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

Monitoring

AB 284: California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

Status: Failed in Committee

AB 284 (R. Rivas) This bill would require the Air Resources Board, when updating the scoping plan and in collaboration with other relevant state agencies, to take specified actions by January 1, 2023, including, among others, identifying a 2045 climate goal, with interim milestones, for the state’s natural and working lands and identifying practices, policy … Read more

Monitoring

AB 585: Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Program

Status: Failed in Committee

AB 585 (L.Rivas, et al) This bill would have established the Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Program to coordinate the state’s efforts to address extreme heat and to facilitate the implementation of regional and state climate change planning. STATUS: FAILED.

AB 564: Biodiversity Protection and Restoration Act

Status: Failed in Committee

AB 564 (Gonzalez, Kalra) This bill would establish the Biodiversity Protection and Restoration Act and would provide that it is the policy of the state that all state agencies, boards, and commissions shall utilize their authorities in furtherance of the biodiversity conservation purposes and goals of certain executive orders. STATUS:  DIED Jan. 31, 2022 pursuant … Read more

AB 125: Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms, and Worker Protection Bond Act of 2022

Status: Failed in Committee

AB 125 (R.Rivas) AB 125 is a $3 billion bond to build back a more resilient and equitable food and farm system that would protect and house our essential workers. The Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms and Worker Protection Bond Act (Rivas, AD 30), invests in 4 pillars of the food … Read more

Supported by The Climate Center

SB 68: Building decarbonization

Status: Enacted

SB 68 (Becker) Building decarbonization: This bill requires the California Energy Commission to develop and publish guidance on best practices to help reduce barriers for building owners to transition to electric equipment and appliances, and install electric vehicle charging equipment. It also authorizes awarding of moneys from an existing grant program, funded by surcharges on … Read more

Supported by The Climate Center

SB 372: Medium- and heavy-duty fleet purchasing assistance program

Status: Enacted

SB 372 (Leyva) This bill would require the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to establish a program to make financing tools and non-financial supports available to the operators of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets to enable those operators to transition their fleets to zero-emission vehicles. The bill would require the authority to consult with various … Read more

Supported by The Climate Center

SB 500: Autonomous vehicles

Status: Enacted

SB 500 (Min) This bill prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles from registering autonomous vehicles that are not a zero emission vehicles, beginning January 1, 2025. STATUS: Signed by the Governor September 23, 2021.

AB 50: Climate Adaptation Center and Regional Support Network

Status: Failed in Committee

AB 50 (Boerner-Horvath) Existing law requires the Natural Resources Agency, in collaboration with the Ocean Protection Council, to create, and update biannually, a Planning for Sea Level Rise Database describing steps being taken throughout the state to prepare for and adapt to sea level rise. This bill would establish the Climate Adaptation Center and Regional … Read more

Sponsored by The Climate Center

AB 1325: Clean Community Microgrid Incentive Program

Status: Failed in Committee

AB 1325 (Burke) Sponsored by The Climate Center. This bill would require the California Public Utilities Commission (“Commission” or “CPUC”) to develop and implement a Clean Community Microgrid Incentive Program by 2022 to fund community microgrids that support the critical needs of vulnerable communities that utilize distributed energy resources for the generation of electricity. Read … Read more

SB 32: General plan – building decarbonization requirements

Status: Failed in Committee

SB 32 (Cortese) This bill, dubbed the “Decarbonization Act of 2021” would require all cities and counties in California to update their General Plans with objectives, targets, and policies to fully decarbonize their building stock. SB 32 Fact Sheet. STATUS: FAILED 1/21/2022 Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(2). (Last location was 2 YEAR on 5/25/2021)