State Update

Date: May 21, 2019

As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with Stateside to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of state activity, see below. The StateLink portal is live for MEMA members can be access via this link. For more in-depth information in the interim, including bill text and legislative outlook, please contact Catherine Boland.

Aftermarket Parts

Oklahoma HB 1884 - Aftermarket Parts

Sponsor: Representative Scott Fetgatter (R)

Summary for 04/09/2019 Version: 
This measure extends the tax credit for vehicle manufacturing companies.

This measure expands eligibility for a tax credit for vehicle manufacturing companies and their employees by making the credit available to qualifying automotive parts companies and their employees. The measure further expands eligibility for the credit by including companies engaged in manufacturing buses or truck-tractors. 
4/9/2019 Version

Status:
05/15/2019: Approved by Governor Kevin Stitt (R)

 

Illinois SB 1934 - Aftermarket Parts

Sponsor: Senator Andy Manar (D)

Summary for 04/12/2019 Version: 
This measure makes changes to the vehicle code pertaining to the Illinois Vehicle Code.

More specifically, this measure makes provisional changes to the existing Illinois vehicle code.

This measure outlines fees for licenses for scrap processors for automotive part recycling. An application for a license shall be accompanied by  the following fees: $50 for applicant's established place of business; $25 for each additional place of business, if any, to which the application pertains; provided, however, that if such an application is made after June 15 of any year, the license fee shall be $25 for applicant's established place of business plus $12.50 for each additional place of business.

This measure states that no person shall engage  in the act of dismantling, crushing, or altering a vehicle into another form using machinery or equipment unless licensed to do so and only from the fixed location identified on the license issued by the Secretary.


4/12/2019 Version
5/14/2019 House Amendment No. 1

Status:
05/16/2019: House Floor Amendment No. 1 referred to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee

 

Autonomous Vehicles

Maine LD 1710 - Autonomous Vehicles

Sponsor: Representative Andrew McLean (D)

Summary for 05/09/2019 Version: 
This measure establishes the Automated Driving Safety Act.

More specifically, this measure provides standards for  the registration of automated vehicles, the licensure of automated vehicle operators and the liability of the operators and providers of automated vehicles, including: 

1. Defining a provider for an automated vehicle as an individual, organization or joint  enterprise that controls an automated driving system of an automated vehicle for testing or deployment of the automated vehicle on a public way.

2. Requiring the Secretary of State to record on the automated vehicle's registration that the vehicle is an automated vehicle and the identity of the provider for the automated vehicle.

3. Requiring the Secretary of State to terminate the registration or refuse to register or renew a registration of an automated vehicle that has been modified or has had its automated driving system modified or that the Secretary of State determines is unsafe or unfit for operation on a public way.

4. Providing that the automated vehicle has 2 operators, an individual operator when the automated driving system is not engaged and the provider as the operator when the automated driving system is engaged, and, under most instances, that the applicable operator is responsible for the proper operation of the automated vehicle and is liable for an infraction, offense or negligence resulting in bodily injury, death or property damage.

5. Requiring, if an automated vehicle is involved in an accident while the automated driving system is engaged, that pursuant to the provisions of law regarding motor vehicle accident reports, the automated vehicle not be moved and that the provider immediately contact the applicable law enforcement agency, inform the law enforcement agency that the automated driving system was engaged at the time of the accident and transmit electronically or by the fastest means available the financial responsibility information required for the vehicle.

5/9/2019 Version

Status:
05/14/2019: Hearing Scheduled
05/09/2019: Introduced; referred to Joint Committee on Transportation

 

Emissions/Climate Change

California AB 784 - Emissions/Climate Change

Sponsor: Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D)

Summary for 04/09/2019 Version: 
This measure establishes legislative goals of the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

This measure states the goals of the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project are:

(A) To assist transit agencies in transitioning bus fleets to zero-emission by reducing upfront capital costs and incremental costs between technologies.

(B) To overcome an important upfront funding shortfall that currently impedes procurement of zero-emission transit buses and is critically needed to help public transit agencies ramp up to the Innovative Clean Transit initiative.

(C) To eliminate mobile criteria pollutant emissions and clean the air in disadvantaged communities.

