TX SB 26

Author

Craig Estes

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Bill Text

Category

Emissions

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State

TX

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Summary

Extends purchase incentive program to include land-based equipment that transports a load to or from a seaport or rail yard. Program is available to truck and equipment owners who replace drayage trucks with pre-2007 model year engines.

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Issue

Extends the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) for lowering ozone emissions to bring Texas into compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. Provides incentive grant programs designed to encourage the use of vehicles fueled by alternative fuels like natural gas. Current alternative fuel programs will expire in 2017 and 2018 if they are not renewed. Specific to the intermodal transportation industry, Section 10 of the legislation extends a purchase incentive program beyond trucks to include land-based equipment that transports a load to, [or] from, or in a seaport or rail yard. The purchase incentive program is available to truck and equipment owners who replace drayage trucks with pre-2007 model year engines or engines certified to an emission rate equivalent to a pre-2007 model year engine. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will be responsible for determining the final guidelines and purchase incentives offered under the program.

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Notes

Died upon adjournment. Companion to HB 1979.

History

01/18/2017 Received by the Secretary of the Senate.
01/18/2017 Filed.
01/24/2017 Read first time in Senate.
01/24/2017 Referred to Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
03/06/2017 Reported favorably by Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
03/14/2017 Read second time. Amended. Read third time. Passed Senate.
03/15/2017 Received in House.
04/18/2017 Read first time in House. Referred to House Committee on Environmental Regulation.
05/04/2017 Committee Substitute considered in House Committee on Environmental Regulation. Reported favorably by committee as substituted.
05/08/2017 House Committee on Environmental Regulation report filed and distributed. Sent to House Calendars.
05/21/2017 Considered in House Committee on Calendars.