Legislative Updates

View the California Senate and Assembly bills that impact natural gas vehicles, fuels, and infrastructure.

| Assembly Member Gipson

May 4, 2020

AB-3111

This bill will codify the changes that the clean air industry wants to see in the Carl Moyer program. This bill would require the state board, by January 1, 2022, to adopt an online application process for the submission of grant applications under the program.

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| Assembly Member Quirk-Silva

March 21, 2020

AB-1002

This bill will provide fuel-neutrality protections to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

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| Assembly Member O’Donnell

February 21, 2020

AB-2860

This bill will extend the California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program to 2025 and will redefine the definition of “near zero”

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| Assembly Member Medina

February 19, 2020

AB-2455

This bill will delete the “near zero” language from the weight exemption code section (AB 2061-2018) and replace it with language that more clearly points to NGV heavy-duty trucks.

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| Senator Hueso

October 2, 2019

SB 457

Extends sunset date from 2021 to 2026 for CPUC’s pipeline biogas incentive program.

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| Nancy Skinner

September 20, 2019

SB 44

Requires the Air Resources Board (ARB) to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, as specified.

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| Senator Galgiani

July 11, 2019

SB 216

Requires, on or before December 31, 2020, that the state board develop a plan to help air pollution control and air quality management districts add a heavy-duty truck exchange as an eligible project under the Carl Moyer program.

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| Eduardo Garcia

June 12, 2019

AB 753

Requires the commission to allocate as part of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program specified percentages for projects to produce alternative and renewable low-carbon fuels in the state and to research, develop, produce, and deploy innovative and emerging fuels.

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| Assembly Member O’Donnell

June 5, 2019

AB 1406

Requires the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to allocate no less than 10% for alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

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| Bauer-Kahan, Medina, and Rodriguez

April 29, 2019

AB 1262

Requires several state agencies to regularly update, every five years, the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, with the first update to be completed by January 1, 2021.

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| Jim Frazier

April 9, 2019

AB 371

Requires the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), by December 31, 2021, to prepare a statewide economic assessment of the California freight sector and to update the assessment at least every five years. It also requires the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) to incorporate the findings of the assessment to the California State Freight Plan (SFP) each time the plan is updated.

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| Senator Galgiani

January 24, 2019

SB 162

Extends sales and use tax for production of recyclable and renewable products, including renewable energy.

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| Lara

October 9, 2018

SB 957

Extends high-occupancy vehicle identifiers for super-ultralow-emissions vehicles, advanced technology partial zero-emissions vehicles, and transitional zero-emissions vehicles for an additional four years if the owner’s household income meets the threshold designated as low income.

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| Skinner

October 9, 2018

SB 1014

Creates the California Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program for zero-emission vehicles used for taxi-type transportation services. The bill aims to make 100 percent of passenger miles emission free by Dec. 31, 2028.

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| Hueso

September 23, 2018

SB 1440

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish a biomethane procurement program by July 1, 2019, with goals for gas corporations to collectively procure 32 billion cubic feet of biomethane statewide each year.

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| Newman

September 20, 2018

SB 1119

Authorizes transit agencies that service disadvantaged communities to spend 50 percent of CARB Low Carbon Transit Operations Program funds on fare subsidies, transit connections, or technology improvements that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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| Frazier (sponsored by CNGVC)

September 20, 2018

AB 2061

Authorizes a near-zero-emission or zero-emission vehicle to exceed weight limits by as much as 2,000 pounds or an amount equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle attributable to the fueling system and that of a comparable diesel fueling system.

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| Friedman

September 13, 2018

AB 3232

Requires the CEC to establish a plan by Jan. 1, 2020, to make all new buildings zero emission and to create a strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels in the state’s building stock by Jan. 1, 2030.

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| Eggman

September 13, 2018

AB 2006

Establishes the Agricultural Worker Clean Transportation Investment Program, which would fund the deployment of near-zero-emission and zero-emission vehicles for agricultural vanpools serving disadvantaged or low-income communities.

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| De León

September 13, 2018

SB 100

Revises the goals of the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program to achieve the California Public Utility Commission’s 50 percent renewable resources target by Dec. 31, 2026, and its 60 percent target by Dec. 31, 2030. Also calls for zero-carbon resources to generate all electricity sold at retail by Dec. 31, 2045.

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| Santiago and Rubio

September 9, 2018

AB 1879

Requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to provide a report explaining any moratoriums on new natural gas service connections. This bill would take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

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| Eduardo Garcia

September 4, 2018

AB 1945

Requires CARB to work with the state agencies administering grant programs that allocate funds from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to give specified communities preferential points during grant application scoring. It includes a specified application timeline for programs with competitive application processes, and allows applicants from Imperial and San Diego counties to include daytime population numbers in grant applications.

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| Salas and Burke (supported by CNGVC)

June 11, 2018

AB 2008

Provides a tax cut through Jan. 1, 2024, to taxpayers who use Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program incentive funds to purchase an alternative-fuel vehicle.

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| Ting, Christina Garcia, and McCarty (opposed by CNGVC)

June 11, 2018

AB 1745

Starting Jan. 1, 2040, the bill prohibits the DMV from accepting applications for the original registration of any vehicles that aren’t zero emission, except those weighing 10,001 pounds or more.

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| Burke (sponsored by CNGVC)

June 11, 2018

AB 2506

Requires that at least 15 percent of newly purchased state vehicles weighing 19,000 pounds or more be fueled by RNG starting Jan. 1, 2022.

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| Wieckowski

June 11, 2018

SB 1401

Requires the Office of Planning and Research to collect feedback from entities that use its climate adaptation information clearinghouse in order to make it more effective and useful.

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| Stern

June 11, 2018

SB 1380

Authorizes the Office of Planning and Research to include, in its clearinghouse for climate adaptation data, information about funding and financing opportunities related to clean energy projects.

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| Daly (opposed by CNGVC)

June 11, 2018

AB 3201

Adds large-scale deployments of transit buses to the California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program and revises the definition of “zero- and near-zero-emission” to include infrastructure that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves air quality when compared with conventional or fully commercialized alternatives.

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| Chau (opposed by CNGVC unless amended)

November 10, 2017

AB 739

Requires that by Dec. 31, 2025, at least 15 percent of all state-purchased vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 19,000 pounds or more be zero emission, and that by Dec. 31, 2030, at least 30 percent of those vehicles be zero emission.

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| Hueso (sponsored by CNGVC)

October 24, 2017

SB 53

Allows a heavy-duty NGV to exceed the state limit on total gross weight for on-road vehicles by up to 2,000 pounds. Requires the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, or the Department of Transportation to estimate by Oct. 1, 2018, the damage caused by heavier vehicles.

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