A group of Democratic state lawmakers on Wednesday called for sending a $400 rebate to every California taxpayer to help soften the blow of the recent surge in gasoline prices. On Wednesday, a group of Democratic state lawmakers unveiled a plan to give Californians a $400 tax rebate check . Their stated intention was to help consumers defray the rising costs of gas. But, unlike the gas tax vacation proposals being floated across the country, or Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recently proposed stimmy just for car owners, this check will go to every Californian, including those who don’t own cars.