In an effort to dramatically reduce the state’s highest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, curb the impacts of future wildfires and prevent unnecessary damage to life and property, Senate Bill 1463 will continuously appropriate 25 percent of cap and trade funds to counties to harden the state’s utility infrastructure and better manage wildlands and forests. This measure requires counties that accept funds to move swiftly in providing a plan for the funds within 6 months and the funds to be encumbered within 2 years. Any funds neither planned for nor encumbered within those timelines will be reverted to those counties making plans for the money. Killed in Senate Environmental Quality Committee. Bill page.
Thursday, March 22, 2018