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Pending Actions & Featured Bills
Maryland General Assembly Session has ended for 2021.
|OK||EV Charging Tax||HB2234||✅ Passed||4/10/2021||Imposes a tax of 3 cents per kWh on the electric
current used to charge electric vehicles.
|MD||Residential Construction||HB0784||✅ Passed||4/12/2021||Requiring a builder of new housing to provide buyer with the option to include EV charging.|
|MD||ZEV Bus Transition||SB0137||✅ Passed||4/12/2021||Prohibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2023, the Maryland Transit Administration from purchasing buses for the Administration's State transit bus fleet that are not zero-emission buses|
|MD||EV Tax Credit||HB0044||✅ Passed||4/12/2021||Excise tax credit for electric vehicle purchases. (Amended to strike EV tax credit and only apply to backlog of previous EV purchases on the waitlist.)|
|MD||Climate Counsel||HB0030||✅ Passed||4/10/2021||Establish the Office of Climate Counsel in the Maryland Public Service Commission and include the Climate Counsel on ZEEVIC.|
|✅ Passed||4/8/2021||Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment for Multifamily Units Act (Right-to-Charge)|
|MD||Comm EV |
|HB0250||✅ Passed||4/6/2021||Altering the mileage at which certain zero-emission Class F (tractor) vehicles are required to have the vehicle inspected.|
|MD||ZEV Bus Transition||HB0334|
|2/12/2021||Prohibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2023, the Maryland Transit Administration from purchasing buses for the Administration's State transit bus fleet that are not zero-emission buses|
|MD||Anti-ICEing||HB0480||❌ Died||4/12/2021||Prohibiting a person from parking a vehicle that is not connected to charging equipment in a space that is designated for charging plug-in electric vehicles.|
|MD||EV School Bus||HB0832||❌ Died||3/30/2021||Establishing the electric school bus pilot program|
|MD||ZEV State Fleet||HB0592||❌ Died||4/12/2021||Prohibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2023, 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.|
|MD||EV Charging Reimburse||HB1098||❌ Died||3/26/2021||Requiring State and local elected officials who use a State-owned EV charging station to charge a personal EV to reimburse the State for the electricity used.|
|MD||Anti-ICEing||SB0315||❌ Died||1/27/2021||Prohibiting stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric vehicle in a parking space that is designated for the use of plug-in electric vehicles.|
|MD||Tax Credit Funding||SB0152||❌ Died||1/19/2021||Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund – Use of Funds and Electric Vehicle Excise Tax Credits|
|4/01/2021||An act to regulate parking in an electric vehicle charging station.|
|NC||EV Tax Credit||SB592||Active||4/7/2021||Creating a $3,000 income tax credit for purchasers of a new plug-in electric vehicle.|
|DE||EV Charging Fees||SB21||Active||3/23/2021||Permits State agencies to charge a fee for public or employee use of EV charging equipment installed by the agency so long as the fees do not exceed the agency’s costs.|
|Active||2/9/2021||Requiring new nonresidential buildings to provide electrical service capacity for electric vehicles.|
|PA||ZEV Tax Credit||HB0524|
|Active||2/11/2021||Exclusions from Tax. The sale at retail or use of a zero-emission vehicle.|
|PA||ZEV Toll Discounts||HB0525|
|Active||2/11/2021||10% discount on electronic toll collection.|
|3/10/2021||Establishing a penalty for any vehicle that is not a plug-in hybrid vehicle or plug-in electric vehicle for utilizing a parking space that is designated for charging an electric vehicle.|
|WV||Repeal EV Fee||SB0094||Adjourned||4/10/2021||Repealing additional registration fees for alternative fuel vehicles|
|WV||Repeal EV Fee||HB2223||Adjourned||4/10/2021||Repealing section of code authorizing additional registration fees for alternative fuel vehicles|
|WV||Repeal Hybrid Fee||HB2075||Adjourned||4/10/2021||Removing the registration fee for a vehicle operating on a combination of electricity and petrochemical fuels|
|NJ||EV Charging Pricing||A5303||Active||1/27/2021||Prohibits timed-use and per-charge pricing, and excessive price increases, in sale of plug-in electric vehicle charging services.|
