revenue requirement increases associated with meeting the renewables portfolio standard, (B) all cost savings experienced, or costs avoided, by electrical corporations as a result of meeting the renewables portfolio standard, (C) all costs incurred by electrical corporations for incentives for distributed and renewable generation, (D) all cost savings experienced, or costs avoided, by electrical corporations as a result of incentives for distributed generation and renewable generation, (E) specified costs for which an electrical corporation is seeking recovery in rates that are pending determination or approval by the PUC, (F) the decision number of each PUC decision in the prior year authorizing an electrical corporation to recover costs incurred in rates, and (G) any changes in the prior year in load serviced by an electrical corporation.

(7)This bill would appropriate $322,000 from the Public Utilities Commission Utilities Reimbursement Account to the PUC for additional staffing to identify, review, and approve transmission lines reasonably necessary or appropriate to facilitate achievement of the renewables portfolio standard.

(8)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 specified reasons. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 25740 and 25741 Of, and to Add Section 25741.5 To, the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, and 399.17 Of, to Amend and Renumber Sections 399.13 and 399.16 Of, to Add Sections 399.18, 399.30, and 399.31 To, to Add Article 11 (Commencing with Section 910) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, to Repeal Section 387 Of, and to Repeal and Add Section 399.15 Of, the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.
Author(s)
Joe Simitian, Christine Kehoe, Alex Padilla, Darrell Steinberg
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Utilities: renewable energy resources
Major Actions
Introduced12/01/2008
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications3/03/2009
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations3/16/2009
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations3/23/2009
Passed Senate3/31/2009
Passed Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce7/06/2009
Passed Assembly Committee on Natural Resources7/08/2009
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/27/2009
Passed Assembly9/04/2009
Passed Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce9/09/2009
Passed Assembly9/12/2009
Passed Senate9/12/2009
Presented to the governor (enrolled)10/08/2009
Vetoed by Governor10/11/2009
Vetoed by Governor10/11/2009
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Rules.3/03/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
6 voted YES 3 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.3/16/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
10 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.3/23/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
7 voted YES 5 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB14 Simitian3/31/2009This bill PASSED the Senate
21 voted YES 16 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Utilities and CommerceDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.7/06/2009This 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 as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.7/08/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
5 voted YES 3 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/27/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 14 Simitian Senate Third Reading Amend By FUENTES Set #19/04/2009This bill PASSED the Assembly
43 voted YES 28 voted NO 8 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Utilities and CommerceDo pass as amended.9/09/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce
10 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 14 Simitian Senate Third Reading By KREKORIAN9/12/2009This bill PASSED the Assembly
49 voted YES 28 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateW/O REF. TO FILE SB14 Simitian Concurrence9/12/2009This bill PASSED the Senate
22 voted YES 13 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced12/01/2008
12/01/2008Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
12/02/2008From print. May be acted upon on or after January 1.
1/29/2009To Coms. on E., U. & C. and RLS. From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C. Set for hearing February 3.
2/03/2009Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
2/05/2009Set for hearing February 10.
2/10/2009Testimony taken. Hearing postponed by committee.
2/14/2009Set for hearing February 23.
2/17/2009From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.
2/23/2009Hearing postponed by committee. Set for hearing March 3.
3/03/2009From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on RLS. (Ayes 6. Noes 3. Page 250.) Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
select this voteVote3/03/2009Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Rules.
3/12/2009Re-referred to Com. on APPR. Set for hearing March 16. From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote3/16/2009Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
3/16/2009Placed on APPR suspense file. Set for hearing March 23.
select this voteVote3/23/2009Do pass as amended.
3/23/2009From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 5. Page 332.)
3/24/2009Read second time. Amended. To third reading.
3/31/2009Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 16. Page 374.) To Assembly.
3/31/2009In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage3/31/2009Senate 3rd Reading SB14 Simitian
5/11/2009To Coms. on U. & C. and NAT. RES.
6/23/2009From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on U. & C.
6/30/2009Set, first hearing. Further hearing to be set.
7/01/2009Joint Rule 62(a) file notice (Com. on U. & C.) suspended. (Ayes 46. Noes 25. Page 2335.)
select this voteVote7/06/2009Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.
7/06/2009From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES. (Ayes 10. Noes 5.) Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES. (Heard in committee on July 6.)
select this voteVote7/08/2009Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
7/13/2009From committee: Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (Heard in committee on July 8.)
7/14/2009Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
8/18/2009From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
8/19/2009Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote8/27/2009Do pass.
8/31/2009From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (Heard in committee on August 27.) Read second time. To third reading. (Received by Desk on August 28 pursuant to Joint Rule 61(a)(11).)
9/04/2009Read third time. Amended. (Ayes 43. Noes 28. Page 3041.) Re-referred to Com. On U. & C. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/04/2009SB 14 Simitian Senate Third Reading Amend By FUENTES Set #1
select this voteVote9/09/2009Do pass as amended.
9/09/2009Joint Rule 62(a) file notice suspended. (Page 3152.)
9/10/2009From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 10. Noes 5.) (Heard in committee on September 9.) Read second time. Amended. To second reading.
9/11/2009Read second time. To third reading.
9/12/2009Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 49. Noes 28. Page 3393.) To Senate.
9/12/2009In Senate. Senate concurs in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 22. Noes 13. Page 2440.) To enrollment.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/12/2009SB 14 Simitian Senate Third Reading By KREKORIAN
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/12/2009W/O REF. TO FILE SB14 Simitian Concurrence
10/08/2009Enrolled. To Governor at 1:45 p.m.
Vetoed10/11/2009Vetoed by Governor.
10/11/2009In Senate. To unfinished business. (Veto)
1/19/2010Stricken from Senate file.

