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AB-684 Building standards: electric vehicle charging infrastructure. (2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 18941.10 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

18941.10.
 (a) (1) The commission shall,  commission,  commencing with the next triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code (Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) adopted after January 1, 2014, shall  adopt, approve, codify, and publish mandatory building standards for the installation of future electric vehicle charging infrastructure for parking spaces in multifamily dwellings and nonresidential development.
(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), the Department of Housing and Community Development shall propose mandatory building standards for the installation of future electric vehicle charging infrastructure for parking spaces in multifamily dwellings and submit the proposed mandatory building standards to the commission for consideration.
(b) The Department of Housing and Community Development and the commission shall research, develop, and propose for adoption building standards, including thresholds below which the standards would not apply, regarding the installation of future electric vehicle charging infrastructure for parking spaces for existing multifamily dwellings and nonresidential development in the California Building Standards Code (Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) on or before July 1, 2022, or in the next interim code cycle, whichever is sooner.
(b) (c)  (1) In proposing and adopting mandatory building standards under this section, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the commission shall use Sections A4.106.6, A4.106.6.1, A4.106.6.2, A5.106.5.1, and A5.106.5.3 of the California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) as the starting point for the mandatory building standards and amend those standards as necessary.
(2) In proposing and adopting mandatory building standards under this section, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the commission shall actively consult with interested parties, including, but not limited to, investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, community choice aggregators, electric vehicle and electric vehicle supply equipment  manufacturers, local building officials, commercial building and apartment owners, and the building industry.
(3) The Department of Housing and Community Development and the commission shall review the standards for multifamily dwellings and nonresidential development every 18 months to update the standards as needed pursuant to that review.