California Bills Supporting Clean Transportation Pass State Assembly

The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) says two important clean transportation measures have passed the state assembly and are now in the state senate awaiting a hearing.

AB 2836, sponsored by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) will extend the end date of the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Achievement Program to Jan. 1, 2034.

CNGVC says it supports this action because it will continue the successful legacy of the Carl Moyer program by placing clean, low-carbon trucks on California roads to increase near-term emission reductions.

The assembly approved the bill by 65 votes to 0.

In addition, Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell’s (D-Long Beach) AB 2058 will increase funding for the Technical Career Education Incentive Grant Program to $450 million per year and consolidate the programs of existing K-12 career technical education. CNGVC says technical training programs will be critical as California’s clean transportation industry grows, and the effective delivery of workforce training is critical.

Part of the bill establishes the Golden State Pathways Program, an add-on to the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program for “high-paying, high-skill, high-growth fields,” such as technology and climate-related fields .

The measure was adopted by 76 votes to 0.

Bernard P. Love