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SB-465 Property Assessed Clean Energy Program: wildfire safety improvements.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/27/2018 09:00 PM
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Senate Bill No. 465
CHAPTER 837

An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 22003.5 of the Financial Code, to amend, repeal, and add Section 53313.5 and 53355.7 of the Government Code, to amend, repeal, and add Sections 5898.16, 5898.17, 5902, 5913, and 5954 of, and to add and repeal Section 5899.4 of, the Streets and Highways Code, relating to the Property Assessed Clean Energy program.

[ Approved by Governor  September 27, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  September 27, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 465, Jackson. Property Assessed Clean Energy Program: wildfire safety improvements.
Existing law, known commonly as the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, authorizes a public agency, by making specified findings, to authorize public agency officials and property owners to enter into voluntary contractual assessments to finance the installation of distributed generation renewable energy sources or energy or water efficiency improvements that are permanently fixed to real property.
Existing law, the California Financing Law (CFL), requires a program administrator who administers a PACE program on behalf of, and with the written consent of, a public agency to comply with specified requirements relating to the PACE program, including requiring, commencing on January 1, 2019, a program administrator to be licensed by the Commissioner of Business Oversight under the California Financing Law.
The Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 authorizes a community facilities district to finance the purchase, construction, expansion, improvement, or rehabilitation of certain facilities, including, among others, finance and refinance the acquisition, installation, and improvement of energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy improvements to or on real property and in buildings, as specified.
This bill would, until January 1, 2029, enact the Wildfire Safety Finance Act, which would expand these provisions to also authorize a legislative body that has accepted the designation of Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone to designate an area for contractual assessments to finance the installation of wildfire safety improvements that are permanently fixed to real property, in accordance with specified procedures and requirements that are similar to requirements that apply to the PACE program under existing law. The bill would define “public agency,” for purposes of financing the installation of wildfire safety improvements, to mean a city, county, or city and county. The bill would make conforming changes in the CFL, the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982, and other related laws to that effect.
This bill would become operative only if 2 specified provisions of AB 2063 become operative on or before January 1, 2019.
This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 5913 of the Streets and Highways Code proposed by AB 2063 to be operative only if this bill and AB 2063 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares that this act shall be known as the Wildfire Safety Finance Act.

SEC. 2.

 Section 22003.5 of the Financial Code is amended to read:

22003.5.
 “Assessment contract” means an agreement entered into between all property owners of record on real property and a public agency in which, for voluntary contractual assessments imposed on the real property, the public agency provides a PACE assessment for the installation of one or more efficiency improvements on the real property in accordance with a PACE program, specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 of the Streets and Highways Code, or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 22003.5 is added to the Financial Code, to read:

22003.5.
 “Assessment contract” means an agreement entered into between all property owners of record on real property and a public agency in which, for voluntary contractual assessments imposed on the real property, the public agency provides a PACE assessment for the installation of one or more efficiency improvements on the real property in accordance with a PACE program, specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 of the Streets and Highways Code, or Section 5899 or 5899.3 of the Streets and Highways Code, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code.
This section shall become operative on January 1, 2029.

SEC. 4.

 Section 53313.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

53313.5.
 A community facilities district may also finance the purchase, construction, expansion, improvement, or rehabilitation of any real or other tangible property with an estimated useful life of five years or longer or may finance planning and design work that is directly related to the purchase, construction, expansion, or rehabilitation of any real or tangible property. The facilities need not be physically located within the district. A district may not lease out facilities that it has financed except pursuant to a lease agreement or annexation agreement entered into prior to January 1, 1988. A district may only finance the purchase of facilities whose construction has been completed, as determined by the legislative body, before the resolution of formation to establish the district is adopted pursuant to Section 53325.1, except that a district may finance the purchase of facilities completed after the adoption of the resolution of formation if the facility was constructed as if it had been constructed under the direction and supervision, or under the authority of, the local agency that will own or operate the facility. For example, a community facilities district may finance facilities, including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Local park, recreation, parkway, and open-space facilities.
(b) Elementary and secondary schoolsites and structures provided that the facilities meet the building area and cost standards established by the State Allocation Board.
(c) Libraries.
(d) Child care facilities, including costs of insuring the facilities against loss, liability insurance in connection with the operation of the facility, and other insurance costs relating to the operation of the facilities, but excluding all other operational costs. However, the proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to this chapter shall not be used to pay these insurance costs.
(e) The district may also finance the construction or undergrounding of water transmission and distribution facilities, natural gas pipeline facilities, telephone lines, facilities for the transmission or distribution of electrical energy, and cable television lines to provide access to those services to customers who do not have access to those services or to mitigate existing visual blight. The district may enter into an agreement with a public utility to utilize those facilities to provide a particular service and for the conveyance of those facilities to the public utility. “Public utility” shall include all utilities, whether public and regulated by the Public Utilities Commission, or municipal. If the facilities are conveyed to the public utility, the agreement shall provide that the cost or a portion of the cost of the facilities that are the responsibility of the utility shall be refunded by the public utility to the district or improvement area thereof, to the extent that refunds are applicable pursuant to (1) the Public Utilities Code or rules of the Public Utilities Commission, as to utilities regulated by the commission, or (2) other laws regulating public utilities. Any reimbursement made to the district shall be utilized to reduce or minimize the special tax levied within the district or improvement area, or to construct or acquire additional facilities within the district or improvement area, as specified in the resolution of formation.
(f) The district may also finance the acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, or maintenance of any real or other tangible property, whether privately or publicly owned, for flood and storm protection services, including, but not limited to, storm drainage and treatment systems and sandstorm protection systems.
(g) The district may also pay in full all amounts necessary to eliminate any fixed special assessment liens or to pay, repay, or defease any obligation to pay or any indebtedness secured by any tax, fee, charge, or assessment levied within the area of a community facilities district or may pay debt service on that indebtedness. When the amount financed by the district is to pay a tax, fee, charge, or assessment imposed by a public agency other than the one conducting the proceedings, and if the amount provided to the other public agency will not be entirely used to pay off or prepay an assessment lien or special tax obligation pursuant to the property owner’s legal right to do so, the written consent of the other public agency is required. In addition, tax revenues of a district may be used to make lease or debt service payments on any lease, lease-purchase contract, or certificate of participation used to finance facilities authorized to be financed by the district.
(h) Any other governmental facilities that the legislative body creating the community facilities district is authorized by law to contribute revenue to, or construct, own, or operate. However, the district shall not operate or maintain or, except as otherwise provided in subdivisions (e) and (k), have any ownership interest in any facilities for the transmission or distribution of natural gas, telephone service, or electrical energy.
(i) (1) A district may also pay for the following:
(A) Work deemed necessary to bring buildings or real property, including privately owned buildings or real property, into compliance with seismic safety standards or regulations. Only work certified as necessary to comply with seismic safety standards or regulations by local building officials may be financed. No project involving the dismantling of an existing building and its replacement by a new building, nor the construction of a new or substantially new building may be financed pursuant to this subparagraph. Work on qualified historical buildings or structures shall be done in accordance with the State Historical Building Code (Part 2.7 (commencing with Section 18950) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code).
(B) In addition, within any county or area designated by the President of the United States or by the Governor as a disaster area or for which the Governor has proclaimed the existence of a state of emergency because of earthquake damage, a district may also pay for any work deemed necessary to repair any damage to real property directly or indirectly caused by the occurrence of an earthquake cited in the President’s or the Governor’s designation or proclamation, or by aftershocks associated with that earthquake, including work to reconstruct, repair, shore up, or replace any building damaged or destroyed by the earthquake, and specifically including, but not limited to, work on any building damaged or destroyed in the Loma Prieta earthquake that occurred on October 17, 1989, or by its aftershocks. Work may be financed pursuant to this subparagraph only on property or buildings identified in a resolution of intention to establish a community facilities district adopted within seven years of the date on which the county or area is designated as a disaster area by the President or by the Governor or on which the Governor proclaims for the area the existence of a state of emergency.
(2) Work on privately owned property, including reconstruction or replacement of privately owned buildings pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1), may only be financed by a tax levy if all of the votes cast on the question of levying the tax, vote in favor of levying the tax, or with the prior written consent to the tax of the owners of all property that may be subject to the tax, in that case the prior written consent shall be deemed to constitute a vote in favor of the tax and any associated bond issue. Any district created to finance seismic safety work on privately owned buildings, including repair, reconstruction, or replacement of privately owned buildings pursuant to this subdivision, shall consist only of lots or parcels that the legislative body finds have buildings that were damaged or destroyed by the earthquake cited pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) or by the aftershocks of that earthquake.
(j) A district may also pay for the following:
(1) Work deemed necessary to repair and abate damage caused to privately owned buildings and structures by soil deterioration. “Soil deterioration” means a chemical reaction by soils that causes structural damage or defects in construction materials including concrete, steel, and ductile or cast iron. Only work certified as necessary by local building officials may be financed. No project involving the dismantling of an existing building or structure and its replacement by a new building or structure, nor the construction of a new or substantially new building or structure may be financed pursuant to this paragraph.
(2) Work on privately owned buildings and structures pursuant to this subdivision, including reconstruction, repair, and abatement of damage caused by soil deterioration, may only be financed by a tax levy if all of the votes cast on the question of levying the tax vote in favor of levying the tax. Any district created to finance the work on privately owned buildings or structures, including reconstruction, repair, and abatement of damage caused by soil deterioration, shall consist only of lots or parcels on which the legislative body finds that the buildings or structures to be worked on pursuant to this subdivision suffer from soil deterioration.
(k) A district may also finance the acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, or maintenance of any real or other tangible property, whether privately or publicly owned, for the purposes of removal or remedial action for the cleanup of any hazardous substance released or threatened to be released into the environment. As used in this subdivision, “remedial action” and “removal” shall have the meaning set forth in Sections 25322 and 25323, respectively, of the Health and Safety Code, and “hazardous substance” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 25281 of the Health and Safety Code.
(l) A district may also finance and refinance the acquisition, installation, and improvement of energy efficiency, water conservation, wildfire safety improvements as defined in Section 5899.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, and renewable energy improvements that are affixed, as specified in Section 660 of the Civil Code, to or on real property and in buildings, whether the real property or buildings are privately or publicly owned. Energy efficiency, water conservation, wildfire safety improvements as defined in Section 5899.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, and renewable energy improvements financed by a district may only be installed on a privately owned building and on privately owned real property with the prior written consent of the owner or owners of the building or real property. This chapter shall not be used to finance installation of energy efficiency, water conservation, wildfire safety improvements as defined in Section 5899.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, and renewable energy improvements on a privately owned building or on privately owned real property in connection with the initial construction of a residential building unless the initial construction is undertaken by the intended owner or occupant.
(m) Any improvement on private property authorized to be financed by this section shall constitute a “public facility” for purposes of this chapter and a “public improvement” for purposes of Part 1 (commencing with Section 3100) and Part 2 (commencing with Section 3110) of Division 4.5 of the Streets and Highways Code, whether the improvement is owned by a private entity, if the legislative body has determined that the improvement provides a public benefit, or the improvement is owned by a public agency.
(n) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 5.

