Sacramento, CA — Legislation authored by Assemblyman Dave Cogdill allowing owners of high emission vehicles to trade their cars in for newer, cleaner ones has passed through committee.
The Assembly Transportation Committee passed A-B 184 on a voice vote this week.
The bill is aimed at reducing air pollution by giving tax breaks to individuals and businesses who donate cleaner vehicles to the state.
Those vehicles would then be made available for a qualified owner of an older car to trade in for the cleaner vehicle at no charge.
Cogdill says the new vehicles would typically be built after 2000 and donated after extensive use, such as retired rental cars.
The bill now goes before the full assembly for consideration.
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