AB 2628, Assemblymember Pavley's bill to allow usage of the HOV lanes by Hybrids that are SULEV or AT-PZEV and get at least 45 MPG (rated), again passed the California Assembly today, 8/26 after a vote to accept the amendments added in the Senate which had passed it 8/24. Gov. Schwartzenegger is expected to sign the Bill into law in early September. Federal legislation is required to allow it to go into affect January 1. Watch for further word on efforts to get this done!