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July 12, 2011 > Charging stations allowed in common interest developments

Charging stations allowed in common interest developments

Submitted By Andrew La Mar

Legislation that prohibits common interest developments, such as condominiums and homeowner associations, from preventing the installation of electric vehicle charging stations was approved by the Assembly on a 49-18 vote on July 5, 2011.

The measure, Senate Bill 209 by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro), helps foster the growth of the electric vehicle industry by ensuring consumers living in common interest developments have access to charging stations.

"It's important that people who live in condominiums and other common interest developments have the ability to charge electric cars," Corbett said. "This legislation helps make electric vehicles a practical option for more consumers and advances California's goal of moving toward cleaner, more fuel-efficient automobiles."

The bill moves next to the Senate for concurrence.

For more information, visit www.sen.ca.gov/corbett

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