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Full Text of HB3447  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/17/2023, by Rep. Kam Buckner


415 ILCS 120/10
415 ILCS 120/50 new

    Amends the Electric Vehicle Rebate Act. Defines "electric bicycle" and "nonattainment area". Provides that, beginning July 1, 2024, and continuing as long as funds are available, a person may apply for a rebate following the purchase of an electric bicycle in the State. Provides for a schedule of rebates awarded. Provides for a secondary schedule of rebates awarded for individuals who can provide proof of eligibility for the Food Assistance for Women, Infants, and Children, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance, or otherwise make less than 300% of the federal poverty limit. Provides that a community shall be prioritized for the electric bicycle rebate program if the community is within a nonattainment area. Provides that the incentive for a rebate for an electric bicycle shall be available at the point of sale in order to maximize the impact for low-income and mid-income communities. Provides that a business in a nonattainment area shall register with the Department of Revenue to directly receive rebates for the business' sales with the retailer collecting specified information.

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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Electric Vehicle Rebate Act is amended by
5changing Section 10 and by adding Section 50 as follows:
6    (415 ILCS 120/10)
7    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
8    "Agency" means the Environmental Protection Agency.
9    "Covered Area" means the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane,
10Lake, McHenry, and Will, the townships of Aux Sable and Goose
11Lake in Grundy County, and the township of Oswego in Kendall
13    "Electric bicycle" means a bicycle equipped with an
14electric motor that may be activated in order to assist with or
15replace pedaling.
16    "Electric vehicle" means a vehicle that is exclusively
17powered by and refueled by electricity, must be plugged in to
18charge, and is licensed to drive on public roadways. "Electric
19Vehicle" does not include electric bicycles, electric mopeds,
20electric off-highway vehicles, or hybrid electric vehicles and
21extended-range electric vehicles that are also equipped with
22conventional fueled propulsion or auxiliary engines.
23    "Environmental justice community" has the same meaning,



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1based on existing methodologies and findings, used and as may
2be updated by the Illinois Power Agency and its Program
3Administrator of the Illinois Solar for All Program.
4    "Low income" means persons and families whose income does
5not exceed 80% of the State median income for the current State
6fiscal year, as established by the United States Department of
7Health and Human Services.
8    "Nonattainment area" means an area of the State that the
9United States Environmental Protection Agency has designated
10as being in nonattainment with a national ambient air quality
12(Source: P.A. 102-662, eff. 9-15-21; 102-820, eff. 5-13-22.)
13    (415 ILCS 120/50 new)
14    Sec. 50. Electric bicycle rebate.
15    (a) Beginning July 1, 2024, and continuing as long as
16funds are available, a person may apply to the Agency for a
17rebate following the retail purchase of an electric bicycle in
18the State. Subject to appropriation, the Agency shall, upon
19receiving proof of the retail purchase of the electric bicycle
20in the State, award the purchaser a rebate under this Section
21in the amount of:
22        (1) $750 for an electric bicycle sold to the retail
23    purchaser for $1,750 or less;
24        (2) $500 for an electric bicycle sold to the retail
25    purchaser for more than $1,750 but less than $4,000; and



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1        (3) $250 for an electric bicycle sold to the retail
2    purchaser for at least $4,000 but less than $5,000.
3    (b) There shall be a secondary schedule for individuals
4who can provide proof of eligibility for the for Food
5Assistance for Women, Infants, and Children Program, the
6Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or the Supplemental
7Low-Income Energy Assistance Program or whose household income
8is not greater than 300% of the federal poverty guidelines
9updated periodically in the Federal Register by the United
10States Department of Health and Human Services under the
11authority of 42 U.S.C. 9902(2). Under that schedule, a $1,000
12rebate would be provided for the first $2,000 spent. every
13dollar after up to $5,000. This calculation would give a
14maximum of $2,000 for a purchase of $5,000 and more.
15    (c) If a community is located within a nonattainment area
16in the State, then purchasers from that community shall be
17prioritized for the electronic bicycle rebate program
18established in subsection (a).
19    (d) The incentive for a rebate for an electronic bicycle
20under subsection (a) shall be available at the point of sale in
21order to maximize the impact for low and mid-income
22communities. A business in a nonattainment area as determined
23by the United States Environmental Protection Agency shall
24register with the Department of Revenue to directly receive
25rebates for the business' sale with the retailer collecting
26the following information: voucher number; employee name;



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1bicycle manufacturer; bicycle model; bicycle serial number;
2rebate amount; total bicycle cost; and any other information
3the Department of Revenue would need to provide a rebate to the