Virginia Electric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program; created, report. (HB2118)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program; creation; work group report. Establishes the Electric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program for the purpose of (i) awarding grants on a competitive basis to public school divisions for (a) assisting with costs of replacing diesel school buses with electric school buses; (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) awarding grants to projects by public, private, and nonprofit Virginia entities to assist with replacing diesel-fueled vehicles and machinery with electric vehicles. No allocation of funds shall be made to the Fund or the Program unless federal or nonstate funds are available to cover the entire cost of such allocation. The bill contains provisions relating to grant applications, priority, awards, and uses. The Department of Environmental Quality shall convene a stakeholder work group to develop recommendations for establishing and administering the Fund and Program and shall report the work group findings to the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102816D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2021Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/28/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2118)
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/01/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Reported from Finance with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Committee substitute printed 21104239D-H1
02/02/2021Read first time
02/03/2021Read second time
02/03/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104239D-H1
02/03/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2118H1
02/04/2021Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N 1-A)
02/04/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N 1-A) (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)
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2118H1)
02/17/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200387D-S1
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed by for the day
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Passed by for the day
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed by for the day
02/23/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2021Floor substitute printed 21200583D-S2 (Lucas)
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2021Committee substitute rejected 21200387D-S1
02/23/2021Substitute by Senator Lucas agreed to 21200583D-S2
02/23/2021Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB2118S2
02/23/2021Passed Senate with substitute (25-Y 14-N)
02/24/2021Placed on Calendar
02/24/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200583D-S2 (0-Y 97-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
02/25/2021Senate insisted on substitute (36-Y 3-N)
02/25/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/25/2021House acceded to request
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Keam, Bagby, Kilgore
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Lucas, McClellan, Vogel
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference substitute printed 21200788D-H2
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 16-N)
02/27/2021Passed by temporarily
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (59-Y 35-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (59-Y 35-N)
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2118S1)
03/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2118H2)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2118ER)
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
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 418 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0418)