Bill Text: CA AB2885 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Air Quality Improvement Program: Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-08-07 - Read second time. Ordered to third reading. [AB2885 Detail]

Download: California-2017-AB2885-Amended.html

Amended  IN  Senate  June 13, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 17, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 25, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 02, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2885


Introduced by Assembly Member Rodriguez
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Cervantes)

February 16, 2018


An act to add Section 44274.31 44274.6 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2885, as amended, Rodriguez. Air Quality Improvement Program: Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
Existing law establishes the Air Quality Improvement Program that is administered by the State Air Resources Board for the purposes of funding projects related to, among other things, the reduction of criteria air pollutants and improvement of air quality. Pursuant to its existing statutory authority, the state board has established the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, as a part of the Air Quality Improvement Program, to promote the production and use of zero-emission vehicles by providing rebates for the purchase of new zero-emission vehicles. Existing law, until January 1, 2019, requires the state board, for the purposes of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, to, among other things, offer rebates only to applicants who purchase an eligible vehicle and have a specified maximum gross annual income, increase rebate payments by $500 for low-income applicants, provide outreach to low-income households to increase consumer awareness of the rebate project, and prioritize rebate payments for low-income applicants.
This bill would instead require the state board, for the purposes of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, to provide outreach to low-income households and low-income communities to increase consumer awareness of the rebate project and to prioritize rebate payments to both low-income applicants and applicants that have eligible vehicles registered in low-income communities. applicants.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 44274.31 44274.6 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

44274.31.44274.6.
 (a) (1)For purposes of this section, “low income” means a resident of the state whose household income is less than or equal to 300 percent of the federal poverty level. the following definitions apply:
(1) “Low income” means a resident of the state whose household income is less than or equal to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
(2) For purposes of this section, “low-income “Low-income communities” has the same meaning as defined in Section 39713.
(b) Under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project established as a part of the Air Quality Improvement Program, the state board shall do both of the following:
(1) Provide outreach to low-income households and low-income communities to increase consumer awareness of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
(2) Prioritize rebate payments to low-income applicants and applicants with eligible vehicles registered in low-income communities. applicants.

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