CA SB 379- Residential Solar Energy Systems: Permitting Process Via Online Automated Platform
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Perhaps Bill Maher’s patience and public discontent toward California’s speed of permitting process for installing solar, in the video published by tahoe887 as “Bill Maher has waited over 1000 days to get solar” below, is finally heard by the California state legislators
On September 16, 2022, the California Governor Gavin Newsom approved the SB 379 Residential solar energy systems: permitting
California cities and counties now required to switch to automated, online residential solar permitting by 2024. Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation, SB 379, the Solar Access Act, passed both houses of California’s legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST
SB 379, as amended, Wiener. Residential solar energy systems: permitting.
Vote: majority Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: yes Local Program: yes
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
SEC. 2. Section 65850.52 is added to the Government Code, immediately following Section 65850.5, to read:
(2)Consistent with the same compliance schedule, a city, county, or city and county shall amend its ordinance adopted pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 65850.5 to authorize a residential solar energy system and a residential energy storage system to use the online, automated permitting platform.
SEC. 3. No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.
For those of you who are interested, Florida’s Miami-Dade county led the way for online solar permitting process many years ago.
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