California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a number of environment and energy bills September 30, including a two-bill package (A.B. 1532 and S.B. 535) to create a process for spending revenue from the state’s GHG emissions allowances auction. A.B. 1532 requires all funds to be used to help meet the state’s mandate to reduce emissions linked to global warming 20 percent by 1990. S.B. 535 guarantees that a portion of the money goes to disadvantaged communities. The governor also signed S.B. 1409 to strengthen the clean energy partnership between California and the U.S. military.