2022 – Assembly Bill 1110 (Rivas, Robert), Zero-Emission Vehicles: Clean Vehicles Ombudsperson: Climate Catalyst Revolving Loan Fund Program (Dead)
Would have established the Clean Vehicles Ombudsperson (Ombudsperson) within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and would have required 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 have required the Ombudsperson to convene two 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 have required 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 Assembly Inactive File.