 Section 53313.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

53313.5.
 A community facilities district may also finance the purchase, construction, expansion, improvement, or rehabilitation of any real or other tangible property with an estimated useful life of five years or longer or may finance planning and design work that is directly related to the purchase, construction, expansion, or rehabilitation of any real or tangible property. The facilities need not be physically located within the district. A district may not lease out facilities that it has financed except pursuant to a lease agreement or annexation agreement entered into prior to January 1, 1988. A district may only finance the purchase of facilities whose construction has been completed, as determined by the legislative body, before the resolution of formation to establish the district is adopted pursuant to Section 53325.1, except that a district may finance the purchase of facilities completed after the adoption of the resolution of formation if the facility was constructed as if it had been constructed under the direction and supervision, or under the authority of, the local agency that will own or operate the facility. For example, a community facilities district may finance facilities, including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Local park, recreation, parkway, and open-space facilities.
(b) Elementary and secondary schoolsites and structures provided that the facilities meet the building area and cost standards established by the State Allocation Board.
(c) Libraries.
(d) Child care facilities, including costs of insuring the facilities against loss, liability insurance in connection with the operation of the facility, and other insurance costs relating to the operation of the facilities, but excluding all other operational costs. However, the proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to this chapter shall not be used to pay these insurance costs.
(e) The district may also finance the construction or undergrounding of water transmission and distribution facilities, natural gas pipeline facilities, telephone lines, facilities for the transmission or distribution of electrical energy, and cable television lines to provide access to those services to customers who do not have access to those services or to mitigate existing visual blight. The district may enter into an agreement with a public utility to utilize those facilities to provide a particular service and for the conveyance of those facilities to the public utility. “Public utility” shall include all utilities, whether public and regulated by the Public Utilities Commission, or municipal. If the facilities are conveyed to the public utility, the agreement shall provide that the cost or a portion of the cost of the facilities that are the responsibility of the utility shall be refunded by the public utility to the district or improvement area thereof, to the extent that refunds are applicable pursuant to (1) the Public Utilities Code or rules of the Public Utilities Commission, as to utilities regulated by the commission, or (2) other laws regulating public utilities. Any reimbursement made to the district shall be utilized to reduce or minimize the special tax levied within the district or improvement area, or to construct or acquire additional facilities within the district or improvement area, as specified in the resolution of formation.
(f) The district may also finance the acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, or maintenance of any real or other tangible property, whether privately or publicly owned, for flood and storm protection services, including, but not limited to, storm drainage and treatment systems and sandstorm protection systems.
(g) The district may also pay in full all amounts necessary to eliminate any fixed special assessment liens or to pay, repay, or defease any obligation to pay or any indebtedness secured by any tax, fee, charge, or assessment levied within the area of a community facilities district or may pay debt service on that indebtedness. When the amount financed by the district is to pay a tax, fee, charge, or assessment imposed by a public agency other than the one conducting the proceedings, and if the amount provided to the other public agency will not be entirely used to pay off or prepay an assessment lien or special tax obligation pursuant to the property owner’s legal right to do so, the written consent of the other public agency is required. In addition, tax revenues of a district may be used to make lease or debt service payments on any lease, lease-purchase contract, or certificate of participation used to finance facilities authorized to be financed by the district.
(h) Any other governmental facilities that the legislative body creating the community facilities district is authorized by law to contribute revenue to, or construct, own, or operate. However, the district shall not operate or maintain or, except as otherwise provided in subdivisions (e) and (k), have any ownership interest in any facilities for the transmission or distribution of natural gas, telephone service, or electrical energy.
(i) (1) A district may also pay for the following:
(A) Work deemed necessary to bring buildings or real property, including privately owned buildings or real property, into compliance with seismic safety standards or regulations. Only work certified as necessary to comply with seismic safety standards or regulations by local building officials may be financed. No project involving the dismantling of an existing building and its replacement by a new building, nor the construction of a new or substantially new building may be financed pursuant to this subparagraph. Work on qualified historical buildings or structures shall be done in accordance with the State Historical Building Code (Part 2.7 (commencing with Section 18950) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code).
(B) In addition, within any county or area designated by the President of the United States or by the Governor as a disaster area or for which the Governor has proclaimed the existence of a state of emergency because of earthquake damage, a district may also pay for any work deemed necessary to repair any damage to real property directly or indirectly caused by the occurrence of an earthquake cited in the President’s or the Governor’s designation or proclamation, or by aftershocks associated with that earthquake, including work to reconstruct, repair, shore up, or replace any building damaged or destroyed by the earthquake, and specifically including, but not limited to, work on any building damaged or destroyed in the Loma Prieta earthquake that occurred on October 17, 1989, or by its aftershocks. Work may be financed pursuant to this subparagraph only on property or buildings identified in a resolution of intention to establish a community facilities district adopted within seven years of the date on which the county or area is designated as a disaster area by the President or by the Governor or on which the Governor proclaims for the area the existence of a state of emergency.
(2) Work on privately owned property, including reconstruction or replacement of privately owned buildings pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1), may only be financed by a tax levy if all of the votes cast on the question of levying the tax, vote in favor of levying the tax, or with the prior written consent to the tax of the owners of all property that may be subject to the tax, in that case the prior written consent shall be deemed to constitute a vote in favor of the tax and any associated bond issue. Any district created to finance seismic safety work on privately owned buildings, including repair, reconstruction, or replacement of privately owned buildings pursuant to this subdivision, shall consist only of lots or parcels that the legislative body finds have buildings that were damaged or destroyed by the earthquake cited pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) or by the aftershocks of that earthquake.
(j) A district may also pay for the following:
(1) Work deemed necessary to repair and abate damage caused to privately owned buildings and structures by soil deterioration. “Soil deterioration” means a chemical reaction by soils that causes structural damage or defects in construction materials including concrete, steel, and ductile or cast iron. Only work certified as necessary by local building officials may be financed. No project involving the dismantling of an existing building or structure and its replacement by a new building or structure, nor the construction of a new or substantially new building or structure may be financed pursuant to this paragraph.
(2) Work on privately owned buildings and structures pursuant to this subdivision, including reconstruction, repair, and abatement of damage caused by soil deterioration, may only be financed by a tax levy if all of the votes cast on the question of levying the tax vote in favor of levying the tax. Any district created to finance the work on privately owned buildings or structures, including reconstruction, repair, and abatement of damage caused by soil deterioration, shall consist only of lots or parcels on which the legislative body finds that the buildings or structures to be worked on pursuant to this subdivision suffer from soil deterioration.
(k) A district may also finance the acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, or maintenance of any real or other tangible property, whether privately or publicly owned, for the purposes of removal or remedial action for the cleanup of any hazardous substance released or threatened to be released into the environment. As used in this subdivision, “remedial action” and “removal” shall have the meaning set forth in Sections 25322 and 25323, respectively, of the Health and Safety Code, and “hazardous substance” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 25281 of the Health and Safety Code.
(l) A district may also finance and refinance the acquisition, installation, and improvement of energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy improvements that are affixed, as specified in Section 660 of the Civil Code, to or on real property and in buildings, whether the real property or buildings are privately or publicly owned. Energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy improvements financed by a district may only be installed on a privately owned building and on privately owned real property with the prior written consent of the owner or owners of the building or real property. This chapter shall not be used to finance installation of energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy improvements on a privately owned building or on privately owned real property in connection with the initial construction of a residential building unless the initial construction is undertaken by the intended owner or occupant.
(m) Any improvement on private property authorized to be financed by this section shall constitute a “public facility” for purposes of this chapter and a “public improvement” for purposes of Part 1 (commencing with Section 3100) and Part 2 (commencing with Section 3110) of Division 4.5 of the Streets and Highways Code, whether the improvement is owned by a private entity, if the legislative body has determined that the improvement provides a public benefit, or the improvement is owned by a public agency.
(n) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2029.

