HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2012
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE PARKING.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to clarify requirements pertaining to parking spaces for electric vehicles.
SECTION 2. Section 291-71, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
§291-71[ ]] Designation
of parking spaces for electric vehicles; charging [ units.] system.
[ All public, private, and government parking facilities that are available
for use by the general public and have] (a) Places of public
accommodation with at least one hundred parking spaces available for use
by the general public shall [ designate] have at least one [ per
cent of] parking [ spaces] space designated exclusively for
electric vehicles [ by December 31, 2011, provided that at least one of the
parking spaces designated for electric vehicles is located near the building
entrance and is] and equipped with an electric vehicle charging [ unit.]
system located anywhere in the parking structure or lot by July 1, 2012.
Spaces shall be designated, clearly marked, and the exclusive designation
enforced. [ The electric vehicle charging units shall meet recognized
standards, including SAE J1772 of the Society of Automotive Engineers.] Owners
of multiple parking [ lots] facilities within the State may
designate and electrify fewer parking spaces than required in one or more of
their owned properties [ as long as]; provided that the scheduled
requirement is met for the total number of aggregate spaces on all of their
When the number of registered electric
vehicles in the State reaches five thousand, the spaces designated for electric
vehicles shall increase to two per cent of parking spaces. The number of
spaces designated for electric vehicles shall continue to increase by one per
cent for each additional five thousand electric vehicles registered in the
State until the percentage reaches ten per cent of parking spaces.]
(b) For the purposes of this section[
"electric vehicle" means an electric vehicle or neighborhood electric
vehicle with an electric vehicle license plate.]:
"Electric vehicle" means:
(1) A neighborhood electric vehicle; or
(2) A vehicle, with four or more wheels, that draws propulsion energy from a battery with at least five kilowatt hours of energy storage capacity that can be recharged from an external source of electricity.
"Electric vehicle charging system" means a system that:
(1) Is capable of providing electricity from a non-vehicle source to charge the batteries of one or more electric vehicles;
(2) Meets recognized standards, including standard SAE J1772 of the Society of Automotive Engineers; and
(3) Is designed and installed in compliance with article 625 of the National Electrical Code.
"Place of public accommodation" has the same meaning as that provided in section 489-2."
SECTION 3. Section 291-72, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) Beginning January 1, [
any person who parks a non-electric vehicle in a space designated and marked as
reserved for electric vehicles shall receive a warning."
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Clarifies the electric vehicle parking requirement. Allows an electric vehicle parking space with a charging system to be located anywhere in the parking lot or structure. (HB2485 HD1)
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