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SB-1014 Zero-emission vehicles.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/26/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 26, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  April 19, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  April 09, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  March 22, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1014


Introduced by Senator Skinner

February 06, 2018


An act to amend Section 5431 of, and to add Section 5450 to, the Public Utilities Code, relating to vehicles.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1014, as amended, Skinner. Zero-emission vehicles.
Existing law, the Passenger Charter-party Carriers’ Act, provides for the regulation of charter-party carriers of passengers by the Public Utilities Commission, and makes it unlawful for a charter-party carrier to operate without first obtaining a permit or certificate from the commission, except as specified. The act includes specified requirements for liability insurance coverage for transportation network companies, as defined, and their participating drivers. Under existing law, a violation of the act or an order or direction of the commission pursuant to the act is a crime.
This bill would require the commission to establish the California Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program for zero-emission vehicles used by participating drivers to provide prearranged transportation services for compensation for a transportation network company with the goal to increase the percentage of passenger miles provided by zero-emission vehicles used on behalf of transportation network companies so that 20% of the passenger miles are provided by zero-emission vehicles by December 31, 2020, 2023, and 50% of the passenger miles are provided by zero-emission vehicles by December 31, 2023. 2026. The bill would require the commission to establish quarterly targets for the portion of vehicle miles traveled by zero-emission vehicles on behalf of a transportation network company. The bill would require, beginning January 1, 2030, that 100% of the vehicles that are purchased, leased, owned, or contracted for by a transportation network company be zero-emission vehicles. Because the violation of a commission order or direction implementing the bill’s provisions would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 5431 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

5431.
 For purposes of this article, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) “Participating driver” or “driver” means any person who uses a vehicle in connection with a transportation network company’s online-enabled application or platform to connect with passengers.
(b) “Personal vehicle” means a vehicle that is used by a participating driver to provide prearranged transportation services for compensation that meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Has a passenger capacity of eight persons or less, including the driver.
(2) Is owned, leased, rented for a term that does not exceed 30 days, or otherwise authorized for use by the participating driver.
(3) Meets all inspection and other safety requirements imposed by the commission.
(4) Is not a taxicab or limousine.
(c) “Transportation network company” means an organization, including, but not limited to, a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietor, or any other entity, operating in California that provides prearranged transportation services for compensation using an online-enabled application or platform to connect passengers with drivers using a personal vehicle.
(d) “Transportation network company insurance” means a liability insurance policy that specifically covers liabilities arising from a driver’s use of a vehicle in connection with a transportation network company’s online-enabled application or platform.
(e) “Zero-emission vehicle” has the same meaning as in Section 44258 of the Health and Safety Code.

SEC. 2.

 Section 5450 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

5450.
 (a) The commission shall establish the California Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program for zero-emission vehicles used by participating drivers to provide prearranged transportation services for compensation pursuant to this article. The goal of the program is to increase the percentage of passenger miles provided by zero-emission vehicles used on behalf of transportation network companies.
(b) The commission shall establish quarterly targets for the portion of vehicle miles traveled by zero-emission vehicles on behalf of a transportation network company. These targets shall be established to ensure reasonable progress in each of the intervening years so that not less than the following percentages of vehicle miles traveled shall be provided by zero-emission vehicles:
(1) Twenty percent by December 31, 2020. 2023.
(2) Fifty percent by December 31, 2023. 2026.
(3) Beginning January 1, 2030, 100 percent of the vehicles that are purchased, leased, owned, or contracted for by a transportation network company shall be zero-emission vehicles.

SEC. 3.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.