California State Assembly Approves Bill to Extend California Climate Program Through 2030 – Assembly Members Garcia and Speaker Rendon Lead the Way

Legislation Would Create Jobs and Build on State Leadership

August 23, 2016

Pasadena, CA – Today the California State Assembly approved legislation, Senate Bill 32 (D-Pavley), which extends California’s landmark climate protection policies through 2030.  In order to become law, the measure must go back to the Senate for concurrence. Senate Bill 32 is also still dependent on passage of companion legislation.

“The State Assembly voted today in favor of job creation, and to make California a leader in the clean transportation technology industry going forward. We expect that passage of this measure will lead to more in-state manufacturing jobs for advanced vehicles and components,” said CALSTART President and CEO, John Boesel.

The Floor vote on behalf of Senate Bill 32 was led by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella).  Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon also spoke in favor of the bill.  The historic measure passed by a wide margin with 48 “aye” votes.

The legislation is double-joined with Assembly Bill 197, which still needs to be approved by the State Assembly.

MEDIA CONTACT: John Boesel, [email protected](626) 744-5607