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ACK! This sounds scary! New CRAZY Cali Assembly Bill

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by TopOff, May 6, 2002.

  1. TopOff

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    • Another 50-cent-per-gallon increase in gasoline taxes.
    • A two-cent tax on every mile driven for all passenger vehicles.
    • Extra fees of $3,500 on minivans, light duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and others to discourage consumers from buying them.
    • Reduction of the speed limit to 55 miles per hour.
    • Recommending new designs for vehicles and engines.

    Check out

    www.wedrive.org

    I hope Cali senators aren't really this crazy!
     
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    I think I'm gonna puke from reading that crap!
     
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    If that passes, I'm moving out of this F%#@ING state.
    I'm still pissed about paying for smog check 2 last week.
     
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    I heard that I will move back to fla if that crap goes or just move over the hills to nev...mike
     
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    Being that I used to work for the Legislature I have seen first hand how bills can get out of hand. My current position with the State has me viewing, tracking and analyzing assembly and senate bills. I went and looked up the actual text of this bill. I am going to attempt to past it here, however it may be too long. It seems it has been amended several times including when passed in the Senate. A few Assembly Members have pulled off as being co-authors. A majority of Assemblymembers/Senators drive SUVs I couldn't see them passing a bill that would cause all this drama... But here is the actual text of the bill Im not sure if you will be able to see the amendments/changes It may list both change and old. If any of you would like me to email it to you let me know:
    BILL NUMBER: AB 1058
    AMENDED BILL TEXT

    AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 1, 2002
    AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 17, 2002
    AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 1, 2002
    AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY MAY 31, 2001
    AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 25, 2001

    INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Pavley
    (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Simitian)
    (Coauthors: Assembly Members Aroner , Chu, Cohn,
    Firebaugh, Frommer, Jackson, Koretz, Nation, and Shelley
    Kehoe, Koretz, Longville, Nation, Shelley, and
    Strom-Martin )
    (Coauthors: Senators Escutia, Kuehl, Perata, and
    Romero)

    FEBRUARY 23, 2001

    An act to amend Section 42823 of, and to add Section 43018.5 to,
    the Health and Safety Code, relating to air quality.


    LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


    AB 1058, as amended, Pavley. Vehicular emissions: greenhouse
    gases.
    Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to endeavor to
    achieve the maximum degree of emission reduction possible from
    vehicular and other mobile sources in order to accomplish the
    attainment of the state standards at the earliest practicable date.
    This bill would require the state board to develop and adopt, by
    January 1, 2005, regulations that achieve the maximum feasible
    reduction of greenhouse gasses gases
    emitted by passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks and any
    other vehicles determined by the state board to be vehicles whose
    primary use is noncommercial personal transportation in the
    state , but . The bill would limit the
    application of those regulations to motor vehicles manufactured in
    the 2009 model year, or any model year thereafter, and would
    prohibit those regulations from taking effect prior to January 1,
    2006.
    The bill would require the regulations to provide flexibility, to
    the maximum extent feasible, in the means by which a person may
    comply with those regulations, including, but not limited to,
    authorization for a person to use alternative methods of compliance
    with the regulations. The bill would prohibit the state board
    from imposing a mandatory trip reduction measure or land use
    restriction in providing that compliance flexibility. The bill
    would require the state board to ensure that any alternative methods
    of compliance achieve equivalent or greater reductions in emissions
    of greenhouse gases as the regulations. The bill would also require
    the state board to conduct public hearings regarding the regulations
    in specified communities with the most significant exposure to air
    contaminants. The bill would also require the state board to grant
    emission reduction credits for reductions of greenhouse gas emissions
    prior to the operative date of the regulations. The bill would
    require the California Climate Action Registry, in consultation with
    the state board, to adopt procedures and protocols for the reporting
    and certification of reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from
    mobile sources for use by the state board in granting the emission
    reduction credits. The bill would authorize the state board to elect
    not to adopt a standard for a greenhouse gas, if the state board
    determines that the federal government has adopted a standard
    regulating that greenhouse gas, and the state board makes specified
    findings related to the similarity of the federal standard. The bill
    would also require the state board, by January 1, 2005, to provide a
    report to the Legislature on the contents of those regulations.
    Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
    State-mandated local program: no.


    THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:


    SECTION 1. The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the
    following:
    (a) Global warming is a matter of increasing concern for public
    health and the environment in the state.
    (b) California is the fifth largest economy in the world.
    (c) The control and reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases are
    critical to slow the effects of global warming.
    (d) Global warming would impose on California, in particular,
    compelling and extraordinary impacts including:
    (1) Potential reductions in the state's water supply due to
    changes in the snowpack levels in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the
    timing of spring runoff.
    (2) Adverse health impacts from increases in air pollution that
    would be caused by higher temperatures.
    (3) Adverse impacts upon agriculture and food production caused by
    projected changes in the amount and consistency of water supplies
    and significant increases in pestilence outbreaks.
    (4) Projected doubling of catastrophic wildfires due to faster and
    more intense burning associated with drying vegetation.
    (5) Potential damage to the state's extensive coastline and ocean
    ecosystems due to the increase in storms and significant rise in sea
    level.
    (6) Significant impacts to consumers, businesses, and the economy
    of the state due to increased costs of food and water, energy,
    insurance, and additional environmental losses and demands upon the
    public health infrastructure.
    (e) Passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks are responsible for
    approximately 40 percent of the total greenhouse gas pollution in the
    state.
    (f) California has a long history of being the first in the nation
    to take action to protect public health and the environment, and the
    federal government has permitted the state to take those actions.
    (g) It is the intent of the Legislature to require the State Air
    Resources Board to adopt regulations that ensure reductions in
    emissions of greenhouse gases in furtherance of the purposes
    of Part 5 (commencing with Section 43000) of Division 26 of the
    Division 26 (commencing with Section 39000) of the
    Health and Safety Code.
    SEC. 2. Section 42823 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to
    read:
    42823. The registry shall perform all of the following functions:

    (a) Provide participants with referrals to approved providers for
    technical assistance and advice, upon the request of a participant,
    on any or all of the following:
    (1) Designing programs to establish greenhouse gas emissions
    baselines and to monitor, estimate, calculate, report, and certify
    greenhouse gas emissions.
    (2) Establishing emissions reduction goals based on international
    or federal best practices for specific industries and economic
    sectors.
    (3) Designing and implementing organization-specific plans that
    improve energy efficiency or utilize renewable energy, or both, and
    that are capable of achieving emission reduction targets.
    (b) In coordination with the State Energy Resources Conservation
    and Development Commission, the registry shall adopt and periodically
    update a list of organizations recognized by the state as qualified
    to provide the detailed technical assistance and advice in
    subdivision (a) and assist participants in identifying and selecting
    providers that have expertise applicable to each participant's
    circumstances.
    (c) Adopt procedures and protocols for certification of reported
    baseline emissions and emissions results. When adopting procedures
    and protocols for the certification, the registry shall consider the
    availability and suitability of simplified techniques and tools.
    (d) Qualify third-party organizations that have the capability to
    certify reported baseline emissions and emissions results, and that
    are capable of certifying the participant-reported results as
    provided in this chapter.
    (e) Adopt procedures and protocols, including a uniform format for
    reporting emissions baselines and emissions results to facilitate
    their recognition in any future regulatory regime.
    (f) Maintain a record of all certified greenhouse gas emissions
    baselines and emissions results. Separate records shall be kept for
    direct and indirect emissions results. The public shall have access
    to this record, except for any portions of a participant's emissions
    results that a participant may deem confidential.
    (g) Encourage organizations from various sectors of the state's
    economy, and those from various geographic regions of the state, to
    report emissions, establish baselines and reduction targets, and
    implement efficiency improvement and renewable energy programs to
    achieve those targets.
    (h) Recognize, publicize, and promote participants.
    (i) In coordination with the State Energy Resources Conservation
    and Development Commission and the State Air Resources Board, adopt
    industry-specific reporting metrics at one or more public meetings.
    (j) In consultation with the state board, adopt procedures and
    protocols for the reporting and certification of reductions in
    emissions of greenhouse gases, to the extent permitted by state and
    federal law, for those reductions achieved prior to the operative
    date of the regulations described in subdivision (a) of Section
    43018.5.
    SEC. 3. Section 43018.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to
    read:
    43018.5. (a) No later than January 1, 2005, the state board shall
    develop and adopt regulations that achieve the maximum feasible and
    cost-effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from motor
    vehicles.
    (b) The regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) may not
    take effect prior to January 1, 2006, and shall apply only to a motor
    vehicle manufactured in the 2008 2009
    model year, or any model year thereafter.
    (c) In developing the regulations described in subdivision (a),
    the state board shall do all of the following:
    (1) Consider the technological feasibility of the regulations.
    (2) Consider the impact the regulations may have on the economy of
    the state, including , but not limited to, all of the
    following areas:
    (A) The creation of jobs within the state.
    (B) The creation of new businesses or the elimination of existing
    businesses within the state.
    (C) The expansion of businesses currently doing business within
    the state.
    (D) The ability of businesses in the state to compete with
    businesses in other states.
    (E) The ability of the state to maintain and attract businesses in
    communities with the most significant exposure to air contaminants,
    localized air contaminants, or both, including, but not limited to,
    communities with minority populations , or
    low-income populations, or both.
    (3) Provide flexibility, to the maximum extent feasible consistent
    with this section, in the means by which a person subject to the
    regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) may comply with the
    regulations. That flexibility shall include, but is not limited to,
    authorization for a person to use alternative methods of compliance
    with the regulations. In complying with this paragraph, the state
    board shall ensure that any alternative methods for compliance
    achieve the equivalent, or greater, reduction in emissions of
    greenhouse gases as the emission standards contained in the
    regulations. In providing compliance flexibility pursuant to
    this paragraph, the state board may not impose any mandatory trip
    reduction measure or land use restriction.
    (4) Conduct public hearings in the state, including, but not
    limited to, public hearings in three of the communities in the state
    with the most significant exposure to air contaminants or localized
    air contaminants, or both, including, but not limited to, communities
    with minority populations , or low-income
    populations, or both.
    (5) (A) Grant emissions reductions credits for any reductions in
    greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles that were achieved prior
    to the operative date of the regulations adopted pursuant to
    subdivision (a), to the extent permitted by state and federal law
    governing emissions reductions credits, by utilizing the procedures
    and protocols adopted by the California Climate Action Registry
    pursuant to subdivision (j) of Section 42823.
    (6) Coordinate with the State Energy Resources Conservation and
    Development Commission, the California Climate Action Registry, and
    the interagency task force, convened pursuant to subdivision (e) of
    Section 25730 of the Public Resources Code, in implementing this
    section.
    (d) The regulations adopted by the state board pursuant to
    subdivision (a) may not ban the sale of any vehicle category in the
    state, specifically including, but not limited to, sport utility
    vehicles and light-duty trucks.
    (e) The regulations adopted by the state board pursuant to
    subdivision (a) shall be consistent with the optional low-emission
    vehicle standard for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) for exhaust emission
    standards described in paragraph (9) of subdivision (a) of Section
    1961 of the Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.
    (f) Not later than July 1, 2003, the California Climate
    Action Registry, in consultation with the state board, shall adopt
    procedures for the reporting of reductions in greenhouse gas
    emissions from mobile sources to the registry.
    (f) For the purposes of this section, "greenhouse gases" shall
    mean those gases listed in subdivision (g) of Section 42801.1.

