The high-emitter vehicle program is administered by the nonattainment area air pollution mitigation enterprise, in coordination with the department of revenue, contractors that provide inspection services, and the clean screen authority. The high-emitter vehicle program repeals when Colorado meets federal ozone national ambient air quality standards (attainment).
- Provide a point-of-purchase rebate of the lesser of $150 or one-third of the price for each piece of outdoor power equipment purchased by the end user in a nonattainment area for ozone;
- Establish a registration system for qualified retailers; and
- Require the division to publicize the garden rebate program.
The division of administration in the department of public health and environment (division) administers the garden rebate program, and the commission sets standards for qualified retailers to register for the program. If the garden rebate program exceeds its appropriation, the division may pause the program. The garden rebate program repeals January 1, 2030. Section 4 repeals the current tax credit for buying lawn and garden equipment with an electric motor.
In current law, the clean fleet enterprise (enterprise) incentivizes and supports the use of electric motor vehicles for certain fleet uses, including transportation network companies. Sections 5 and 6 :
- Expand the program to include light-duty trucks;
- Authorize the clean fleet enterprise to provide grants of up to 80% of a local government's cost of acquiring motor vehicles that emit low levels of nitrogen oxides for the local government to use in its motor vehicle fleet; and
- Require the enterprise to prioritize making grants to local governments.
The grant program authorization and prioritization repeal December 31, 2029.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)