On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, members of the Joint Study Committee on the Electrification of Transportation, Co-Chaired by Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) and Rep. Rick Jasperse (R – Jasper), adopted its final committee report, outlining the committee’s work and recommendations after several months of study.
“The market for electric vehicles continues to expand both across the state and nation,” said Rep. Jasperse. “In order for Georgia to capitalize on the potential electric transportation can bring to our freight and logistics industry, we need to ensure we have the proper infrastructure in place to support expected demand. Through our work in this committee, we have proposed several recommendations related to EV charging, permitting, training, and planning to set Georgia up for success as this industry continues to grow.” Sen. Steve Gooch added, “The committee report will be used as a reference for potential legislation to be introduced in the future and grant the General Assembly the knowledge it needs to make informed decisions on the future of electric vehicles in our state. I want to thank the members of the committee who dedicated their time and expertise to our meetings and all of those who provided testimony over the last few months to give the committee a holistic perspective of this emerging industry.”
The Joint Study Committee on Electrification of Transportation was created pursuant to Senate Resolution 463, adopted during the 2022 Legislative Session. You can find the final committee report, video archives of each meeting, and all supporting materials presented to the committee on the Senate Website HERE.
Read the full text of SR 463 here.
Sen. Steve Gooch serves as Senate Majority Leader. He represents the 51st Senate District which includes Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Union and White counties and portions of Forsyth and Pickens counties. He may be reached at 404.656.9221 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org