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October 25, 2011 > Governor signs bill to streamline alternative vehicle technology incentives program

Governor signs bill to streamline alternative vehicle technology incentives program

Submitted By Jeff Barbosa

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on October 6, 2011, by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that streamlines the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology program to return more people to work and place more clean vehicles on the road. The bill, AB 1314, passed the Legislature with strong bipartisan support before the end of session last month.

"This bill emphasizes investment in projects and reductions of administrative burdens," said Wieckowski, co-chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California's Clean Energy Economy. "People will be able to set to work more quickly on building car parts, fueling stations and other clean fuel and clean vehicle programs."

AB 1314 is supported by Tesla Motors, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Revolution Motors, the Coalition for Clean Air, the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition and CALSTART.

Assemblymember Wieckowski represents the 20th District, which includes all of Fremont, Newark, Union City and Milpitas, and parts of Castro Valley, Hayward, Pleasanton and San Jose.

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