AB 1288:

Environmental Justice Representation on Air Resources Board

Author: Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins

AB 1288 will expand the California Air Resources Board (ARB) by adding two seats for people who work with low-income communities and communities of color, with the goal of adding an environmental justice perspective. The actions of the ARB impact the environment, health, and well-being of all Californians; their actions are particularly significant for low-income communities and communities of color, who are disproportionately exposed to polluted air.

Bill info from the legislature



Passed Assembly 52-26
Passed Senate 28-10
Signed by Governor Brown

vote key

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONDID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTE:Did not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSED:Absent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.
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