Today's Law As Amended

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AB-983 Transportation electrification.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 740.16 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

 (a) (1) An electrical corporation shall work with local agencies or regional planning agencies in its service territory with primary responsibility for planning electric vehicle deployment to determine where to install new electrical charging stations along local transit corridors.
(2) In determining where to install new electrical charging stations along local transit corridors, an electrical corporation and a local agency shall use existing data, or collect new data if existing data is insufficient, to determine which transit corridors show high traffic volumes and where increases in traffic volumes are likely to occur due to projected population growth.
(3) An electrical corporation and a local or regional agency shall consider data collected by the Energy Commission on zero-emission vehicles in their analyses of local charging infrastructure needs.
(b) By December 31, 2020, an electrical corporation, with the support of the local or regional planning agency, may file an application with the commission for the infrastructure investments required to support electrical charging stations at transit corridor entry and exit points or other locations. The commission shall review, modify, if appropriate, and decide whether to approve an application filed by an electrical corporation and supported by the local or regional planning agency pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 740.13 and subdivision (b) of Section 740.14, an electrical corporation may, subject to commission approval, propose a cost allocation methodology that allocates costs in a reasonable manner, including, but not limited to, allocating costs to ratepayers where it can be demonstrated that the electrical charging stations will be operated in a manner that is designed to create overall electrical system benefits.
(d) The commission shall approve the cost allocation methodology if the commission finds that the application would do both of the following:
(1) Minimize overall costs and maximize overall benefits.
(2) Be in the interests of ratepayers, as defined in Section 740.8.
(e) Charging stations installed pursuant to this section shall be installed by the utility workforce, or by workers who are paid the prevailing wage for all program-related work.
(f) An electrical corporation shall prioritize in its application the installment of charging stations in disadvantaged communities identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.
SEC. 2.
 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.