2021 - Senate Bill 589 (Hueso, Ben), Air Pollution: Alternative Vehicles and Vehicle Infrastructure (Chaptered)
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Expands the types of projects eligible for funding from the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) to include projects that develop in-state supply chains and the workforce for raw materials and components needed for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing. This bill expands the groups the California Energy Commission (CEC) must consult as part of ARFVTP workforce development efforts to include California Conservation Corps, local Conservation Corps, California Mobility Center, and California Community Colleges. This bill also incorporates workforce development as a resource CEC must evaluate part of its regular assessment of resources needed to meet State ZEV deployment goals.