Here we go again! Last year it was AB 638 (Skinner). This year it's SB 1455 (Kehoe)
SB 1455 is an ill-conceived bill that promotes alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles without regard for their feasibility, availability or cost, and could lead to unconstitutional tax increases. It puts California’s competitiveness and economic recovery at risk, and jeopardizes the jobs of California workers.
Our state already has numerous existing or pending state laws and policies that will reduce fossil fuel usage and promote more widespread introduction of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles, such as the Pavley tailpipe emissions standards, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, alternative vehicle requirements for public fleets, and various subsidies and incentives for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles.
Why would we want to give CARB and the CEC open-ended authority to implement California’s alternative transportation fuels goal? This authority would lack sufficient oversight, and any alternative fuels regulations adopted by these agencies that are reliant on tax increases, user fees, fuel cost increases or other costs to consumers would likely be in violation of the constitutional requirement for a two-thirds vote to increase taxes.
Stand with me and Strongly Oppose SB 1455.
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