Electric Vehicle Legislation Tracker – 2019

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Lawmakers around the country are considering legislation including EV tax credits, anti-ICEing laws, “Right to Charge” and “EV Ready” ordinances. We are recording many of those bills as they are introduced and following their progress below.

2019 Bill Tracker

Maryland

UPDATED 1/18/19
SB 70Vehicle Laws – HOV Lanes – Plug-In Electric Drive and Hybrid Vehicles

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.

Status: Hearing 1/23/19 at 2:00 PM, Judicial Proceedings Committee

SB 78Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Excise Tax Credit – Sunset – Repeal

FOR 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.

Status: Hearing 1/30/19 at 2:00 PM, Budget and Taxation Committee

HB 72Extension of Electric Vehicle Incentives Act

Establishing 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.

Status: 1/17/19 House: First Reading Environment and Transportation

Virginia

UPDATED 1/18/19
HB 1934Electric vehicle charging stations; operation by state agencies.

Authorizes 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.

Status: 01/17/19 House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)

Grove City, Ohio

UPDATED 1/11/19
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: Vote scheduled for 1/22/19

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