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AB-1083 Transportation electrification: electric vehicle charging infrastructure: state parks and beaches.(2017-2018)



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 2015 goal that all major cities in California have adequate infrastructure 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 electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support and enable these critical electric vehicle goals.

SEC. 2.

 Section 740.14 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

740.14.
 (a) By July 30, 2018, in consultation with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Public Utilities Commission, Energy Commission, and State Air Resources Board, each electrical corporation may file with the commission a pilot program proposal for the installation of electrical grid integrated charging stations at state parks and beaches within its service territory. By December 31, 2018, the commission shall review, modify if appropriate, and decide whether to approve a pilot program proposal filed by an electrical corporation. The Department of Parks and Recreation shall determine which state parks or beaches are suitable for charging stations.
(b) The approved pilot program shall include a reasonable mechanism for cost recovery by an electrical 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 for the electrical corporation or, for charging equipment installed and maintained by a nonutility enterprise, performance accountability measures for the nonutility enterprise.
(5) The pilot program is in the interests of ratepayers, as defined in Section 740.8.
(c) Charging stations installed pursuant to a pilot program approved by the commission pursuant to this section shall be installed and maintained by the utility workforce, or by workers who are paid the prevailing wage for all program-related work. The Director of Industrial Relations shall determine the prevailing wage in accordance with the standards set forth in Article 2 (commencing with Section 1770) of Chapter 1 of Part 7 of Division 2 of the Labor Code. A nonutility enterprise installing or maintaining charging equipment pursuant to a pilot program approved by the commission shall submit wage schedules to the commission as part of its application and shall make all payroll records available to the commission for enforcement purposes pursuant to this part. Certified payrolls submitted to the commission shall be public records.
(d) State parks and beaches receiving charging stations pursuant to the approved pilot program shall participate in a time-variant rate approved by the commission.
(e) An electrical corporation shall prioritize in its proposal those state parks and beaches that serve residents of 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 39710) of Part 2 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code).
(f) Except for costs incurred in determining park and beach suitability pursuant to subdivision (a) and potential liability under the Government Claims Act (Division 3.6 (commencing with Section 810) of Title 1 of the Government Code), the Department of Parks and Recreation shall not be required to incur any costs or liability related to the installation, use, or maintenance of the charging stations for the pilot program’s duration.
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.