LD 1623 LR 710(01)
An Act to Prohibit All State Subsidies for Electric Vehicles
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Rudnicki of Fairfield
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Prohibits state funding of electric vehicle incentives
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill prohibits using state funds to provide a rebate, incentive, or other subsidy to purchase or lease an electric vehicle, defined as a vehicle powered entirely or partially by an electric motor. The Efficiency Maine Trust (EMT) is the only state-level entity providing incentives for electric vehicles. Given that the EMT is a quasi-independent agency that does not receive General Fund appropriations, this fiscal note assumes that the electric vehicle incentive program offered through the EMT is not prohibitred by this bill.