Bill Text: NJ A1556 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires State to purchase certain vehicles when purchasing new vehicle.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-14 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee [A1556 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-A1556-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 1556

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2020 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  ROBERT D. CLIFTON

District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)

Assemblyman  DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires State to purchase certain vehicles when purchasing new vehicles.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.

  


An Act concerning the purchase of vehicles by the State, and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  As used in this section:

     "Electric vehicle" means a motor vehicle propelled solely by an electric motor or energy storage device.

     "Hybrid electric vehicle" means a motor vehicle propelled by both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor or energy storage device.

     b.    Each new vehicle purchased by the State shall be either a hybrid electric vehicle or an electric vehicle, or a vehicle powered by fuel other than conventional fuel such as compressed natural gas, fuel cells, biodiesel, ultra low sulfur fuel, or any other motor vehicle fuel approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, unless no such mass produced or commonly available vehicle exists in the vehicle class being purchased.

     c.     Nothing in this section shall apply to trains purchased by the State.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill would require that each new vehicle purchased by the State be a hybrid electric vehicle or electric vehicle, or a vehicle powered by fuel other than conventional fuel such as compressed natural gas, fuel cells, biodiesel, ultra low sulfur fuel, or any other motor vehicle fuel approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, unless no such mass produced or commonly available vehicle exists in the vehicle class being purchased.  The bill notes that the vehicle purchase requirements will not apply to trains purchased by the State.

     The bill defines "hybrid electric vehicle" as a motor vehicle propelled by both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor or energy storage device, and "electric vehicle" as a motor vehicle propelled solely by an electric motor or energy storage device.

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