2022 - Senate Bill 1104 (Gonzalez, Lena), Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development: Office of Freight (Dead)
As related to CARB, would have required the newly formed Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Office of Freight, in consultation with specified State agencies, to submit to the Legislature on or before December 31, 2024 an assessment of statewide economic growth, competitiveness, prosperity, resiliency, and sustainability for the State’s ports and freight sector, and update the assessment at least once every five years thereafter. In the consultation process, CARB would have met with specified State agencies as necessary to address and discuss ongoing freight and supply chain issues. The bill would have also required the assessment to include, among other things, the analysis of how the economic competitiveness for businesses and the freight sector can be supported under State and federal climate and air pollution policies, and the identification of challenges the California freight sector faces in meeting the State’s emission reduction goals, including the quantification of the costs and recommended strategies. Held on suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.