AB 1279

Committing to Carbon Neutrality

To achieve climate stability, we must take more carbon out of the atmosphere than we put into it. Carbon neutrality is when the amount of carbon sequestered (absorbed) equals the amount carbon released into the atmosphere. AB 1279 codifies into law the state’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality as soon as possible, but no later than 2045, first put in place by an Executive Order signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2018.

Author: Al Muratsuchi

Bill info from the legislature

Issues: Clean Energy Economy

Signed into Law

Top Priority Bill Top Priority Bill


Passed and Signed into Law


Yes 52
No 18
Abstain 10


Yes 26
No 10
Abstain 4



AB 1279 Votes