Bill

HB 1649

86(R) - 2019
House Environmental Regulation
Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development
House Environmental Regulation
Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development
Environment

Contact the Author

John Kuempel

Phone:

512-463-0602

Capitol Office:

E2.422

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

John Kuempel

Sponsor(s)

Kirk Watson

Bill Caption

Relating to vehicle eligibility for the light-duty motor vehicle purchase or lease incentive program.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, subsidies are provided to incentivize the purchase or lease of certain reduced emissions light-duty motor vehicles. HB 1649 would expand eligibility for these subsidies to include a $2,500 subsidy for the purchase of a new motorcycle powered by an electric drive.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action opposes HB 1649 for violating our principle of limited government. Government should not be in the business of providing taxpayer-funded subsidies for the purchase of any type of vehicle. This practice picks winners and losers in the marketplace, leads to unintended consequences (such as reduced gas tax revenue), and places Texas taxpayers on the hook to help other motorists buy expensive new vehicles. 

Contact the Author

John Kuempel

Phone:

512-463-0602

Capitol Office:

E2.422

Email: