2022 - Assembly Bill 2816 (Ting, Phil), State Air Resources Board: Zero-Emission Incentive Programs: Requirements (Dead)
Would have required CARB, by January 1, 2024, to develop a tool to calculate the average annual gallons of gasoline or diesel that a particular vehicle has used and ensure, when administering incentive programs for light-duty zero-emission vehicles, including but not limited to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, Clean Cars 4 All, and the Clean Vehicle Assistance program, that incentives awarded under applicable programs be awarded based on the average annual gallons of gasoline or diesel that the applicant’s vehicle consumed. The bill also would have required incentive amounts to be set at a level that maximizes the displacement of gasoline or diesel and the reduction of emissions criteria pollutants per dollar spent. Additionally, the bill would have required, in order to ensure equity is prioritized, that incentive amounts be further modified to ensure that additional per gallon incentive payments are provided to an applicant of a ZEV incentive program if the applicant is either low or moderate income or resides in an under-resourced community. Finally, the bill also would have required, by January 1, 2024 and biennially afterwards, a legislatively mandated report that includes: (1) Actual gasoline or diesel and criteria emissions reduced per dollar spent on ZEV incentives under applicable programs; (2) The impacts of ZEV incentive spending in terms of quantifiable emissions reductions and transportation savings within under-resourced communities and among low- to middle-income individuals; and (3) The changes in annual gasoline and diesel use at local levels by census tract or ZIP Code. Held on suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.