HB 1979

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 11, 2021
  • Passed House Feb 05, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 19, 2021
  • Governor

Electric vehicle rebate program; creation and funding, report, sunset date.

Abstract

Electric vehicle rebate program; creation and funding; report. Creates a rebate program for the purchase or lease of new and used electric vehicles, to be administered by the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. A purchaser or lessee of a new or used electric vehicle would receive a $2,500 rebate at the time of purchase, and a purchaser or lessee with an annual household income that does not exceed 300 percent of the federal poverty level would be entitled to an additional $2,000 rebate for a new electric vehicle and $500 for a used electric vehicle beginning in taxable year 2022. The bill also establishes an Electric Vehicle Rebate Advisory Council to oversee the Electric Vehicle Rebate Program and to make recommendations regarding its implementation. The Director of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is required to report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding the Program. The program expires on January 1, 2027.  

Electric vehicle rebate program; creation andfunding; report. Creates a rebate program for the purchase or lease of new and used electric vehicles, to be administered by the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. A purchaser or lesseeof an electric vehicle would receive a $2,500 rebate at the timeof purchase, and a purchaser or lessee with an annual household incomethat does not exceed 300 percent of the federal poverty level wouldbe entitled to an additional $2,000 rebate. The motor vehicle dealerwhere the vehicle is purchased or leased would receive a refund forthe amount of the rebate and a $50 incentive payment for each rebateprocessed. Funds would be allocated from the revenues generated bythe sunset of the Virginia Coal Employment and Production IncentiveTax Credit and the Coalfield employment enhancement tax credit andprohibit the allocation of new credits on and after January 1, 2021.The bill also establishes an Electric Vehicle Rebate Advisory Councilto oversee the Electric Vehicle Rebate Program and to make recommendationsregarding its implementation. The Director of the Department of Mines,Minerals and Energy is required to report annually to the Governorand the General Assembly regarding the Program. The Program will expire on September 1, 2026.

Bill Sponsors (18)

Votes


Actions


Mar 01, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1979H2)

Feb 27, 2021

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)

House

VOTE: Agreed To (54-Y 45-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (54-Y 45-N)

House

Conference substitute printed 21200705D-H2

Feb 25, 2021

House

Conferees appointed by House

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

House

House acceded to request

Feb 24, 2021

Senate

Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Feb 23, 2021

House

Senate substitute rejected by House 21200328D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)

Feb 19, 2021

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 21200328D-S1

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 17-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1979S1

Feb 18, 2021

Senate

Passed by for the day

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1979S1)

Senate

Read third time

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Senate

Committee substitute printed 21200328D-S1

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (11-Y 4-N)

Feb 09, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1979H1)

Feb 05, 2021

House

Read third time and passed House (55-Y 45-N)

Senate

Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N)

Senate

Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

House

VOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N)

Feb 04, 2021

House

Committee substitute agreed to 21104242D-H1

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1979H1

House

Read second time

Feb 03, 2021

House

Read first time

House

Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)

Feb 01, 2021

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Committee substitute printed 21104242D-H1

House

Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 9-N)

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 29, 2021

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1979)

Jan 16, 2021

House

Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3

Jan 11, 2021

House

Referred to Committee on Finance

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102817D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102817D HTML
Committee substitute printed 21104242D-H1 HTML
Committee substitute printed 21200328D-S1 HTML
Conference substitute printed 21200705D-H2 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1979F122.PDF PDF
Amendment: HB1979AC HTML

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