Keep tabs on climate and energy legislation in California and urge your representatives to take action for a climate-safe future.

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SB-233 (Skinner) The Bidirectional EV Charging Act of 2023

SB 233, introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner and sponsored by The Climate Center, aims to unlock the potential for California’s millions of electric vehicles to power homes during outages, lower energy bills for Californians, and make the whole electricity grid more reliable. The bill will require most new electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle supply … Read more

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SB 12 (Stern) Accelerated greenhouse gas emission targets

It's Time to Cut Carbon

SB 12, introduced by Senator Henry Stern and sponsored by The Climate Center, requires California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, accelerating the state’s current statutory goal of 40 percent reductions by 2030. California’s current goal to reduce emissions by 40 percent by 2030 puts us … Read more

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SB 604 (Wilk) Electric transmission corridor zones

A spot bill. Existing law authorizes the California Energy Commission to designate a transmission corridor zone on its own motion or by application of a person who plans to construct a high‑voltage electrical transmission line within the state. Under existing law, designating a transmission corridor zone serves to identify a feasible corridor where future high-voltage … Read more

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SB 605 (S. Padilla) Wave and tidal energy

Existing law requires the California Energy Commission to undertake various actions in furtherance of meeting the state’s clean energy and pollution reduction objectives, including actions related to energy infrastructure. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact future legislation relating to the CEC and wave and tidal energy, as specified. Committee Location: … Read more

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SB 615 (Allen) Electric vehicle traction batteries

Existing law requires the Secretary for Environmental Protection to convene the Lithium-Ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group to review, and advise the Legislature on, policies pertaining to the recovery and recycling of lithium-ion vehicle batteries sold with motor vehicles in the state. Existing law also requires the advisory group to submit policy recommendations to the … Read more

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AB 761 (Friedman) Transit Transformation Task Force

Golden Gate transit bus

Existing law establishes the Transportation Agency, which consists of various departments and state entities, including the California Transportation Commission and the Department of Transportation. Under existing law, the agency is under the supervision of an executive officer known as the Secretary of Transportation, who is required to develop and report to the Governor on legislative, … Read more

AB 1176 (Zbur) Local government – EV Charging

A spot bill. Existing law prohibits a city, county, or city and county from restricting which types of electric vehicles may access an electric vehicle charging station approved for passenger vehicles that both is publicly accessible and the construction of which was funded, at least in part, by the state or through moneys collected from … Read more

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AB 83 (Lee) Contributions and expenditures by foreign-influenced business entities

The Political Reform Act of 1974 (The Act) prohibits a foreign government or foreign principal from making any contribution, expenditure, or independent expenditure in connection with the qualification or support of, or opposition to, a state or local ballot measure or an election for a state or local office. The Act prohibits a person or … Read more

AB 1727 (V. Fong) Oil and gas: spacing of wells and community leases

A spot bill. Under existing law, the Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) in the Department of Conservation regulates the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of oil and gas wells in the state. The State Oil and Gas Supervisor supervises the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of wells and the operation, maintenance, and removal or abandonment of tanks and facilities … Read more

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AB 631 (Hart) A bill related to oil and gas

A spot bill. Under existing law, the Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) in the Department of Conservation regulates the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of oil and gas wells in the state. The State Oil and Gas Supervisor supervises the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of wells and the operation, maintenance, and removal or abandonment of tanks and facilities … Read more

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AB 1521 (M. Fong) Prop 65 certificates of merit

Existing law, The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65), an initiative measure approved by the voters as Proposition 65 at the November 4, 1986, statewide general election, prohibits a person, in the course of doing business, from knowingly and intentionally exposing any individual to a chemical known to the state … Read more

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AB 1000 (Reyes) Warehouses

A spot bill. Existing law declares the importance of, and general responsibility for, making housing available and affordable for all Californians. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions. Committee Location: Introduced February 15, awaiting committee assignment. Full Bill text and related information. Bill Author