|Active||3/20/2021||Certificates of registration for entities that manufacture or assemble ZEVs and have no franchised motor vehicle dealers in New York|
|NY||EV Ready||S00023||On Floor Calendar||3/8/2021||Requires the construction of certain parking facilities to be capable of supporting electric vehicle charging stations|
|NY||ZEV by 2035||S2735|
|Stricken||1/25/2021||Provides that one hundred percent of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks shall be zero-emissions by 2035|
|NY||Clean Car Standard||A862|
|Active||3/8/2021||Establishes the low carbon fuel standard of 2021.|
|NY||Fee Exemption||S05087||Active||2/23/2021||Exempts new clean fuel vehicles and vehicles that meet the clean vehicle standards from first year of registration fees.|
|NY||Sales Tax Exemption||S04476||Active||2/5/2021||Provides 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|
|NY||ZEV||S04097||Active||2/2/2021||Directs the commissioner of the department of environmental conservation to promulgate rules and regulations establishing targets for the sales of zero emissions medium and heavy duty vehicles.|
|NY||AV Task Force||S03909||On Floor Calendar||3/1/2021||Relates to establishing the New York task force on automated vehicle technology.|
|NY||EV Ready||A00346||Active||1/6/2021||Requires certain state owned and operated parking garages, open parking lots and other parking facilities to install and maintain charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles.|
|NY||EV Ready||A03179||Active||1/22/2021||Requires electric vehicle charging stations and electric vehicle capable parking spaces|
|NY||EV Ready||A3435||Active||1/26/2021||EV infrastructure at all new residential and commercial construction that has dedicated off-street parking.|
|NY||EV Ready||S0370||Active||1/25/2021||Requires state owned and operated parking facilities to install EV charging stations.|
|MA||ICEing Fine||HD.364||Active||1/22/2021||subject to a fine of $100 for a first offense and $200 for a second or subsequent offense.|
|MA||ICEing Fine||HD.367||Active||3/17/2021||subject to a fine of $100 for a first offense and $200 for a second or subsequent offense.|
|CT||EV Direct Sales||SB0127||Active||4/6/2021||To permit electric vehicle manufacturers to sell electric vehicles directly to the consumer.|
|CT||EV Ready||HB5640||Active||1/27/2021||To provide prewiring for solar power and electric vehicle charging stations for all new residential construction.|
|RI||EV Ready & ICEing Fine||SB0173||Active||2/5/2021||Installation of EV charging stations - Designated parking spaces.|
|IL||EV Ready||HB5640||Active||3/27/2021||EV ready at new or renovated residential or nonresidential buildings.|
|IN||EV Charging Pilot||HB1385||Active||1/14/2021||Authorizes an electric utility to request approval from the IURC to implement a pilot program to operate EV charging infrastructure.|
|OH||EV Charging Grant||SB0032||Active||2/22/2021||Establish electric vehicle charging station grant rebate program.|
|OR||EV Charging in Parks||HB2290||Active||4/8/2021||EV charging stations in parking spaces at state parks.|
|WA||Payment & Interop.||SB5192||Active||4/8/2021||EV charging station payment rules and interoperability standards.|
|HI||EV Charging Enforcement||SB0756|
|Active||3/25/2021||Authorizes the establishment of penalties for failure to make reasonable efforts to maintain EV charging stations in working order. Clarifies that certain enforcement officers may enter private property to enforce EV parking space violations.|
|SF 602||Active||3/01/2021||Electric fuel distributed by a utility through an electric vehicle charging station at a public or private parking space tax imposition.|
|SB 191||Active||3/10/2021||Imposing a surcharge on the sale of electric service to charge the battery of an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.|
Tax & Grants
|HB1441||❌ Died||3/19/2021||To impose a fee on motor vehicles charged at qualified alternative-fuel fueling stations in this state.|
|VA||Clean Car |
|HB1965||✅ Passed||2/19/2021||State Air Pollution Control Board; low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle program|
|SB1223||✅ Passed||2/19/2021||Analysis of EV charging infrastructure needed to support the 2045 net-zero carbon target in the transportation sector.|
