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Key California State Assembly & Senate Votes on Climate 2011-2016

Here are the Key Votes on Climate in the California Assembly and Senate in recent years. We also included some draft language that you can use to show his or her position on each vote. Once you check on how he or she voted, feel free to copy and paste the sample language from here directly onto the wiki.

The bills below are in chronological order.

Senate

SB 100 (2017) - 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

Summary: This bill would strengthen SB350, The Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act, passed in 2015, and set a 100% renewable energy mandate for 2045.

Sample Language: In [date], he/she voted for/against SB100, which mandated a 100% renewable energy target by 2045.

Links:

News Piece: https://www.energymanagertoday.com/california-sb-100-mandate-100-clean-energy-2045-0169806/

Bill Info: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB100 Votes:

SB 32 (2015, 2016) - California Global Warming Solutions Act (corresponding bill to AB 197)

Summary: The California Global Warming Solutions Act, initially passed in 2006, had it targets strengthened in 2016. AB 197 is the corresponding Assembly Bill. The bill was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2016.

Sample Language: In August 2016, he/she voted for/against strengthening SB 32, which mandates a 80% reduction in the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Links

Bill Info: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB32 Votes: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sb_32_vote_20150713_000001_asm_comm.html

SB 350 (2015) - Clean Energy & Pollution Reduction Act

Summary: SB 350 established new clean energy, clean air and greenhouse gas reduction goals for 2030 and beyond, including setting California’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels.

Sample Language:' In October 2015, he/she voted for/against SB 350: The Clean Energy & Pollution Reduction Act, which established new California clean energy, clean air and greenhouse gas reduction goals for 2030.

Links: Bill Info: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB350 Votes: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0301-0350/sb_350_vote_20150603_1116AM_sen_floor.html

California Assembly

AB 197 (2015) - California Global Warming Solutions Act (corresponding bill to SB 32)

Summary: The California Global Warming Solutions Act, initially passed in 2006, had it targets strengthened in 2016. SB 32 is the corresponding Senate Bill. The bill was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2016.

Sample Language: In Aug 2016, he/she voted for/against strengthening AB 197, which mandates a 80% reduction in the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Link: Bill Info: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB197 Votes: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billVotesClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB197

AB 2722 (2016) - Transformative Climate Communities Program

Summary: AB 2722 requires that the California Strategic Growth Council set up a competitive process to award monies to neighborhood-scale projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide local, environmental, economic, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities

Sample Language: In September 2016, he/she voted for/against SB 2722: Transformative Climate Communities Program which would award monies to neighborhood-scale projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide local, environmental, economic, and health benefits.

Links: Bill Info: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB2722 Votes: http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_2701-2750/ab_2722_vote_20160831_0800PM_asm_floor.html

AB 1110 (2016) - Greenhouse gases emissions intensity reporting

Summary: AB 1110 requires every retail supplier to disclose the associated GHG emissions intensity for the previous calendar year’s energy portfolio.

Sample Language: In September 2016, he/she voted for/against AB 1110, which required every retail supplier to disclose the associated GHG emissions intensity for the previous calendar year’s energy portfolio.

Links: Bill Info: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1110 Votes: http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1101-1150/ab_1110_vote_20150827_000001_sen_comm.html