California - SB32 - 2015

California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: emissions limit.

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Added On: 03-30-2013
Updated On: 09-08-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: John Moorlach (Republican)

Actions (7)

  • 12-05-2016 - Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
  • 12-06-2016 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 5.
  • 01-12-2017 - Referred to Com. on RLS.
  • 03-02-2017 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
  • 03-08-2017 - Re-referred to Com. on P.E. & R.
  • 03-17-2017 - Set for hearing April 24.
  • 04-25-2017 - April 24 set for first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 2. Noes 3. Page 829.) Reconsideration granted.

Votes (2)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
04-24-2017Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]SenatePublic Employees and Retirement230no
04-24-2017[First] hearing set for [04-24-2017]: Failed passage in Committee. Reconsideration grantedSenatePublic Employees and Retirement500yes

News (41)

8 States That Made 2016 a Huge Year for Clean Energy - EcoWatch
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Fri, 23 Dec 2016 19:46:28 GMT

In August, the California legislature passed remarkable climate change legislation. SB 32 builds on Assembly Bill 32, the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 that required California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

More than a dozen assembly members flipped their votes from last year to support climate change bill - Los Angeles Times
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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:34:33 GMT

... Assembly floor that they had listened to criticism from last year when the bill, SB 32, had fallen short. SB 32 now is tied to a companion bill, AB 197, that gives the Legislature greater authority over the California Air Resources Board, which is ...

California Assembly approves climate change law - Sacramento Bee
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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:30:37 GMT

After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California's greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the Assembly on Tuesday. Senate Bill 32 was seen as a crucial step for reauthorizing the state's cap-and-trade program. Gov. Jerry Brown, who ...

California has new carbon reduction goal, but details of impacts still fluid - Sacramento Bee (blog)
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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:01:31 GMT

A few weeks ago, Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, jointly celebrated the 10th anniversary of Assembly Bill 32, the legislation that launched California's war on greenhouse gases.

RNG in California: Leadership, Market Certainty - Biomass Magazine
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:52:12 GMT

By the conclusion of California's 2015-'16 legislative session at the end of August, amid a flurry of uncertainty and opposition, the state legislature passed SB 32. The bill effectively extends the LCFS and cap-and-trade compliance programs beyond ...

California Champions Cross-Border Climate Innovations - The American Prospect
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:04:49 GMT

With only a week left in the legislative session, the Assembly defied expectations by approving a bill that would build on California's existing short-term goals to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by the year ...

California Biomass Energy Alliance applauds passage of SB 32 - Biomass Magazine
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:08:59 GMT

California Gov. Edmund Brown has indicated he will sign both bills. SB 32 was sponsored by state Sen. Fran Pavley. In a statement, she said passage of the bill sends an “unmistakable signal to investors of California's commitment to clean energy and ...

California governor signs landmark climate and clean energy bills into law -
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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:09:35 GMT

California Governor Jerry Brown had threatened to take the measure directly to voters via ballot initiative as he approaches the end of his fourth and final term, but in the end, Senate Bill 32 (SB 32) was approved by the California legislature on ...

Landmark Climate Bill Passed By California Legislature - DeSmog (blog)
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:06:13 GMT

SB 32 — together with a second bill that the state legislature just passed and Brown plans to sign, Assembly Bill 197 (AB 197) — will require the state to slash emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, as well as to create a committee to ...

Pavley Amends Bill Aiming to Strengthen State's Climate Policy -
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 02:16:05 GMT

Senator Fran Pavley has amended SB 32, a bill that drives California's long story of climate leadership another step forward. In addition, Senator Pavley congratulated Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia on amending his AB 197, a critical measure to provide ...

California's New Climate Era: SB 350 And Beyond - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 22:52:30 GMT

Although not accompanied by the same fanfare as SB 32 and SB 350, SB 286 would play an important role in moving California toward meeting its climate goals. Sponsored by State Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), the bill would allow large power ...

Legislative Update: California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation Increasing ... - JD Supra (press release)
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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:22:30 GMT

The end of the California State Legislature's regular session for the year culminated in a frenzy of action, with Assembly members scrambling to pass dozens of bills before midnight on September 12, 2015. ... The proposed bill, authored by Senate ...

Implications of, and CARB's Response to, the 2015 California Climate Change ... - JD Supra (press release)
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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:48:55 GMT

The Senate leader's bill would have required a 50% RPS, doubling of building energy efficiency standards and a 50% reduction in petroleum usage in California motor vehicles. It was this last provision ... SB 32 would have established in law both 2030 ...

California legislators, bishops highlight 'Laudato Si' in pushing clean energy ... - National Catholic Reporter (blog)
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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:07:37 GMT

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, has championed Senate Bill 350, known as the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015. SB 350 would create or expand three related clean-energy goals to ... The bill, along with SB 32 ...

