GOVERNOR SIGNS FIVE KEHOE BILLS INTO LAW

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SACRAMENTO – Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) announced today that Gov. Schwarzenegger recently signed five of her bills into law, including ones dealing with redevelopment funds, solar energy, and hybrid vehicles.

 

“I’m grateful for the governor’s support of these bills that will improve the quality of life for Californians,” Kehoe said. “Government can work for the people, and I think the public will see that with these new laws.”

Below are descriptions of the bills provided by Senator Kehoe's office:

Redevelopment Limits (SB 93): This law restricts redevelopment agencies from moving funds for blighted areas to projects with little to no benefit to taxpayers within the blighted community.
 


Clean Energy Production (SB 412): 
This law extends the deadline and broadens the number of clean energy technologies eligible for receiving state incentives for generating cleaner and more efficient energy.
 


Seatless Bicycles (SB 527)
This law allows bicycles designed to operate without a seat to be legally ridden on streets. This change will allow companies building these bicycles in California to market them in-state, increase their production, and create more jobs for local economies.
 


Plug-In Hybrids (SB 626): 
This law makes it easier to deploy plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in California by addressing infrastructure needs.


Electricity Rates (SB 695)
: This law ensures that utility customers pay the real cost of electricity, rather than rates which have varied greatly since the state energy crisis in 2001. It also creates more competition by allowing businesses to shop for the best energy deal.
 

View the text of all the bills signed into law and click on “legislation.”

Comments

Our costs higher ? Electricity Rates (SB 695)

But with this will our costs be even higher ?.
or will the (supposed) competition, make it even or cheaper, or fair ?.
Are we going to have to do like stores, "shop around" for the best deal ?
Change suppliers every year or 2 or 3 and get penalized for it ?..

(Electricity Rates (SB 695): This law ensures that utility customers pay the real cost of electricity, rather than rates which have varied greatly since the state energy crisis in 2001. It also creates more competition by allowing businesses to shop for the best energy deal)