Calif. Senate Passes Bill For Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT) -- The California Senate on Monday approved a bill aimed at reducing pollution and traffic congestion in the San Francisco Bay Area by allowing employees at medium and large companies to pay for environmentally friendly transportation with pre-tax dollars.

The bill, introduced by Democratic Sen. Leland Yee and which passed on a 30-7 vote, would ensure that employers with more than 50 workers participate in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, congestion and air pollution.

"With today’s vote, we are a major step closer to significantly...
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