State Rep. Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) has introduced House Bill 292, which is legislation that establishes the Electric Vehicle Commission and creates a temporary sales tax exemption for electric vehicle production parts.
“Remaining economically competitive within the region of Ohio and as well as with our neighboring states is a top priority,” said Cutrona. “I believe establishing this body also serves as an investment for job retention and economic development up here in Northeast Ohio.”
Cutrona notes that electric vehicles are on track to be an essential part of the future of the car and vehicle industries. Cutrona believes that by creating a commission to study and make recommendations on this issue is a productive first step.
Cutrona also acknowledges that many details need to be worked on related to jobs, workplace protection, consumer protection, environmental protections, and what can be done to encourage production growth as it relates to electric vehicles throughout the state.
Cutrona is joint sponsoring the bipartisan bill alongside State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo). The legislation currently has 18 cosponsors and awaits its first committee hearing.