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SB 185:

Coal Divestment

Author: State Senator Kevin de León

SB 185 will require California’s public pension funds, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), to divest from holdings in thermal coal. Divestment from coal—America's dirtiest energy source–is part of the state’s broader efforts to decarbonize the California economy and transition to clean, renewable energy resources. California is the first state in the nation to pass a measure of this kind.

Bill info from the legislature

CLCV Supported

Status:

Passed Senate 24-14
Passed Assembly 43-27
Signed by Governor Brown

vote key

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONDID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTE:Did not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSED:Absent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.
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