SEC. 6.

 Section 53355.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:

53355.7.
 The refusal by a person to undertake or cause to be undertaken an act relating to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5, including formation of, or annexation to, a community facilities district, voting to levy a special tax, or authorizing another to vote to levy a special tax, shall not be a factor when considering the approval of a legislative or adjudicative act, or both, including, but not limited to, the planning, use, or development of real property or any change in governmental organization or reorganization, as defined by Section 56021 or 56037, if the purpose of the community facilities district is to finance energy efficiency, water conservation, wildfire safety improvements as defined in Section 5899.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, and renewable energy improvements.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 7.

 Section 53355.7 is added to the Government Code, to read:

53355.7.
 The refusal by a person to undertake or cause to be undertaken an act relating to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5, including formation of, or annexation to, a community facilities district, voting to levy a special tax, or authorizing another to vote to levy a special tax, shall not be a factor when considering the approval of a legislative or adjudicative act, or both, including, but not limited to, the planning, use, or development of real property or any change in governmental organization or reorganization, as defined by Section 56021 or 56037, if the purpose of the community facilities district is to finance energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy improvements.
This section shall become operative on January 1, 2029.

SEC. 8.

 Section 5898.16 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

5898.16.
 (a) A public agency shall not permit a property owner to participate in any program established pursuant to this chapter for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4 if any of the following apply:
(1) The property owner’s participation would result in the total amount of the annual property taxes and assessments exceeding 5 percent of the property’s market value, as determined at the time of approval of the property owner’s contractual assessment.
(2) The property does not comply with the conditions specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, and paragraph (8), and, in addition, for properties with energy efficiency improvements specified under Section 5898.20 of this code and paragraph (7) of subdivision (a) of Section 26063 of the Public Resources Code.
(b) A public agency shall not permit the property owner to participate in any program established pursuant to this chapter for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4 unless the property owner is given the right to cancel the contractual assessment without penalty or obligation, consistent with the following:
(1) The property owner shall receive the right to cancel document set forth below or a substantially similar document that displays the same information in a substantially similar format. The document shall be provided to the property owner as a printed copy unless the property owner agrees to an electronic copy.
Right to Cancel
Property Owner:  [Owner Full Name],[Phone],[Email] 
Property Address:  [Property Address] 

Your Right to Cancel:

You are entering into a contractual assessment with [Provider] for financing that will result in a lien on the property at [Property Address]. You may cancel this transaction, without cost, on or before midnight on the third business day after whichever of the following events occurs last:
(1) The date on which you signed the contractual assessment.
(2) The date you received your Financing Estimate and Disclosure.
(3) The date you received this notice of your right to cancel.
If you cancel the transaction, [Provider], within 20 calendar days after [Provider] receives notice of cancellation, must take the steps necessary to reflect the fact that, if recorded, the lien on your property has been discharged and removed from the tax rolls, and [Provider] must return to you any money you have given in connection with your application, not including the application processing fee. After [Provider] has done the things mentioned above, you must return any money paid to you or on your behalf, whether to your contractor or any other person. All money must be returned to the address below.


If you cancel the transaction:
●You will not be charged a cancellation fee; and
●You will be refunded any money you have given, excluding application and processing fees as applicable.
To cancel this transaction, you may submit this form to [Provider] in writing at:
Provider:__________
Attn:Right to Cancel Notification
Email:__________
Fax number:__________
Address:__________
Deadline to Cancel:
If you want to cancel this transaction, you must submit this form on or before midnight on the third business day after whichever of the following events occurs last:
(1) The date on which you signed the contractual assessment.
(2) The date you received your Financing Estimate and Disclosure.
(3) The date you received this notice of your right to cancel.
You may use any written statement that is signed and dated by you and states your intention to cancel, or you may use this notice by dating and signing below. If you cancel by mail, fax, or email, you must send the notice no later than midnight of the third business day following the date on which you signed the contractual assessment. If you send or deliver your written notice to cancel some other way, it must be delivered to the above address no later than midnight on the third business day after whichever of the following events occurs last:
(1) The date on which you signed the contractual assessment.
(2) The date you received your Financing Estimate and Disclosure.
(3) The date you received this notice of your right to cancel.
I WISH TO CANCEL
Property Owner  
Date
(2) The property owner is deemed to have given notice of cancellation at the moment that the property owner sends the notice by mail, email, or fax or at the moment that the property owner otherwise delivers the notice, as applicable.
(c) This section only applies to a property owner who seeks to participate in a program established pursuant to this chapter for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4 for a residential property with four or fewer units.
(d) For the purposes of this section, “property owner” shall include all owners of record.
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 9.

 Section 5898.16 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

5898.16.
 (a) A public agency shall not permit a property owner to participate in any program established pursuant to this chapter for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3 if any of the following apply:
(1) The property owner’s participation would result in the total amount of the annual property taxes and assessments exceeding 5 percent of the property’s market value, as determined at the time of approval of the property owner’s contractual assessment.
(2) The property does not comply with the conditions specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, and paragraph (8), and, in addition, for properties with energy efficiency improvements specified under Section 5898.20 of this code and paragraph (7) of subdivision (a) of Section 26063 of the Public Resources Code.
(b) A public agency shall not permit the property owner to participate in any program established pursuant to this chapter for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3 unless the property owner is given the right to cancel the contractual assessment without penalty or obligation, consistent with the following:
(1) The property owner shall receive the right to cancel document set forth below or a substantially similar document that displays the same information in a substantially similar format. The document shall be provided to the property owner as a printed copy unless the property owner agrees to an electronic copy.
Right to Cancel
Property Owner:  [Owner Full Name],[Phone],[Email] 
Property Address:  [Property Address] 

Your Right to Cancel:

You are entering into a contractual assessment with [Provider] for financing that will result in a lien on the property at [Property Address]. You may cancel this transaction, without cost, on or before midnight on the third business day after whichever of the following events occurs last:
(1) The date on which you signed the contractual assessment.
(2) The date you received your Financing Estimate and Disclosure.
(3) The date you received this notice of your right to cancel.
If you cancel the transaction, [Provider], within 20 calendar days after [Provider] receives notice of cancellation, must take the steps necessary to reflect the fact that, if recorded, the lien on your property has been discharged and removed from the tax rolls, and [Provider] must return to you any money you have given in connection with your application, not including the application processing fee. After [Provider] has done the things mentioned above, you must return any money paid to you or on your behalf, whether to your contractor or any other person. All money must be returned to the address below.


