ZEV break$ : Support AB554, Kill AB1390
- On Wed, 28 Feb 2001 15:30:28 -0800 Susan Frank
[... people] should contact state government Representatives,
particularly their Assemblymembers,
which can be found at http://www.assembly.ca.gov
Senators are at http://www.sen.ca.gov
We are in the process of developing a fact sheet
[... we'll] have more information about the bills (when
they go to committee, timeframe, etc.)
From: Bruce EVangel Parmenter [mailto:brucedp@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 2:02 PM
Subject: The Good, the Bad, and the Oily ... *Tell your CA
The Good, the Bad, and the Oily ... *Tell your CA Representative
[*** Blind copied to California EAA member contacts]
AB 554 is the Good. Your Representative should know your support
for this Bill.
AB 1390 is the BAD. Your governmental representative should know
your desire to 'Kill' this Bill.
The Oily is who is on the GM take to kill the ZEV.
From: Susan Frank sfrank@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 3:02 PM
Subject: FW: AB 1390 and AB 554
Re: Introduction of Assembly Bill 1390 (Firebaugh) and Assembly Bill
554 (John Campbell)
The deadline for the introduction of new bills in the California
Legislature was last week. There were two main ZEV-related bills
introduced (but remember also that the Governor's proposed Budget
contains $50 million for ZEV incentives, so it is very important
The first bill is AB 1390 introduced by Marco Firebaugh (D-50), would
eliminate the ZEV mandate and direct CARB to substitute "flexible
performance requirements", including programs that target air quality
improvements in low-income communities and communities of color. Here
is a PDF copy of the bill and a bio on Firebaugh.
The second bill is better news. It is AB 554 by John Campbell. It
would exempt ZEVs from state sales tax, and also provide partial
exemptions on a graduated scale for PZEVs, SULEVs, ULEVs. John
Campbell used to own several Saturn dealerships in Orange County. I'm
pretty sure this is the guy that spoke once to CARB's ZEV
Implementation Advisory Committee, when the EV1 was first introduced.
He was really enthusiastic about it then, so we will have to check
with him to see what he thinks now. But I'm assuming that since he
introduced the bill he is still quite supportive. Here is a copy of
the bill and a bio.
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