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A03179 Summary:

BILL NOA03179A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORFahy
 
COSPNSRGottfried, Jackson, McDonald, Dickens, Thiele, Seawright, Burdick, Simon, Steck, Woerner, Brown, Clark
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 378, Exec L
 
Requires electric vehicle charging stations and electric vehicle capable parking spaces at certain residential and commercial buildings, defines terms.
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A03179 Actions:

BILL NOA03179A
 
01/22/2021referred to governmental operations
09/27/2021amend and recommit to governmental operations
09/27/2021print number 3179a
01/05/2022referred to governmental operations
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A03179 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3179A               Revised 9/28/21
 
SPONSOR: Fahy
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring electric vehicle charging stations and electric vehicle capable parking spaces   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires electric vehicle charging stations and electric vehicle capable parking spaces in certain new or substantially rehabilitated buildings.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 378 of the executive law by adding subdivision 17-a. Standards require that new construction and buildings undergoing substantial rehabilitation with off-street parking have elec- tric charging stations or appropriate wiring, panels, and installation space to install charging stations in the future. The provisions are as follows: - One-to three-family homes with off-street parking must have one elec- tric vehicle capable parking space. - Multi-family homes with between two and ten parking spaces must have at least 75% EV capable spaces, with at least 20% of spaces equipped with a charging station. - Multi-family homes with more than ten parking spaces must have 100% of spaces be EV capable, with at least 40% of spaces equipped with a charg- ing station. - Commercial buildings with between two and ten parking spaces must have 100% of spaces be EV capable, with at least 20% of spaces equipped with at least a Level 2 charging station. - Commercial buildings with more than ten parking spaces must have 100% of spaces be EV capable, with at least 40% of spaces equipped with at least a Level 2 charging station. - Commercial buildings may opt to substitute one Level 3 charging station for five required Level 2 charging stations. Section 2 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The presence of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and parking spaces in a community is associated with greater use of EVs. However, the rate of adoption of EV parking spaces has been slow, mirrored by the slow adoption of EVs themselves. In 2021, New York State took steps to address to slow adoption of EVs by mandating new vehicles in the state be all-electric by 2035. For the adoption of this policy to be success- ful, the installation of the hardware needed to support a large number of EVs on the road should be a priority of the state. Accordingly, this bill seeks to align New York's construction and build- ing code policy with the goals of the state expressed in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act as well as the 2021 EV sales mandate by mandating the installation of EV infrastructure in certain instances during new construction or rehabilitation.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A9879 2019-20   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.
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