A00346 Summary:

BILL NOA00346
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00370
 
SPONSORCahill
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 201-b, Exec L
 
Requires certain state owned and operated parking garages, open parking lots and other parking facilities to install and maintain charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles.
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A00346 Actions:

BILL NOA00346
 
01/06/2021referred to governmental operations
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A00346 Committee Votes:

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A00346 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           346
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to requiring certain
          state owned and operated parking garages, open parking lots and  other
          parking facilities to install and maintain charging stations for plug-
          in electric vehicles
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  201-b
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  201-b.  Electric  vehicle charging stations. 1. Any parking garage,
     4  open parking lot and other parking facility owned and/or operated by the
     5  state of New York, that offers between fifty  and  two  hundred  parking
     6  spaces  for  the purposes of public use, state employee use and pay-per-
     7  usage, is hereby required to install electric charging  stations  in  at
     8  least  ten percent of the total number of parking spaces offered by such
     9  facility.
    10    2. Any parking garage, open parking lot  and  other  parking  facility
    11  owned  and/or  operated  by the state of New York, that offers more than
    12  two hundred parking spaces for the purposes of public use, state employ-
    13  ee use and pay-per-usage, is hereby required to install electric  charg-
    14  ing  stations  in at least twenty percent of the total number of parking
    15  spaces offered by such facility.
    16    3. Pursuant to subdivisions one and two of this section, open  parking
    17  lots  and  other  open parking facilities shall be capable of supporting
    18  electric vehicle charging stations through  an  electrical  raceway,  no
    19  smaller than one inch, capable of providing a minimum supply of 11.5 kVA
    20  to  an  electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) from an electric supply
    21  panel.  The electric supply panel serving such parking spaces must  have
    22  at  least 3.1 kW of available capacity for each charging stall connected
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1  to it with the raceway. Such raceway and all components and work  appur-
     2  tenant  thereto  shall  be  in accordance with state, city and municipal
     3  electrical code.
     4    4.  Pursuant  to  subdivisions  one  and  two of this section, parking
     5  garages  shall  be  capable  of  supporting  electric  vehicle  charging
     6  stations  through  an  electrical  raceway  to the electric supply panel
     7  serving the garage that shall be capable of providing a minimum  of  3.1
     8  kW  of  electrical  capacity to each charging stall connected to it with
     9  the raceway. Such raceway and all components and work appurtenant there-
    10  to shall be in accordance with  state,  city  and  municipal  electrical
    11  codes.
    12    5. The office of general services shall be responsible for the instal-
    13  lation  of  any electric vehicle supply equipment.  If such installation
    14  shall require the state to make  upgrades  to  a  facility's  electrical
    15  supply equipment to safely and sufficiently power and operate the charg-
    16  ing  stations,  the  office of general services, if able, shall increase
    17  the electrical capacity of the existing system by installing new  compo-
    18  nents  as necessary. If the office of general services is unable to make
    19  such technical upgrades to a facility, the state  may  contract  with  a
    20  licensed  electrician  or  similar service provider to upgrade the elec-
    21  trical capacity of said facility.
    22    6. The office of general services shall be responsible for the mainte-
    23  nance, general upkeep and repair of any electric vehicle  supply  equip-
    24  ment. If the office of general services is unable to complete such main-
    25  tenance  or  repairs, the state may contract with a licensed electrician
    26  or similar repair service to complete the necessary work on said  equip-
    27  ment.
    28    7.  To  ensure that electric vehicles that require the use of charging
    29  stations are  the  only  vehicles  allowed  to  utilize  parking  spaces
    30  equipped  with  electric vehicle supply equipment, the office of general
    31  services, or other appropriate agency, is required to install signage to
    32  advise drivers of such parking restrictions.
    33    8. State, city and/or municipal policing  authorities  and/or  parking
    34  enforcement  are  hereby authorized to issue citations or take any other
    35  appropriate action in the event of a violation of subdivision  seven  of
    36  this  section  in  accordance  with existing vehicle and traffic law and
    37  parking restrictions imposed by any parking facility in which the  elec-
    38  tric vehicle supply equipment is located.
    39    9. The state of New York shall assume all costs of installing, operat-
    40  ing and maintaining any electric vehicle supply equipment, including the
    41  cost of utilities associated with the charging of vehicles. The state of
    42  New  York is also prohibited from charging an individual, who is author-
    43  ized by this section, in any way, for the use of such  electric  vehicle
    44  supply equipment offered by a state owned and/or operated parking facil-
    45  ity.
    46    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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