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2017 Texas Legislative Session Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Texas' started by ggies07, May 23, 2016.

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  1. Dr. J

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    Thanks for posting, @TXjak! Who's up for some coordinated lobbying?

    Dr. Shaw's bio is here: Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D., P.E. - TCEQ - www.tceq.texas.gov (to understand who you are dealing with). I think the important points to emphasize are: (1) Teslas improve air quality just as much as other EVs, and (2) we pay state tax equivalent to that paid by other EV purchasers.

    Background:
    SB 1731 (see the "Enrolled" version of the Bill here: Texas Legislature Online - 85(R) Text for SB 1731, Subchapter D, Section 386.154(d) etc. starting on page 15), which re-establishes the rebate program, does not require qualifying new electric vehicles to be sold by dealerships. It merely requires the car to be first registered in Texas. The rebate for a leased vehicle is prorated over a three year period. The rebate is limited to the first 2,000 qualified applicants, beginning on a date that is yet to be determined.

    The proposed rules (prior to the amendment by Commissioner Shaw) are linked in TXjak's post # 97.
     
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  2. Dr. J

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  3. stephenpace

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    We'll have a few driving in from Houston to provide in person support at the hearing. Let's hope they don't pull a dirty trick (again) and change the time at the last minute.
     
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  4. Time0ut

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    I've been googling to no avail

    I heard that Texas Lawmaker wanted to get rid of front License Plates this year. Did they pass the law?
     
  5. brkaus

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    I do not believe that was passed. I think they passed the electronic plate one though.

    With the videos of people getting caught by TeslaCam repeater cameras in parking lot accidents - I think I like front plates.
     
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