California - AB590 - 2015

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

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Financing and Financial Incentives

Added On: 02-28-2015
Updated On: 09-08-2017
Status: Pass
Primary Sponsor: Jose Medina (Democratic)





Actions (17)

  • 02-14-2017 - Read first time. To print.
  • 02-15-2017 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 17.
  • 02-27-2017 - Referred to Com. on P.E., R., & S.S.
  • 04-20-2017 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 19). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
  • 05-10-2017 - From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 10).
  • 05-11-2017 - Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.
  • 05-18-2017 - In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
  • 05-18-2017 - Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 69. Noes 0. Page 1617.)
  • 06-01-2017 - Referred to Com. on P.E. & R.
  • 06-13-2017 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 12). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
  • 06-26-2017 - From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and ordered to consent calendar.
  • 06-27-2017 - Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.
  • 07-03-2017 - In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
  • 07-03-2017 - Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 33. Noes 0. Page 1842.).
  • 07-12-2017 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.
  • 07-24-2017 - Approved by the Governor.
  • 07-24-2017 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 108, Statutes of 2017.

Votes (5)

News (6)

Decline of Valley biomass plants a threat to ag - Hanford Sentinel
Published by hanfordsentinel.com
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:50:51 GMT

The Delano biomass facility that receives agricultural waste from Kings and other counties may shut down unless proposed legislation, AB 590, gets passed. ... That's the only facility Covanta is still operating in California. There's no guarantee it'll ...

California bill calls for state to share biomass fuel costs - Biomass Magazine
Published by biomassmagazine.com
Fri, 22 May 2015 18:41:17 GMT

The bill was first introduced in February by Assembly Members Brian Dahle, R-Redding, and Rudy Salas , D- Bakersfield, to create the Biomass State Cost Share Account within the GHG Reduction Fund. Certain amounts from the GHG ... Dahle's goal with ...

California's Homeless Biomass Problem - Biomass Magazine
Published by biomassmagazine.com
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:16:03 GMT

California's immense stores of waste biomass once had a plush abode in the equitably priced, long-term power purchase agreements (PPA) that stemmed from the state's aggressive interpretation of federal legislation—the Public Utilities Regulatory ...

California's Biomass Debacle, Part 3 - Biomass Magazine
Published by biomassmagazine.com
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:21:34 GMT

Jerry Brown's state of emergency declaration on the number of dead and dying trees in the state, due to the drought and pine beetle epidemic, and its strong emphasis on getting that material to bioenergy facilities. Today, I was made aware of another ...

California bill to incentivize biomass fuel passes Assembly - Biomass Magazine
Published by biomassmagazine.com
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 22:54:42 GMT

Another area Dahle and Salas hope AB 590 can address is the loss of biomass power generation in the state, due to some biomass power plants struggling to renew expiring power purchase agreements (PPA). In the last 12 months, California has closed five ...

Biomass Plant Subsidy, Grant Get Supes' Support - MyMotherLode.com
Published by mymotherlode.com
Tue, 19 May 2015 22:00:56 GMT

The supervisors voted to send a letter in support of AB 590, which would continue State funding for California's biomass industry. Heard on May 13, the bill will shortly be heard again by the Assembly. If it passes there and through the Senate, it will allow $74 ...