Electric Vehicle Legislation Tracker – 2019

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Lawmakers in Washington, DC and around the country are considering legislation that could affect electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. Bills under consideration include EV tax credits, anti-ICEing laws, “Right to Charge” and “EV Ready” ordinances. PlugInSites is noting many of these bills as they are introduced and following their progress below.

United States Congress

UPDATED 11/19/19
H.R.2256Driving America Forward Act

This bill expands the tax credit for new plug-in electric drive motor vehicles and extends the tax credit for new fuel cell motor vehicles.

Status: 4/10/19 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

State Legislation

BillStateSummaryHSNameRecent ActionStatusDetails
S.5157aNew YorkHOARelates to electric vehicle charging station installation in condominiums✅ Senate: Passed
✅ House: Passed
Pending Delivery to GovernorProvides that no covenant, restriction, or condition contained in any deed, contract, security instrument, or other instrument affecting the transfer or sale of any interest in a condominium and any by-laws that prohibits or unreasonably restricts the installation or use of an electric vehicle charging station is void.
S.5820New YorkEV StudyRecommendations regarding the state's electric vehicle inventory and vehicle infrastructure✅ Senate: Passed
✅ House: Passed
Pending Delivery to GovernorRequires the New York state energy research and development authority to study and make recommendations regarding the state's electric vehicle inventory and improvements to the state's electric vehicle infrastructure.
S.3827aNew YorkEV TaxEV Tax Exemption⏹ Senate:
⏹ House:
Budget and Revenue CommitteeProvides an exemption for the sale of the first $35,000 for a battery, electric, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle from state sales and compensating use taxes; authorizes local governments to elect such incentives.
S.241New YorkEV Fee ExemptionEV Fee Exemption⏹ Senate:
⏹ House:
Transportation CommitteeExempts new clean fuel vehicles and vehicles that meet the clean vehicle standards from the first year of registration fees.
SB596PennsylvaniaInfrastructure🔄PA Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act✅ Senate: PassedIn ProcessAn Act amending Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in restructuring of electric utility industry, providing for transportation fueling infrastructure development.
HB19-1298ColoradoAnti-ICEingElectric Motor Vehicle Charging Station Parking✅ Senate: Passed
✅ House: Passed
EnactedAuthorizes the owner of a plug-in electric motor vehicle charging station to install a sign that identifies the station. If the sign is installed, a person is prohibited from: Parking in the space if the vehicle is not an electric vehicle; and Using the dedicated charging station for parking if the electric vehicle is not charging.
HB1934VirginiaEV ChargingElectric vehicle charging stations; operation by state agencies.✅ Senate: Passed
✅ House: Passed
EnactedAuthorizes any agency of state government to locate and operate a retail fee-based electric vehicle charging station on property the agency controls. The bill exempts state agencies from being considered a public utility solely because of the sale of electric vehicle charging service or the ownership or operation of an electric vehicle charging station and further exempts such service from constituting the retail sale of electricity. Currently such provisions are applicable to the Department of Conservation and Recreation when operating a retail fee-based electric vehicle charging station on property of any existing state park or similar recreational facility the Department controls.
HP442MaineEV RebateAn Act To Increase Electric Vehicles in Maine✅ Senate: Passed
✅ House: Passed
EnactedThis bill establishes an electric vehicle rebate program to be administered by the Efficiency Maine Trust (EMT) and creates two funds, the Electric Vehicle Fund and the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Fund. The program and associated funds will receive revenue from federal funds or awards, the interest generated by these funds and from other public or private sources. It is anticipated that the revenue derived from these sources will be sufficient to fund the program activities outlined in the bill and the administrative costs of the program for the EMT.
HB1405North DakotaAnti-ICEingElectric vehicle parking stalls or spaces - Unauthorized parking or obstructing.✅ Senate: Passed
✅ House: Passed
EnactedAN ACT to create and enact a new section to chapter 39‑10 and a new subdivision to subsection 2 of section 39‑06.1‑06 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to prohibiting blocking parking spaces for electric vehicles; and to provide a penalty. $50 fine
SB2061North DakotaEV FeeEV Fee✅ Senate: Passed
✅ House: Passed
EnactedRelating to a road use fee for electric and hybrid vehicles; and to provide for a legislative management study. $120 additional annual registration fee for electric vehicles.
SB822North DakotaHOA/CondoReal Property - Installation and Use of Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment❌ Senate: Unfavorable Report 3/4, Judicial Proceedings; WithdrawnWithdrawnProviding that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable; establishing certain requirements and procedures relating to an application to the governing body of a condominium or homeowners association to install or use electric vehicle recharging equipment; requiring certain owners of electric vehicle recharging equipment to be responsible for certain costs and disclosures; etc.
SB316NevadaAnti-ICEingVehicle Laws - Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicles - Reserved Parking Spaces❌ Senate: Unfavorable Report 3/4, Judicial ProceedingsFailedProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle in a parking space that is designated for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; requiring that a parking space for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles have certain pavement markings; requiring that a parking space for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles be counted as part of the overall number of parking spaces for certain purposes; establishing a civil penalty of $50 for a violation of the Act; etc.

