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AB-558 Alternative fuel vehicles: flexible fuel vehicles.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Quirk-Silva (A)
Alternative fuel vehicles: flexible fuel vehicles.
An act to amend Section 9147.10 of the Government Code, and to add Section 43871 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/21/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/04/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/27/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 69. Noes 0. Page 6667.).
08/23/18 From committee: That the Senate amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (August 23).
08/23/18 Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Ayes 53. Noes 21. Page 6468.)
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 558 without my signature.

This bill requires the California Air Resources Board to develop policy recommendations to maximize the use of E85, a fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, in flex fuel vehicles that operate in the state.

California has recognized the potential benefits of E85 and has adopted the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to support E85 and other fuels that reduce the use of petroleum.

Earlier this month, I issued executive order B-55-18, directing the state to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and net negative greenhouse gas emissions after that. In order to meet this ambitious goal and truly decarbonize California's transportation sector, our state agencies must focus on emerging markets for the cleanest vehicles and fuels possible.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.