ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, will be joining Gov. Pritzker and other local leaders for the signing of House Bill 1769, known as the Reimagining Electric Vehicles in Illinois (REV) Act, on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. at the Rock Valley College Advanced Technology Center, located at 1400 Big Thunder Blvd. in Belvidere.
“In order to help get our state and local economy back on track after the difficulties we faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we are working to bring as many high-paying jobs into our communities as possible,” said Vella. “This legislation will ensure that Illinois is an attractive destination for the booming electric vehicle manufacturing industry, potentially securing thousands of jobs for residents in the Rockford area and across the state. I look forward to continuing to work with the business community to create and keep as many jobs in our state as possible.”
Vella was the Chief Sponsor of the REV Act, which passed both the House and Senate with nearly unanimous support. The legislation provides tax incentives to electric vehicle manufacturers and electric vehicle part manufacturers that invest in capital improvements in their Illinois-based manufacturing plants in addition to creating new jobs.
Who: Gov. Pritzker, State Reps. Dave Vella and Maurice West, State Sen. Steve Stadelman
What: Signing of House Bill 1769, Reimagining Electric Vehicles in Illinois (REV) Act
When: Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m.
Where: Rock Valley College Advanced Technology Center, 1400 Big Thunder Blvd., Belvidere