Major Vehicle and Road Safety Legislation Passed by Gov. Brown in the Past 8 Years

California Governor Edmund G. Brown has been instrumental in changing the state’s landscape and trajectory in many ways. One of the most significant ways that Gov. Brown has impacted California is through his work on legislation related to vehicle and road safety.

Some of the major legislation passed by Gov. Brown during his now four terms as Governor include the following:

  • AB 2923 (2018) – Transit-oriented development for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District.
  • SB 1 (2017) – The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017
    • Repairs roadways
    • Provides permanent funding for transportation projects
    • Implements environmental objectives
  • SB 454 (2014) – Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open Access Act, which makes charging stations accessible and more convenient for drivers.
  • AB 8 (2013) – Legislation designed to reduce vehicle emissions in California
  • AB 266 (2013) – Extended “white sticker program” allowing certain low emission vehicles to access “diamond” lanes until 2019.
  • SB 359 (2013) – Provided $30 million toward the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program and the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
  • SB 1298 (2012) – Legislation creating new laws and safety standards for autonomous (self-driving) vehicles.
  • SB 1029 (2012) – Allocated $4.7 billion investment – with a matched $7.9 million – for improvements to statewide transportation projects in California.

Throughout his tenure, Gov. Brown has kept a keen eye on transportation and has worked with various organizations in an effort to improve transportation, air quality, and roadways throughout the state.