(Pomona)- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (Pomona) is pleased to announce that Assembly Bill 2885 and Assembly Bill 2564 were signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today at a ceremony in San Francisco. AB 2885 which will help bring state subsidies (rebates) on clean vehicles to low income communities. AB 2564 will create large penalties for illegal trucks that cheat the system and pour dirty emissions into the air. Both bills have been championed for the Inland Empire which has some of the worst air pollution in the state.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez:
“Historically forgotten, the Inland Empire and its communities suffer some of the dirtiest air in state history. Today’s actions, by Governor Brown further help to change that reality. By bringing new investment in clean vehicles and cracking down on illegal polluters, we are taking steps to clean up the air in our communities and help families live healthier lives. By working together with community leaders and industry partners, we have been able to craft policies that benefit all stakeholders. This is an important conversation and I look forward to building on this year’s successes in the next Legislative Session.”
Shawn Yadon, CEO, California Trucking Association on AB 2564:
“Setting a minimum civil penalty for driving a non-compliant glider sends a clear message to those who might seek to break California law. More importantly, AB 2564 protects those truckers and fleets, who have invested billions of dollars in newer, cleaner trucks and engines, from any unfair business advantage by non-compliant competitors by leveling the playing field.”
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (Twitter) represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana. He is Chair of The Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security.