Action Update – Assembly Transportation Committee Overwhelmingly Approves AB 363

AB 363 (Medina) was passed yesterday by the Assembly Transportation Committee with overwhelming, bipartisan support.  The vote was 12-0 with two Committee Members abstaining and it had a “do pass” recommendation from Chairwoman Laura Friedman.  This is an important step towards improving California’s air quality by achieving near-term emission reductions – a goal that is at the heart of the CNGVC’s mission.

The legislation revises the Carl Moyer Program to provide additional incentives for eligible mobile source projects.  It further streamlines and modernizes Carl Moyer Voucher Incentive Program (VIP) to further incentivize the immediate deployment of clean, heavy-duty low NOx trucks. 

CNGVC was joined by other individuals and associations in support of the measure.  The only opposition came from the Bay Area AQMD who raised process concerns.  Having cleared its first legislative hurdle, the bill moves on to the Assembly Appropriations Committee later this month for consideration of its fiscal impact to the state.