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AB 398 - Extends California's Cap-and-Trade Policies - California Key Vote

Sharon Quirk-Silva voted Nay (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Extends California's Cap-and-Trade Policies

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (55-22) - (Key vote)
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Title: Extends California's Cap-and-Trade Policies

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that extends California's cap-and-trade climate policy until 2030.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the state government to set up a cap-and-trade style market to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that taxable greenhouse emissions include methane, oil, and natural gas production emissions (Sec. 10).

  • Requires the State Air Resources Board to establish a price ceiling on fees for greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that funds from carbon emission fees will be spent on projects including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 6):

    • Low and zero-carbon transportation alternatives;

    • Promoting sustainable agricultural practices;

    • Urban greening and preserving forest health; and

    • Clean energy research.

  • Prohibits air quality regulations from disproportionately impacting low-income communities (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits actions taken by the State Air Resources Board from conflicting with federal air quality standards (Sec. 4).

  • Requires the state government to implement regulations to discourage speculation and avoid financial windfalls (Sec. 4).

  • Establishes the Compliance Offset Protocol Task Force to assist the Air Resources Board in implementing a cap-and-trade system (Sec. 7).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (28-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Extends California's Cap-and-Trade Policies

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that extends California's cap-and-trade climate policy until 2030.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the state government to set up a cap-and-trade style market to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that taxable greenhouse emissions include methane, oil, and natural gas production emissions (Sec. 10).

  • Requires the State Air Resources Board to establish a price ceiling on fees for greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that funds from carbon emission fees will be spent on projects including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 6):

    • Low and zero-carbon transportation alternatives;

    • Promoting sustainable agricultural practices;

    • Urban greening and preserving forest health; and

    • Clean energy research.

  • Prohibits air quality regulations from disproportionately impacting low-income communities (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits actions taken by the State Air Resources Board from conflicting with federal air quality standards (Sec. 4).

  • Requires the state government to implement regulations to discourage speculation and avoid financial windfalls (Sec. 4).

  • Establishes the Compliance Offset Protocol Task Force to assist the Air Resources Board in implementing a cap-and-trade system (Sec. 7).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (75-0) -

Title: Extends California's Cap-and-Trade Policies

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Extends California's Cap-and-Trade Policies

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