Summary of "Green" Legislation for the 2009 California Legislative Session

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At the end of the 2009 legislative session, Governor Schwarzenegger signed a remarkable potpourri of "green" legislation into law. While some of these measures are new edicts, others supplement or amend existing statutory schemes in hopes of catalyzing swift growth in the area of private renewable energy generation to help California achieve its ambitious clean energy goals as well as the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Health & S C §§ 38500-38598 ("AB 32"). Specifically, this article addresses the following recent bills signed by the governor: SB 32, AB 920, AB 758, SB 104, AB 881, and AB 1366.

The synopses below are meant to highlight the key components of some of these newly enacted measures. However, this discussion is not meant to be all encompassing and thus, readers should review the complete text of the chaptered bills to familiarize themselves with the nuances of this newly enacted legislation. Copies of the chaptered bills may be obtained for a small fee from the Legislative Bill Room, State Capitol, 712 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 445-2323, or from the website maintained by the legislative counsel at www.leginfo.ca.gov.

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