(D) To substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
4/9/2019 Version

Status:
05/16/2019: Hearing scheduled

 

Oregon HB 2007 - Emissions/Climate Change

Sponsor: Speaker Tina Kotek (D)

Summary for 02/26/2019 Version: 
This measure establishes emission requirements for trucks.

This measure requires Environmental Quality Commission to establish diesel engine emission standards for medium and heavy duty trucks. This measure requires trucks in Oregon to maintain evidence demonstrating that an engine meets federal emission standards.

This measure also requires public improvement contracts to require at least 80% of the total motor vehicle fleet powered by diesel engines be powered by model year 2010 or newer diesel engines.

2/26/2019 Version

Status:
05/15/2019: Work Session held; amended; reported from committee; referred to Joint Committee on Ways and Means

 

California SB 216 - Emissions/Climate Change

Sponsor: Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D)

Summary for 04/22/2019 Version: 
This measure relates to the implementation of a heavy-duty truck exchange.

This measure adds as an eligible project under the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program a used heavy-duty truck exchange. The bill would require the state board to hold a public workshop on the heavy-duty truck exchange and to help air pollution control and air quality management districts add a heavy-duty truck exchange as an eligible project under the program.

3/20/2019 Version
4/22/2019 Version

Status:
05/16/2019: Hearing scheduled

 

Illinois SB 2140 - Emissions/Climate Change

Sponsor: Laura Ellman (D)

Summary for 2/15/2019 Version: 
This measure repeals the Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998.

This measure repeals in full the Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998, which prohibited the Environmental Protection Agency and Pollution Control board from proposing or adopting any rule with the intended purpose of addressing the adverse effects of climate change which reduces emissions of greenhouse gases defined by the Kyoto Protocol, from the residential, commercial, industrial, electric utility, or transportation sectors.

2/15/2019 Version

Status:
05/22/2019: Hearing scheduled

 

Massachusetts HB 825 - Emissions/Climate Change

Sponsor: Representative Adrian Madaro (D)

Summary for 1/22/2019 Version: 
This measure would create a commission for a climate-ready state to advise the legislature on how to fund, implement, and prioritize climate resilience and climate adaptation infrastructure projects.

The commission must investigate the following topics:

1) whether the state should be responsible for, or have oversight of, climate change resiliency and adaptation infrastructure proposed to protect impacted communities from the effects of climate change and planning for, funding, and implementing said infrastructure;

2) whether the state should create a new authority, agency, or department to be responsible for, or provide oversight of, funding, planning for, and implementing climate change resiliency and adaptation infrastructure or expand the powers and responsibilities of existing authorities, agencies, or departments;

3) identify sources of funding for the planning, construction, and maintenance of climate change resiliency and adaptation infrastructure projects; 

4) develop standards and metrics to award funding for the planning, construction, and maintenance of climate change resilience and adaptation infrastructure projects; and

5) identify existing legal, regulatory, financial, and governance barriers to expediently planning for and constructing climate change resiliency and adaptation infrastructure projects and provide recommendations to overcome said barriers, including proposed changes to existing laws and regulations.

Summary for 1/22/2019 Version: 
This measure would create a commission for a climate-ready state to advise the legislature on how to fund, implement, and prioritize climate resilience and climate adaptation infrastructure projects.

The commission must investigate the following topics:

1) whether the state should be responsible for, or have oversight of, climate change resiliency and adaptation infrastructure proposed to protect impacted communities from the effects of climate change and planning for, funding, and implementing said infrastructure;

2) whether the state should create a new authority, agency, or department to be responsible for, or provide oversight of, funding, planning for, and implementing climate change resiliency and adaptation infrastructure or expand the powers and responsibilities of existing authorities, agencies, or departments;

3) identify sources of funding for the planning, construction, and maintenance of climate change resiliency and adaptation infrastructure projects; 

4) develop standards and metrics to award funding for the planning, construction, and maintenance of climate change resilience and adaptation infrastructure projects; and

5) identify existing legal, regulatory, financial, and governance barriers to expediently planning for and constructing climate change resiliency and adaptation infrastructure projects and provide recommendations to overcome said barriers, including proposed changes to existing laws and regulations.

1/22/2019 Version

Status:
05/14/2019: Hearing held

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