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An Act to Amend Sections 25740 and 25741 Of, and to Add Section 25741.5 To, the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, and 399.17 Of, to Amend and Renumber Sections 399.13 and 399.16 Of, to Add Sections 399.18, 399.30, and 399.31 To, to Add Article 11 (Commencing with Section 910) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, to Repeal Section 387 Of, and to Repeal and Add Section 399.15 Of, the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.: W/O REF. TO FILE SB14 Simitian Concurrence

17 organizations supported this bill

BrightSource Energy
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California State Association of Electrical Workers
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
California State Pipe Trades Council
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
California Wind Energy Association
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
City of Los Angeles
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
Coalition of California Utility Employees
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
First Solar
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Natural Resources Defense Council
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
PG&E
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
Sempra Energy
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sierra Club
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
Solar Alliance
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
The Utility Reform Network
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Union of Concerned Scientists
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Western States Council of Sheet Metal Workers
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

16 organizations opposed this bill

California Biomass Energy Alliance
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Cattlemen's Association
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
California Farm Bureau Federation
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
California Independent System Operator
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
California Municipal Utilities Association
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Public Utilities Commission
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
Dairy Institute of California
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
Imperial Irrigation District
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Independent Energy Producers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
Modesto Irrigation District
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Northern California Power Agency
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Power And Water Resources Pooling Authority
Senate Rules Committee (2009, September 12). Bill Analysis SB 14 9/12/2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010, from Official California Legislative Information.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Southern California Edison
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Southern California Public Power Authority
(2009, September 12). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved December 18, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$0No
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
John BenoitRCA-37$0$0No
Ron CalderonDCA-30$0$0Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$0$0Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$5,600$0No
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$0$0Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$0$0Not Voting
Dave CoxRCA-1$1,500$0No
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$0$0Yes
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$0$0No
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$1,500$0No
Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$0Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$350$0Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$0$0No
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$0$0No
Bob HuffRCA-29$990$0No
Christine KehoeDCA-39$0$0Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$0$0Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$4,600$0Not Voting
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0Yes
Abel MaldonadoRCA-15$0$0Not Voting
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$0$0Not Voting
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$0$0Yes
Alex PadillaDCA-20$0$0Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$14,850$0Yes
Curren PriceDCA-26$0$0Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$0$0Yes
George RunnerRCA-17$0$0No
Joe SimitianDCA-11$4,600$0Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$3,900$0Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$0$0Yes
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$2,000$0No
Pat WigginsDCA-2$0$0Yes
Lois WolkDCA-5$6,000$0Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$0$0Not Voting
Mark WylandRCA-38$0$0No
Leland YeeDCA-8$0$0Yes

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That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$2,250No
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$35,500$750Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
John BenoitRCA-37$34,900$9,250No
Ron CalderonDCA-30$100,700$30,450Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$35,100$6,000Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$29,100$38,403No
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$157,850$1,100Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$117,000$29,897Not Voting
Dave CoxRCA-1$10,000$1,000No
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$401,968$16,300Yes
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$5,250$65,440No
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$14,200$16,000No
Dean FlorezDCA-16$2,500$0Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$135,200$1,500Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$26,550$9,000No
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$3,600$3,000No
Bob HuffRCA-29$14,390$6,480No
Christine KehoeDCA-39$108,650$25,500Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$95,100$3,000Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$90,650$18,100Not Voting
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$122,800$4,100Yes
Abel MaldonadoRCA-15$24,250$49,800Not Voting
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$101,400$20,170Not Voting
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$70,600$4,000Yes
Alex PadillaDCA-20$192,250$52,750Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$62,955$5,000Yes
Curren PriceDCA-26$117,765$8,300Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$56,160$8,800Yes
George RunnerRCA-17$13,800$23,600No
Joe SimitianDCA-11$69,100$5,500Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$249,550$41,500Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$19,600$38,950Yes
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$16,800$17,700No
Pat WigginsDCA-2$39,100$1,000Yes
Lois WolkDCA-5$168,200$4,250Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$98,500$33,274Not Voting
Mark WylandRCA-38$15,150$7,950No
Leland YeeDCA-8$164,589$20,600Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Construction unions$2,142,716
Electrical workers/IBEW$426,505
Gas & electric utilities$387,665
Alternate energy production & services$131,200
Water utilities$88,989
Environmental policy$45,890
Municipal & county government organizations$17,750
Energy production & distribution$250
Civil service & government unions$0
Consumer groups$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Electric power utilities$235,680
Dairy farmers & wholesale and retail milk, cheese and ice cream dealers$154,635
Alternate energy production & services$131,200
Manufacturing$125,031
Water utilities$88,989
Livestock$45,955
Farm Bureau/affiliated organizations & PACs$39,113
Independent power generation & cogeneration$30,150
Public official (elected or appointed)$100
Energy, natural resources & environment$0
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