If you cancel the transaction:
●You will not be charged a cancellation fee; and
●You will be refunded any money you have given, excluding application and processing fees as applicable.
To cancel this transaction, you may submit this form to [Provider] in writing at:
Provider:__________
Attn:Right to Cancel Notification
Email:__________
Fax number:__________
Address:__________
Deadline to Cancel:
If you want to cancel this transaction, you must submit this form on or before midnight on the third business day after whichever of the following events occurs last:
(1) The date on which you signed the contractual assessment.
(2) The date you received your Financing Estimate and Disclosure.
(3) The date you received this notice of your right to cancel.
You may use any written statement that is signed and dated by you and states your intention to cancel, or you may use this notice by dating and signing below. If you cancel by mail, fax, or email, you must send the notice no later than midnight of the third business day following the date on which you signed the contractual assessment. If you send or deliver your written notice to cancel some other way, it must be delivered to the above address no later than midnight on the third business day after whichever of the following events occurs last:
(1) The date on which you signed the contractual assessment.
(2) The date you received your Financing Estimate and Disclosure.
(3) The date you received this notice of your right to cancel.
I WISH TO CANCEL
Property Owner  
Date
(2) The property owner is deemed to have given notice of cancellation at the moment that the property owner sends the notice by mail, email, or fax or at the moment that the property owner otherwise delivers the notice, as applicable.
(c) This section only applies to a property owner who seeks to participate in a program established pursuant to this chapter for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3 for a residential property with four or fewer units.
(d) For the purposes of this section, “property owner” shall include all owners of record.
(e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2029.

SEC. 10.

 Section 5898.17 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

5898.17.
 (a) The disclosure set forth below, or a substantially equivalent document that displays the same information in a substantially similar format, shall be completed and delivered to a property owner before the property owner consummates a voluntary contractual assessment described in this chapter for purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code. The disclosure shall be provided to the property owner as a printed copy unless the property owner agrees to an electronic copy. A sample of the disclosure set forth below shall be maintained on a public Internet Web site available to property owners.
(b) This section only applies to disclosure to a property owner who seeks to participate in a program established pursuant to this chapter for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4 for a residential property with four or fewer units.
Financing Estimate and Disclosure
Notice to Property Owner: You have the right to request that a hard copy of this document be provided to you before and after reviewing and signing. The financing arrangement described below will result in an assessment against your property which will be collected along with your property taxes and will result in a lien on your property. You should read and review the terms carefully, and if necessary, consult with a tax professional or attorney.

Customer Service Toll-Free telephone number and email:
In the event you have a consumer complaint, questions about your financing obligations related to the contractual assessment or your contractual rights under the terms of this contract, you can contact either this toll-free telephone number or email address provided below and receive a response within 24 hours or one business day.
Toll-Free telephone number: ___________
Customer service email address: ___________

Products and Costs

Product costs (including
labor/installation)
$________
Description
1.
2.
3.

Financing Costs
Application fees and costs
Prepaid Interest
Other Costs
Total Amount Financed
$________
$________
$________
$________
Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
Simple Interest Rate
Total Annual Principal, Interest, and
Administrative Fees
 ______%
 ______%
$______
Note: If your property taxes are paid through an impound account, your mortgage lender may apportion the amount and add it to your monthly payment.
See “Other Important Considerations” below
Total Amount you will have paid over the life of the financing
$________
Other Costs
Appraisal Fees
Bond related costs
Annual Administrative fees
Estimated closing costs
Credit Reporting Fees
Recording Fees
$________
$________
$________
$________
$________
$________

Total Financing Costs and Closing Costs

$________
Estimated Cash (out of pocket) to close
 
 
$________

Other Terms
Prepayment fee

◻ No

◻ Yes ______

Additional Information About These Financing
Comparisons[Use this information to compare to other financing options]
Over the term of the financing
$________ Principal you will have paid off.
$________ Amount of interest you have paid.
$________ Amount of financing and other costs
you will have paid.
$________ Total you will have paid.
Annual Percentage Rate
______%
Total Interest Paid (as a percentage of all the payments you have made)
______%
Other Important Considerations
I understand that I may be required to pay off the remaining balance of this obligation by the mortgage lender refinancing my home. If I sell my home, the buyer or their mortgage lender may require me to pay off the balance of this obligation as a condition of sale.
_____ _______________
_____ [Borrower initials]
Monthly Mortgage Payments
Your payments will be added to your property tax bill. Whether you pay your property taxes through your mortgage payment, using an impound account, or if you pay them directly to the tax collector, you will need to save an estimated $_______ for your first tax installment. If you pay your taxes through an impound account you should notify your mortgage lender, so that your monthly mortgage payment can be adjusted by your mortgage lender to cover your increased property tax bill.
_____ _______________
_____ [Borrower initials]

Tax Benefits: Consult your tax adviser regarding tax credits, credits and deductions, tax deductibility, and other tax benefits available. Making an appropriate application for the benefit is your responsibility.

_____ _______________
_____ [Borrower initials]
Statutory Penalties: If your property tax payment is late, the amount due will be subject to a 10% penalty, late fees, and 1.5% per month interest penalty as established by state law, and your property may be subject to foreclosure.

_____ _______________
_____ [Borrower initials]
Three Day Right to Cancel

You, the property owner, may cancel the contract at any time on or before midnight on the third business day after the date of the transaction to enter into the agreement without any penalty or obligation. To cancel this transaction, you may mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of the contract with notice of cancellation to:
___________ [name of business] at
___________ [address]
You may also cancel the contract by sending notification of cancellation by email to the following email address: _________________[email address of business].
_____ _______________
_____ [Borrower initials]
Confirmation of Receipt
This confirms the receipt of the information in this form. You do not have to accept this financing just because you acknowledge that you have received or signed this form, and it is NOT a contract.

__________________________
[Property Owner Signature - Date]

__________________________
[Property Owner Signature - Date]
(c) A public agency or other party to a voluntary contractual assessment described in this chapter for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code shall not make any monetary or percentage representations of increased value to a property owner regarding the effect the financed improvements will have on the market value of the property unless that public agency or other party derives its estimates of the market value using one of the following:
(1) An automated valuation model, which is a computerized property valuation system that is used to derive a real property value.
(2) A broker’s price opinion conducted by a real estate broker licensed pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 10000) of Division 4 of the Business and Professions Code.
(3) An appraisal conducted by a state licensed real estate appraiser licensed pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 11300) of Division 4 of the Business and Professions Code.
(d) For the purposes of this section, “property owner” shall include all owners of record.
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 11.

 Section 5898.17 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

5898.17.
 (a) The disclosure set forth below, or a substantially equivalent document that displays the same information in a substantially similar format, shall be completed and delivered to a property owner before the property owner consummates a voluntary contractual assessment described in this chapter for purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code. The disclosure shall be provided to the property owner as a printed copy unless the property owner agrees to an electronic copy. A sample of the disclosure set forth below shall be maintained on a public Internet Web site available to property owners.
(b) This section only applies to disclosure to a property owner who seeks to participate in a program established pursuant to this chapter for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3 for a residential property with four or fewer units.
Financing Estimate and Disclosure
Notice to Property Owner: You have the right to request that a hard copy of this document be provided to you before and after reviewing and signing. The financing arrangement described below will result in an assessment against your property which will be collected along with your property taxes and will result in a lien on your property. You should read and review the terms carefully, and if necessary, consult with a tax professional or attorney.

Customer Service Toll-Free telephone number and email:
In the event you have a consumer complaint, questions about your financing obligations related to the contractual assessment or your contractual rights under the terms of this contract, you can contact either this toll-free telephone number or email address provided below and receive a response within 24 hours or one business day.
Toll-Free telephone number: ___________
Customer service email address: ___________

Products and Costs

Product costs (including
labor/installation)
$________
Description
1.
2.
3.

Financing Costs
Application fees and costs
Prepaid Interest
Other Costs
Total Amount Financed
$________
$________
$________
$________
Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
Simple Interest Rate
Total Annual Principal, Interest, and
Administrative Fees
 ______%
 ______%
$______
Note: If your property taxes are paid through an impound account, your mortgage lender may apportion the amount and add it to your monthly payment.
See “Other Important Considerations” below
Total Amount you will have paid over the life of the financing
$________
Other Costs
Appraisal Fees
Bond related costs
Annual Administrative fees
Estimated closing costs
Credit Reporting Fees
Recording Fees
$________
$________
$________
$________
$________
$________

Total Financing Costs and Closing Costs

$________
Estimated Cash (out of pocket) to close
 
 
$________

Other Terms
Prepayment fee

◻ No

◻ Yes ______

Additional Information About These Financing
Comparisons[Use this information to compare to other financing options]
Over the term of the financing
$________ Principal you will have paid off.
$________ Amount of interest you have paid.
$________ Amount of financing and other costs
you will have paid.
$________ Total you will have paid.
Annual Percentage Rate
______%
Total Interest Paid (as a percentage of all the payments you have made)
______%
Other Important Considerations
I understand that I may be required to pay off the remaining balance of this obligation by the mortgage lender refinancing my home. If I sell my home, the buyer or their mortgage lender may require me to pay off the balance of this obligation as a condition of sale.
_____ _______________
_____ [Borrower initials]
Monthly Mortgage Payments
Your payments will be added to your property tax bill. Whether you pay your property taxes through your mortgage payment, using an impound account, or if you pay them directly to the tax collector, you will need to save an estimated $_______ for your first tax installment. If you pay your taxes through an impound account you should notify your mortgage lender, so that your monthly mortgage payment can be adjusted by your mortgage lender to cover your increased property tax bill.
_____ _______________
_____ [Borrower initials]

Tax Benefits: Consult your tax adviser regarding tax credits, credits and deductions, tax deductibility, and other tax benefits available. Making an appropriate application for the benefit is your responsibility.

