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Rep. Cheeseman: Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban Delayed

Posted on November 28, 2023


HARTFORD- State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) hailed the announcement by Governor Ned Lamont to withdraw a plan to adopt comprehensive Electric Vehicle regulations proposed by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) that would eliminate gas-powered vehicles starting in 2035.

“This is a victory for Connecticut families. My constituents in East Lyme, Montville and Salem overwhelmingly sent me emails and calls opposing this electric vehicle mandate. I am grateful the governor made this prudent choice, said Rep. Cheeseman. “They are too many unanswered questions and a study on the issue is an appropriate way to get the key information and data.”

On Monday evening, it was announced that a majority of the legislature’s Regulation Review Committee members were poised to vote Tuesday to kill the costly regulations. The committee is made up of fourteen members with an equal number of Republicans and Democrats.
Rep. Cheeseman for months has been working with her House and Senate Republican colleagues to stop a proposed BAN on the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks in Connecticut.
According to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Matthew Ritter, the full legislature, rather than only the 14-member Regulations Review Committee, will now study and debate the issue during the 2024 regular session.