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AB-1238 Electric vehicle charging stations.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/19/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 19, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1238


Introduced by Assembly Member Cunningham

February 21, 2019


An act relating to transportation electrification.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1238, as amended, Cunningham. Electric vehicle charging stations.

Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations and gas corporations. Existing law requires the PUC, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission), the State Air Resources Board (state board), electrical corporations, and the motor vehicle industry, to evaluate policies to develop infrastructure sufficient to overcome any barriers to the widespread deployment and use of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and, by July 1, 2011, to adopt rules that address specified issues. Existing law requires the PUC, in cooperation with the Energy Commission, the state board, air quality management districts and air pollution control districts, electrical and gas corporations, and the motor vehicle industry, to evaluate and implement policies to promote the development of equipment and infrastructure needed to facilitate the use of electric power and natural gas to fuel low-emission vehicles. Existing law, enacted as part of the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, requires the PUC, in consultation with the Energy Commission and state board, to direct electrical corporations to file applications for programs and investments to accelerate widespread transportation electrification to reduce dependence on petroleum, meet air quality standards, achieve the goals set forth in the Charge Ahead California Initiative, and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to encourage business owners to build onsite electric vehicle charging stations.

Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to adopt rules and regulations that allow the placement near exits on freeways in rural areas of information signs identifying specific roadside businesses, including a business offering electric vehicle charging facilities.
This bill would require the Department of Transportation to study and, by December 31, 2020, make recommendations to the Legislature on options to incentivize owners and operators of gas stations or service stations to build onsite electric vehicle charging stations, including tax incentives and infrastructure incentives.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Department of Transportation shall study and, by December 31, 2020, make recommendations to the Legislature, pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, on options to incentivize owners and operators of gas stations or service stations to build onsite electric vehicle charging stations, including tax incentives and infrastructure incentives.
SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to encourage business owners to build onsite electric vehicle charging stations.