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January 29, 2020
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Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation

Prohibits Sale or Registration of Gas-Only and Diesel-Only Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks Manufactured After 2020. Initiative Statute.

SACRAMENTO, CA – Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that the proponent of a new initiative was cleared to begin collecting petition signatures today.

The Attorney General prepares the legal title and summary that is required to appear on initiative petitions. When the official language is complete, the Attorney General forwards it to the proponent and to the Secretary of State, and the initiative may be circulated for signatures. The Secretary of State then provides calendar deadlines to the proponent and to county elections officials. The Attorney General’s official title and summary for the measure is as follows:

PROHIBITS SALE OR REGISTRATION OF GAS-ONLY AND DIESEL-ONLY PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS MANUFACTURED AFTER 2020. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Prohibits the sale or registration, in the State of California, ofgasoline-only and diesel-only passenger vehicles and light trucks, if such vehicles weremanufactured after 2020. Limits the sale or registration of passenger vehicles and light trucks to:(1) vehicles manufactured before 2020; and (2) plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehiclesmanufactured after 2020. Authorizes the California Air Resources Board to grant reasonableexemptions to sale and registration prohibitions. Fiscal Impact: It is the opinion of the Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance that the measure could result in a substantial net change in state and local finances. (19-0031.)

The Secretary of State’s tracking number for this measure is 1888 and the Attorney General's tracking number is 19-0031.

The proponent of the measure, John Hankey, must collect signatures of 623,212 registered voters (five percent of the total votes cast for Governor in the November 2018 general election) in order to qualify it for the ballot. The proponent has 180 days to circulate petitions for the measure, meaning the signatures must be submitted to county elections officials no later than July 27, 2020. The proponent can be reached at 6106 Buckler Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043.


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