_____ _______________
_____ [Borrower initials]
Statutory Penalties: If your property tax payment is late, the amount due will be subject to a 10% penalty, late fees, and 1.5% per month interest penalty as established by state law, and your property may be subject to foreclosure.

_____ _______________
_____ [Borrower initials]
Three Day Right to Cancel

You, the property owner, may cancel the contract at any time on or before midnight on the third business day after the date of the transaction to enter into the agreement without any penalty or obligation. To cancel this transaction, you may mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of the contract with notice of cancellation to:
___________ [name of business] at
___________ [address]
You may also cancel the contract by sending notification of cancellation by email to the following email address: _________________[email address of business].
_____ _______________
_____ [Borrower initials]
Confirmation of Receipt
This confirms the receipt of the information in this form. You do not have to accept this financing just because you acknowledge that you have received or signed this form, and it is NOT a contract.

__________________________
[Property Owner Signature - Date]

__________________________
[Property Owner Signature - Date]
(c) A public agency or other party to a voluntary contractual assessment described in this chapter for the purposes specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code shall not make any monetary or percentage representations of increased value to a property owner regarding the effect the financed improvements will have on the market value of the property unless that public agency or other party derives its estimates of the market value using one of the following:
(1) An automated valuation model, which is a computerized property valuation system that is used to derive a real property value.
(2) A broker’s price opinion conducted by a real estate broker licensed pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 10000) of Division 4 of the Business and Professions Code.
(3) An appraisal conducted by a state licensed real estate appraiser licensed pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 11300) of Division 4 of the Business and Professions Code.
(d) For the purposes of this section, “property owner” shall include all owners of record.
(e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2029.

SEC. 12.

 Section 5899.4 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

5899.4.
 (a) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide homeowners and businesses with an affordable way to finance improvements to their homes and buildings that make those facilities more resistant to wildfire by permitting voluntary individual efforts to improve the wildfire resilience and safety of those facilities. The Legislature further intends that this chapter should be used to finance the installation of wildfire safety improvements that are permanently fixed to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other real property.
(2) The upfront cost of making residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other real property more resistant to wildfire prevents many property owners from making those improvements. To make those improvements more affordable and to promote the installation of wildfire safety improvements, it is necessary to authorize an alternative procedure for authorizing assessments to finance the cost of wildfire safety improvements.
(3) A public purpose will be served by a voluntary contractual assessment program that provides the legislative body of any public agency with the authority to finance the installation of wildfire safety improvements that are permanently fixed to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other real property.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) For the purpose of financing the installation of wildfire safety improvements, “public agency” means a city, county, or city and county. The definition of “city” in Section 5005 shall not apply to this paragraph.
(2) “Wildfire safety improvements” means permanent wildfire resilience and safety improvements fixed to existing residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other real property. An improvement within the meaning of this paragraph means any of the components identified by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection at www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/, as updated by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection or at a subsequent Internet Web site than can be fixed to an existing building or structure. A PACE assessment that finances a wildfire safety improvement shall not be eligible for a waiver of the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 22687 of the Financial Code pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 22687 of the Financial Code. In order to qualify under this paragraph, a wildfire safety improvement shall be fixed to an existing building or structure, and shall not be used as a part of a project to construct a new home or to rebuild or reconstruct a home that was destroyed or damaged in a fire.
(c) The legislative body of any public agency that has accepted the designation of Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone pursuant to Section 51179 of the Government Code may designate an area, in the manner provided pursuant to Section 5898.20, within which authorized public agency officials and property owners may enter into voluntary contractual assessments to finance the installation of wildfire safety improvements that are permanently fixed to real property pursuant to this chapter.
(d) For purposes of establishing a voluntary contractual assessment program relating to wildfire safety improvements, the legislative body shall make the determinations required pursuant to Section 5898.20 by adopting a resolution indicating its intention to do so. The resolution of intention shall identify the kinds of wildfire safety improvements that may be financed and shall include all of the information that is required pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 5898.20, including, but not limited to, directing an appropriate public agency official to prepare a report pursuant to Section 5898.22.
(e) For purposes of the report required pursuant to Section 5898.22, relating to a voluntary contractual assessment program for wildfire safety improvements, the designated public agency official shall satisfy the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 5898.22 by identifying the types of wildfire safety improvements that may be financed through the use of contractual assessments.
(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, upon the written consent of an authorized public agency official, the proposed arrangements for financing the program pertaining to the installation of wildfire safety improvements that are permanently fixed to real property may authorize the property owner to purchase directly the related equipment and materials for the installation of wildfire safety improvements and to contract directly for the installation of wildfire safety improvements that are permanently fixed to the property owner’s residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other real property.
(g) It is the responsibility of the property owner to contact the property owner’s insurance provider to determine whether the wildfire safety improvement to be financed by the PACE assessment is covered by the property owner’s insurance plan and whether that improvement will impact the insurance rate.
(h) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 13.

 Section 5902 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

5902.
 For purposes of this chapter:
(a) “Assessment contract” means an agreement entered into between all property owners of record on real property and a public agency in which, for voluntary contractual assessments imposed on the real property, the public agency provides a PACE assessment for the installation of one or more efficiency improvements on the real property in accordance with a PACE program, specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code.
(b) “Authorized representative” means an attorney-in-fact, as defined in Section 4014 of the Probate Code, or conservator of the estate, as defined in Section 2400 of the Probate Code, of the property owner.
(c) “Efficiency improvement” means one or more permanent improvements fixed to real property.
(d) “PACE assessment” means a voluntary contractual assessment, voluntary special tax, or special tax, as described in subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) of Section 26054 of the Public Resources Code.
(e) “PACE program” means a program in which financing is provided for the installation of efficiency improvements on real property and funded through the use of property assessments, as well as other program components defined in this section, established pursuant to any of the following:
(1) Chapter 29 (commencing with Section 5898.10) of Part 3 of this code.
(2) The Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code).
(3) A charter city’s constitutional authority under Section 5 of Article XI of the California Constitution.
(f) “Program administrator” means an entity administering a PACE program on behalf of, and with the written consent of, a public agency.
(g) “Property owner” means all property owners of record on the property subject to the PACE assessment.
(h) “Public agency” means a city, including a charter city, county, city and county, municipal utility district, community services district, community facilities district, joint powers authority, sanitary district, sanitation district, or water district, as defined in Section 20200 of the Water Code, that has established or participates in a PACE program, and utilizes a program administrator.
(i) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 14.

 Section 5902 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

5902.
 For purposes of this chapter:
(a) “Assessment contract” means an agreement entered into between all property owners of record on real property and a public agency in which, for voluntary contractual assessments imposed on the real property, the public agency provides a PACE assessment for the installation of one or more efficiency improvements on the real property in accordance with a PACE program, specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code.
(b) “Authorized representative” means an attorney-in-fact, as defined in Section 4014 of the Probate Code, or conservator of the estate, as defined in Section 2400 of the Probate Code, of the property owner.
(c) “Efficiency improvement” means one or more permanent improvements fixed to real property.
(d) “PACE assessment” means a voluntary contractual assessment, voluntary special tax, or special tax, as described in subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) of Section 26054 of the Public Resources Code.
(e) “PACE program” means a program in which financing is provided for the installation of efficiency improvements on real property and funded through the use of property assessments, as well as other program components defined in this section, established pursuant to any of the following:
(1) Chapter 29 (commencing with Section 5898.10) of Part 3 of this code.
(2) The Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code).
(3) A charter city’s constitutional authority under Section 5 of Article XI of the California Constitution.
(f) “Program administrator” means an entity administering a PACE program on behalf of, and with the written consent of, a public agency.
(g) “Property owner” means all property owners of record on the property subject to the PACE assessment.
(h) “Public agency” means a city, including a charter city, county, city and county, municipal utility district, community services district, community facilities district, joint powers authority, sanitary district, sanitation district, or water district, as defined in Section 20200 of the Water Code, that has established or participates in a PACE program, and utilizes a program administrator.
(i) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2029.

SEC. 15.

