Bill Text: NY S09363 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Establishes a comprehensive electric vehicle fast charging station implementation plan; requires the New York state energy and research development authority to further establish a "Fast Charge NY working group" to develop such plan; makes related provisions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-05-20 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S09363 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S09363-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                    IN SENATE

                                      May 20, 2022

        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
          New  York state energy and research development authority to develop a
          comprehensive electric vehicle fast  charging  station  implementation

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 1874 to read as follows:
     3    § 1874. Comprehensive electric vehicle fast charging station implemen-
     4  tation  plan.  1. The authority, in consultation with the New York power
     5  authority, the department of transportation, the department of  environ-
     6  mental  conservation,  the  department  of  public  service and the Fast
     7  Charge NY working group established pursuant to subdivision five of this
     8  section shall, no later than six months after the effective date of this
     9  section, develop a comprehensive electric vehicle fast charging  station
    10  implementation  plan to facilitate the deployment of fast electric vehi-
    11  cle charging stations statewide.  As used in this section, the term "the
    12  plan" shall  mean  the  comprehensive  electric  vehicle  fast  charging
    13  station implementation plan developed pursuant to this subdivision.
    14    2. Such plan shall at a minimum include:
    15    (a) methods to increase public availability;
    16    (b)  geographic information pertaining to current fast charger deploy-
    17  ment including specific information relating to the fast chargers  being
    18  deployed.  Such  information  shall  include,  but not be limited to the
    19  number of ports and charging capacity;
    20    (c) the number and location of fast chargers currently in  development
    21  and estimated future needs for the next five years;
    22    (d)  each  state and utility-administered program currently, or within
    23  the prior two years, providing funding or oversight of electrical  vehi-
    24  cle charging stations, including but not limited to Charge NY and Charge
    25  Ready NY;

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 9363                             2

     1    (e)  methods  to  prevent  overlap of state programs and maximize fast
     2  charger coverage;
     3    (f)  guidance  to municipalities for technical and planning assistance
     4  to facilitate the adoption of curbside charging;
     5    (g) support and guidance to  facilitate  the  deployment  of  charging
     6  stations  for existing commercial fleets to help offset air pollution in
     7  disadvantaged communities, as defined in section 75-0101 of the environ-
     8  mental conservation law; and
     9    (h) areas currently underserved by fast charger coverage.
    10    3. Once completed, the authority shall publish the plan on its website
    11  and provide for a thirty-day public comment period prior to adoption  of
    12  such plan.
    13    4.  The  authority  shall publish a final report following adoption of
    14  the plan that shall include guidance  for  the  deployment  of  electric
    15  vehicle fast charging stations statewide.
    16    5.  (a) The authority shall establish a "Fast Charge NY working group"
    17  consisting of five members,  including  one  member  from  each  of  the
    18  following:  statewide  municipal  organizations;  environmental  justice
    19  groups; statewide environmental groups; public utilities;  and  charging
    20  station  developers.  Such  working  group members shall be appointed as
    21  follows: three members shall be appointed by the  governor;  one  member
    22  shall  be  appointed  by  the  temporary president of the senate and one
    23  member shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly.
    24    (b) Members of the working group shall be reimbursed for their  neces-
    25  sary  and actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as
    26  members of the working group.
    27    6. The authority shall update the plan annually.
    28    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.