Electric Vehicle Legislation Tracker – 2020

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PlugInSites is tracking the progress of electric vehicle legislation in Maryland and Virginia as well as select bills from other states. Check this page often or subscribe below for updates.

State EV Bills Selected for Tracking - 2020

StateSummaryBillStatusUpdatedDetails
BaltimoreFranchise - EV Charging Stations20-0573Referred to Housing and Urban Affairs Committee08/17/2020For the purpose of granting a franchise to the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to install, operate, and maintain electric vehicle charging stations on City right-of-way and Park Properties, subject to certain terms, conditions, and reservations; and providing for a special effective date.
BaltimoreGas Station Ban20-0561Referred to Planning Commission07/09/2020Prohibiting the construction, creation, or establishment of any new gas station in any Zoning District.
New JerseyRight to ChargeA3367✅ Passed Both Houses08/27/2020Electric vehicle charging stations-require community associations allow installation.
New YorkAnti-ICEingS6836Delivered to the Governor09/25/2020Relates to parking in electric vehicle charging spaces
New JerseyEV-ReadyS349✅ Approved09/14/2020Requires developers to offer electric vehicle charging stations as option in certain new home construction.
HagerstownEV Charging Agreement8-25-20✅ Passed08/25/2020Approval of a Resolution: Electric Vehicle Charging Services Agreement with Electric Vehicle Institute, Inc.
AnnapolisAnti-ICEingO-14-20✅ Enacted07/13/2020Parking Spaces Reserved for Plug-in Electric Drive Vehicles.
MarylandZEEVICHB0232✅ Enacted05/07/2020Altering the deadlines for the interim and final reporting requirements for the Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council; altering the membership of the Council by adding one representative of an electric vehicle driver advocacy organization instead of the Baltimore Electric Vehicle Initiative and two, instead of one, representative of the environmental community; and extending until June 30, 2026, the termination date for the Council.
MarylandElectric Bus TransitionHB0432House: Passed (113-21)
❌ Senate: Died
03/16/2020Prohibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, the Maryland Transit Administration from purchasing buses for the Administration's transit bus fleet that are not electric buses; requiring the Administration, on or before January 1, 2021, and each January 1 thereafter, to submit a report to certain committees of the General Assembly on the implementation of the Act; requiring the report to include a plan for transitioning any adversely affected State employees to other employment; etc.
MarylandSchool Bus ZEV InspectionsHB1481House: Passed (124-10)
❌ Senate: Died
03/17/2020Altering the length of time a zero-emission electric school vehicle may be operated from 12 years to 15 years, unless it fails to meet the applicable school bus and motor vehicle safety standards.
MarylandCommercial ZEV InspectionsHB1505House: Passed (133-0)
❌ Senate: Died
03/17/2020Altering the mileage at which the owner of a Class F (tractor) vehicle that has been in operation for not more than 5 years is required to have the vehicle inspected, maintained, and repaired to 35,000 miles; and altering the mileage at which the owner of certain Class E vehicles that have been in operation for not more than 5 years are required to have the vehicle inspected, maintained, and repaired to 50,000 miles, if the vehicles are zero-emission electric vehicles or fuel cell electric vehicles.
MarylandEV-ReadyHB1316House: Passed (116-18)
❌ Senate: Died
03/17/2020Requiring the construction of new housing units to include on or in a certain garage, carport, or driveway a certain electric vehicle charging station or a dedicated electric line with certain voltage under certain circumstances; requiring the construction of certain housing units that include certain off-street communal parking to ensure that at least one communal parking space for each 25 residential units has a certain electric vehicle charging station; requiring certain communal parking spaces to be marked; etc.
MarylandRight to ChargeHB0111House: Passed (124-14)
❌ Senate: Died
03/06/2020Providing 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 if they prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation or use of electric vehicle recharging equipment; requiring certain owners of electric vehicle recharging equipment to be responsible for certain costs and disclosures; requiring a unit owner or lot owner to obtain certain permits or approval; etc.
MarylandRight to ChargeSB0734❌ Died02/25/2020Providing 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 if they prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation or use of electric vehicle recharging equipment; requiring certain owners of electric vehicle recharging equipment to be responsible for certain costs and disclosures; requiring a unit owner or lot owner to obtain certain permits or approval; etc.
MarylandClean Cars Act 2020 Del. Fraser-HidalgoHB1223❌ Died02/28/2020Extending and altering, for certain fiscal years, the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program and vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain electric vehicles; increasing, for certain fiscal years, the total amount of rebates that the Maryland Energy Administration may issue; altering from a plug-in electric drive to a certain zero-emission electric vehicle, the type of vehicle that is eligible for the electric vehicle excise tax credit; increasing the total amount of certain credits for certain fiscal years; etc.
MarylandClean Cars Act 2020 Gov. HoganSB0277❌ Died02/11/2020Extending and altering, for certain fiscal years, the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program and vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain electric vehicles; repealing the limitation on the maximum total purchase price of certain vehicles; requiring the Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council to issue certain reports on or before certain dates; altering the amount required to be transferred each year from the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund to the Transportation Trust Fund; etc.