Another climate bill falters in California - Sacramento Bee
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:05:10 GMT

Those amendments, he said, “could have weakened the state's existing ability to fight climate change. We can't trade what is already being done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to get a new bill.” The announcement of SB 32's stalling came after ...

Assembly blocks another key climate-change bill - Sacramento Business Journal
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 01:02:15 GMT

Fran Pavley is author of SB 32, a climate-change bill. ... Senate Bill 32 was a sequel of sorts to Assembly Bill 32, her landmark 2006 legislation that created California's current climate change program and set the state's pollution reduction goals ...

Another environmental bill takes a hit in Sacramento - Los Angeles Times
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 02:25:08 GMT

Legislation to require the state to reduce its carbon emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and to 80% below those levels by 2050 was pulled from consideration. The measure, SB 32, failed to win support from lawmakers and faced objections from the ...

Sweeping Climate Change Bill SB 32 Stalls in Assembly - The People’s Vanguard of Davis (subscription)
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:57:17 GMT

As a result, Bill Author Senator Fran Pavley announced on Thursday that SB 32 would not be considered during the waning hours of the legislative session which adjourns today. Instead it will become a ... SB 32 was approved by the state Senate earlier ...

Bill to set 2030 emissions target pulled as lawmakers focus on scaled-back ... - Environment & Energy Publishing
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:56:27 GMT

... by 2030 (ClimateWire, Sept. 10). The bill that would have enshrined the state's greenhouse gas goals for 2030 and 2050 -- currently set only by gubernatorial executive order -- was shelved yesterday evening ahead of the hearing, however. S.B. 32 ...

Lawmakers representing minority districts rally around Sen. Fran Pavley's ... - Los Angeles Times
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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:44:00 GMT

Looking to boost her climate bill in the waning days of the legislative session, state Sen. Fran Pavley ... Pavley's bill, SB 32, would put into law executive orders issued by Govs. Jerry Brown ... Follow @melmason for more on California government and ...

California emissions reduction bill falters - Sacramento Bee
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Wed, 09 Sep 2015 01:17:42 GMT

Senate Bill 32 seeks to ramp up the state's emission reduction goals by cutting greenhouse gases to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below the 1990 mark by 2050. Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, recently accepted amendments ...

California Is On The Verge Of Making Climate History - ThinkProgress
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Wed, 09 Sep 2015 17:21:00 GMT

Members of the state Assembly will vote this week on California's climate bill package, which breezed through the Senate and three separate Assembly meetings earlier this year. If the package of bills passes this next obstacle, it will be ... One of ...

Calif. Assembly Nixes Greenhouse Gas Bill - Courthouse News Service
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Wed, 09 Sep 2015 18:11:15 GMT

SACRAMENTO (CN) - A focal point of California's fight to drastically curb greenhouse gases was shot down by five votes in the state Assembly late Tuesday and now its companion environmental bill is also in jeopardy. Senate Bill 32, known as the Global ...

Californians battle for far-reaching climate legislation - People's World
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:44:39 GMT

OAKLAND, Calif. - In the face of fierce opposition from Big Oil companies and Republican legislators, the California state Assembly will decide on an array of pace-setting legislative bills to combat climate change within the next three weeks ...

California Climate Bills Could Set A High Bar For The Rest Of The Country - Huffington Post
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:25:05 GMT

SB 32, from state Sen. Fran Pavley (D), would inscribe the 2030 and 2050 targets in state law. SB 350, from Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D) and Sen. Mark Leno (D), would increase the amount of energy the state is required to draw from ...

Revisions are on tap for climate change legislation - Los Angeles Times
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:26:54 GMT

Pavley's bill, SB 32, would extend and tighten California's targets for reducing emissions, putting into law executive orders issued by Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Her proposed amendment would require the Air Resources ...

Why lawmaker says climate-change bill is actually good for business - Sacramento Business Journal
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:14:13 GMT

The Agoura Hills state Senator, a Democrat who served in the Assembly until 2006, is making one final push to transform California's energy economy before departing the Legislature next year. She has a message for California's business community: even ...

Former California legislative leaders back contested climate legislation - Sacramento Bee
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:43:27 GMT

On Monday, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León will unveil endorsements for Senate Bill 350 and Senate Bill 32 from nine of California's most recent legislative leaders, including former Assembly Speakers John A. Pérez, Karen Bass, Fabian ...

Builders Association Attack Against California Setting New Carbon Pollution ... - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 23:32:28 GMT

But the notion that Senate Bill 32 (Pavley), which would establish the new carbon reduction targets, would result in an overnight ZNE mandate is simply not true. And the notion that driving greater efficiency in our buildings will effectively ... But ...

