CS/CS/SB 284 (Brodeur) revises vehicle procurement requirements for the state purchasing plan. It requires vehicles of a given use class to be selected for procurement based on the lowest lifetime ownership costs rather than on the greatest fuel efficiency available. Emergency response vehicles are exempt from this requirement. The bill requires, when available, the use of ethanol and biodiesel blended fuels and natural gas fuel when a state agency purchases an internal combustion engine vehicle. It requires the Department of Management Services to make recommendations to state agencies and local governments before July 1, 2024, regarding the procurement of electric vehicles, natural gas fuel vehicles and vehicles powered by renewable energy.
Effective date: July 1, 2023. (Branch)