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Bill Text – AB-1738 Building standards: installation of electric vehicle charging stations: existing buildings. – California Legislative Information

18941.10.

 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

(1)“Cost-effective trigger points” means criteria for requiring installation of electric vehicle charging stations that take advantage of the reduced cost of that installation in existing residential and nonresidential buildings when other construction, retrofits, or repair action is taking place so that electric vehicle charging stations are made more widely available in a cost-effective manner.

(2)

(1) “Direct current fast charger” means electric vehicle supply equipment capable of supplying direct current electricity to a vehicle fitted with the appropriate connection to support recharging the vehicle’s energy storage battery.

(3)“Electric vehicle charging station” means one or more electric vehicle charging spaces served by an electric vehicle charger or other charging equipment allowing the charging of electric vehicles. An electric vehicle charging station shall be considered a vehicular parking space.

(4)“Electric vehicle supply equipment” means the conductors, including the underground, grounded, and equipment grounding conductors, and the electric vehicle connectors, attachment plugs, and other fittings, devices, power outlets, or apparatus installed specifically for the purpose of transferring energy between the premises wiring and the electric vehicle.

(5)“Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment” means electric vehicle supply equipment capable of supplying 208 to 240 volt alternating current electricity at a minimum of 30-amperes to a vehicle fitted with an on-board charger that can accept and convert that alternating current electricity into direct current electricity to recharge the vehicle’s energy storage battery.

(2) “Level 2 or higher” means any of the following:
(A) Direct current fast charger.
(B) Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment.
(C) Low power level 2 electric vehicle charging receptacle.
(3) “Electric vehicle charging station,” “electric vehicle supply equipment,” “level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment,” and “low power level 2 electric vehicle charging receptacle” all mean the same as those terms are defined in the most recent update of Section 202 of the California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations).
(4) “Proposing entities” means either of the following:
(A) The Department of Housing and Community Development for standards relating to parking facilities serving existing multifamily dwellings, hotels, and motels.
(B) The Division of the State Architect for standards relating to parking facilities serving existing schools.

(b) (1) By the intervening edition of Commencing with the next triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code (Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) effective July 1, 2024, the commission shall adopt, approve, codify, and publish and the proposing entities shall research, develop, and propose for adoption mandatory building standards for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at cost-effective trigger points in existing multifamily dwellings, schools, hotels, motels, and nonresidential development during retrofits to existing buildings certain retrofits, additions, and alterations to existing parking facilities that are issued permits on and after the effective date of those building standards.
(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), notwithstanding subdivision (d) of Section 17922, or Section 17912 or 17958.8, the Department of Housing and Community Development shall research, develop, and propose for adoption mandatory building standards for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations with Level 2 or direct current fast charger higher electric vehicle supply equipment in existing parking facilities serving multifamily dwellings, hotels, and motels. The Department of Housing and Community Development shall submit the proposed mandatory building standards to the commission for consideration.
(3) For purposes of paragraph (1), the Division of the State Architect shall research, develop, and propose for adoption mandatory building standards for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations with Level 2 or direct current fast charger higher electric vehicle supply equipment in parking facilities serving existing school buildings and submit the proposed mandatory building standards to the commission for consideration.
(4) For purposes of paragraph (1), the commission shall research, develop, and propose for adoption mandatory building standards for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations with Level 2 or direct current fast charger higher electric vehicle supply equipment in parking facilities serving existing nonresidential buildings.
(c) In researching, developing, and proposing and adopting for adoption mandatory building standards under this section, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Division of the State Architect, proposing entities and the commission shall do all of the following:
(1) Use Sections 4.106.14 4.106.4 and 5.106.5.3 of the California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) as the baseline starting point for the mandatory building standards.
(2) Consult with interested parties, including, but not limited to, the State Air Resources Board, the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, vehicle and electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturers, local building officials, commercial building and apartment owners, and the building industry.
(3) Invite the participation of the public at large in the development of those building standards.

(4) Proposed standards that only apply to retrofits, additions, and alterations of existing parking facilities when a building permit is required and other significant construction, retrofits, or repair action is taking place.

(d) The Department of Housing and Community Development, the Division of the State Architect, proposing entities and the commission shall review the building standards proposed and adopted pursuant to this section every triennial code cycle pursuant to Section 18942, and and, if needed, update those building standards with increasing percentages of parking spaces required to have electric vehicle supply equipment installed, to ensure that the building standards support statewide needs for electric vehicle charging stations that align with the state’s zero-emission vehicle targets. targets until both of the following goals are met:

(1) There is adequate availability of charging given near-term electric vehicle charging needs.

(2) There is sufficient charging capacity to support the long-term goal of achieving 100 percent electric vehicles statewide.


(1)“Cost-effective trigger points” means criteria for requiring installation of electric vehicle charging stations that take advantage of the reduced cost of that installation in existing residential and nonresidential buildings when other construction, retrofits, or repair action is taking place so that electric vehicle charging stations are made more widely available in a cost-effective manner.
(2)
(3)“Electric vehicle charging station” means one or more electric vehicle charging spaces served by an electric vehicle charger or other charging equipment allowing the charging of electric vehicles. An electric vehicle charging station shall be considered a vehicular parking space.
(4)“Electric vehicle supply equipment” means the conductors, including the underground, grounded, and equipment grounding conductors, and the electric vehicle connectors, attachment plugs, and other fittings, devices, power outlets, or apparatus installed specifically for the purpose of transferring energy between the premises wiring and the electric vehicle.
(5)“Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment” means electric vehicle supply equipment capable of supplying 208 to 240 volt alternating current electricity at a minimum of 30-amperes to a vehicle fitted with an on-board charger that can accept and convert that alternating current electricity into direct current electricity to recharge the vehicle’s energy storage battery.

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