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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5162


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a credit for zero-emission heavy vehicles.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 19, 2019

Mr. Beyer (for himself, Mr. Panetta, Ms. Sánchez, Ms. Moore, Mr. Blumenauer, and Mr. Kildee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a credit for zero-emission heavy vehicles.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Green Vehicle Adoption Nationwide Act of 2019” or as the “Green VAN Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Credit for zero-emission heavy vehicles.

(a) In general.—Subpart D of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

“SEC. 45T. Zero-emission heavy vehicle credit.

“(a) Allowance of credit.—For purposes of section 38, in the case of a manufacturer of a zero-emission heavy vehicle, the zero-emission heavy vehicle credit determined under this section for a taxable year is an amount equal to 10 percent of the sum of the sale price of each zero-emission heavy vehicle sold by such taxpayer during such taxable year.

“(b) Limitation.—The sale price of a zero-emission heavy vehicle may not be taken into account under subsection (a) to the extent such price exceeds $1,000,000.

“(c) Zero-Emission heavy vehicle.—For purposes of this section—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘zero-emission heavy vehicle’ means a motor vehicle which—

“(A) has a gross vehicle weight rating of not less than 14,000 pounds,

“(B) is not powered or charged by an internal combustion engine, and

“(C) is propelled solely by an electric motor which draws electricity from a battery or fuel cell.

“(2) MOTOR VEHICLE; MANUFACTURER.—The term ‘motor vehicle’ and ‘manufacturer’ have the meaning given such terms in paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 30D(d), respectively.

“(d) Special rules.—

“(1) SALE PRICE.—For purposes of this section, the sale price of a zero-emission heavy vehicle shall be reduced by any rebate or other incentive given before, on, or after the date of the sale.

“(2) DOMESTIC USE.—No credit shall be allowed under subsection (a) with respect to a zero-emission heavy vehicle to a manufacturer who knows or has reason to know that such vehicle will not be used primarily in the United States or a possession of the United States.

“(3) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section.

“(e) Termination.—This section shall not apply to sales after December 31, 2024.”.

(b) Credit made part of general business credit.—Subsection (b) of section 38 of such Code is amended by striking “plus” at the end of paragraph (31), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (32) and inserting “, plus”, and by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(33) the zero-emission heavy vehicle credit determined under section 45T.”.

(c) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections for subpart D of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“Sec. 45T. Zero-emission heavy vehicle credit.”.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to sales after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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