Today's Law As Amended

PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

AB-739 State vehicle fleet: purchases.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 25722.11 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

25722.11.
 (a) Beginning December 31, 2025, at least 15 percent of newly purchased vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 19,000 pounds or more purchased by the Department of General Services and other state entities for the state fleet shall be zero emission. Beginning December 31, 2030, at least 30 percent of newly purchased vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 19,000 pounds or more purchased by the Department of General Services and other state entities for the state fleet shall be zero emission.
(b) This section does not apply to vehicles that have special performance requirements necessary for the protection of public safety, as defined by the Department of General Services.
(c) If, on or after December 31, 2026, the Department of General Services, in a public hearing, finds that it cannot meet the needs of the state while meeting the requirements of this section, the department shall disclose that finding at the hearing and shall notify the Legislature of the finding in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(d) Upon disclosure of a finding pursuant to subdivision (c), the Department of General Services shall take the following steps:
(1) While meeting the requirements of this section to the maximum extent practicable, the department, in consultation with the State Air Resources Board, shall conduct a technological assessment of zero-emission vehicle technology for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 19,000 pounds or more. The technological assessment shall include a plan to address the issues preventing the department and other state entities from meeting the requirements of this section.
(2) The department shall implement the plan developed pursuant to paragraph (1) for a period of at least one year.
(3) If, after the one-year period specified in paragraph (2), the department, in a public hearing, finds that it still cannot meet the needs of the state while meeting the requirements of this section, the department shall disclose that finding at the hearing and shall notify the Legislature of the finding in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(e) This section is inoperative on the date on which the Department of General Services notifies the Legislature pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (d) and is repealed on January 1 of the following year.