Texas Government Code

Sec. § 2158.009
Low-emissions Vehicles Purchasing Requirement


Repealed by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 900, Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2009.


A state agency authorized to purchase passenger vehicles or other ground transportation vehicles for general use shall ensure that not less than 25 percent of the vehicles the agency purchases during any state fiscal biennium, other than vehicles the purchase of which is exempted from this subsection by Subsection (c) or (d), are vehicles that meet or exceed the emissions standards necessary to be rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a Tier II, Bin 3, emissions standard vehicle that has a greenhouse gas score of eight under regulations of that agency as they existed September 1, 2007.


A state agency is exempt from Subsection (b) to the extent that a vehicle described by that subsection that meets the agency’s operational needs is not commercially available.


Subsection (b) does not apply to a state agency’s purchase of a vehicle to be used by a peace officer, as defined by Article 2.12 (Who Are Peace Officers), Code of Criminal Procedure, whose duties include the apprehension of persons for violation of a criminal law of this state.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1221 (H.B. 2293), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 900 (H.B. 432), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 900 (H.B. 432), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2009.

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