2021 - Senate Bill 551 (Stern, Henry), California Zero-Emission Vehicle Authority (Dead)
Would have established the California Electric Vehicle Authority (Authority) as a separate entity within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The bill would have required the Authority to coordinate activities among State agencies to advance electric vehicle and zero-emission charging infrastructure deployment as well as ensure related equity, workforce development, economic development, and other needs are addressed. The Authority would have developed new funding and financing programs, as separately authorized by the Legislature, including, but not limited to, incentives, rebates, tax credits, loan guarantees, reverse auctions, seed funds, pooled insurance funds, and matching grants. The Authority would have sunset January 1, 2029. Held on suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.