2021 – Assembly Bill 1110 (Rivas, Robert), Clean Vehicles Ombudsperson (2-year)
Would establish the Clean Vehicles Ombudsperson (Ombudsperson) within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and requires the Ombudsperson to consult with appropriate entities in identifying available programs and incentives offered by the State that can help to reduce costs and increase participation in a statewide contract or leveraged procurement agreement established by the Department of General Services (DGS) under this bill. The bill would also require the Ombudsperson to convene 2 or more workshops of an advisory committee to aid in identifying and publishing best practices in adopting zero-emission fleet vehicles for public agencies and identifying appropriate candidate vehicles for bulk purchase, leveraged procurement, or other means of widespread adoption by public entities, as specified. The bill would require the Ombudsperson to develop, and recommend that DGS adopt, criteria for evaluating vehicle purchase options or other means of widespread and streamline adoption options. Moved to the Senate Inactive File.