Electric Vehicle Charging Bills to be Introduced in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly

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The 90 day legislative session in Maryland starts today. There are at least two bills expected to be introduced that will affect electric vehicle charging stations. Delegate Clarence Lam, representing parts of Baltimore and Howard counties, plans to introduce a bill to enable the towing or ticketing of nonelectric vehicles parked in electric vehicle charging spots.

Senator Brian Feldman from Montgomery County is sponsoring a bill that will make it easier for tenants and HOA members to install EV charging equipment in multi-unit housing communities.

Del. Lam and Sen. Feldman are both appointees to the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council (EVIC). Lam is a member of the House Environment and Transportation Committee which is where the anti-ICEing bill will likely be referred to receive public testimony. This is the committee that Bob Erdman, Jeff Cadman and I testified before to support the Tesla bill last session. I plan to testify in favor of both bills and to help gather support from others.

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EV drivers, Bob, Lanny and Peter doing research on the multi-unit housing charging station bill. photo: @karyzmmah

PlugInSites will publish updates as these bills work their way through the legislative process. I have talked with both Del. Lam and Sen. Feldman and stay in touch with their staff. Enter your email address below to get updates on this and all PlugInSites news.

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