 Section 5913 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

5913.
 (a) (1) Before a property owner executes an assessment contract the program administrator shall do the following:
(A) Make an oral confirmation that at least one owner of the property has a copy of the contract assessment documents required by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4, or Section 53328.1 of the Government Code, as applicable, with all the key terms completed, the financing estimate and disclosure form specified in Section 5898.17, and the right to cancel form specified in Section 5898.16, with hard copies available upon request.
(B) Make an oral confirmation of the key terms of the assessment contract, in plain language, with the property owner on the call or to a verified authorized representative of the owner on the call and shall obtain acknowledgment from the property owner on the call to whom the oral confirmation is given.
(2) The oral confirmation required pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include, but is not limited to, all the following information:
(A) The property owner on the call has the right to have other persons present for the call, and an inquiry as to whether the property owner would like to exercise the right to include anyone else on the call. This shall occur at the onset of the call, after the determination of the preferred language of communication.
(B) The property owner on the call is informed that they should review the assessment contract and financing estimate and disclosure form with all other owners of the property.
(C) The efficiency improvement being installed is being financed by a PACE assessment.
(D) The total estimated annual costs the property owner will have to pay under the assessment contract, including applicable fees.
(E) The total estimated average monthly amount of funds the property owner would have to save in order to pay the annual costs under the PACE assessment, including applicable fees.
(F) That the county annual secured property tax bill, which will include the installment of the PACE lien, will be mailed by the county tax collector no later than November 1 each year, and that if the lien is recorded after the fiscal year closes but before the bill is mailed, the first installment may not appear on the county tax bill until the following year.
(G) The term of the assessment contract.
(H) That payments on the assessment contract will be made through an additional annual assessment on the property and paid either directly to the county tax collector’s office as part of the total annual secured property tax bill, or through the property owner’s mortgage impound account, and that if the property owner pays his or her taxes through an impound account he or she should notify their mortgage lender to discuss adjusting his or her monthly mortgage payment by the estimated monthly cost of the PACE assessment.
(I) That the property will be subject to a lien during the term of the assessment contract and that the obligations under the assessment contract may be required to be paid in full before the property owner sells or refinances the property.
(J) That the property owner has disclosed whether the property has received or is seeking additional PACE assessments and has disclosed all other PACE assessments or special taxes that are or about to be placed on the property, if known to and understood by the property owner.
(K) That any potential utility savings are not guaranteed, and will not reduce the assessment payments or total assessment amount.
(L) That the program administrator and contractor do not provide tax advice, and that the property owner should seek professional tax advice if he or she has questions regarding tax credits, tax deductibility, or of other tax impacts on the PACE assessment or assessment contract.
(M) That if that property tax payment is delinquent within the fiscal year, the county tax collector will assess a 10-percent penalty and may assess related costs, as required by state law. A delinquent payment also subjects the property to foreclosure. If the delinquent payment continues past June 30 of a given year and defaults, the county tax collector will assess penalties at the rate of 1 ½ percent per month (18 percent per year), and the property will continue to be subject to foreclosure and may become subject to the county tax collector’s right to sell the property at auction.
(N) That the property owner has a three-business day right to cancel the assessment contract pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 5898.16, and that canceling the assessment contract may also cancel the home improvement contract under Section 5940.
(b) The program administrator shall comply with the following when giving the oral confirmation described in subdivision (a):
(1) The program administrator shall record the oral confirmation in an audio format in accordance with applicable laws.
(2) The program administrator may not comply with the requirement in subdivision (a) through the use of a prerecorded message, or other similar device or method.
(3) Recording of an oral confirmation shall be retained by the program administrator for a period of at least five years from the time of the recording.
(c) The provisions of this section shall be in addition to the documents required to be provided to the property owner under Sections 5898.16 and 5898.17.
(d) At the commencement of the oral confirmation, the program administrator shall ask if the property owner on the call would prefer to communicate during the oral confirmation primarily in a language other than English that is specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code. If the preferred language is supported by the program administrator, the oral confirmation shall be given in that primary language, except where the property owner on the call chooses to communicate through his or her own interpreter. If the preferred language is not supported and an interpreter is not chosen by the property owner on the call, the PACE assessment transaction shall not proceed. For purposes of this subdivision, “his or her own interpreter” means a person, who is not a minor, is able to speak fluently and read with full understanding both the English language and any of the languages specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code, and who is not employed by, and whose services are not made available through, the program administrator, the public agency, or the contractor.
(e) (1) Beginning on January 1, 2019, if the oral confirmation was conducted primarily in a language other than English that is specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code, the program administrator shall deliver in writing the disclosures and contract or agreement required by law, including, but not limited to, the following:
(A) Assessment contract documents specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code.
(B) The financing estimate and disclosure form specified in Section 5898.17.
(C) The right to cancel form specified in Section 5898.16.
(2) Before the execution of any contract or agreement described in paragraph (1), the program administrator shall deliver a translation of the disclosures, contract, or agreement in the language in which the oral confirmation was conducted, that includes a translation of every term and condition in that contract or agreement.
(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 15.5.

 Section 5913 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

5913.
 (a) (1) Before a property owner executes an assessment contract the program administrator shall do the following:
(A) Make an oral confirmation that at least one owner of the property has a copy of the contract assessment documents required by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4, or Section 53328.1 of the Government Code, as applicable, with all the key terms completed, the financing estimate and disclosure form specified in Section 5898.17, and the right to cancel form specified in Section 5898.16, with hard copies available upon request.
(B) Make an oral confirmation of the key terms of the assessment contract, in plain language, with the property owner on the call or to a verified authorized representative of the owner on the call and shall obtain acknowledgment from the property owner on the call to whom the oral confirmation is given.
(2) The oral confirmation required pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include, but is not limited to, all the following information:
(A) The property owner on the call has the right to have other persons present for the call, and an inquiry as to whether the property owner would like to exercise the right to include anyone else on the call. This shall occur at the onset of the call, after the determination of the preferred language of communication.
(B) The property owner on the call is informed that they should review the assessment contract and financing estimate and disclosure form with all other owners of the property.
(C) The efficiency improvement being installed is being financed by a PACE assessment.
(D) The total estimated annual costs the property owner will have to pay under the assessment contract, including applicable fees.
(E) The total estimated average monthly amount of funds the property owner would have to save in order to pay the annual costs under the PACE assessment, including applicable fees.
(F) That the county annual secured property tax bill, which will include the installment of the PACE lien, will be mailed by the county tax collector no later than November 1 each year, and that if the lien is recorded after the fiscal year closes but before the bill is mailed, the first installment may not appear on the county tax bill until the following year.
(G) The term of the assessment contract.
(H) That payments on the assessment contract will be made through an additional annual assessment on the property and paid either directly to the county tax collector’s office as part of the total annual secured property tax bill, or through the property owner’s mortgage impound account, and that if the property owner pays his or her taxes through an impound account he or she should notify their mortgage lender to discuss adjusting his or her monthly mortgage payment by the estimated monthly cost of the PACE assessment.
(I) That the property will be subject to a lien during the term of the assessment contract and that the obligations under the assessment contract may be required to be paid in full before the property owner sells or refinances the property.
(J) That the property owner has disclosed whether the property has received or is seeking additional PACE assessments and has disclosed all other PACE assessments or special taxes that are or about to be placed on the property, if known to and understood by the property owner.
(K) That any potential utility savings are not guaranteed, and will not reduce the assessment payments or total assessment amount.
(L) That the program administrator and contractor do not provide tax advice, and that the property owner should seek professional tax advice if he or she has questions regarding tax credits, tax deductibility, or of other tax impacts on the PACE assessment or assessment contract.
(M) That if that property tax payment is delinquent within the fiscal year, the county tax collector will assess a 10-percent penalty and may assess related costs, as required by state law. A delinquent payment also subjects the property to foreclosure. If the delinquent payment continues past June 30 of a given year and defaults, the county tax collector will assess penalties at the rate of 1 ½ percent per month (18 percent per year), and the property will continue to be subject to foreclosure and may become subject to the county tax collector’s right to sell the property at auction.
(N) That the property owner has a three-business day right to cancel the assessment contract pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 5898.16, and that canceling the assessment contract may also cancel the home improvement contract under Section 5940.
(O) That it is the responsibility of the property owner to contact the property owner’s home insurance provider to determine whether the efficiency improvement to be financed by the PACE assessment is covered by the property owner’s insurance plan.
(b) The program administrator shall comply with the following when giving the oral confirmation described in subdivision (a):
(1) The program administrator shall record the oral confirmation in an audio format in accordance with applicable laws.
(2) The program administrator may not comply with the requirement in subdivision (a) through the use of a prerecorded message, or other similar device or method.
(3) Recording of an oral confirmation shall be retained by the program administrator for a period of at least five years from the time of the recording.
(c) The provisions of this section shall be in addition to the documents required to be provided to the property owner under Sections 5898.16 and 5898.17.
(d) At the commencement of the oral confirmation, the program administrator shall ask if the property owner on the call would prefer to communicate during the oral confirmation primarily in a language other than English that is specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code. If the preferred language is supported by the program administrator, the oral confirmation shall be given in that primary language, except where the property owner on the call chooses to communicate through his or her own interpreter. If the preferred language is not supported and an interpreter is not chosen by the property owner on the call, the PACE assessment transaction shall not proceed. For purposes of this subdivision, “his or her own interpreter” means a person, who is not a minor, is able to speak fluently and read with full understanding both the English language and any of the languages specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code, and who is not employed by, and whose services are not made available through, the program administrator, the public agency, or the contractor.
(e) (1) Beginning on January 1, 2019, if the oral confirmation was conducted primarily in a language other than English that is specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code, the program administrator shall deliver in writing the disclosures and contract or agreement required by law, including, but not limited to, the following:
(A) Assessment contract documents specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899, 5899.3, or 5899.4, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code.
(B) The financing estimate and disclosure form specified in Section 5898.17.
(C) The right to cancel form specified in Section 5898.16.
(2) Before the execution of any contract or agreement described in paragraph (1), the program administrator shall deliver a translation of the disclosures, contract, or agreement in the language in which the oral confirmation was conducted, that includes a translation of every term and condition in that contract or agreement.
(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 16.