Maryland (adjourned until 2020)

✅ = Passed – 🔄 = In Process
❌ = Failed — ⏹ = No Recent Action

BillSponsSummaryHSNameRecent ActionStatusVideoDetails
SB70HoganHOV LaneVehicle Laws - HOV Lanes - Plug-In Electric Drive and Hybrid Vehicles✅ Senate: Passed
✅ House: Passed
PassedSenate
House
FOR the purpose of altering the termination date for certain provisions of law authorizing certain plug–in electric drive vehicles to use a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane under certain circumstances regardless of the number of passengers in the vehicle; altering the termination date for certain provisions of law making certain authorizations regarding the use of certain HOV lanes by plug–in electric drive vehicles applicable to qualified hybrid vehicles; and generally relating to the use of HOV lanes by plug–in electric drive and hybrid vehicles.
HB1246Fraser-HidalgoEV Tax CreditClean Cars Act of 2019✅ House: Passed
✅ Senate: Passed
PassedHouse
Senate
Making the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain electric vehicles permanent; authorizing certain individuals or business entities that do not receive a tax credit in a certain fiscal year to claim the credit during the next fiscal year; authorizing the tax credit, up to $1,500, for certain used vehicles; codifying a limit of $8,000,000 per year on the total amount of credits allowed; etc.
HB1255Fraser-HidalgoSchool BusesSchool Bus Purchasing - Zero-Emission Vehicle - Requirement✅ House: Passed
✅ Senate: Passed
PassedHouse
Senate
Requiring, beginning October 1, 2022, that each school bus purchased by a county board of education be a zero-emission vehicle; and requiring, beginning October 1, 2025, that each school bus purchased by a person for use under a contract with a county board to provide transportation services be a zero-emission vehicle.
HB826KormanHOA/CondoElectric Vehicle Recharging Equipment for Multi–Family Units Act✅ House: Passed
⏹ Senate: Died in JPR Committee
DeadHouseProviding that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable; establishing certain requirements and procedures relating to an application to the governing body of a condominium or homeowners association to install or use electric vehicle recharging equipment; requiring certain owners of electric vehicle recharging equipment to be responsible for certain costs and disclosures; etc.
SB998HersheyPSC EV PilotPublic Service Commission – Electric Vehicle Infrastructure – Prior Authorization⏹ Senate: Hearing 3/19, FinanceDeadSenateProhibiting the Public Service Commission from establishing or continuing a certain electric vehicle charging station infrastructure pilot program unless the General Assembly enacts a law authorizing the program; and establishing the intent of the General Assembly that any law related to electric vehicle charging station infrastructure take into account the use of trust fund resources available for light-duty, zero-emission vehicle supply equipment from the Volkswagen Partial Consent Decree.
HB1331MillerPSC EV PilotPublic Utilities - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure - Task Force⏹ House: First Reading House Rules and Executive NominationsDeadProhibiting the Public Service Commission from establishing or continuing a certain pilot program until the Task Force to Study Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure submits a report to the Governor and General Assembly and the General Assembly enacts a law to approve the pilot program; establishing the Task Force to Study Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure; requiring the Task Force to report its recommendations by January 1, 2020; etc.
SB78YoungEV Tax CreditPlug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Excise Tax Credit - Sunset - Repeal⏹ Senate: Hearing 1/30, Budget and TaxationDeadSenateFOR the purpose of making the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug–in electric drive vehicles permanent; authorizing certain individuals or business entities that do not receive a tax credit in a certain fiscal year to claim the credit during the next fiscal year; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to use the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund to reimburse the Transportation Trust Fund for certain reductions in revenues; requiring the Comptroller, each fiscal year, to transfer a certain amount from the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund to the Transportation Trust Fund; codifying a certain limit on the total amount of credits allowed; repealing obsolete provisions; and generally relating to a vehicle excise tax credit for plug–in electric drive vehicles.
SB168HoganClean Cars Act of 2019Clean Cars Act of 2019⏹ Senate: Hearing 2/12, FinanceDeadSenateExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing that the credit for a fuel cell electric vehicle may not exceed $3,000; changing the name of the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council to the Maryland Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Council; altering the membership and required activities of the Council; requiring the Council to issue an interim report on or before December 1, 2019; etc.
