Bill Text: IL HB4389 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a fleet electrification voucher program to promote the use of electric trucks by fleet owners by offering a voucher of $200,000 per electric Class 7 truck or electric Class 8 truck purchased or leased for a fleet by the fleet's owner or operator. Provides that an applicant shall submit a proof of purchase, lease, or other binding contract regarding the electric Class 7 truck or electric Class 8 truck in order to be awarded the voucher. Provides that, upon approval of the initial application, an applicant must scrap a diesel Class 7 truck or diesel Class 8 truck from the applicant's existing fleet. Requires an applicant who is awarded a voucher to agree to participate in annual surveys on specified metrics. Contains other program requirements. Defines "Class 7 truck" and "Class 8 truck".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-01-21 - Referred to Rules Committee [HB4389 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HB4389-Introduced.html


102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB4389

Introduced , by Rep. Martin J. Moylan

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
415 ILCS 5/9.19 new

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a fleet electrification voucher program to promote the use of electric trucks by fleet owners by offering a voucher of $200,000 per electric Class 7 truck or electric Class 8 truck purchased or leased for a fleet by the fleet's owner or operator. Provides that an applicant shall submit a proof of purchase, lease, or other binding contract regarding the electric Class 7 truck or electric Class 8 truck in order to be awarded the voucher. Provides that, upon approval of the initial application, an applicant must scrap a diesel Class 7 truck or diesel Class 8 truck from the applicant's existing fleet. Requires an applicant who is awarded a voucher to agree to participate in annual surveys on specified metrics. Contains other program requirements. Defines "Class 7 truck" and "Class 8 truck".
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning safety.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
5adding Section 9.19 as follows:
6 (415 ILCS 5/9.19 new)
7 Sec. 9.19. Fleet electrification voucher program.
8 (a) The Agency shall establish a fleet electrification
9voucher program to promote the use of electric Class 7 trucks
10and electric Class 8 trucks by fleet owners and operators. The
11program shall offer a voucher of $200,000 per electric Class 7
12truck or electric Class 8 truck purchased or leased for a fleet
13by the fleet's owner or operator.
14 (b) Vouchers offered under this Section shall be made
15available for electric Class 7 trucks and electric Class 8
16trucks that are registered in Illinois or recognized under the
17International Registration Plan and whose applicant fleet
18owners or operators have a primary residence in Illinois.
19Vouchers must be made available for direct purchases,
20purchases through third-party bulk orders, and leasing of
21electric Class 7 trucks or electric Class 8 trucks.
22 (c) After an applicant receives notification that the
23applicant's voucher request has been granted preliminary

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1approval by the Agency, the applicant shall submit a proof of
2purchase, lease, or other binding contract regarding the
3electric Class 7 truck or electric Class 8 truck in order to be
4awarded the voucher. The preliminary approval of the voucher
5request may be renewed at 3-month intervals for up to 18
6months, pending receipt of the applicant's proof of purchase,
7lease, or other binding contract regarding the purchase or
8leasing of the electric Class 7 truck or electric Class 8
9truck.
10 (d) A fleet owner or operator who receives a voucher under
11this Section must retain title or right of use of the electric
12Class 7 truck or electric Class 8 truck incentivized under the
13program for a minimum of 36 consecutive months after the
14purchase date or lease date of the electric Class 7 truck or
15electric Class 8 truck. Resale or sublease of the electric
16Class 7 truck or electric Class 8 truck for financial gain
17within 36 months after the purchase date or lease date is
18prohibited.
19 (e) If the electric Class 7 truck or electric Class 8 truck
20of an applicant is leased, a lease term of at least 36 months
21is required for the electric Class 7 truck or electric Class 8
22truck to be eligible for the program.
23 (f) The deployment of the electric Class 7 truck or
24electric Class 8 truck in the applicant's fleet is required
25within 24 months after receipt of voucher funds under the
26program. Total completion of the project for which the

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1electric Class 7 truck or electric Class 8 truck is purchased
2or leased must occur within 36 months after receipt of voucher
3funds under the program.
4 (g) Upon approval of an initial application for a voucher
5under this Section, the applicant must scrap a diesel Class 7
6truck or diesel Class 8 truck from the applicant's existing
7fleet. There is no vehicle age requirement for scrapping a
8diesel Class 7 truck or diesel Class 8 truck under the program.
9 (h) An applicant who is awarded a voucher under this
10Section must agree to participate in annual surveys on metrics
11as determined by the Agency, such as average daily mileage,
12kilowatts consumed, and emissions reduction data.
13 (i) In this Section:
14 "Class 7 truck" means a truck categorized by the Federal
15Highway Administration, using gross vehicle weight ratings, as
16a Class 7 vehicle.
17 "Class 8 truck" means a truck categorized by the Federal
18Highway Administration, using gross vehicle weight ratings, as
19a Class 8 vehicle.
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