california legislature—2009–10 third extraordinary session
Introduced by Assembly Members Blakeslee and Solorio
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Adams, Conway, Fletcher, Garrick,
Gilmore, Hagman, Portantino, and Villines)
(Coauthors: Senators Denham and Walters)
September 9, 2009
An act to amend Section 7074.2 of the Government Code, and to
amend Section 26003 of, and to add Section 26011.7 to, the Public
Resources Code, relating to economic development.
legislative counsel’s digest
AB 82, as introduced, Blakeslee. Economic development: projects.
(1) The Enterprise Zone Act provides for the designation of enterprise
zones by the Department of Community Housing and Development,
based on the department’s approval of applications from a city, county,
or city and county with a geographic area meeting certain criteria.
Certain entities within a designated enterprise zone may receive
regulatory, tax, and other incentives for private investment and
employment. Existing law provides that no more than 42 enterprise
zones be designated at any one time pursuant to the act. Upon the
expiration or termination of a designation, existing law authorizes the
department to designate another enterprise zone to maintain a total of
42 enterprise zones.
This bill would authorize the department to designate one special
enterprise zone within the City of Fremont consisting of a geographical
area encompassing a facility that manufactures automobiles and to
designate, until January 1, 2010, an additional 10 special enterprise
zones limited to one nonrenewable 15-year term. The bill would exclude
these enterprise zones from the calculation of the overall number of
enterprise zones authorized under the act. The bill would also make
legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special
(2) The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation
Financing Authority Act established the California Alternative Energy
and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority. The authority is