MarylandClean Cars Act 2020 Gov. HoganHB0359❌ Died01/21/2020Extending and altering, for certain fiscal years, the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program and vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain electric vehicles; repealing the limitation on the maximum total purchase price of certain vehicles; requiring the Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council to issue certain reports on or before certain dates; altering the amount required to be transferred each year from the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund to the Transportation Trust Fund; etc.
MarylandElectric Bus TransitionSB0423❌ Died02/19/2020Prohibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, the Maryland Transit Administration from purchasing buses for the Administration's transit bus fleet that are not electric buses; requiring the Administration, on or before January 1, 2021, and each January 1 thereafter, to submit a report to certain committees of the General Assembly on the implementation of the Act; requiring the report to include a plan for transitioning any adversely affected State employees to other employment; etc.
MarylandSchool Bus ZEV Req.HB1451❌ Died03/05/2020Requiring, beginning on October 1, 2023, that each school bus purchased by a county board of education be a zero-emission vehicle; requiring, beginning on October 1, 2026, that each school bus purchased by a certain person for use under a certain contract with a county board be a zero-emission vehicle; etc.
MarylandMD Fleet Convert to ZEVHB1233❌ Died03/06/2020Prohibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, a State unit from entering into a contract to purchase or lease a vehicle for the State vehicle fleet that is not a zero-emission electric vehicle.
MarylandAnti-ICEingSB0474❌ Died03/11/2020Prohibiting 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.
MarylandAnti-ICEingHB1587❌ Died02/13/2020Prohibiting 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 that is for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles have green pavement markings; requiring that a parking space that is for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles be counted as part of the overall number of parking spaces for purposes of complying with certain zoning or parking laws; etc.
MarylandEV FeeHB1626❌ Died03/06/2020Doubling the annual registration fees for motor vehicles of any class that are zero-emission vehicles.
VirginiaEV ChargingHB0511✅ Signed by Governor03/27/2020Authorizes 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 state-operated charging stations may be operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Department of General Services, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation, and public institutions of higher education.
VirginiaRight to ChargeSB0630✅ Signed by Governor04/09/2020Prohibits certain common interest community associations from prohibiting the installation of an electric vehicle charging station within the boundaries of a member's designated parking space, or, in the case of a property owners association, the boundaries of a lot owner's property, and sets forth provisions governing the installation and removal of such charging stations.
VirginiaEV Rebate FeasibilityHB0717✅ Signed by Governor04/09/2020Establishes a rebate program for the purchase of certain zero-emissions vehicles. Individuals who purchase certain new or used vehicles would be eligible for a rebate of up to $4,500. The program would expire on July 1, 2027.
VirginiaHwy Use FeeHB1414✅ Enacted04/22/2020Registration fees for motor vehicles will be lowered. The Department of Motor Vehicles will implement a Highway Use Fee for alternative fuel and fuel efficient vehicles. Alternatively, a person whose vehicles would be subject to this new fee may elect to instead enroll in a mileage-based user fee program to be developed by the Department.
VirginiaSchool Bus PilotHB0075❌ Failed03/03/2020Authorizes Dominion Energy to implement a pilot program under which it will deploy electric school buses in participating school divisions in its service territory. The initial phase of the pilot program is limited to the deployment of 50 electric school buses at a cost of up to $13.5 million. In each of the five years thereafter, the pilot program may be expanded by up to 200 additional electric school buses at a cost of up to $54 million per year. The pilot program provides that the utility may use vehicle-to-grid technology to access electricity in the storage batteries of the electric school buses when they are not in use. The duration of the pilot program shall not exceed 10 years, though the utility may petition the State Corporation Commission to make it permanent. Program costs, including the incremental cost of the electric school buses, are recoverable through the utility's base rates.
VirginiaSchool Bus ProjectsSB0988❌ Died03/05/2020Authorizes Dominion Energy Virginia to implement projects designed to encourage the proliferation of school buses that are fueled in whole or in part by electricity, along with associated charging and other infrastructure, for the purpose of transporting students and that may also serve as electric grid stabilization or peak shaving resources.
VirginiaAnti-ICEingSB0911❌ Died02/17/2020Prohibits a person from parking a vehicle not capable of receiving an electric charge in a space reserved for charging electric vehicles. A violation is subject to a civil penalty of $500, and the vehicle may be towed or impounded.
VirginiaSchool Bus GrantHB1140❌ Died02/11/2020Establishes the Clean School Bus Grant Fund and requires the Department of Education to establish the Clean School Bus Grant Program for the purpose of (i) awarding grants from the Fund on a competitive basis to school boards for (a) the complete replacement of existing diesel school buses with electric school buses no later than 2030, (b) the implementation of recharging infrastructure or other infrastructure needed to charge or maintain such electric school buses, and (c) workforce development and training to support the maintenance, charging, and operation of such electric school buses and (ii) developing education outreach to promote the Program. The bill contains provisions relating to grant applications, priority, awards, and uses. The bill requires the Department of Education to make available to the public and annually report to the General Assembly certain information relating to the Program. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2030.
