2023 – Senate Bill 720 (Stern, Henry), Aviation: airports: report: emissions: GO-Biz (2-Year)
This bill requires airports with greater than 50,000 takeoffs to report to CARB by June 1, 2024, on measures they’re taking to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions and requires CARB to approve the report or deem it insufficient. The bill requires CARB to develop a public process with local air districts to discuss options for remedying the report, which the airport must resubmit within 120 days. The bill requires CARB to notify the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) upon approval of a report and requires GO-Biz to provide technical assistance to qualified airports. The bill requires airports with greater than 50,000 private takeoffs to report to relevant local air districts on their efforts to mitigate impacts to disadvantaged communities. Failed passage in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and was granted reconsideration.