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AB-1082 Transportation electrification: electric vehicle charging infrastructure: schools.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/19/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  July 19, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 09, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 03, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1082


Introduced by Assembly Member Burke
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Gloria)
(Coauthor: Senator Bradford)

February 16, 2017


An act to add Section 740.13 to the Public Utilities Code, relating to transportation electrification.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1082, as amended, Burke. Transportation electrification: electric vehicle charging infrastructure: schools.
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 related 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 require authorize a large electrical corporation, defined as an electrical corporation with 100,000 or more service connections in California, to file with the PUC, by July 30, 2018, a pilot program proposal for the installation of vehicle charging stations at school facilities, giving priority to schools located in disadvantaged communities, as defined. The bill would require the PUC to review and approve, or modify and approve, the review, modify if appropriate, and decide whether to approve a pilot program proposal filed by the a large electrical corporation by December 31, 2018. The bill would provide that a school district, county office of education, or private school choosing to participate in the pilot program would have authority to establish guidelines for use of the charging stations installed pursuant to the approved pilot program, including use of these charging stations by faculty, students, and parents before, during, and after school hours at those times that the school facilities are operated for purposes of providing education or school-related activities, and by others present for those activities. The bill would require the large electrical corporation to install, own, operate, and maintain the charging equipment, with that construction and maintenance of the charging equipment be managed in coordination with the school district, county office of education, or private school, and school. The bill would require that the approved pilot program include a reasonable mechanism for cost recovery by the large electrical corporation. corporation if the commission makes specified findings. The bill would require that schools receiving charging stations pursuant to the approved pilot program participate in a time-variant rate approved by the commission and would authorize the school district, office of education, or private school to require users of the charging stations to pay electricity costs. The bill would authorize an electrical corporation with less than 100,000 service connections in California to file a pilot program proposal for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at school facilities.
Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime.
Because the provisions of this bill are within the act and require action by the PUC to implement its requirements, a violation of which would be a crime, these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) It is the policy of the state and the intent of the Legislature to encourage transportation electrification as described in Section 740.12 of the Public Utilities Code.
(b) To reach the aggressive goals for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases set forth in subparagraph (D) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 740.12 of the Public Utilities Code, the entire state motor vehicle fleet, both public and private, will need to make a dramatic transition to transportation electrification.
(c) The state is behind schedule in attaining the Governor’s goal that by 2015 all major cities in California will have adequate infrastructure intended to support the goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025. The 2020 goal of establishing adequate infrastructure to support one million zero-emission vehicles is also behind schedule. More needs to be done to install the electric vehicle charging infrastructure that will support and enable these critical electric vehicle goals.

SEC. 2.

 Section 740.13 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

740.13.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “school facility” means owned or leased improved real property used for the purpose of the private or public education of more than 12 children in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or in any combination thereof, or any other facility of a school district or county office of education where activities described in subdivision (c) are provided, but does not include any private school in which education is conducted primarily in private homes.
(b) By July 30, 2018, a large electrical corporation shall may file with the commission a pilot program proposal for the installation of electrical grid integrated level-two charging stations at school facilities. The proposal may include parameters for the installation of charging infrastructure for transportation vehicles, such as school buses, owned by a school district, county office of education, or private school. By December 31, 2018, the commission shall review and approve, or modify and approve, the review, modify if appropriate, and decide whether to approve a pilot program proposal filed by the a large electrical corporation.
(c) A school district, county office of education, or private school choosing to participate in the program shall have the authority to establish guidelines for use of the charging stations installed pursuant to the approved program, which may include use by faculty, students, and parents, before, during, and after school hours at those times that the school facilities are operated for purposes of providing education or school-related activities, including, but not limited to, parent-teacher conferences, clubs, theater, and athletic events, and by any other persons present for those activities and events.
(d) The large electrical corporation shall install, own, operate, and maintain the charging equipment. Construction and maintenance of the charging equipment shall be managed in coordination with the school district, county office of education, or private school.
(e) The approved pilot program shall include a reasonable mechanism for cost recovery by the large electrical corporation. corporation if the commission finds all of the following are true:
(1) The costs to be recovered are consistent with a cost limitation approved by the commission for the pilot program.
(2) The pilot program seeks to minimize overall costs and maximize overall benefits.
(3) The pilot program does not unfairly compete with nonutility enterprises as required under Section 740.3.
(4) The pilot program includes performance accountability measures.
(5) The pilot program is in the interests of ratepayers, as defined in Section 740.8.
(f) Schools receiving charging stations pursuant to the approved pilot program shall participate in a time-variant rate approved by the commission. A school district, county office of education, or private school may require users of the charging stations to pay electricity costs.
(g) A large electrical corporation shall prioritize in its proposal schools located in disadvantaged communities. For these purposes, “disadvantaged communities” means communities identified by the California Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investment Plan and Communities Revitalization Act (Chapter 4.1 (commencing with Section 39711) of Part 2 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code).
(h) (1) For purposes of this section, a “large electrical corporation” is an electrical corporation with 100,000 or more service connections in California.
(2) An electrical corporation with less than 100,000 service connections in California may file with the commission a pilot program proposal for the installation of electrical grid integrated level-two charging stations at school facilities.
(i) Participation in the approved pilot program shall not prevent a school district, county office of education, or private school from participating in other transportation electrification programs. A school district, county office of education, or private school may cease participation in the pilot program and request removal of the charging equipment by providing 180-day notice to the electrical corporation.

SEC. 3.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.