Electric Car Charging Station Bill Passed on Second Reading Without Amendments
Just minutes ago, the Senate passed the overhauled version of SB 126 on second reading by a voice vote on the floor without further amendments.
Republican Senator David Balmer spoke before the vote in opposition to the bill citing constituent concerns that older apartment buildings are not wired appropriately to host electric car charging stations. Republican Senator Kevin Lundberg also spoke in opposition to the bill stating that the installation of charging stations in apartment buildings should not be regulated by law but should be privately addressed between the landlord and tenant.
SB 126 is expected to be taken up and passed on 3rd reading early next week in the Senate and will then be sent over to the House of Representatives for consideration. As always, stayed tuned to this blog for important updates on SB 126!