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 680 (Skinner) Electric vehicle sticker prices

Status: Held in Committee
Year: 2023
Capitol Building in Sacramento

Existing law imposes specified requirements on dealers of motor vehicles sold or leased in this state, including prohibiting a dealer from advertising the total price of a vehicle without including all costs to the purchaser at the time of sale, except as specified. This bill would require a dealer that sells or leases a vehicle propelled … Read more

Opposed by The Climate Center

AB 1012 (Quirk-Silva) Lifecycle analyses for mobile source regulations

Status: Failed in Committee
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Existing law imposes various limitations on emissions of air contaminants for the control of air pollution from vehicular and nonvehicular sources. Existing law generally designates the State Air Resources Board (ARB) as the state agency with the primary responsibility for the control of vehicular air pollution. Existing law requires the ARB to adopt and implement … Read more

Supported by The Climate Center

AB 1373 (Garcia) Energy: reliable electricity supply

Status: Enacted
Year: 2023

Existing law requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to identify a diverse and balanced portfolio of resources needed to ensure a reliable electricity supply that provides optimal integration of renewable energy in a cost-effective manner. Existing law requires the CPUC to adopt a process for each load-serving entity, as defined, to file an integrated … Read more

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SB 795 (Stern) Building energy efficiency

Status: Held in Committee
Year: 2023

Existing law requires the California Energy Commission (CEC) to prescribe, by regulation, building design and construction standards and energy and water conservation design standards for new residential and nonresidential buildings. Existing law requires the CEC to prescribe, by regulation, standards for minimum levels of operating efficiency to promote the use of energy-efficient and water-efficient appliances … Read more

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AB 1293 (Irwin) Interconnection prioritization

Status: Held in Committee
Year: 2023

Existing law requires the California Public Utilities Commission to enforce rules governing the extension of service by electrical corporations, as specified. This bill would require the commission to provide guidance to electrical corporations for the prioritization of projects in each electrical corporation’s distribution interconnection queue and customer service connections, including that the project is shovel-ready, as … Read more

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SB 425 (Newman) Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: fuel cell electric pickup trucks

Status: Held in Committee
Year: 2023
Capitol Building in Sacramento

Existing law establishes the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) that is administered by the State Air Resources Board (ARB) for the purposes of funding projects related to, among other things, the reduction of criteria air pollutants and improvement of air quality. Pursuant to its existing statutory authority, the ARB has established the Clean Vehicle Rebate … Read more

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AB 1573 (Friedman) Water conservation: Landscape design model ordinance

Status: Failed in Committee
Year: 2023
Public park

Existing law, The 1990 Water Conservation in Landscaping Act provides for a model water efficient landscape ordinance that is adopted and updated at least every 3 years by the Department of Water Resources, unless the department makes a specified finding. Existing law requires a local agency to adopt the model ordinance or to adopt a … Read more

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SB 867 (Allen, et al) Climate resilience bond

Status: Held in Committee
Year: 2023

This bill would enact the Drought, Flood, and Water Resilience, Wildfire and Forest Resilience, Coastal Resilience, Extreme Heat Mitigation, Biodiversity and Nature-Based Climate Solutions, Climate Smart Agriculture, Park Creation and Outdoor Access, and Clean Energy Bond Act of 2024, which, if approved by the voters in the March 2024 election, would authorize the issuance of … Read more

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AB 1567 (Garcia, et al) Climate Resilience Bond

Status: Active, Two-Year Bill
Year: 2023

This bill would enact the Safe Drinking Water, Wildfire Prevention, Drought Preparation, Flood Protection, Extreme Heat Mitigation, Clean Energy, and Workforce Development Bond Act of 2024, which, if approved by the voters in the March 2024 election, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $15,995,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance … Read more

Supported by The Climate Center

SB 781 (Stern) Methane emissions

Status: Held in Committee
Year: 2023

Existing law, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, designates the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as the state agency responsible for monitoring and regulating sources of greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming in order to reduce emissions. The law requires all state agencies to consider and implement strategies to reduce their emissions. … Read more