SB-983

This bill would require the CEC, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to form the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Taskforce to conduct a study on retail gasoline fueling stations and alternative fuels infrastructure, as provided. The bill would require the taskforce, on or before January 1, 2027, to submit to the Legislature a report on the study with recommendations. Until the completion of the study and the submission of the report to the Legislature, it would prohibit a local government, including a charter city, from banning the construction or maintenance of retail gasoline fueling stations or alternative fuel infrastructure. Lastly, it would include findings that changes proposed by this bill address a matter of statewide concern rather than a municipal affair and, therefore, apply to all cities, including charter cities.