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S. 2039: Greener Transportation for Communities Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 27, 2019 (Introduced).



1st Session

S. 2039


June 27, 2019

(for herself, Ms. Smith, and Mrs. Gillibrand) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the issuance of exempt facility bonds for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Greener Transportation for Communities Act.


Exempt facility bonds for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure


In general

Section 142 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—


in subsection (a)—


in paragraph (14), by striking or at the end,


in paragraph (15), by striking the period at the end and inserting , or, and


by adding at the end the following new paragraph:


zero-emission vehicle infrastructure.

, and


by adding at the end the following new subsection:


Zero-Emission vehicle infrastructure


In general

For purposes of subsection (a)(16), the term zero-emission vehicle infrastructure means any property (not including a building and its structural components) if such property is—


made available for use by members of the general public, and


used to charge or fuel zero-emissions vehicles, but only if the property is located at the point where the vehicles are charged or fueled.


Inclusion of utility service connections

The term zero-emission vehicle infrastructure shall include any utility service connections, utility panel upgrades, or contributions in aid of construction (as described in section 118) which are required for the charging or fueling of zero-emissions vehicles.


Zero-emissions vehicle

The term zero-emissions vehicle means—


a zero-emission vehicle as defined in section 88.102–94 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, or


a vehicle that produces zero exhaust emissions of any criteria pollutant (or precursor pollutant) or greenhouse gas under any possible operational modes and conditions.


Zero-emissions vehicle infrastructure located within other facilities or projects

For purposes of subsection (a), any zero-emission vehicle infrastructure located within—


a facility or project described in subsection (a), or


an area adjacent to a facility or project described in subsection (a) that primarily serves vehicles traveling to or from such facility or project,

shall be treated as described in the paragraph in which such facility or project is described.



Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to obligations issued after December 31, 2019.