The Senate and Assembly wrapped up their business for legislation’s first house floor votes today. The Assembly introduced a total of 1,383 bills and sent 886 bills to the floor. The Senate introduced 672 bills in total and sent 591 to the floor.
Below, you will find a summary of some priority bills that passed out of their house of origin and our position:
AB 1738 (Boerner Horvath) Building standards: installation of electric vehicle charging stations: existing buildings. (OPPOSE)
Mandates fully functioning EV charging stations be installed in existing apartments, hotels and motels and commercial buildings. Goes far beyond the EV standards adopted in December 2021.
AB 1778 (Garcia, C) State transportation funding: freeway projects: poverty and pollution: Department of Transportation. (OPPOSE)
Prohibits state funds from being used to fund or permit freeway projects in areas that fall within the zero to 50th percentile on the housing and environmental variables analyzed through the Index. Would deprive communities of badly needed state highway dollars that could be used to alleviate the congestion and freight corridor issues that contribute to the poor air quality experienced in these communities.
AB 2026 (Friedman) Recycling: plastic packaging. (OPPOSE)
Bans critically important ecommerce packaging without adequate substitutes that will lead to more broken products, more greenhouse gas emissions and worse supply chain constraints.
AB 2075 (Ting) Energy: electric vehicle charging standards (NEUTRAL)
Would have transferred the authority to propose and adopt electric vehicle charging building standards from the Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) and the Building Standards Commission (BSC) to the California Energy Commission (CEC). Fixed to allow the CEC to provide input and advice to BSC and HCD, not adopt standards themselves.
AB 2260 (Rodriguez) Emergency response: trauma kits. (NEUTRAL)
This bill requires certain buildings/property owners, including State-owned/leased buildings, to purchase and install trauma kits including tourniquets meant for tactical combat casualty care. The requirements for training were removed therefor fixing liability concerns in the bill.
AB 2462 (Valladares) Neighborhood electric vehicles: County of Los Angeles: Westside Planned Communities (SUPPORT)
FivePoint Sponsored bill to allow Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Signs in their Valencia Project.
AB 2798 (Fong) Freight: development projects. (SUPPORT)
This bill, until January 1, 2024, would prohibit a local agency from denying a permit for a short-term freight transportation use, as defined, that is submitted by a developer on a parcel if the proposed use is in conformity with applicable plans, programs, and ordinances, among other things, that apply to the land, solely because the developer has a pending development application, or is concurrently submitting a development application, for a freight transportation project on that land.
AB 2836 (Garcia, E) Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program: vehicle registration fees: California tire fee. (SUPPORT)
This bill would extend the current authorization for the Carl Moyer Program to fund a broader range of projects that reduce emissions from covered sources until January 1, 2034.
SB 1104 (Gonzalez) Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development: Office of Freight. (SUPPORT)
Would establish the Office of Freight within GO-Biz. The bill would require the office to serve as the coordinating entity to steer the growth, competitiveness, and sustainability for freight and ports across the state and to promote and assess the continued economic vitality and sustainability of the freight sector. The bill would require the office to submit the assessment to the Legislature on or before December 31, 2024, and an updated assessment at least once every 5 years thereafter. The bill would require the Transportation Agency to incorporate the findings of the assessment into the state freight plan.
SB 1335 (Eggman) Discrimination: housing: credit history of persons receiving housing subsidies. (OPPOSE)
Would prohibit the use of a person’s credit history as part of the application process for a rental housing accommodation when government subsidy is provided.
SB 1338 (Umberg) Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program. (SUPPORT)
Authorizes specified persons to petition a civil court to create a voluntary CARE agreement or a court-ordered CARE plan and implement services to provide behavioral health care, including stabilization medication, housing, and other services to adults who are suffering from psychotic disorders and other conditions.
SB 1393 (Archuleta) Energy: appliances: local requirements. (SUPPORT)
Requires local governments to consider important cost and technological feasibility before requiring residential and commercial property owners to switch out their gas appliances with electric appliances.
SB 1410 (Caballero) California Environmental Quality Act: transportation impacts. (SUPPORT)
Modifies the Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) regulation to be applied only in Urbanized Transit Priority Areas to help the state meet its ambitious climate goals while not penalizing much needed new housing and job centers.
SB 1482 (Allen) Building Standards: electric vehicle charging infrastructure. (OPPOSE)
This bill would require the mandatory building standards for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure for parking spaces in multifamily dwellings to require that each dwelling unit with access to a parking space have access to a 208/240 volt branch circuit of at least 20 amperes terminating in a receptacle for use by an electric vehicle driver to charge their plug-in electric vehicle, specified signage for those electric vehicle parking spaces, and electrical wiring design options.