Amended in Assembly March 18, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1685


Introduced by Assembly Member Gomez

January 20, 2016


An act to relating to vehicular air pollution.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1685, as amended, Gomez. New motor vehicles: emission standards: civil penalties.

Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to adopt and implement standards for the control of emissions from new motor vehicles that the state board finds to be necessary and technologically feasible. Existing law prohibits a new motor vehicle from being sold in the state that does not meet the emissions standards adopted by the state board. Existing law provides that any manufacturer who sells, attempts to sell, or causes to be offered for sale a new motor vehicle that fails to meet the applicable emission standards shall be subject to a civil penalty of $5,000 for each such action.

This bill wouldbegin delete declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that wouldend deletebegin insert require the state board toend insert update civil penalties to ensure state law provides appropriate penalties, accounting for the intent of the violator, for introducing into commerce in California vehicles that do not meet emission standards adopted by the state board.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

begin deleteIt is the intent of the Legislature to enact
2legislation that would end delete
begin insertThe State Air Resources Board shall end insertupdate
3civil penalties to ensure state law provides appropriate penalties,
4accounting for the intent of the violator, for introducing into
5commerce in California vehicles that do not meet emission
6standards adopted by thebegin delete State Air Resources Board.end deletebegin insert state board.end insert



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