|VA||Vehicle Wt. Limits||HB1850||✅ Passed||2/18/2021||Passed House (98-0). Motor vehicle weight limits; vehicles powered primarily by electric battery power.|
|VA||SCC-Report||HB2282||✅ Passed||2/18/2021||Directs the State Corporation Commission to report on policy proposals to accelerate transportation electrification.|
|VA||EV Tax Credit||HB1979||✅ Passed||2/27/2021||Electric vehicle rebate program; creation and funding; report.|
|VA||EV Grant Fund||HB2118||✅ Passed||2/28/2021||Electric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program; creation; report.|
|VA||EV School Bus||SB1380||❌ Failed||2/28/2021||Electric utilities; electric school bus projects.|
New York info provided by Long Island EVs
Maryland General Assembly Session Ends April 12, 2021
The 2021 Legislative Sessions in Maryland began on January 13th and will adjourn Sine Die at 11:59 PM on Monday April 12th. Any bills that have not passed both chambers by then will die and have to be reintroduced and start the process all over again next January in the 2022 session.
Right-to-Charge Bill Passed
A Maryland “Right-to-Charge“ bill to make it easier for residents of multi-family housing to install EV charging equipment in their designated parking space passed this session. I had taken a particular interest in this legislation about five years ago and I testified in front of the House Environment and Transportation Committee and the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in support of the bill. Delegate Marc Korman had pre-filed the 2021 Right-to-Charge bill (HB 110) which gave it an early hearing. I had asked my Senator, Guy Guzzone, to sponsor the Right-to-Charge bill in the Senate and he presented SB 144 before the Judicial Proceedings Committee. The Governor needs to approve the bill and then it will become effective October 1, 2021.
Maryland General Assembly Virtual Operations
In order to adhere to public health guidelines due to COVID-19, Speaker Adrienne Jones says that Maryland House Committees will operate virtually in 2021. The MGA website will allow the public to upload written testimony. Members of the public will be able to sign up the day before to be heard on a particular bill during the virtual committee meetings. All House committee and subcommittee meetings and all voting sessions will be livestreamed through the MGA website.
According to the Maryland Senate 2021 Session Operations Plan, the Senate will operate based on one of three stages depending on the level of disease activity. Members of the public will be allowed to testify at committee hearings via Zoom. Senate Committee bill hearings will have limits on the number of witnesses by default (4 Favorable, 2 FWA & 4 Unfavorable) with the Chairs having discretion to increase the number of witnesses on select bills. All witnesses except for the “lead proponent” will have 2.5 minutes to testify. The lead proponent, selected by the bill’s sponsor, will have up to five minutes to testify. The lead proponent and two other Favorable witnesses will be chosen by the bill’s sponsor. The remaining Favorable witness slot will be opened to the public for a randomly-selected witness. If the sponsor doesn’t notify the Committee of Favorable witnesses of their choosing within 48 hours of witness signup opening, the slots will then be available to the public to be selected at random. Full details on the MGA Senate Operations Plan: PDF.
MACo Cheatsheet for Submitting Testimony in the 2021 Maryland General Assembly.
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EV-related legislation include electric vehicle tax credits, incentives for charging equipment, Plug-in vehicle parking spaces and bills to permit the installation of charging equipment at multi-unit housing. Keeping track of these legislative efforts is difficult so PlugInSites has been identifying, sharing and updating the progress of Maryland EV legislation since 2015. For 2021, we are tracking all EV related bills in Maryland and Virginia. We may follow a few important bills from other states as well. Revisit this page for daily updates as new legislation is introduced and moves through the legislative process.