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AB-684 Building standards: electric vehicle charging infrastructure. (2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/22/2019 09:00 PM
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Revised  April 25, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 22, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 25, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 684


Introduced by Assembly Member Levine
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Boerner Horvath)

February 15, 2019


An act to amend Section 18941.10 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to building standards.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 684, as amended, Levine. Building standards: electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Existing law, the California Building Standards Law, establishes the California Building Standards Commission, within the Department of General Services, to approve and adopt building standards, and to codify those standards in the California Building Standards Code, among other things. Under existing law, the commission is required to adopt, approve, codify, and publish mandatory building standards for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure for parking spaces in multifamily dwellings and nonresidential development.
This bill would, by July 1, 2022, or the publication of the next interim California Building Code, whichever comes first, require the Department of Housing and Community Development and the California Building Standards Commission to research, develop, and propose building standards for electric vehicle parking spaces at or near regarding the installation of future electric vehicle charging infrastructure for parking spaces for existing multifamily dwellings, dwellings and nonresidential development, as specified. The bill would also require the Department of Housing and Community Development, in collaboration with the State Air Resources Board, Development and the California Building Standards Commission to review the standards for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure every 18 months and update the standards as needed pursuant to that review.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 18941.10 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

18941.10.
 (a) (1) The commission shall, commencing with the next triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code (Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) adopted after January 1, 2014, adopt, approve, codify, and publish mandatory building standards for the installation of future electric vehicle charging infrastructure for parking spaces in multifamily dwellings and nonresidential development.
(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), the Department of Housing and Community Development shall propose mandatory building standards for the installation of future electric vehicle charging infrastructure for parking spaces in multifamily dwellings and submit the proposed mandatory building standards to the commission for consideration. The Department of Housing and Community Development shall review these standards, in collaboration with the State Air Resources Board, every 18 months and update the standards as needed pursuant to that review.
(b) (1) In proposing and adopting mandatory building standards under this section, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the commission shall use Sections A4.106.6, A4.106.6.1, A4.106.6.2, A5.106.5.1, and A5.106.5.3 of the California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) as the starting point for the mandatory building standards and amend those standards as necessary.
(2) In proposing and adopting mandatory building standards under this section, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the commission shall actively consult with interested parties, including, but not limited to, investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, electric vehicle and electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturers, local building officials, commercial building and apartment owners, and the building industry.
(3) The Department of Housing and Community Development and the commission shall review the standards for multifamily dwellings and nonresidential development every 18 months to update the standards as needed pursuant to that review.
(c) The Department of Housing and Community Development and the California Building Standards Commission shall research, develop, and propose for adoption building standards standards, including thresholds below which the standards would not apply, regarding electric vehicle capable parking spaces the installation of future electric vehicle charging infrastructure for parking spaces for existing parking structures and lots located adjacent to, or associated with, multifamily dwellings and nonresidential development in the California Building Standards Code (Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) on or before July 1, 2022, or in the next interim code cycle, whichever is sooner.

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