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AB-296 Climate change: Climate Innovation Grant Program: voluntary tax contributions.(2019-2020)

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Bill Status
AB-296
Cooley (A)
Stern (S)
Eduardo Garcia (A) , Mayes (A)
Climate change: Climate Innovation Grant Program: voluntary tax contributions.
02/28/19
An act to add and repeal Part 3.6.5 (commencing with Section 71140) of Division 34 of the Public Resources Code, and to add and repeal Article 27 (commencing with Section 18918) of Chapter 3 of Part 10.2 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to climate change, and making an appropriation therefor.
Assembly
09/10/19
08/30/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/02/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/12/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/09/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 74. Noes 1. Page 3137.).
09/06/19 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 8 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
09/05/19 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 34. Noes 5. Page 2559.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 296 without my signature.

This bill establishes the Climate Innovation Grant Program, to be administered by the Strategic Growth Council, for the development and research of new innovations and technologies that either reduce emissions of greenhouse gases or address the impacts of climate change. It also establishes a Climate Innovation Voluntary Tax Contribution Account and authorizes an individual to contribute as part of their state tax return.

I am supportive of the important objective of this legislation to spur technological innovation to mitigate climate change. However, this bill creates a redundant, and potentially conflicting, grant program that overlaps with several existing programs at multiple agencies including the Strategic Growth Council. At this juncture, we should maximize resources with our existing programs rather than create redundancies.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom