2021 - Assembly Bill 745 (Gipson, Mike), Air Pollution: Clean Cars 4 All Program (Dead)
Would have required CARB, as a part of the Clean Cars 4 All program, to provide vouchers to low-income persons living in disadvantaged communities for the purchase of zero-emission vehicles if two conditions were met: (1) the vehicles to be replaced had failed a smog check inspection, and (2) the repair cost of each vehicle to be replaced in order to pass the smog check inspection was greater than the maximum amount of assistance provided by the bureau’s Consumer Assistance Program. The bill also would have required CARB to: (1) Review award amounts offered under Clean Cars 4 All under each qualifying income bracket. (2) Ensure that vouchers awarded pursuant to Clean Cars 4 All are sufficient to incentivize purchases of near zero- and zero-emission transportation options eligible under the Clean Cars 4 All existing guidelines. (3) Develop metrics to demonstrate the socioeconomic benefits that result from Clean Cars 4 All participation. (4) Establish a centralized online database for consumers to view all light-duty electric vehicle incentives offered in the State. (5) Develop a community outreach strategy with stakeholders of all participating districts, including Clean Cars 4 All administrators, eligible residents, and participating residents, to examine the barriers limiting a low-income consumer’s adoption of electric vehicles, including, but not limited to, barriers of cost, lack of information, language, and availability of charging infrastructure. Held on suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.