 Section 5913 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

5913.
 (a) (1) Before a property owner executes an assessment contract the program administrator shall do the following:
(A) Make an oral confirmation that at least one owner of the property has a copy of the contract assessment documents required by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3, or Section 53328.1 of the Government Code, as applicable, with all the key terms completed, the financing estimate and disclosure form specified in Section 5898.17, and the right to cancel form specified in Section 5898.16, with hard copies available upon request.
(B) Make an oral confirmation of the key terms of the assessment contract, in plain language, with the property owner on the call or to a verified authorized representative of the owner on the call and shall obtain acknowledgment from the property owner on the call to whom the oral confirmation is given.
(2) The oral confirmation required pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include, but is not limited to, all the following information:
(A) The property owner on the call has the right to have other persons present for the call, and an inquiry as to whether the property owner would like to exercise the right to include anyone else on the call. This shall occur at the onset of the call, after the determination of the preferred language of communication.
(B) The property owner on the call is informed that they should review the assessment contract and financing estimate and disclosure form with all other owners of the property.
(C) The efficiency improvement being installed is being financed by a PACE assessment.
(D) The total estimated annual costs the property owner will have to pay under the assessment contract, including applicable fees.
(E) The total estimated average monthly amount of funds the property owner would have to save in order to pay the annual costs under the PACE assessment, including applicable fees.
(F) That the county annual secured property tax bill, which will include the installment of the PACE lien, will be mailed by the county tax collector no later than November 1 each year, and that if the lien is recorded after the fiscal year closes but before the bill is mailed, the first installment may not appear on the county tax bill until the following year.
(G) The term of the assessment contract.
(H) That payments on the assessment contract will be made through an additional annual assessment on the property and paid either directly to the county tax collector’s office as part of the total annual secured property tax bill, or through the property owner’s mortgage impound account, and that if the property owner pays his or her taxes through an impound account he or she should notify their mortgage lender to discuss adjusting his or her monthly mortgage payment by the estimated monthly cost of the PACE assessment.
(I) That the property will be subject to a lien during the term of the assessment contract and that the obligations under the assessment contract may be required to be paid in full before the property owner sells or refinances the property.
(J) That the property owner has disclosed whether the property has received or is seeking additional PACE assessments and has disclosed all other PACE assessments or special taxes that are or about to be placed on the property, if known to and understood by the property owner.
(K) That any potential utility savings are not guaranteed, and will not reduce the assessment payments or total assessment amount.
(L) That the program administrator and contractor do not provide tax advice, and that the property owner should seek professional tax advice if he or she has questions regarding tax credits, tax deductibility, or of other tax impacts on the PACE assessment or assessment contract.
(M) That if that property tax payment is delinquent within the fiscal year, the county tax collector will assess a 10-percent penalty and may assess related costs, as required by state law. A delinquent payment also subjects the property to foreclosure. If the delinquent payment continues past June 30 of a given year and defaults, the county tax collector will assess penalties at the rate of 1 ½ percent per month (18 percent per year), and the property will continue to be subject to foreclosure and may become subject to the county tax collector’s right to sell the property at auction.
(N) That the property owner has a three-business day right to cancel the assessment contract pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 5898.16, and that canceling the assessment contract may also cancel the home improvement contract under Section 5940.
(b) The program administrator shall comply with the following when giving the oral confirmation described in subdivision (a):
(1) The program administrator shall record the oral confirmation in an audio format in accordance with applicable laws.
(2) The program administrator may not comply with the requirement in subdivision (a) through the use of a prerecorded message, or other similar device or method.
(3) Recording of an oral confirmation shall be retained by the program administrator for a period of at least five years from the time of the recording.
(c) The provisions of this section shall be in addition to the documents required to be provided to the property owner under Sections 5898.16 and 5898.17.
(d) At the commencement of the oral confirmation, the program administrator shall ask if the property owner on the call would prefer to communicate during the oral confirmation primarily in a language other than English that is specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code. If the preferred language is supported by the program administrator, the oral confirmation shall be given in that primary language, except where the property owner on the call chooses to communicate through his or her own interpreter. If the preferred language is not supported and an interpreter is not chosen by the property owner on the call, the PACE assessment transaction shall not proceed. For purposes of this subdivision, “his or her own interpreter” means a person, who is not a minor, is able to speak fluently and read with full understanding both the English language and any of the languages specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code, and who is not employed by, and whose services are not made available through, the program administrator, the public agency, or the contractor.
(e) (1) Beginning on January 1, 2019, if the oral confirmation was conducted primarily in a language other than English that is specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code, the program administrator shall deliver in writing the disclosures and contract or agreement required by law, including, but not limited to, the following:
(A) Assessment contract documents specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code.
(B) The financing estimate and disclosure form specified in Section 5898.17.
(C) The right to cancel form specified in Section 5898.16.
(2) Before the execution of any contract or agreement described in paragraph (1), the program administrator shall deliver a translation of the disclosures, contract, or agreement in the language in which the oral confirmation was conducted, that includes a translation of every term and condition in that contract or agreement.
(f) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2029.

SEC. 16.5.

