AB 1346 – Senate Floor

Zero Emission Lawn and Garden Equipment

AB 1346 supports the transition to zero-emissions for gas powered lawn and garden equipment, such as leaf blowers. Smog-forming emissions from these small engines actually surpass those from passenger vehicles. For example, operating the best-selling gas-powered commercial leaf blower for one hour emits air pollutants comparable to driving a 2017 Toyota Camry from Los Angeles to Denver. This bill would require CARB to adopt regulations to prohibit engine exhaust from new small off-road engines by 2024 and to provide rebates and incentive funding to support the transition.

Author: Marc Berman

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Bill info from the legislature

Issues: Air Quality, Climate Change

Signed into Law


Passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom


47 yes
22 no
11 abstain


21 yes
9 no
10 abstain


Signed into Law

Legend Key

  • Pro-Environmental Action
  • Anti-Environmental Action
  • NV
    Did Not Vote on Good Bill,
    Counted Negatively
  • NV
    Did Not Vote on Bad Bill,
    Counted Positively
  • Excused Absence, Not Counted
    Positively or Negatively

AB 1346 – Senate Floor VotesVote Date: 9/8/21