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AB-2885 Air Quality Improvement Program: Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/14/2018 02:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 2885
CHAPTER 366

An act to add and repeal Section 44274.6 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.

[ Approved by Governor  September 13, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  September 13, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2885, Rodriguez. Air Quality Improvement Program: Clean 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. Existing law, until January 1, 2019, requires the state board, for the purposes of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, to, among other things, offer rebates only to applicants who purchase an eligible vehicle and have a specified maximum gross annual income, increase rebate payments by $500 for low-income applicants, provide outreach to low-income households to increase consumer awareness of the rebate project, and prioritize rebate payments for low-income applicants.
This bill would require the state board, for the purposes of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, to provide outreach to low-income households and low-income communities to increase consumer awareness of the rebate project and, until January 1, 2022, to prioritize rebate payments to low-income applicants.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 44274.6 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

44274.6.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Low income” means a resident of the state whose household income is less than or equal to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
(2) “Low-income communities” has the same meaning as defined in Section 39713.
(b) Under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project established as a part of the Air Quality Improvement Program, the state board shall do both of the following:
(1) Provide outreach to low-income households and low-income communities to increase consumer awareness of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
(2) Prioritize rebate payments to low-income applicants.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 44274.6 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

44274.6.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Low income” means a resident of the state whose household income is less than or equal to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
(2) “Low-income communities” has the same meaning as defined in Section 39713.
(b) Under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project established as a part of the Air Quality Improvement Program, the state board shall provide outreach to low-income households and low-income communities to increase consumer awareness of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
(c) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2022.