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

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program; creation; report. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to establish the Electric Vehicle Grant Program (the Program) for the purpose of (i) awarding grants on a competitive basis to school boards for (a) assisting with the complete replacement of existing diesel school buses with electric school buses no later than 2031; (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) developing education outreach to promote the Program. The bill contains provisions relating to grant applications, priority, awards, and uses. The grants would be funded from a $0.05 per gallon tax on dyed diesel fuel. Farmers would be eligible for a refund of the tax for dyed diesel fuel used for agricultural or horticultural purposes. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2031. Read the Bill »


01/16/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance Committee


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

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