SB 296
Modifies provisions relating to electric vehicle charging stations
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/17/2019 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 296-Cierpiot, with SCS
Journal Page:
SCS SB 296
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 296 - This act modifies the definition of "electrical corporation" to state that such term does not include the following:

• Municipally owned electric utilities;

• Rural electric cooperatives; and

• Persons or corporations not otherwise engaged in the sale of electricity at wholesale or retail that own, control, operate, or manage a facility that supplies electricity for the service of charging an electric vehicle.

The act also creates a definition for "electric vehicle charging station, which is defined as an electric plant used for the sale of electricity to the public for the propulsion of battery-operated or hybrid motor vehicles, vessels, railroads, or other related equipment and services.

For the purposes of certain sections of law relating to municipally owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives, when municipally owned electric utilities or rural electric cooperatives are lawfully providing electric service to a structure outside of the respective service area boundaries, an electric vehicle charging station reasonably proximate to such structure served by such municipally owned electric utility or rural electric cooperative shall be considered a contiguous or adjacent addition to or an expansion of an existing structure.

This act is similar to provisions in the truly agreed SCS/HB 355 (2019) and SCS/HCS/HB 287 (2019).



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