Senate Bill 5896


Section 1

This section modifies existing section 43.01.250. Here is the modified chapter for context.

  1. It is in the state's interest and to the benefit of the people of the state to encourage the use of electrical vehicles in order to reduce emissions and provide the public with cleaner air. This section expressly authorizes the purchase of power at state expense to recharge privately and publicly owned plug-in electrical vehicles at state office locations where the vehicles are used for state business, are commute vehicles, or where the vehicles are at the state location for the purpose of conducting business with the state.

  2. The director of the department of enterprise services shall report to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature on the estimated amount of state-purchased electricity consumed by plug-in electrical vehicles , and on the number of plug-in electric vehicles**,** using state office locations. Beginning in 2022, the report must be submitted by December 31st each year.

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