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March 20, 2012 > Electric vehicle charging stations in common interest developments

Electric vehicle charging stations in common interest developments

Submitted By Andrew LaMar

Legislation that establishes how common interest developments, such as condominiums and homeowner associations, determine where to put electric vehicle charging stations for residents passed the Senate on February 23, 2012 and was sent to the governor's desk.

The measure, Senate Bill 880 by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro), follows up on previous legislation passed and signed into law last year that prohibited common interest developments from preventing the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. The original bill, Senate Bill 209, took effect on January 1, 2012.

"This legislation, along with SB 209, makes electric vehicles a practical option for more consumers and helps California in its quest to move toward cleaner energy that is better for the environment," Corbett said. "SB 880 establishes a fair process for common interest developments to determine where to put charging stations in common parking areas."

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