Assembly passes bills to prohibit local bans on gas-powered vehicles, equipment


The Assembly today passed along party lines two bills to prohibit bans on gas-powered vehicles or devices. 

AB 141, which would prevent state agencies and local governments from restricting the use of devices based on their energy source, such as leaf blowers or lawnmowers, passed 62-35. AB 142, which would do the same for motor vehicles, passed 63-35. Seven states have banned the sale of gas-powered vehicles starting in 2035.

Rep. David Steffen, R-Green Bay, voted in favor of the motor vehicle-related bill, but did not vote on the earlier bill. He told he was absen...

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