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  88R9206 CXP-D
 
  By: Hancock S.B. No. 1732
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to standards for certain electric vehicle charging
  stations.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subtitle A, Title 14, Occupations Code, is
  amended by adding Chapter 2311 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 2311. ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
         Sec. 2311.001.  ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION
  STANDARDS. (a) This section applies only to an electric vehicle
  charging station in this state that is made available to the public
  and not intended primarily for private use.
         (b)  The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, in
  consultation with the Texas Department of Transportation, shall
  adopt standards for electric vehicle charging stations that require
  the charging stations to be equipped with a standard electric
  vehicle charging connector or plug type that is widely compatible
  with as many electric vehicles as practicable.
         SECTION 2.  (a) As soon as practicable after the effective
  date of this Act, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
  shall adopt the standards required by Section 2311.001, Occupations
  Code, as added by this Act.
         (b)  An electric vehicle charging station to which Section
  2311.001, Occupations Code, as added by this Act, applies is not
  required to comply with the standards adopted under that section
  until September 1, 2025.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2023.