Bill Text: FL S0920 | 2022 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Electric Vehicle Transportation Electrification Plan

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2022-03-14 - Died in Transportation [S0920 Detail]

Download: Florida-2022-S0920-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 920
       By Senator Perry
       8-00869-22                                             2022920__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to an electric vehicle transportation
    3         electrification plan; creating s. 366.945, F.S.;
    4         requiring the Public Service Commission to adopt rules
    5         for an electric vehicle transportation electrification
    6         plan that meet certain requirements; providing
    7         timeframes for the commission to propose the plan’s
    8         rules and for final rule adoption; authorizing
    9         entities that provide electric vehicle charging
   10         stations to the public to intervene and participate in
   11         certain commission proceedings involving rates, terms,
   12         or conditions for offering electric vehicle charging
   13         to the public; providing construction; requiring
   14         investor-owned electric utilities in violation of
   15         certain provisions to take certain actions to come
   16         into compliance; providing an effective date.
   18         WHEREAS, the Legislature finds that the promotion and
   19  development of electric vehicle infrastructure in this state
   20  through competitively neutral policies for investor-owned
   21  electric utility rates, terms, and conditions for electric
   22  vehicle charging stations is in the public interest, and
   23         WHEREAS, widespread deployment of electric vehicle charging
   24  stations is consistent with the public policy of this state, and
   25         WHEREAS, the expanded use of electric vehicles provides
   26  this state with increased energy security and health and
   27  environmental benefits by reducing the consumption of fossil
   28  fuels and street-level air pollutants, carbon dioxide, and
   29  nitrogen oxides, and
   30         WHEREAS, electric vehicle charging station infrastructure
   31  has the potential to lessen climate impacts, expand
   32  infrastructure investment, improve environmental and economic
   33  conditions, and help make this state a leader in new and
   34  innovative technologies, NOW, THEREFORE,
   36  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   38         Section 1. Section 366.945, Florida Statutes, is created to
   39  read:
   40         366.945 Electric vehicle transportation electrification
   41  plan.—
   42         (1)The commission shall adopt rules for an electric
   43  vehicle transportation electrification plan that facilitates the
   44  deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in a
   45  competitively neutral manner and that includes reasonable and
   46  affordable electric rates for investor-owned electric utilities
   47  that offer electric vehicle charging to the public.
   48         (a)The rules must include all of the following:
   49         1.Investment in publicly available Level 2 and direct
   50  current, fast-charging stations in a competitively neutral
   51  manner that prioritizes and encourages private investment in and
   52  private ownership and operation of electric vehicle charging
   53  infrastructure.
   54         2.Policies that stimulate innovation, competition, private
   55  investment, and customer choice in electric vehicle
   56  infrastructure charging equipment and networks.
   57         3.Mechanisms, including incentives, which support the
   58  efficient and cost-effective use of the electric grid in a
   59  manner that supports electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
   60         4.Investment incentives that support private investment in
   61  charging equipment.
   62         5.Policies that prohibit investor-owned electric utilities
   63  from using rate base investment in the ownership and operation
   64  of electric vehicle charging stations and limit public utility
   65  cost recovery to distribution-level system infrastructure on the
   66  utility side of the meter.
   67         6.Stimulation of fair and reasonable electricity pricing
   68  through investor-owned electric utilities’ tariff provisions
   69  which will promote the widespread offering of electric vehicle
   70  charging.
   71         (b)The commission shall propose such rules by January 1,
   72  2023, with final rule adoption by January 1, 2024.
   73         (2)An entity that provides electric vehicle charging
   74  stations to the public may intervene and participate in any
   75  investor-owned electric utility’s ratemaking or other commission
   76  proceeding involving rates, terms, or conditions, including the
   77  rate structure paid by or proposed to be paid by customers for
   78  electric vehicle charging offered to the public.
   79         (3)This subsection does not prohibit an investor-owned
   80  electric utility from providing electric vehicle charging
   81  stations directly to the public through a separate, unregulated
   82  entity on the same terms and conditions as any other provider of
   83  electric vehicle charging stations.
   84         (4)If an investor-owned electric utility provides electric
   85  vehicle charging stations directly to the public in a manner
   86  that violates this section and rules adopted by the commission,
   87  within 1 year after the commission adopts rules to implement
   88  this section, any electric vehicle charging station
   89  infrastructure provided as a rate base asset must be removed
   90  from the rate base and, if the vehicle charging is continued,
   91  must be provided through a separate, unregulated corporate
   92  affiliate.
   93         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.