Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Alternate Fuels Act. Provides that beginning July 1, 2005, owners of vehicles using domestic renewable fuel are eligible to apply for a fuel cost differential rebate. Provides that biodiesel blended fuel facilities may be included in the Alternate Fuel Infrastructure Program administered by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Provides that "alternate fuel" includes, among other fuels, "80% bio-based methanol" (instead of "bio-based methanol"), fuels that are 80% (instead of 70%) derived from biomass, and hydrogen fuel. Provides that "domestic renewable fuel" includes, among other fuels, "80% bio-based methanol" (instead of "bio-based methanol") and 20% biodiesel fuel (instead of "fuels derived from bio mass"). Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity)
House Bill 931 proposes to expand the grantees eligible for the existing rebate and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure programs at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. These expanded programs will be operated through existing appropriations received from the Alternate Fuels Fund.