THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1316

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 421I, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"421I‑   Electric vehicle charging system installation requests; board of directors approval or approval with reasonable restrictions. (a) Within sixty days of receipt of a shareholder's complete request for approval to install an electric vehicle charging system, the board of directors shall make a decision to approve, or approve with reasonable restrictions, the shareholder's request. The shareholder's request shall not be deemed complete unless information on the cost and impact of the installation is included with the request.

To ensure comprehensive and accurate cost and impact of installation, the board should consider:

(1) Supporting documentation on the current transformer load capacity; and

(2) A current energy audit to ascertain if the electrical system to which the electric vehicle charging station will be connected is capable of handling the increased demands of the system in addition to the current demands of the system.

The installation of the electric vehicle charging system shall be subject to section 196-7.5.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "electric vehicle charging system" shall have the same meaning as in section 196‑7.5."

SECTION 2. Chapter 421J, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"421J‑   Electric vehicle charging system installation requests; board approval or approval with reasonable restrictions. (a) Within sixty days of receipt of a member's complete request for approval to install an electric vehicle charging system, the board shall make a decision to approve, or approve with reasonable restrictions, the member's request. The member's request shall not be deemed complete unless information on the cost and impact of the installation is included with the request.

To ensure comprehensive and accurate cost and impact of installation, the board should consider:

(1) Supporting documentation on the current transformer load capacity; and

(2) A current energy audit to ascertain if the electrical system to which the electric vehicle charging station will be connected is capable of handling the increased demands of the system in addition to the current demands of the system.

The installation of the electric vehicle charging system shall be subject to section 196-7.5.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "electric vehicle charging system" shall have the same meaning as in section 196‑7.5."

SECTION 3. Chapter 514A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part V to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"514A‑   Electric vehicle charging system installation requests; board approval or approval with reasonable restrictions. (a) Within sixty days of receipt of an apartment owner's complete request for approval to install an electric vehicle charging system, the board of directors shall make a decision to approve, or approve with reasonable restrictions, the apartment owner's request. The apartment owner's request shall not be deemed complete unless information on the cost and impact of the installation is included with the request.

To ensure comprehensive and accurate cost and impact of installation, the board should consider:

(1) Supporting documentation on the current transformer load capacity; and

(2) A current energy audit to ascertain if the electrical system to which the electric vehicle charging station will be connected is capable of handling the increased demands of the system in addition to the current demands of the system.

The installation of the electric vehicle charging system shall be subject to section 196-7.5.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "electric vehicle charging system" shall have the same meaning as in section 196‑7.5."

SECTION 4. Chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part VI to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"514B‑   Electric vehicle charging system installation requests; board approval or approval with reasonable restrictions. (a) Within sixty days of receipt of a unit owner's complete request for approval to install an electric vehicle charging system, the board shall make a decision to approve, or approve with reasonable restrictions, the unit owner's request. The unit owner's request shall not be deemed complete unless information on the cost and impact of the installation is included with the request.

To ensure comprehensive and accurate cost and impact of installation, the board should consider:

(1) Supporting documentation on the current transformer load capacity; and

(2) A current energy audit to ascertain if the electrical system to which the electric vehicle charging station will be connected is capable of handling the increased demands of the system in addition to the current demands of the system.

The installation of the electric vehicle charging system shall be subject to section 196-7.5.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "electric vehicle charging system" shall have the same meaning as in section 196‑7.5."

SECTION 5. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Electric Vehicle; Electric Vehicle Charging System Installation; Board of Directors; Approval; Reasonable Restrictions

 

Description:

Requires the board of directors of an association of apartment owners, condominium association, cooperative housing corporation, or planned community association, upon receipt of a request for the installation of an electric vehicle charging system, to make a decision to approve, or approve with reasonable restrictions, the request within sixty days. Strongly suggests the consideration by the board of documentation on transformer load capacity and an energy audit. (SB1316 HD1)

 

 

 

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