California moves to ban sale of gas-powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers

By Andrew Sheeler | September 9, 2021 | The Sacramento Bee

California could soon ban the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers under a bill the Legislature passed and sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday.

Assembly Bill 1346 would direct the California Air Resources Board to phase out the sale of “small off-road engines” by 2024, or as soon as the board finds feasible, whichever is later.

The bill also requires the Air Resources Board to identify and make available, where feasible, funding for commercial rebates or similar incentive funding.

The bill’s author, Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, tweeted on Wednesday that the state will spend $30 million “to help gardeners transition to cleaner, greener equipment.”

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