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AB-371 State motor vehicle fleet.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 371


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Butler

February 14, 2011


An act to amend Section 25722.8 of the Public Resources Code, relating to the state motor vehicle fleet.


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AB 371, as introduced, Butler. State motor vehicle fleet.
Existing law required, on or before July 1, 2009, the Secretary of State and Consumer Services, in consultation with the Department of General Services and other appropriate state agencies that maintain or purchase vehicles for the state fleet, including the campuses of the California State University, to develop and implement, and submit to the Legislature and the Governor, a plan to improve the overall state fleet’s use of alternative fuels, synthetic lubricants, and fuel-efficient vehicles by reducing or displacing the consumption of petroleum products by the state fleet when compared to the 2003 consumption level based on a specified schedule.
This bill would additionally require the Department of General Services to ensure that all alternative fuel vehicles available for sale in California are listed on the Statewide Commodity Contracts (SCC) list and to enter into public-private partnerships with alternative fuel providers to develop infrastructure to meet the needs of state government and local agency fleets.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 25722.8 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

25722.8.
 (a) On or before July 1, 2009, the Secretary of State and Consumer Services, in consultation with the Department of General Services and other appropriate state agencies that maintain or purchase vehicles for the state fleet, including the campuses of the California State University, shall develop and implement, and submit to the Legislature and the Governor, a plan to improve the overall state fleet’s use of alternative fuels, synthetic lubricants, and fuel-efficient vehicles by reducing or displacing the consumption of petroleum products by the state fleet when compared to the 2003 consumption level based on the following schedule:
(1) By January 1, 2012, a 10-percent reduction or displacement.
(2) By January 1, 2020, a 20-percent reduction or displacement.
(b) Notwithstanding Sections 25000.5, 25722, and 25722.5, in order to implement this section while reducing government costs, increasing job development in the state, and enabling the state to become the leader in alternative fuel development, the Department of General Services shall do both of the following:
(1) Ensure that all alternative fuel vehicles available for sale in California are listed on the Statewide Commodity Contracts (SCC) list.
(2) Enter into public-private partnerships with alternative fuel providers to develop infrastructure to meet the needs of state government and local agency fleets.

(b)

(c)  Beginning April 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, the Department of General Services shall provide to the Department of Finance and the appropriate legislative committees of the Legislature a progress report on meeting the goals specified in subdivision (a). The Department of General Services shall also make the progress report available on its Internet Web site.