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Bill Detail: HB24-1339

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Title Disproportionately Impact Community Air Pollution
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/14/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Natural Resources & Environment
House Sponsors M. Weissman (D)
M. Rutinel (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/26/2024

Under current law, the air quality control commission
(commission) consists of 9 members. As of October 1, 2024, section 2 of
the bill increases the membership of the commission to 11 members to
  • One member who represents a disproportionately impacted
community and the interests of communities of color and
who does not derive income from an entity that the
commission regulates; and
  • One climate scientist employed by an organization that
does not derive income from an entity that the commission
Under current law, the commission is required to adopt rules
regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industrial and
manufacturing sector (sector). Section 3 requires the commission to adopt
rules, to be implemented by January 1, 2025, that:
  • Prohibit GHG emissions from the sector from increasing in
the near term and require sector-wide emissions not to
exceed 97 million metric tons of total carbon dioxide
equivalent cumulatively between 2025 and 2030;
  • Prohibit a sector source from complying with GHG
emissions compliance obligations by making a payment
unless the payment is made in exchange for GHG credit
that is surrendered as part of a GHG credit trading
program; and
  • Establish source-specific GHG emission reduction
requirements that must be met through direct reductions of
GHG emissions for a sector source that adversely affects a
disproportionately impacted community.
Section 3 also clarifies the definition of GHG credit, as applied
to the requirement for commission rule-making, to include an allowance
to emit one metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent of GHG by a
regulated source.

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