TX HB 3479

Author

Joe Pickett
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
512-463-0596

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Bill Text

Category

Emissions

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State

TX

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Summary

Establishes purchase incentive program to achieve EPA ozone reduction standards. Encourages replacing older drayage trucks and cargo handling equipment with newer equipment.

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Issue

Establishes a purchase incentive program pursuant to achieving attainment of EPA ozone reduction standards, to encourage owners to replace older drayage trucks and cargo handling equipment [with pre-2007 model year engines] with newer drayage trucks and cargo handling equipment using natural gas. Alternative fuel" means a fuel other than gasoline or diesel fuel, including electricity, compressed natural gas, liquefied [liquified] natural gas, hydrogen, propane, or a mixture of fuels containing at least 85 percent methanol by volume. The incentive provided under this subchapter may be used to fund not more than 80 percent of the purchase price of the drayage truck or cargo handling equipment.

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Notes

Died upon adjournment.

History

03/08/2017 Filed in House.
04/03/2017 Read first time. Referred to House Committee on Environmental Regulation.
04/18/2017 Considered in public hearing in House Committee on Environmental Regulation. Committee substitute considered. Left pending in committee.