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AB-193 Air Quality Improvement Program: Clean Reused Vehicle Rebate Project.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/19/2017 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 19, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 30, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 193


Introduced by Assembly Member Members Cervantes and Calderon

January 19, 2017


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


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 193, as amended, Cervantes. Air Quality Improvement Program: Clean Reused Vehicle Rebate Project.
Existing law establishes the Air Quality Improvement Program that is administered by the State Air Resources Board for the purposes of funding projects related to, among other things, the reduction of criteria air pollutants and improvement of air quality. Pursuant to its existing statutory authority, the state board has established the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, as a part of the Air Quality Improvement Program, to promote the production and use of zero-emission vehicles by providing rebates for the purchase of new zero-emission vehicles.
This bill would require the state board to establish the Clean Reused Vehicle Rebate Project, as a part of the Air Quality Improvement Program, to provide rebates for the acquisition of an eligible used vehicle, as defined; the replacement or refurbishment of an electric vehicle battery and related components for an eligible used vehicle or a vehicle service contract, as defined, for the battery or related components; or a vehicle service contract to cover unexpected vehicle repairs not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty related to unique problems in eligible used vehicles, as specified.
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) For purposes of this section, the following terms mean the following:
(1) “Eligible used vehicle” only includes the same categories of vehicles that are eligible for a rebate under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
(2) “Used vehicle” has the same meaning as set forth in Section 665 of the Vehicle Code.
(3) “Vehicle service contract” has the same meaning as set forth in Section 12800 of the Insurance Code.
(b) No later than July 1, 2019, the state board shall establish, as a part of the Air Quality Improvement Program, the Clean Reused Vehicle Rebate Project to provide an applicant with any of the following:
(1) A rebate with a value of up to one thousand eight hundred dollars ($1,800) for the acquisition of an eligible used vehicle from a licensed dealer.
(2) A rebate for the replacement or refurbishment of an electric vehicle battery and related components for an eligible used vehicle, for a vehicle service contract for the battery and related components, or for both.
(3) A rebate for a vehicle service contract to cover unexpected vehicle repairs not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty related to unique problems in eligible used vehicles.
(c) A rebate issued pursuant to this section shall be limited to one per vehicle.
(d) An applicant who applies for a rebate available pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be given priority if he or she meets either of the following criteria:
(1) Has an annual household income that is less than 60 percent of either the relevant countywide or citywide annual median household income.
(2) Resides in a district that has been designated by the state board as not meeting any one state ambient air quality standard.
(e) The state board shall coordinate the Clean Reused Vehicle Rebate Project with the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, established as part of the Air Quality Improvement Program established pursuant to this article, the enhanced fleet modernization program, established pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 44125) of Chapter 5, and the Charge Ahead California Initiative, established pursuant to Chapter 8.5 (commencing with Section 44285), 44258), including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Coordinating eligibility pursuant to this section with eligibility for the enhanced fleet modernization program.
(2) Ensuring appropriate outreach and targeting to low- and moderate-income households in an effort to encourage participation.
(3) Expanding financing mechanisms, including, but not limited to, a loan or loan-loss reserve credit enhancement program to increase consumer access to zero-emission and near-zero-emission vehicle financing and leasing options that can help lower expenditures on transportation and prequalification or point-of-sale rebates or other methods to increase participation rates among low- and moderate-income consumers.
(f) In implementing this section, the state board shall collaborate with other state departments and agencies to enforce safeguards against fraudulent activity by sellers and acquirers of eligible used vehicles that are in accordance with other state laws.