State Air Pollution Control Board; low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle program. (HB1965)

Introduced By

Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond) with support from 23 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Ashburn)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Air Pollution Control Board; low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle program. Directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to implement a low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle program for motor vehicles with a model year of 2025 and later. Regulations adopted by the Board to implement the program are exempt from the Administrative Process Act and shall not become effective prior to January 1, 2024. The bill requires that the regulations adopted by the Board will allow any motor vehicle manufacturer to establish a Virginia-specific zero-emission vehicle credit account and to make an initial deposit into its account. Such credits may be traded or sold or used to meet up to 18 percent of the manufacturer's zero-emissions vehicle program credit requirements in any model year. The bill also authorizes the State Corporation Commission to exclude sales related to such vehicles from certain energy efficiency calculations. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101651D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/27/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB1965E
01/29/2021Printed as engrossed 21101651D-E
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1965)
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1965E)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Assigned C&L sub: Energy
02/12/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed by for the day
02/19/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2021Amendments by Senator Newman rejected (18-Y 20-N)
02/19/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2021Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 15-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate amendments agreed to by House (53-Y 44-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 44-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1965ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1965ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 263 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0263)