Existing law, until January 1, 2022, authorizes the County of Orange to establish a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) transportation plan for the Ranch Plan Planned Community in that county. Existing law requires the plan to include specified elements, including provisions relating to parking, charging, NEV only lanes, and shared use with conventional vehicle lanes. Existing law makes operating a NEV in violation of certain provisions an infraction.
This bill would repeal the January 1, 2022, sunset date, thereby indefinitely extending the County of Orange’s authority to establish a NEV transportation plan for the Ranch Plan Planned Community. By indefinitely extending the operative period of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution
requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.