California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs law banning sale of new gas-powered leaf blowers, lawn mowers by 2024
FILE PHOTO: California Governor Gavin Newsom. REUTERS/Mike Blake

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Saturday that will phase out the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers, lawn mowers and other small off-road engines by as soon as 2024. Assembly Bill 1346 directs the California Air Resources Board to phase out the sale of small off-road engines by 2024 or as soon as feasible, whichever comes later. The new law also directs the board to identify and make available, where feasible, funding for commercial rebates to go toward the purchase of electric equipment. Newsom’s signature comes a year after he signed an executive ord...