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SB 769: Rental Housing : Energy Efficient Appliances (2005)


SB 769 (2005), the Energy Reliability and Affordability Act, would have increased energy reliability and affordability for all energy consumers by reducing the demand for energy in limited income residential rental units.  SB 769 would have:

  • Required the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to provide incentives to owners and managers of residential rental property to replace energy inefficient refrigerators with more efficient models in their units leased to limited-income individuals. 
  • Replaced a minimum of 250,000 energy inefficient refrigerators with more efficient models over the next 5 years.
  • Required that all energy-inefficient refrigerators replaced through the program are permanently disabled and recycled though a certified appliance recycler.

Final Status and Text

SB 769 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Did not pass the Legislature

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.