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Strickland’s 'green tech' bill passes Legislature

Posted: March 23, 2010 1:54 p.m.
Updated: March 23, 2010 4:54 p.m.
The California Legislature passed SB 71, authored by Senators Padilla, Strickland (R-Santa Clarita), and Alquist, yesterday to provide tax incentives for manufacturers of renewable energy technologies that locate in California or remain in California.

The bill passed unanimously in both houses.

"SB 71 will help transition California to a more renewable, energy efficient economy," Strickland said. "Green technology manufacturing is important for several reasons. It provides a positive impact on the environment, creates much needed jobs at a crucial time, and moves California towards greater energy independence."

"This bill is the result of a bipartisan effort to find common ground and create a better business climate in California. Jumpstarting the green technology industry is a win-win for California - jobs are created and the environment is benefited," Strickland said.

"Prosperity and responsible stewardship of our environment are not mutually exclusive," Strickland said. "This legislation is an excellent example."

SB 71 is awaiting the governor's signature and will go into effect immediately.


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