7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill requires the Department of Transportation to lead in the creation of a statewide
10 electric vehicle charging network plan.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ requires the Department of Transportation to lead in the creation of a statewide
14 electric vehicle charging network plan to provide electric vehicle charging facilities
15 along certain state highways;
16 ▸ requires the department to coordinate with other relevant state entities; and
17 ▸ requires the department to present the plan to the Transportation Interim
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 72-1-215, Utah Code Annotated 1953
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 72-1-215 is enacted to read:
29 72-1-215. Statewide electric vehicle charging network plan -- Report.
30 (1) (a) The department shall develop a statewide electric vehicle charging network
32 (b) To develop the statewide electric vehicle charging network plan, the department
33 shall consult with other relevant state agencies, divisions, and entities, including:
34 (i) the Department of Environmental Quality created in Section 19-1-104;
35 (ii) the Division of Facilities Construction and Management created in Section
37 (iii) the Office of Energy Development created in Section 63M-4-401; and
38 (iv) the Department of Natural Resources created in Section 79-2-201.
39 (2) The statewide electric vehicle charging network plan shall provide implementation
40 strategies to ensure that electric vehicle charging stations are available:
41 (a) at strategic locations as determined by the department by June 30, 2021;
42 (b) at incremental distances no greater than every 50 miles along the state's interstate
43 highway system by December 31, 2025; and
44 (c) along other major highways within the state as the department finds appropriate.
45 (3) The department shall provide a report before November 30, 2020 to the
46 Transportation Interim Committee to outline the statewide electric vehicle charging network