(Friedman D) Solar energy systems: permit fees.

Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2023 html pdf

Status: 0/7/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 357, Statutes of 2023.
3/29/2023-Coauthors revised. From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Summary: Existing law, for purposes of governing property rights, defines a “solar energy system” as specified to include any solar collector or other solar energy device whose primary purpose is to provide for the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy for space heating, space cooling, electric generation, or water heating. Existing law prescribes and limits permit fees that a city or county may charge for a residential and commercial solar energy system. Existing law repeals these provisions on January 1, 2025.

This bill would extend that repeal date to January 1, 2034. By extending the operation of the requirements imposed on a city or county in connection with those solar energy systems, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws. 

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