    (g) By January 1, 2005, the state board shall report to the
    Legislature and the Governor on the content of the regulations
    developed and adopted pursuant to this section, including, but not
    limited to, the specific actions taken by the state board to comply
    with paragraphs (1) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (c), and with
    subdivision (e) (f) . The report shall
    include, but shall not be limited to, an analysis of both of the
    following:
    (1) The impact of the regulations on communities in the state with
    the most significant exposure to air contaminants or toxic air
    contaminants, or both, including, but not limited to, communities
    with minority populations, low-income populations, or both.
    (2) The economic and public health impacts of those actions on the
    state.
    (h) If the federal government adopts a standard regulating a
    greenhouse gas from new motor vehicles that the state board
    determines is in a substantially similar timeframe, and of equivalent
    or greater effectiveness as the regulations that would be adopted
    pursuant to this section, the state board may elect not to adopt a
    standard on any greenhouse gas included in the federal standard.
    (i) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the
    following meanings:
    (1) "Greenhouse gases" means those gases listed in
    subdivision (g) of Section 42801.1.
    (2) "Maximum feasible and cost-effective reductions of
    greenhouse gas emissions" means the greenhouse gas emission
    reductions that the state board determines meet both of the following
    criteria:
    (A) Capable of being successfully accomplished within a reasonable
    period of time, taking into account environmental, economic, social,
    and technological factors.
    (B) Economical to an owner or operator of a vehicle, taking into
    account the full life-cycle costs of a vehicle.
    (2)
    (3) "Motor vehicle" means a passenger vehicle, light-duty
    truck, or any other vehicle determined by the state board to be a
    vehicle whose primary use is noncommercial personal transportation.
     
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    goood lord i cant read, im screwed
     
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    Here is the summary. This bill will not effect our trucks it is for model years 2009 and later.
    From text dated: 05/01/02

    Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to endeavor to achieve the maximum degree of emission reduction possible from vehicular and other mobile sources in order to accomplish the attainment of the state standards at the earliest practicable date. This bill would require the state board to develop and adopt, by January 1, 2005, regulations that achieve the maximum feasible reduction of greenhouse gases emitted by passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks and any other vehicles determined by the state board to be vehicles whose primary use is noncommercial personal transportation in the state . The bill would limit the application of those regulations to motor vehicles manufactured in the 2009 model year, or any model year thereafter, and would prohibit those regulations from taking effect prior to January 1, 2006. This bill contains other related provisions.
     

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