WashingtonZEV ProgramSB5811✅ Signed by Governor03/25/2020Reducing emissions by making changes to the clean car standards and clean car program.
OhioEV Tax IncentivesSB257Senate: In Committee02/12/2020To authorize tax incentives for the purchase of plug-in electric motor vehicles and charging stations.
OhioHalve EV FeeHB546House: In Transp. and Public Safety Committee05/05/2020To amend sections 4501.01 and 4503.10 of the Revised Code to alter the definitions of "plug-in electric motor vehicle" and "hybrid motor vehicle" under the motor vehicle law and to halve the additional registration fees for those two types of motor vehicles.
ColoradoEV Direct SalesSB20-167✅ Signed by Governor03/23/2020The bill allows a manufacturer that manufactures electric vehicles to own, operate, or control a motor vehicle dealer. An electric motor vehicle is defined as a motor vehicle that can operate entirely on electrical power.
UtahCharging NetworkHB0259✅ Signed by Governor03/24/2020This bill requires the Department of Transportation to lead in the creation of a statewide electric vehicle charging network plan.
ConnecticutRight to ChargeHB5226Hearing 2/27 Joint Committee on Energy and Technology02/21/2020To (1) make void and unenforceable any covenant, restriction or condition in any deed, contract, security instrument or other instrument affecting the transfer or sale of property which prohibits or unreasonably restricts the installation or use of an electric vehicle charging station, (2) establish conditions to which a unit owner must agree in order to obtain approval for installation of an electric vehicle charging station, and (3) permit tenants to request installation of electric vehicle charging stations, subject to compliance with a landlord's requirements.
IllinoisEV-Ready/Right to ChargeHB4284Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate02/19/2020Creates the Electric Vehicle Charging Act. Provides that the Act applies to new or renovated residential or nonresidential buildings with parking. Provides that a new or renovated residential building is required to have a certain percentage, based on the number of units in the residential building, of its total parking spaces either electric vehicle ready or electric vehicle capable. Provides that a new or renovated nonresidential building is required to have 30% of its total parking spaces electric vehicle ready. Provides various requirements related to electric vehicle charging stations for unit owners. Provides various requirements related to electric vehicle charging systems for renters.
IndianaRepeal EV FeeHB1227House: Referred to Roads and Transportation Committee01/07/2020Supplemental fee on electric and hybrid vehicles. Repeals the supplemental fee to register an electric or hybrid vehicle. Makes conforming changes.
MississippiRepeal EV FeeHB0536House: Referred To Transp; Ways & Means02/05/2020Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing.
MississippiEV PlateSB2337❌ Died03/03/2020Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize for EV Mississippi organization for hybrid and electric vehicles.
New YorkReg. Fee ExemptionS0241Recommit to Transportation01/28/2020Exempts new clean fuel vehicles and vehicles that meet the clean vehicle standards from first year of registration fees
New YorkEV-ReadyS7055
Referred to Finance01/28/2020Requires the construction of certain parking facilities to be capable of supporting electric vehicle charging stations.
New YorkEV-ReadyA09879
Referred to Governmental Operations02/20/2020Requires electric vehicle charging stations and electric vehicle capable parking spaces.
New YorkSales Tax ExemptionS3827A
Referred to Budget and Revenue02/15/2020Provides an exemption for the sale of the first $35,000 of a battery, electric, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle from state sales and compensating use taxes
New JerseyEV ProgramsS2252✅ Signed by Governor01/17/2020Establishes goals, initiatives, and programs to encourage and support use of plug-in electric vehicles.
WashingtonPer Mile EV FeeSB6586Senate: Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.02/11/2020AN ACT Relating to implementing a per mile charge on electric and hybrid vehicles. Three and one-half cents per mile for an electric or hybrid vehicle that uses at least one method of propulsion that is capable of being reenergized by an external source of electricity
KentuckyEV FeeHB580House: to Appropriations & Revenue (H)03/11/2020To establish a base highway user fee for nonhybrid electric vehicles of $200; require the fee to be adjusted with any increase or decrease in the gasoline tax.
New HampshireAnti-ICEingHB1620House: Hearing 3/4 Ways and Means03/04/2020Relative to electric vehicle parking spaces.
Washington, DCCharging StationsN0089434Proposed Rulemaking02/21/2020Proposed Rulemaking - Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
US CongressEVSE RebateHR5530Out of Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy01/10/2020To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a rebate program to promote the purchase and installation of publicly accessible electric vehicle supply equipment, and for other purposes.

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EV-related legislation include electric vehicle tax credits, incentives for charging equipment, anti-ICEing laws and bills to permit the installation of charging equipment at multi-unit housing. Learning about these proposed laws is difficult so PlugInSites has been identifying, sharing and updating the progress of Maryland EV legislation since 2015. This year, we are tracking all EV bills in Maryland and Virginia. We will follow a few select bills from other states as well. We will post daily updates as new legislation is introduced and moves through the law-making process.

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