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Bill BL2019-1598 (as amended)

An ordinance to amend Chapter 2.32 to establish a fleet schedule for low- or zero-emissions vehicles owned by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Chapter 2.32 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by adding a new Section 2.32.065 as follows:

Section 2.32.065 – Fleet Electrification Program.

  1. Within 180 days after the enacted date of this section, the metropolitan department of general services shall establish a fleet electrification program (“program”) that shall require that all motor vehicles owned by the metropolitan government be zero-emission vehicles by the year 2050.
  2. The transition to a zero-emission fleet will be phased-in as follows:
    1. By 2025, 25% of the vehicles in the metropolitan government fleet shall be low-or-zero-emission vehicles.
    2. By 2030, 25% of the vehicles in the metropolitan government fleet shall be zero-emission vehicles with at least 50% of the vehicles in fleet low-or-zero-emission vehicles.
    3. By 2035, 50% of the vehicles in the metropolitan government fleet shall be zero-emission vehicles with at least 75% of the vehicles in fleet low-or-zero-emission vehicles.
    4. By 2040, 75% of the vehicles in the metropolitan government fleet shall be zero-emission vehicles with at least 90% of the vehicles in fleet low-or-zero-emission vehicles.
    5. By 2045, 90% of the vehicles in the metropolitan government fleet shall be zero-emission vehicles with at least 100% of the vehicles in fleet low-or-zero-emission vehicles.
    6. By 2050, 100% of the vehicles in the metropolitan government fleet shall be zero-emission vehicles.
  3. The Department of General Services shall have the authority to adopt additional rules and regulations consistent with this section. The Department of General Services shall further issue a report to the Metropolitan Council at least annually regarding the emission status of the vehicles in the metropolitan government fleet. This report shall be made available on the Metropolitan Government’s website and the Metro Open Data Portal.
  4. By January 1, 2022, and every two (2) years thereafter, the metropolitan department of general services shall develop a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan for its fleet. The plan shall include proposals on how to meet the above targets and goals for reducing emissions as well as cost estimates associated with the meeting the above targets and goals. The greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan shall be submitted to the metropolitan council.
  5. Exemptions. This section shall not apply to any emergency response vehicles, such as ambulances, law enforcement vehicles, or fire trucks. The department of general services shall have the authority to exempt other types of vehicles for which low-or-zero-emission models are not feasible. The department shall reevaluate the feasibility of including emergency response vehicles or otherwise exempted vehicles in this program every five (5) years after adoption of this ordinance and may include any or all previously exempted vehicles in the program.

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its final passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Freddie O'Connell, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Fabian Bedne, Colby Sledge, Jonathan Hall, Nancy VanReece, Bob Mendes, Burkley Allen, Jeff Syracuse, Brenda Haywood, Robert Swope, Anthony Davis, Mina Johnson, Erica Gilmore

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Legislative History

IntroducedApril 16, 2019

Passed First ReadingApril 16, 2019

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Public Works Committee

AmendedMay 21, 2019

Passed Second ReadingMay 21, 2019

Passed Third ReadingJune 4, 2019

ApprovedJune 5, 2019

ByMayor Briley's signature

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Last Modified: 06/10/2019 11:48 AM