102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/12/2022, by Sen. Laura M. Murphy
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
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".
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
adding Section 9.19 as follows:
(415 ILCS 5/9.19 new)
Fleet electrification voucher program.
(a) The Agency shall establish a fleet electrification
voucher program to promote the use of electric Class 7 trucks
and electric Class 8 trucks by fleet owners and operators. The
program shall offer 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.
(b) Vouchers offered under this Section shall be made
available for electric Class 7 trucks and electric Class 8
trucks that are registered in Illinois or recognized under the
International Registration Plan and whose applicant fleet
owners or operators have a primary residence in Illinois.
Vouchers must be made available for direct purchases,
purchases through third-party bulk orders, and leasing of
electric Class 7 trucks or electric Class 8 trucks.
(c) After an applicant receives notification that the
applicant's voucher request has been granted preliminary