Cap and Trade was authorized by AB32, which passed in 2006. The precursor to AB32 was AB1493, which the Democrats passed in 2002, at night, on a Saturday, which made California the first government in the World to identify exhaled breath as a greenhouse gas.
The evil of 1493 was that it came about after the public put a stop to another bill (AB1058) calling for the same definition and regulatory power to the CARB. Rather than listen to the people, the Progressives gutted another bill, slipped in the contents of the tabled bill the public didn't want, and passed it anyway.
Read this for an accounting of AB1493/1058 and how Progressives treat the state.
They're trying to pull a fast one by sneaking a bill similar to AB 1058 through the Legislature. This bill now has a new number. It is AB 1493 and it still seriously limits your choice of new vehicles and increases the cost of driving in California. Over the weekend, Senators gutted the bill of its original contents, which dealt with the Bureau of State Audits, and inserted the language from AB 1058. This bill has already passed the state Senate and only needs approval by the Assembly to be sent to Governor Davis and possibly be signed into law
American Sand Association • View topic - AB 1058 is now AB 1493