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AB 1945 (Garcia) California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund: investment plan.

Position:Watch
Status:Vetoed by Governor
Summary:
Would require the state board to work with state agencies administering grant programs that allocate moneys from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to give specified communities preferential points during grant application scoring, to include a specified application timeline for programs with competitive application processes, and to allow applicants from the Counties of Imperial and San Diego to include daytime population numbers in grant applications.
 
Would additionally require the moneys in the fund to be used to facilitate the achievement of reductions of greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the act and to increase water supply resilience; reduce or prevent increases in transportation, energy, or fuel costs, particularly in disadvantaged communities; accelerate the development and implementation of low-carbon technology; reduce vehicle miles traveled; promote zoning and development activities that increase public access to essential services or amenities; promote partnerships between multiple jurisdictions; promote climate change adaptation capacity; and improve community access to green space.

 

Comments:
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1945 without my signature.

This bill creates requirements that would apply to a broad range of climate change competitive grant programs, including criteria to prioritize certain communities and projects over others. 

The general goals of this bill have merit but would be better achieved through the budget process. 

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.
More Info:Legislative Website Info
Last Updated:October 2, 2018