2021 - Assembly Bill 1524 (O’Donnell, Patrick), State Air Resources Board: Zero-Emission Drayage Trucks: Project 800 Initiative (Dead)
Would have required CARB to extend its Project 800 initiative (Project 800) to provide financial incentives for the ordering of an additional 1,000 to 1,600 zero-emission drayage trucks in 2022 and the operation of zero-emission drayage trucks in 2024. The bill states the Legislature’s intent that Project 800 funding comes from, but not be limited to, the Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). The bill would have also required participating fleets to provide a truthful attestation to CARB that they did not have an applicable law violation, as specified, at the time of application and for a minimum of three years from the date of application for Project 800 financial incentives. Requires the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to report and notify CARB of the determination of any reports received regarding a violation, as specified. The bill would have also required participating fleets to repay Project 800 financial incentives, including interest, as directed by CARB if a participating fleet had provided a falsified attestation or had an applicable law violation, as specified. Held on suspense in the Senate Appropriations Committee.