The state chief approved legislation extending self-generation programs and streamlining renewables permitting. \u201cThe bills I signed today are part of a solar energy revolution that is sweeping our state,\u201d said Gov. Jerry Brown at a Sept. 22 signing ceremony in Fresno. Brown signed into law AB 1150 by Assemblymember Victor Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella), which authorizes the California Public Utilities Commission to collect funds for the Self-Generation Incentive Program through the end of 2014. The program makes $83 million in rebates available each year. The governor also signed SB 16 by Sen. Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield). It requires the Department of Fish & Game to expedite its permitting process for renewable energy projects. It gives developers the option to pay a fee to speed up government review. The state\u2019s chief executive signed a third measure, which finances solar power installations in school districts. SB 585, by Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego), directs $200 million of the California Solar Initiative to school districts.