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H.R. 2906: Clean Commute for Kids Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of May 22, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2906

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 22, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To reauthorize the Clean School Bus Program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Clean Commute for Kids Act of 2019.

2.

Reauthorization of clean school buses program

(a)

Definitions

(1)

Alternative fuel

Section 741(a)(2) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16091(a)) is amended—

(A)

in subparagraph (B), by striking or after the semicolon;

(B)

in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(D)

electricity.

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(2)

Clean school bus

Section 741(a)(3) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16091(a)(3)) is amended by striking that— and all that follows through (B) is operated and inserting that is operated.

(b)

Program for Retrofit or Replacement of Certain Existing School Buses with Clean School Buses

(1)

Priority of grant applications

Section 741(b)(2) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16091(b)(2)) is amended—

(A)

in subparagraph (A), by inserting before the period at the end with clean school buses with low or zero emissions; and

(B)

by amending subparagraph (B) to read as follows:

(B)

Retrofitting

In the case of grant applications to retrofit school buses, the Administrator shall give—

(i)

highest priority to applicants that propose to retrofit school buses manufactured in or after model year 1991 to become clean school buses with low or zero emissions; and

(ii)

second highest priority to applicants that otherwise propose to retrofit school buses manufactured in or after model year 1991 to become clean school buses.

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(2)

Use of school bus fleet

Section 741(b)(3)(B) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16091(b)(3)(B)) is amended by inserting charged, after operated,.

(3)

Replacement grants

Paragraph (5) of section 741(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16091(b)) is amended to read as follows:

(5)

Replacement grants

In the case of grants to replace school buses—

(A)

the Administrator may award the grants for up to 60 percent of the replacement costs; and

(B)

such replacement costs may include the costs of acquiring the clean school buses and charging and fueling infrastructure.

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(4)

Ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel

Section 741(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16091(b)) is amended—

(A)

by striking paragraph (6); and

(B)

by redesignating paragraphs (7) and (8) as paragraphs (6) and (7), respectively.

(c)

Education

Paragraph (1) of section 741(c) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16091(c)) is amended to read as follows:

(1)

In general

Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of the Clean Commute for Kids Act of 2019, the Administrator shall develop an education outreach program to promote and explain the grant program under subsection (b), as amended by such Act.

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(d)

Authorization of Appropriations

Section 741(d) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16091(d)) is amended by striking until expended— and all that follows through the end of the subsection and inserting until expended, $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2025..