Electric vehicle rebate program; creation and funding, report, sunset date. (HB1979)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun) with support from 17 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 applied toward payment for the 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 Program Advisory Council to oversee the Electric Vehicle Rebate Program and to make recommendations regarding its implementation and the Electric Vehicle Rebate Program Fund created by the bill. 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. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102817D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2021Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1979)
02/01/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Committee substitute printed 21104242D-H1
02/01/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2021Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104242D-H1
02/04/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1979H1
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House (55-Y 45-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1979H1)
02/17/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200328D-S1
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed by for the day
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1979S1)
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200328D-S1
02/19/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1979S1
02/19/2021Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 17-N)
02/23/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200328D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 97-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200328D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
02/24/2021Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/25/2021House acceded to request
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Reid, Bagby, Coyner
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Marsden, McClellan, Vogel
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference substitute printed 21200705D-H2
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (54-Y 45-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (54-Y 45-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1979H2)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1979ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1979ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 493 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0493)

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