 Section 5913 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

5913.
 (a) (1) Before a property owner executes an assessment contract the program administrator shall do the following:
(A) Make an oral confirmation that at least one owner of the property has a copy of the contract assessment documents required by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3, or Section 53328.1 of the Government Code, as applicable, with all the key terms completed, the financing estimate and disclosure form specified in Section 5898.17, and the right to cancel form specified in Section 5898.16, with hard copies available upon request.
(B) Make an oral confirmation of the key terms of the assessment contract, in plain language, with the property owner on the call or to a verified authorized representative of the owner on the call and shall obtain acknowledgment from the property owner on the call to whom the oral confirmation is given.
(2) The oral confirmation required pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include, but is not limited to, all the following information:
(A) The property owner on the call has the right to have other persons present for the call, and an inquiry as to whether the property owner would like to exercise the right to include anyone else on the call. This shall occur at the onset of the call, after the determination of the preferred language of communication.
(B) The property owner on the call is informed that they should review the assessment contract and financing estimate and disclosure form with all other owners of the property.
(C) The efficiency improvement being installed is being financed by a PACE assessment.
(D) The total estimated annual costs the property owner will have to pay under the assessment contract, including applicable fees.
(E) The total estimated average monthly amount of funds the property owner would have to save in order to pay the annual costs under the PACE assessment, including applicable fees.
(F) That the county annual secured property tax bill, which will include the installment of the PACE lien, will be mailed by the county tax collector no later than November 1 each year, and that if the lien is recorded after the fiscal year closes but before the bill is mailed, the first installment may not appear on the county tax bill until the following year.
(G) The term of the assessment contract.
(H) That payments on the assessment contract will be made through an additional annual assessment on the property and paid either directly to the county tax collector’s office as part of the total annual secured property tax bill, or through the property owner’s mortgage impound account, and that if the property owner pays his or her taxes through an impound account he or she should notify their mortgage lender to discuss adjusting his or her monthly mortgage payment by the estimated monthly cost of the PACE assessment.
(I) That the property will be subject to a lien during the term of the assessment contract and that the obligations under the assessment contract may be required to be paid in full before the property owner sells or refinances the property.
(J) That the property owner has disclosed whether the property has received or is seeking additional PACE assessments and has disclosed all other PACE assessments or special taxes that are or about to be placed on the property, if known to and understood by the property owner.
(K) That any potential utility savings are not guaranteed, and will not reduce the assessment payments or total assessment amount.
(L) That the program administrator and contractor do not provide tax advice, and that the property owner should seek professional tax advice if he or she has questions regarding tax credits, tax deductibility, or of other tax impacts on the PACE assessment or assessment contract.
(M) That if that property tax payment is delinquent within the fiscal year, the county tax collector will assess a 10-percent penalty and may assess related costs, as required by state law. A delinquent payment also subjects the property to foreclosure. If the delinquent payment continues past June 30 of a given year and defaults, the county tax collector will assess penalties at the rate of 1 ½ percent per month (18 percent per year), and the property will continue to be subject to foreclosure and may become subject to the county tax collector’s right to sell the property at auction.
(N) That the property owner has a three-business day right to cancel the assessment contract pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 5898.16, and that canceling the assessment contract may also cancel the home improvement contract under Section 5940.
(O) That it is the responsibility of the property owner to contact the property owner’s home insurance provider to determine whether the efficiency improvement to be financed by the PACE assessment is covered by the property owner’s insurance plan.
(b) The program administrator shall comply with the following when giving the oral confirmation described in subdivision (a):
(1) The program administrator shall record the oral confirmation in an audio format in accordance with applicable laws.
(2) The program administrator may not comply with the requirement in subdivision (a) through the use of a prerecorded message, or other similar device or method.
(3) Recording of an oral confirmation shall be retained by the program administrator for a period of at least five years from the time of the recording.
(c) The provisions of this section shall be in addition to the documents required to be provided to the property owner under Sections 5898.16 and 5898.17.
(d) At the commencement of the oral confirmation, the program administrator shall ask if the property owner on the call would prefer to communicate during the oral confirmation primarily in a language other than English that is specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code. If the preferred language is supported by the program administrator, the oral confirmation shall be given in that primary language, except where the property owner on the call chooses to communicate through his or her own interpreter. If the preferred language is not supported and an interpreter is not chosen by the property owner on the call, the PACE assessment transaction shall not proceed. For purposes of this subdivision, “his or her own interpreter” means a person, who is not a minor, is able to speak fluently and read with full understanding both the English language and any of the languages specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code, and who is not employed by, and whose services are not made available through, the program administrator, the public agency, or the contractor.
(e) (1) Beginning on January 1, 2019, if the oral confirmation was conducted primarily in a language other than English that is specified in Section 1632 of the Civil Code, the program administrator shall deliver in writing the disclosures and contract or agreement required by law, including, but not limited to, the following:
(A) Assessment contract documents specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5898.20 or Section 5899 or 5899.3, or a special tax described in Section 53328.1 of the Government Code.
(B) The financing estimate and disclosure form specified in Section 5898.17.
(C) The right to cancel form specified in Section 5898.16.
(2) Before the execution of any contract or agreement described in paragraph (1), the program administrator shall deliver a translation of the disclosures, contract, or agreement in the language in which the oral confirmation was conducted, that includes a translation of every term and condition in that contract or agreement.
(f) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2029.

SEC. 17.

 Section 5954 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

5954.
 (a) For each PACE program that it administers, a program administrator shall submit a report to the public agency no later than February 1 for the activity that occurred between July 1st through December 31st of the previous year, and another report no later than August 1 for the activity that occurred between January 1st through June 30th of that year. Those reports shall contain the following information, along with all methodologies and supporting assumptions or sources relied upon in preparing the report:
(1) The number of PACE assessments funded, by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(2) The aggregate dollar amount of PACE assessments funded, by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(3) The average dollar amount of PACE assessments funded, by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(4) The categories of installed efficiency improvements whether energy or water efficiency, renewable energy, wildfire safety improvements, or seismic improvements, and the percentage of PACE assessments represented by each category type, on a number and dollar basis, by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(5) The definition of default used by the program administrator.
(6) For each delinquent assessment:
(A) The total delinquent amount.
(B) The number and dates of missed payments.
(C) ZIP Code, city, and county in which the underlying property is located.
(7) For each defaulted assessment:
(A) The total defaulted amount.
(B) The number and dates of missed payments.
(C) ZIP Code, city, and county in which the underlying property is located.
(D) The percentage the defaults represent of the total assessments within each ZIP Code.
(E) The total number of parcels defaulted and the number of years in default for each property.
(8) The estimated total amount of energy saved, and the estimated total dollar amount of those savings by property owners by the efficiency improvements installed in the calendar year, by city, county, and ZIP Code. In addition, the report shall state the total number of energy savings improvements, and number of improvements installed that are qualified for the Energy Star program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, including the overall average efficiency rating of installed units for each product type.
(9) The estimated total amount of renewable energy produced by the efficiency improvements installed in the calendar year, by city, county, and ZIP Code. In addition, the report shall state the total number of renewable energy installations, including the average and median system size.
(10) The estimated total amount of water saved, and the estimated total dollar amount of such savings by property owners, by city, county, and ZIP Code. In addition, the report shall state the total number of water savings improvements, the number of efficiency improvements that are qualified for the WaterSense program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, including the overall average efficiency rating of installed units for each product type.
(11) The estimated amount of greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
(12) The estimated number of jobs created.
(13) The average and median amount of annual and total PACE assessments based on ZIP Code, by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(14) The number and percentage of homeowners over 60 years old by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(b) All reports submitted pursuant to this section shall include only aggregate data, and shall not include any nonpublic personal information.
(c) A public agency that receives a report pursuant to this section shall make the data publicly available on its Internet Web site.
(d) This section does not limit another governmental or regulatory entity from establishing reporting requirements.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2029, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 18.

 Section 5954 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

5954.
 (a) For each PACE program that it administers, a program administrator shall submit a report to the public agency no later than February 1 for the activity that occurred between July 1st through December 31st of the previous year, and another report no later than August 1 for the activity that occurred between January 1st through June 30th of that year. Those reports shall contain the following information, along with all methodologies and supporting assumptions or sources relied upon in preparing the report:
(1) The number of PACE assessments funded, by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(2) The aggregate dollar amount of PACE assessments funded, by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(3) The average dollar amount of PACE assessments funded, by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(4) The categories of installed efficiency improvements whether energy or water efficiency, renewable energy, or seismic improvements, and the percentage of PACE assessments represented by each category type, on a number and dollar basis, by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(5) The definition of default used by the program administrator.
(6) For each delinquent assessment:
(A) The total delinquent amount.
(B) The number and dates of missed payments.
(C) ZIP Code, city, and county in which the underlying property is located.
(7) For each defaulted assessment:
(A) The total defaulted amount.
(B) The number and dates of missed payments.
(C) ZIP Code, city, and county in which the underlying property is located.
(D) The percentage the defaults represent of the total assessments within each ZIP Code.
(E) The total number of parcels defaulted and the number of years in default for each property.
(8) The estimated total amount of energy saved, and the estimated total dollar amount of those savings by property owners by the efficiency improvements installed in the calendar year, by city, county, and ZIP Code. In addition, the report shall state the total number of energy savings improvements, and number of improvements installed that are qualified for the Energy Star program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, including the overall average efficiency rating of installed units for each product type.
(9) The estimated total amount of renewable energy produced by the efficiency improvements installed in the calendar year, by city, county, and ZIP Code. In addition, the report shall state the total number of renewable energy installations, including the average and median system size.
(10) The estimated total amount of water saved, and the estimated total dollar amount of such savings by property owners, by city, county, and ZIP Code. In addition, the report shall state the total number of water savings improvements, the number of efficiency improvements that are qualified for the WaterSense program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, including the overall average efficiency rating of installed units for each product type.
(11) The estimated amount of greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
(12) The estimated number of jobs created.
(13) The average and median amount of annual and total PACE assessments based on ZIP Code, by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(14) The number and percentage of homeowners over 60 years old by city, county, and ZIP Code.
(b) All reports submitted pursuant to this section shall include only aggregate data, and shall not include any nonpublic personal information.
(c) A public agency that receives a report pursuant to this section shall make the data publicly available on its Internet Web site.
(d) This section does not limit another governmental or regulatory entity from establishing reporting requirements.
(e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2029.

SEC. 19.

 This act shall only become operative if both (1) Section 8 of Assembly Bill 2063 of the 2017–18 Regular Session becomes operative on or before January 1, 2019, and that section amends Section 22684 of the Financial Code, and (2) Section 10 of Assembly Bill 2063 of the 2017–18 Regular Session becomes operative on or before January 1, 2019, and that section amends Section 22687 of the Financial Code.

SEC. 20.

 Sections 15.5 and 16.5 of this bill incorporate amendments to Section 5913 of the Streets and Highways Code proposed by both this bill and Assembly Bill 2063. Those sections shall only become operative if (1) both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2019, (2) each bill amends Section 5913 of the Streets and Highways Code, and (3) this bill is enacted after Assembly Bill 2063, in which case Sections 15 and 16 of this bill shall not become operative.