A California bill to support climate change education through voluntary tax contributions

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California's Assembly Bill 3051 would, if enacted, allow the state's taxpayers donate funds to the K–12 Climate Change Education Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund while filing their state taxes.

The funds would be used to "award grants to school districts, county offices of education, resource conservation districts, district and county office of education partnerships with higher education institutions, and community-based nongovernmental organizations focused on environmental and climate change education."

The bill was introduced by Al Muratsuchi (D-District 66) on February 16, 2024, and was amended twice thereafter; it is currently with the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.