Texas Senate Bill 1017 was signed into law back in May and prohibits limiting or banning the use, sale or lease of an engine based on its fuel source, according to a July 20 report from Governing. The City of Dallas will no longer push for a total ban on gas-powered equipment within the city.

Carlos Evans, director of Dallas’ environmental quality and sustainability office, told Governing that his office will propose to the City Council to phase out all city-owned gasoline-fueled landscaping equipment and to create an incentive program for residents and businesses who want to transition to electric tools.

For more info on ongoing attempts at regulating gas-powered outdoor power equipment, view our ongoing coverage here.

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