On or before January 31, 2003, the commission, in consultation with any other state agency that the commission deems necessary, shall develop and adopt recommendations for consideration by the Governor and the Legislature of a California State Fuel-Efficient Tire Program. The commission shall make recommendations on all of the following items:
(a) Establishing a test procedure for measuring tire fuel efficiency.
(b) Development of a data base of fuel efficiency of existing tires in order to establish an accurate baseline of tire efficiency.
(c) A rating system for tires that provides consumers with information on the fuel efficiency of individual tire models.
(d) A consumer-friendly system to disseminate tire fuel-efficiency information as broadly as possible. The commission shall consider labeling, Web site listing, printed fuel economy guide booklets, and mandatory requirements for tire retailers to provide fuel-efficiency information.
(e) A study to determine the safety implications, if any, of different policies to promote fuel efficient replacement tires in the consumer market.
(f) A mandatory fuel-efficiency standard for all after market tires sold in California.
(g) Consumer incentive programs that would offer a rebate to purchasers of replacement tires that are more fuel efficient than the average replacement tire.
(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 912, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2002.)
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