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SB-40 Air Quality Improvement Program: vehicle rebates.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Senate  April 06, 2015

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 40


Introduced by Senator Gaines

December 01, 2014


An act to add Section 44274.9 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to air resources.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 40, as amended, Gaines. Air Quality Improvement Program: vehicle rebates.
Existing law establishes the Air Quality Improvement Program, administered by the State Air Resources Board, to fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, air quality improvement projects related to fuel and vehicle technologies, including incentives for various types of vehicles.
This bill would require incentives for qualifying zero-emission, battery-electric passenger vehicles under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project of the Air Quality Improvement Program to be limited to passenger vehicles in that category with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $40,000 or less. The bill would require the rebate for qualifying zero-emission, battery-electric passenger vehicles to be $3,500, subject to availability of funds.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 44274.9 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

44274.9.
 (a) Incentives for qualifying zero-emission, battery-electric passenger vehicles under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project established as part of the Air Quality Improvement Program shall be limited to passenger vehicles in that category with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) or less. The rebate for qualifying zero-emission, battery-electric passenger vehicles shall be three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500), subject to availability of funds.
(b) This section does not apply to any other Clean Vehicle Rebate Project vehicle category or rebate.