Pavley: Poll Shows 62% of Californians Think Climate Change Is Happening -
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:34:44 GMT

Climate change is happening now and already is affecting California's economy and quality of life, said 62% of the people who responded to a new poll by the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California. Slightly more ... Sen. Pavley's latest ...

Pavley's New Global Warming Bill Moving Along; Stricter than AB32 -
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 01:31:05 GMT

Pavley to extend California's efforts to reduce climate-changing pollution well into the 21st Century. Senate Bill 32 on Monday passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and now goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. SB 32 builds on ...

State Senate approves climate legislation called 'most far-reaching' in nation - Ventura County Star
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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:14:08 GMT

SACRAMENTO — The state Senate on Wednesday approved bills that would commit California to cutting petroleum consumption by 50 percent by 2030 and dramatically reducing greenhouse-gas reductions by 2050. ... Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, said her ...

Climate change: California Senate approves legislation to combat global warming - San Jose Mercury News
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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 20:29:18 GMT

Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, seethed as he told his Democratic colleagues that Senate Bill 350 would "kill thousands of blue and white collar jobs in the Central Valley." Sen. Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, pleaded with her Democratic colleagues to vote no.

California passes ambitious laws on emissions and energy efficiency - The Guardian
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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 03:48:08 GMT

The bill's author, Senator Fran Pavley, pointed out that the state was on track to meet the old goals set by the previous bill. Calling the targets “science-based numbers”, she added that the creation of new technologies was key to meeting those objectives.

State Senate OKs climate change bill, seeks to ban new offshore drilling - Los Angeles Times
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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:30:50 GMT

State senators passed legislation Wednesday intended to help California tackle climate change by setting new targets for generating renewable energy, reducing gasoline use and increasing energy efficiency in buildings. ... One, SB 32 by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), would put into law executive orders issued by Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It would require the state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, and then to 80% below 1990 levels by ...

Pavley's New Air Pollution Control Bill Clears Senate -
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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 21:20:05 GMT

“California is closing on its current goal,” said Pavley, D-Agoura Hills. “SB 32 will keep ... “The Golden State is a leader and a laboratory for inventing and perfecting new technologies that attract billions of dollars in investments and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs,” said Pavley. SB 32, by cutting all types of air pollution, will boost the quality and the length of people's lives, particularly in such heavily impacted areas as the San Joaquin Valley and the Los Angeles Basin, the senator stressed. That translates to ...

California Climate Change Bills Hot Off the Floor - RealEstateRama (press release)
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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:43:18 GMT

The California State Senate and Assembly took a critical step towards building a clean energy future by passing out of their houses of origin several significant bills that will continue California's climate change leadership. ... The bills would ensure that California's successful carbon reduction strategies extend beyond 2020 (AB 1288, Atkins) and set a specific climate pollution reduction target for 2050 (SB 32, Pavley); increase the state's use of renewables electricity to 50 percent by 2030 (SB 350, De León and AB 645 ...

Calif. Senate passes climate package aiming for 50% renewable power, halving ... - Environment & Energy Publishing
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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:29:43 GMT

California's Senate yesterday accelerated the state's push for clean energy, passing a bundle of climate bills that aimed to shrink sharply greenhouse gas emissions, increase renewable power to 50 percent of electricity and chop in half petroleum use by 2030. The upper chamber's ... The state Senate also approved S.B. 32 from Sen. ... The language in the bill on petroleum use, for example, tells the state air board to adopt a "cost effective, and technologically feasible," means of halving gas and diesel consumption.

California Senate passes sweeping 12-bill climate & renewables package - Utility Dive
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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:58:46 GMT

S.B. 32, another major package component, would extend the landmark climate change law by requiring the California Air Resources Board to lay out and implement a plan to get the state's greenhouse gas emissions 80% below the 1990 levels by 2050.

Gov. Brown prepares state to cut greenhouse gases by 40% by 2030; oil industry ... - Environment & Energy Publishing
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:43:01 GMT

In Sacramento yesterday, lawmakers heard disagreements about a bill to set the 2030 greenhouse gas target and another one to mandate electricity, petroleum and building efficiency measures to achieve the goal. S.B. 32, by Sen. Fran Pavley (D), and S.B. 350, from De León, both passed out of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee to the Senate Appropriations Committee. S.B. 32 would, like its 2006 predecessor A.B. 32, authorize the California Air Resources Board to set greenhouse gas targets from a ...

California panel votes for new climate goals - Argus Media
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:26:33 GMT

SB 32, introduced by state senator Fran Pavley (D), authorizes the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to determine interim GHG reduction targets for 2030 and 2040, consistent with an executive order signed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) in 2005 that requires an 80pc reduction from 1990 levels by 2050. The interim targets ... The governor's order "would be a good framing of this bill, and in future hearings, I want to amend [SB 32] to reflect the governor's goal," Pavley said. California has made ...