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AB-1696 Energy: alternatively fueled vehicles: incentives.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1696


Introduced by Assembly Member Wieckowski

February 13, 2014


An act to amend Section 25722.9 of the Public Resources Code, relating to energy.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1696, as introduced, Wieckowski. Energy: alternatively fueled vehicles: incentives.
Existing law requires the Department of General Services and Department of Transportation to develop and implement advanced technology vehicle parking incentive programs in specified parking facilities to provide incentives for the purchase and use of alternatively fueled vehicles in the state and lists exemplars of those incentives.
This bill would expressly list parking spaces with charging stations for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles as an exemplar of the incentives.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 25722.9 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

25722.9.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “alternatively fueled vehicles” means light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles that reduce petroleum usage and related emissions by using advanced technologies and fuels, including, but not limited to, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, natural gas, or fuel cell vehicles and including those vehicles described in Section 5205.5 of the Vehicle Code.
(b) The Department of General Services and the Department of Transportation shall develop and implement advanced technology vehicle parking incentive programs, to the extent feasible, in public parking facilities of 50 spaces or more operated by the Department of General Services and park-and-ride lots owned and operated by the Department of Transportation to incentivize provide incentives for the purchase and use of alternatively fueled vehicles in the state. These programs shall provide meaningful, tangible benefits for drivers of alternatively fueled vehicles. These incentives may include parking spaces with charging stations for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, preferential spaces, reduced fees, and fueling infrastructure for alternatively fueled vehicles that use these parking facilities or park-and-ride lots.