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Electric Motor Vehicle Charging Station Parking

Concerning the use of electric motor vehicle charging stations for parking a motor vehicle.
2019 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Dedicated electric vehicle charging stations - misuse - penalties. The act authorizes the owner of a plug-in electric motor vehicle charging station to install a sign that identifies the station. If the sign is installed, a person is prohibited from:

  • Parking in the space if the vehicle is not an electric vehicle; and
  • Using a dedicated charging station for parking if the electric vehicle is not charging.

An electric vehicle is rebuttably presumed to not be charging if the electric vehicle is parked in a charging station and is not electrically connected to the charger for longer than 30 minutes. A person may park an electric vehicle at a charging station after the electric vehicle is fully charged in a parking lot:

  • That serves a lodging business if the person is a client of the lodging business and has parked the electric vehicle in the lot to charge overnight;
  • That serves an airport if the person is a client of the airport and has parked the electric vehicle in the lot to charge when traveling; or
  • Between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The penalty for a violation is a $150 fine and a $32 surcharge.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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