Under existing law, the implementation of consistent statewide standards to achieve the timely and cost-effective installation of electric vehicle charging stations and hydrogen-fueling stations is not a municipal affair, as that term is used in Section 5 of Article XI of the California Constitution, but is instead a matter of statewide concern. Therefore, this bill would apply to all cities, including charter cities.
This bill would prohibit local agencies from adopting ordinances that create unreasonable barriers to the installation of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and not unreasonably restrict the ability of homeowners and agricultural and business concerns to install electric vehicle charging and hydrogen-fueling stations.
This bill would promote and encourage the use of electric vehicle charging stations and hydrogen-fueling stations and to limit obstacles to their use.
Committee Location: Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee May 18, 2023.