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AB-1074 Alternative fuels: infrastructure.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 25010 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

25010.
 It is the policy of the state and the intent of the Legislature to help accelerate the adoption of vehicles using alternative fuels throughout the state by increasing the amount of charging and refueling options needed to facilitate electric, hydrogen, and natural gas vehicles traveling along all passenger and goods movement corridors on federal and state highways.

SEC. 2.

 Section 25142 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

25142.
 “Alternative fuel” include biodiesel, bioalcohol (methanol, ethanol, and butanol), electricity, hydrogen, compressed fossil or nonfossil natural gas, liquefied fossil or nonfossil natural gas, vegetable oil, propane, and other biomass sources.

SEC. 3.

 Section 25991 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

25991.
 (a) As used in this section, “alternative refueling infrastructure” means the equipment used to charge or store and dispense alternative fuel to vehicles according to industry codes and standards that is open to the public.
(b) The commission shall conduct an assessment and develop an integrated strategy to maximize the benefits and scope of an alternative refueling infrastructure to help the state achieve its climate change, air quality, and economic goals and the policy described in Section 25010. As part of this assessment and strategy, the commission shall develop a refueling infrastructure plan that identifies both of the following:
(1) The number and types of stations that are needed to fulfill the policy goal described in Section 25010.
(2) The geographical areas where additional stations will be needed.
(c) Where applicable, when conducting the assessment, developing the integrated strategy, and developing the refueling infrastructure plan, the commission shall rely upon, and consolidate, existing reports and information.
(d) The commission shall provide the infrastructure plan to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2017.