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AB-1239 Building standards: electric vehicle charging infrastructure.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/27/2017 10:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 26, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 01, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1239


Introduced by Assembly Member Holden

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 18941.10 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to building standards.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1239, as amended, Holden. Building standards: electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The California Building Standards Law provides for the adoption of building standards by state agencies by requiring all state agencies that adopt or propose adoption of any building standard to submit the building standard to the California Building Standards Commission for approval and adoption. That law requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to propose mandatory building standards for the installation of future electric vehicle charging infrastructure for parking spaces in multifamily dwellings. That law also requires the department and the commission to use specified provisions of the California Green Building Standards Code as a starting point for those mandatory building standards.
This bill would require the department and the commission to research, propose, and adopt mandatory building standards regarding electric vehicle capable parking spaces for multifamily housing, commercial, and parking structure construction and renovation, as specified. The bill would require the department and the commission to consider revising electric vehicle capable building standards every 18 months.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

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

18941.10.
 (a) (1) The commission shall, 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, 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) (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, manufacturers, local building officials, commercial building and apartment owners, and the building industry.
(3) In proposing and adopting mandatory building standards under this section, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the commission shall research, develop, and propose building standards regarding electric vehicle capable parking spaces that require existing multifamily housing and parking structures to meet building standard codes, regarding electric vehicle capable parking spaces during any additions, significant repairs, or alterations involving existing parking areas.
(4) In proposing and adopting mandatory building standards regarding electric vehicle capable parking spaces under this section, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the commission shall actively consult with interested parties, including the State Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission.

(4)

(5) The commission shall research, develop, and propose mandatory building standards regarding electric vehicle capable parking spaces for commercial buildings in the next triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code (Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) adopted after January 1, 2018.

(5)

(6) In proposing and adopting mandatory building standards under this section, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the commission shall consider revising electric vehicle capable building standards every 18 months.