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Tier 1 - CalBike actively tracked and supported these bills that contribute directly to our goals
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Budget BillsWatchEnact the 2015-16 State Budget. Our goal is to ensure the Active Transportation Program is increased by at least $25 millionPetition
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Extraordinary Session bill proposal for new revenue for transportation
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SB 32Pavley - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: emissions limit.SupportEstablishes a target for greenhouse gas reductions of 80% by 2050, and authorizes the Air Resources Board to set targets for 2030 and 2040Refused passage from Assembly. Motion to reconsider made by Assembly Member Ridley-Thomas.Support Letter
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SB 350De León - Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015.SupportEstablishes three new targets for 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - 50% fuel reduction use, 50% renewable energy portfolio standard, and 50% energy efficiency in buildingsApproved by the Governor 10/07/15Support Letter
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AB 8Gatto - Hit and RunsSupportYellow Alert Bill - creates a statewide alert system following a hit-and-run incident after a person has been killed or has suffered serious bodily injuryApproved by the Governor 09/28/15Support Letter
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AB 28Chu - Bicycle safety: rear lights.SupportRequires that a bicycle operated at night be equipped with a red reflector, a solid red light, or a flashing red light on the rear. Approved by the Governor 10/07/15Support Letter
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AB 40Ting - state-owned bridges: sidewalk fees.SupportProhibits the collection of tolls for pedestrian and bicyclist crossing of any state-owned bridges or privately-owned bridges under franchise agreement with the state (such as the Golden Gate Bridge).Approved by the Governor 10/07/15Support Letter
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AB 902Bloom and Chiu - Traffic violations: diversion programs.SponsorAllows a person of any age who is cited for an infraction while on a bicycle to participate in a free bicycle education class to reduce the citation fee.Approved by the Governor 09/21/15Petition
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Sen T&H Support Letter
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AB 1096Chiu - Vehicles: electric bicycles.SponsorDefines an “electric bicycle” as a bicycle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts and creates 3 classes of electric bicycles. Approved by the Governor 10/07/15Fact Sheet
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AB 744Chau - Planning and zoning: density bonusesSupportReduces min parking reqirements in transit priority areas for developmentsApproved by the Governor 10/09/15Support Letter
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Tier 2 - CalBike tracked and weighed in on these bills that affect bicycling
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SB 317De León - The Safe Neighborhood Parks, Rivers, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2016.WatchPark Bond - includes funding for non-motorized trailsOrdered to inactive file on request of Senator Mitchell.
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AB 156Perea - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: disadvantaged communities.SupportRequires technical assistance to disadvantaged communities be funded through Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to increase capacity for heavily impacted communities to apply for sustainable communities, transportation, and climate mitigation grant fundingHeld under submission.Support Letter
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AB 157Levine - Richmond-San Rafael bridgeWatchAuthorizes the lead agency to complete the design work for the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge project simultaneously with the California Environmental Quality Act environmental review.Approved by the Governor 10/01/15
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AB 318Chau and Chiu - Lost money and goods: bicycles: restoration to owner.WatchProvides that if that lost property is found on a public transportation vehicle or property, that it be turned in to the public transit agency, and would provide 90 days for the owner to return and claim the property, as specified. The bill requires the public transit agency to distribute notice of the property to be published.In Senate. Hearing postponed by committee.
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AB 1251Gomez - Greenway Development and Sustainment Act.WatchAuthorizes nonprofit organizations to acquire a conservation easement if the organizations have as their primary purpose the development of a greenway. The bill would also include greenways in the definition of “open-space land” for local planning purposes. The bill would make findings with regard to the development of a greenway along the Los Angeles River and its tributaries and would declare that, by developing a greenway, a city, county, or city and county, may apply for funds from various sources.Approved by the Governor 10/08/15
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AB 208Bigelow - highway: lane use.WatchChaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 265, Statutes of 2015.
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SB 192Liu - Helmet and Reflective gear MandateWatchAmended to remove the mandatory helmet use language. Requires the Office of Traffic Safety to undertake a study on collisions and helmet use.Died in AppropriationsQuickfacts
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AB 1288Atkins - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: regulations.SupportExtends the Cap-and-Trade program beyond 2020Approved by Governor October 08, 2015
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