HB0151HoganClean Cars Act of 2019Clean Cars Act of 2019❌ House: Unfavorable Report 3/29, Environment and TransportationFailedHouseExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing that the credit for a fuel cell electric vehicle may not exceed $3,000; changing the name of the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council to the Maryland Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Council; altering the membership and required activities of the Council; requiring the Council to issue an interim report on or before December 1, 2019; etc.
HB72KormanEV IncentivesExtension of Electric Vehicle Incentives Act❌ House: WithdrawnWithdrawnHouseEstablishing the Fiscal Year 2017 Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program to provide rebates to individuals who purchased qualified equipment in fiscal year 2017 but did not receive the rebate; limiting the rebate to an applicant who owns the equipment on the date the applicant applies for the rebate; allowing a credit against the motor vehicle excise tax for certain qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles; limiting the credit to certain vehicle owners; terminating the Act after June 30, 2020; etc.
HB1180Fraser-HidalgoEV Tax CreditMaryland Energy Administration - Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Rebate Program❌ House: Unfavorable Report 3/11, Environment and Transportation; WithdrawnWithdrawnEstablishing a Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Rebate Program; requiring the Maryland Energy Administration to administer the Program; authorizing certain persons to apply to the Administration in fiscal years 2021 through 2023 for a rebate for the cost of acquiring certain electric vehicles; authorizing the Administration to issue a $3,000 rebate for certain new vehicles and a $1,500 rebate for certain used vehicles; providing that, for each fiscal year, the total amount of rebates issued may not exceed $8,000,000; etc.
SB822LamHOA/CondoReal Property - Installation and Use of Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment❌ Senate: Unfavorable Report 3/4, Judicial Proceedings; WithdrawnWithdrawnProviding that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable; establishing certain requirements and procedures relating to an application to the governing body of a condominium or homeowners association to install or use electric vehicle recharging equipment; requiring certain owners of electric vehicle recharging equipment to be responsible for certain costs and disclosures; etc.
SB316LamAnti-ICEingVehicle Laws - Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicles - Reserved Parking Spaces❌ Senate: Unfavorable Report 3/4, Judicial ProceedingsFailedSenateProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle in a parking space that is designated for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; requiring that a parking space for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles have certain pavement markings; requiring that a parking space for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles be counted as part of the overall number of parking spaces for certain purposes; establishing a civil penalty of $50 for a violation of the Act; etc.
SB987LamEV-ReadyPublic Safety - Building Codes - Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure❌ Senate: Unfavorable Report 3/21, Judicial ProceedingsFailedSenateRequiring, if a certain new building includes the creation of 20 or more parking spaces, 5% of the parking spaces to contain certain electric vehicle charging infrastructure; requiring an electrical room of a new building to be designed to accommodate electrical and distribution equipment needed to serve at least 20% of certain parking spaces; requiring installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to meet certain specifications; requiring that a certain raceway be extended to a certain location; etc.

North Dakota

SB 2061A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 39‑04 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to a road use fee for electric and hybrid vehicles; and to provide for a legislative management study.

In addition to all other fees required under this chapter for registration of a motor vehicle, the department shall collect at the beginning of each annual registration period: a. An electric vehicle road use fee of $110 for each electric vehicle registered. b. A hybrid vehicle road use fee of $50 for each hybrid vehicle registered..

Status: 3/14/19, House: Passed (72 to 17)
4/4/19, Senate: Passed (31 to 16)
4/11/19, Signed by Governor

Grove City, Ohio

UPDATED 1/23/19
C-56-18Ordinance – Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grant Program.

Appropriate $25,000.00 from the General Fund for the current expense of funding the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grant Program.

Status: 1/22/19 Vote FAILED 2-3 (sponsor intends to reintroduce a modified bill) Video

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