Representative Pilkington introduced House Bill (“HB”) 1735 which addresses both the:

  • Clean-Burning Motor Fuel Development Act (“Motor Fuel Act”); and

  • Rebate for Re-fueling Stations.

Changes/additions to the Act (Ark. Code §Ann. 15-10-902, et seq) include:

  • Allowing use of a debit card to purchase compressed and liquefied natural gas;

  • Revising the definition of “Motor Vehicle”;

  • Revising the definition of “Qualified Clean-Burning Motor Vehicle Property”;

  • Addressing the definition of “New Property”;

  • Providing definitions for “Electric Vehicles” and a “Private Electric Vehicle Charging Station”.

The rebate provisions, Ark. Code Ann. §15-10-903, are addressed through:

  • Addition of the phrases “private electric vehicle charging station,” “public electric vehicle charging station” for which the Arkansas Energy Office can offer a rebate;

  • Providing eligibility requirements for acquisition of rebates.

A siting requirement for a private electric vehicle charging station and public electric vehicle charging station is provided which reads as follows:

The applicant for a rebate for a private electric vehicle charging station and public electric vehicle charging station meets the siting requirements stated in the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70-National Electric Code, 2017 Ed.

HP 1735 has been referred to the Committee on Energy-Joint.