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MEASURE:  A.B. No. 1058
AUTHOR(S):  Pavley (Principal coauthor: Simitian) (Coauthors: Chu,
Cohn, Firebaugh, Frommer, Jackson, Koretz, Nation, and
Shelley) (Coauthors: Senators Perata and Romero).
TOPIC:  Vehicular emissions:  greenhouse gases.
HOUSE LOCATION:  SEN
+LAST AMENDED DATE  :  04/17/2002

This bill would require the state board to develop and adopt, by
January 1, 2005, regulations that achieve the maximum feasible
reduction of greenhouse gasses emitted by passenger vehicles and
light-duty trucks in the state, but would prohibit those regulations
from taking effect prior to January 1, 2006.

 SECTION 1.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the
following:
  (a) Global warming is a matter of increasing concern for public
health and the environment in the state.
  (b) California is the fifth largest economy in the world.
  © The control and reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases are
critical to slow the effects of global warming.
  (d) Global warming would impose on California, in particular,
compelling and extraordinary impacts including:

  (1) Potential reductions in the state's water supply due to
changes in the snowpack levels in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the
timing of spring runoff.
  (2) Adverse health impacts from increases in air pollution that
would be caused by higher temperatures.
  (3) Adverse impacts upon agriculture and food production caused by
projected changes in the amount and consistency of water supplies
and significant increases in pestilence outbreaks.
  (4) Projected doubling of catastrophic wildfires due to faster and
more intense burning associated with drying vegetation.
  (5) Potential damage to the state's extensive coastline and ocean
ecosystems due to the increase in storms and significant rise in sea
level.
  (6) Significant impacts to consumers, businesses, and the economy
of the state due to increased costs of food and water, energy,
insurance, and additional environmental losses and demands upon the
public health infrastructure.
  (e) Passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks are responsible for
approximately 40 percent of the total greenhouse gas pollution in the
state.
  (f) California has a long history of being the first in the nation
to take action to protect public health and the environment, and the
federal government has permitted the state to take those actions.

  (g) It is the intent of the Legislature to require the State Air
Resources Board to adopt regulations that ensure reductions in
emissions of greenhouse gases in furtherance of the purposes of Part
5 (commencing with Section 43000) of Division 26 of the Health and
Safety Code.
 

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As a result of the introduction of A.B. 1058, the Calif. Air Resources Board issued a report in March suggesting an increase of $.50 a gallon tax on gasoline, $.02 tax on every mile driven in a motor vehicle, extra $3500 fees on SUV's, Light Trucks and Minivans and lowering the speed limit back down to 55mph.

They're at it again, folks!!!

Read more about this bs at www.wedrive.org.
 

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Jerry

When all the tax payers leave this state who is going to pay for the welfare, I heard this on the radio the other day and I was so pi$$ed I came home barked at the wife where moving then kicked the dog, you talk about economic ruin let that happen and there won't be a business with less then 100 employes here maybe even 500.

This state truely need to brake off and fall into the ocean just to save the other 49, 20 years ago it was a joke that this state was becoming another Russia we both have made U turns and are heading in the other direction.

Have you noticed the lack of passion that gun owners in this state have for defending the constitution, they just go along with the rest of the sheep and continue to vote for the same socialist, how many times have I heard he is not that bad. just look at the posts in this forum few ever look at the anti gun stuff, bullet tax so on, just look at the hits, I guess it's hidding your head in the sand and hopping it just goes away.
 

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AB 1058 IS NOT DEAD

We must not let up our guard even for a moment.  This bill, otherwise known as the SUV tax bill, is still lurking in the dark corners of the Capitol.  Because of the tremendous opposition from California citizens, the Assembly has not yet brought this bill up for a vote.  This is still a possibility.  However, more likely, is that the legislature will gut some other bill at the last minute (probably during the last days of session at the end of August), and put this language in, vote it in on the floor of both houses and send it to the Governor in two days or less.  No policy hearings will take place.  This is the current rumor, and I've seem them do just this sort of thing dozens of times.

Probably, the best way to counter this type of proposal is to stay informed, continue to contact your representatives and let them know your sentiments on this very bad bill, and lastly, bombard the Governor's office with opposition so that if it does make it to his desk, he will veto it to keep from having to face the repercussions in an election year.

Governor@governor.ca.gov
(916) 445-2841
FAX:  (916) 445-4633
Governor Gray Davis
State Capitol, First Floor
Sacramento, CA  95814

Remember this bill gives CARB the right to decide how to curb carbon dioxide  emmissions and their proposals to do that include:  

* Another 50-cent-per-gallon increase in gasoline taxes.

* A two-cent tax on every mile driven for all passenger vehicles.

* A tax of $3,500 on minivans, light duty trucks, and sport utility vehicles to discourage consumers from buying them.

* Reducing the speed limit state-wide to 55 miles per hour.



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After re-reading the post, I see one of the co-authors is our 'ol buddy Don Perata.

It's sooooo comforting to see he's once again looking out for my well being.

Of all the politicians in Calif., this guy needs to go.

Not only does he think us peons don't need to protect ourselves, now he wants to tax us out of our vehicles - while he still rides around in his state subsized vehicle.

Some one on the radio said this state would be better off if the legislatative session was still as it was way back when they only were in session for two weeks a year.

If they're not in session they can't continue to come up with all the bs.........

It just never seems to end.......  
 

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Jerry, two weeks wouldn't be enough time to get a budget done :mad-red:
I like to see a ballot anishative(sp) that limits legislatetors to one bill per year per.  Then they have to think hard on what bill to sponser.  Got about a snowballs chance in hell of that happening though.  I think to to late to save ca.  Think as we get more BS laws I'll just become a bigger outlaw.  Might have to disconcet the speedometer. :frown2grin:
 
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