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

Bill Status
Holden (A)
Building standards: electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
An act to amend Section 18941.10 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to building standards.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/12/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/19/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/11/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 1. Page 3138.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1239 without my signature.

This bill requires the state to develop building standards for electric vehicle parking spaces for existing nonresidential buildings and multifamily dwellings.

In 2013, I signed AB 1092 which required the California Building Standards Commission to adopt mandatory standards for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations for parking spaces in new multifamily dwellings and nonresidential buildings. Furthermore, the California Public Utilities Commission is currently working on a comprehensive plan that will determine where investor-owned utilities can install charging stations around the state.

Increasing transportation electrification will require additional coordination and collaboration from the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission and the various departments within the Administration. I am directing the Government Operations Agency to work with all the key parties to identify barriers to the construction of charging stations in existing buildings.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.