Bill Text: CA AB1579 | 2023-2024 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Vehicles: batteries.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Failed) 2024-02-01 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56. [AB1579 Detail]

Download: California-2023-AB1579-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2023–2024 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1579


Introduced by Assembly Member Garcia
(Principal coauthor: Senator Padilla)

February 17, 2023


An act relating to vehicles.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1579, as introduced, Garcia. Vehicles: batteries.
Existing law establishes several programs pertaining to vehicles and reducing pollution, including the Clean Transportation Program, the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Fleet Purchasing Assistance Program, and the Zero-Emission Vehicle program.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require, beginning in 2035, electric vehicles used for state purposes to be equipped with lithium-ion batteries that are sourced from operations with near-zero carbon footprints. The bill would make related findings and declarations.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:
(1) The transportation sector is responsible for more than one-half of California’s carbon pollution, 80 percent of California’s smog-forming pollution, and 90 percent of California’s toxic diesel emissions, all while communities in the Los Angeles Basin and central valley experience some of the dirtiest and most toxic air in the country.
(2) As California transitions to a clean transportation economy, its heavy reliance on importing lithium from foreign countries robs the state of the opportunity to pair its transportation goals with the creation of high-quality green jobs.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require, beginning in 2035, electric vehicles used for state purposes to be equipped with lithium-ion batteries that are sourced from operations with near-zero carbon footprints.
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