LANSING, Mich., June, 17, 2022 — State Reps. Abraham Aiyash (D-Hamtramck), Carol Glanville (D-Walker), David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids), Terry Sabo (D-Muskegon) and Samantha Steckloff (D-Farmington Hills) have introduced a package of bills that aim to incentivize Michiganders to take steps to combat climate change.
Included in the legislative package are House Bills 6233-6237, which would mitigate environmental risks by requiring impact reports and encourage the adoption of electric vehicles and solar panels via tax exemptions and credits.
“I am grateful to be part of this joint effort with my colleagues to help Michigan become a trailblazing leader in environmental protection and halt the detrimental effects of climate change,” LaGrand said. “As part of the legislation, I’ve introduced HB 6237, which mandates environmental impact reports be conducted when there is a transfer of commercial property. This bill is doubly advantageous. First, it establishes safeguards that protect the environment by making sure property owners know the potential impacts their development may have on the surrounding areas. Second, the bill will increase accountability and transparency between the private sector and local municipalities.”
“I am excited about this package of bills that, collectively, supports the moves Michigan is making to become a more environmentally innovative and responsible state. The bill I’m introducing amends the sales tax on used electric vehicles, making them more affordable and encouraging drivers to buy electric,” Glanville said.
“It is important that working families have the opportunity to retrofit their homes for the EV and solar revolution without being overburdened with costs,” Aiyash said. “My legislation moves us towards a more sustainable, green future.”
“I am so pleased to join with my colleagues in bringing forth this package of legislation,” Steckloff said. “As ranking member of Transportation Appropriations, I am laser focused on preparing Michiganders for the future of mobility, and my bill which makes EV adoption more affordable, is a key component in that evolution.”
“It is so important, now more than ever, to move our state on a more sustainable path for the future,” Sabo said. “I have no doubt that eliminating the “use tax” for electric vehicles along with the rest of the bills in this package will further incentivize Michiganders to purchase and sell electric vehicles, and in doing so, allow our state to continue forward with our quest for sustainability.”