House File 73 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1requiring certain percentages of new motor vehicles sold
2at retail in the state to be flexible fuel vehicles, and
3making penalties applicable.
4BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  322.37  Flexible fuel new motor
2vehicle sale requirements.
   31.  For purposes of this section, “flexible fuel vehicle”
4means the same as defined in section 452A.2.
   52.  On and after January 1, 2025, but before January 1, 2027,
6at least twenty-five percent of all new motor vehicles sold by
7a licensed dealer in new motor vehicles shall be flexible fuel
8vehicles.
   93.  On and after January 1, 2027, but before January 1, 2030,
10at least fifty percent of all new motor vehicles sold by a
11licensed dealer in new motor vehicles shall be flexible fuel
12vehicles.
   134.  On and after January 1, 2030, all new motor vehicles sold
14by a licensed dealer in new motor vehicles shall be flexible
15fuel vehicles.
16EXPLANATION
17The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
18the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   19This bill requires that on and after January 1, 2025, but
20before January 1, 2027, at least 25 percent of all new motor
21vehicles sold by a licensed dealer in new motor vehicles shall
22be flexible fuel vehicles. On and after January 1, 2027, but
23before January 1, 2030, at least 50 percent of all new motor
24vehicles sold by a licensed dealer in new motor vehicles shall
25be flexible fuel vehicles. On and after January 1, 2030, all
26new motor vehicles sold by a licensed dealer in new motor
27vehicles shall be flexible fuel vehicles. A flexible fuel
28vehicle is a motor vehicle that is powered by an engine capable
29of operating using E-85 gasoline. A person who violates the
30provisions of the bill is guilty of a simple misdemeanor
31punishable by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $1,500
32or by imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, and is subject to
33having the person’s motor vehicle dealer license revoked or
34suspended.
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