Text: S.3373 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/02/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3373


To clarify low or no emission vehicle project eligibility for bus and bus facility competitive grants.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 2, 2020

Mr. Heinrich introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs


A BILL

To clarify low or no emission vehicle project eligibility for bus and bus facility competitive grants.

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 “Low or No Emission Bus Access Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Competitive grants for buses and bus facilities.

(a) In general.—Section 5339(b)(1) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(C) any eligible project (as defined in subsection (c)(1)).”.

(b) Competitive process.—Section 5339(b) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(9) COMPETITIVE PROCESS.—

“(A) SOLICITATION OF APPLICATIONS.—Not later than 30 days after the date on which amounts are made available for obligation under this subsection for a full fiscal year, the Secretary shall solicit grant applications for projects under this subsection on a competitive basis.

“(B) GRANT AWARDS.—The Secretary shall award a grant under this subsection based on a solicitation under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph not later than the earlier of—

“(i) 75 days after the date on which the solicitation expires; or

“(ii) the end of the fiscal year in which the Secretary solicited the grant applications.”.

SEC. 3. Low or no emission vehicle program.

Section 5338(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)—

(A) in subparagraph (D), by striking “and” at the end;

(B) in subparagraph (E), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(F) $165,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2025.”; and

(2) in paragraph (2)(M)—

(A) by inserting “(i)” after “(M)”;

(B) by striking “no or low” and inserting “low or no”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(ii) $165,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2025 shall be available for low or no emission grants under section 5339(c); and”.


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