BILL NUMBER: SB 1455	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 1, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 26, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 13, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Kehoe

                        FEBRUARY 19, 2010

   An act to add Section  740.12 to the Public Utilities
  25227 to the Public Resources  Code, relating to
electric vehicles.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1455, as amended, Kehoe. Plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles:
Internet Web site.
   Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has
regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical
corporations  and gas corporations  , as defined.
 Existing law requires the PUC, in cooperation with specified
entities, to evaluate and implement policies to promote the
development of equipment and infrastructure needed to facilitate the
use of electric power and natural gas to fuel low-emission vehicles.
  Under existing law, the governing board of a local
publicly owned electric utility, as defined, generally has authority
over the activities of the utility. 
   Existing law requires the PUC, in consultation with specified
entities, to evaluate policies to develop infrastructure sufficient
to overcome any barriers to the widespread deployment and use of
plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and, by July 1, 2011, to adopt
rules that address related matters. 
   Existing law establishes the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and
Vehicle Technology Program, administered by the State Energy
Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy
Commission), to provide to specified entities, upon appropriation by
the Legislature, grants, loans, loan guarantees, revolving loans, or
other appropriate measures, for the development and deployment of
innovative technologies that transform California's fuel and vehicle
types to help attain the state's climate change goals. 
   This bill would require  , by January 1, 2013, the PUC
  the Energy Commission, by July 1, 2011  , in
consultation with  specified entities, to develop an Internet
Web site for consumers who are considering the purchase of a plug-in
hybrid or a fully electric vehicle, to provide certain information
regarding the costs and charging infrastructure associated with
fueling such a vehicle   the PUC, to develop and
maintain an Internet Web site containing specific links to electrical
corporation or local publicly owned electric utility Internet Web
sites that contain information specific to plug-in hybrid or fully
electric vehicles, or other Internet Web sites that include specified
information  .
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
   
  SECTION 1.    Section 740.12 is added to the
Public Utilities Code, to read:
   740.12.  By January 1, 2013, the commission, in consultation with
the Energy Commission, electrical corporations, the motor vehicle
industry, and the California Electric Transportation Coalition, shall
develop an Internet Web site to inform consumers who are considering
the purchase of a plug-in hybrid or a fully electric vehicle of the
costs and charging infrastructure associated with fueling that
vehicle. The Internet Web site shall include information as follows:
   (a) Information to assist a consumer in determining whether a
vehicle will require a utility service upgrade at the consumer's
residence.
   (b) Basic charging circuit requirements.
   (c) Utility rate options.
   (d) Load management techniques.
   (e) Any other information the commission determines to be
necessary to fully inform a consumer considering the purchase of a
plug-in hybrid or an electric vehicle of the essential costs of, and
infrastructure required for, charging that vehicle. 
   SECTION 1.    Section 25227 is added to the 
 Public Resources Code   , to read:  
   25227.  By July 1, 2011, the commission, in consultation with the
Public Utilities Commission, shall develop and maintain an Internet
Web site containing specific links to electrical corporation and
local publicly owned electric utility Internet Web sites or other
Internet Web sites that contain information specific to plug-in
hybrid or fully electric vehicles, including information on the
following:
   (a) Whether a vehicle will require a utility service upgrade at
the consumer's residence.
   (b) Basic charging circuit requirements.
   (c) Utility rate options.
   (d) Load management techniques.