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HB24-1173

Electric Vehicle Charging System Permits

Concerning expediting the process for permitting electric motor vehicle charging systems.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subjects:
Energy
Local Government
State Government
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The bill establishes an expedited permitting process for the approval of electric motor vehicle (EV) charging systems for counties and municipalities.

A board of county commissioners or the governing body of a municipality must adopt an application procedure for an applicant to apply for an EV charger permit to install an EV motor vehicle charging system. Once the application is complete, the county permitting agency or municipal permitting agency will review and approve, conditionally approve, or deny an EV charger permit:

  • Within 30 days after the application is considered complete, for an application that proposes to build fewer than 13 charging stations on a parcel where the EV charging system is considered an accessory land use to the existing or primary land use on that parcel; or
  • Within 60 days after the application is considered complete, for an application that proposes to build 13 or more charging stations or for applications where the EV charging system complies with the primary land use on that parcel.

If the county permitting agency or municipal permitting agency does not approve, conditionally approve, or deny a completed application for an EV charger permit within those time periods, the application is approved and the EV charger permit is granted to the applicant.

The county or municipality may deny an application if the application does not comply with the objective standards for EV charging systems set forth by the county or municipality or for health or safety reasons.

The bill also instructs the Colorado energy office to develop a model code regarding the approval of EV charger permits and provide counties and municipalities technical assistance in developing and administering the expedited EV charger permitting process.


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

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Prime Sponsor

Rep. A. Valdez

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