California - AB266 - 2013

Vehicles: high-occupancy vehicle lanes.

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Added On: 03-30-2013
Updated On: 09-27-2013
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsors: Richard Bloom (Democratic), Robert Blumenfield (Democratic)

Actions (22)

  • 02-07-2013 - Read first time. To print.
  • 02-08-2013 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 10.
  • 02-21-2013 - Referred to Com. on TRANS.
  • 04-08-2013 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
  • 04-09-2013 - From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on TRANS. Read second time and amended.
  • 04-10-2013 - Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.
  • 04-16-2013 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 3.) (April 15). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
  • 05-02-2013 - From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 13. Noes 4.) (May 1).
  • 05-06-2013 - Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
  • 05-20-2013 - In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
  • 05-20-2013 - Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 49. Noes 22. Page 1515.)
  • 05-29-2013 - Referred to Com. on T. & H.
  • 07-09-2013 - From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (July 2).
  • 07-10-2013 - Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
  • 08-15-2013 - From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and be amended.
  • 08-19-2013 - Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
  • 09-03-2013 - Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 29. Noes 8. Page 2099.).
  • 09-04-2013 - In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 6 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
  • 09-06-2013 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 56. Noes 20. Page 2903.).
  • 09-23-2013 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
  • 09-28-2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 405, Statutes of 2013.
  • 09-28-2013 - Approved by the Governor.

Votes (6)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
04-15-2013Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on AppropriationsHouse1231yes
05-01-2013Do passHouse1340yes
05-20-2013AB 266 BLUMENFIELD Assembly Third ReadingHouse49227yes
07-02-2013Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on AppropriationsSenate1100yes
09-03-2013Assembly 3rd Reading AB266 Blumenfield By YeeSenate2982yes
09-06-2013AB 266 Concurrence in Senate Amendments By BLOOMHouse56202yes

News (6)

California's Sustainable Transport Incentives Leave Other States in the Stone Age
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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 06:53:51 -0700

California has more electric vehicles per capita than any other state in the nation, in part because policymakers seem to love them. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a whole sheaf of bills intended to hasten their adoption, and the city of Palo Alto -- home to Tesla Motors -- will require every new home to be wired for EV charging hardware.        

Gov. Brown extends use of carpool lanes for electric cars, others
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 00:13:09 -0700

Among the 20 pieces of legislation signed by the governor were those promoting the use of low- and zero-emission vehicles and expansion of access to fresh food. SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved a four-year extension of carpool lane access for electric cars and low-emission vehicles.

Here Are The Six Bills California Gov. Jerry Brown Just Signed To Promote Electric Vehicle Use In The State Leading ...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:54:37 -0700

Electric vehicle devotees gathered at nearly 100 events across the U.S. this past weekend as part of National Plug-In Day , sponsored by the Sierra Club and other EV advocates, but in California the event took on a policy air as Gov . Jerry Brown signed into law six bills aimed at promoting clean vehicle use.

Assembly OKs clean vehicle carpool-lane access to 2020; Senate next - Los Angeles Times
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Tue, 21 May 2013 15:46:11 GMT

A bill to extend carpool-lane access for electric cars and other zero-emission vehicles passed the California Assembly by a wide margin Monday. The legislation, AB 266 written by ... The bill passed on a 49-22 vote and now moves on to the state Senate.

Assembly Approves Bill Easing Commutes for Clean Car Drivers - Van Nuys News Press
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Tue, 21 May 2013 02:02:03 GMT

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California State Assembly approved legislation authored by Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-San Fernando Valley) that rewards Californians for purchasing clean or zero-emission vehicles by giving them a pass for congestion free commuting on highway carpool lanes or carpool lanes converted to toll roads. Assembly Bill (AB) 266 passed with a 49-22 vote and moves to the State Senate for further review. “We won't make a dent in our clean air and climate goals without getting more ...

California Bill That Would Extend HOV Lane Access Dates Passes State Assembly
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Tue, 21 May 2013 10:56:46 -0700

A bill introduced by California’s Robert Blumenfeld (D-Woodland Hills) would extend the date for carpool lane access from Jan. 1, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2018 for plug-in hybrid vehicles and to Jan. 1, 2020, for other types of alternative-fuel vehicles.