AN ACT PROVIDING THAT BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS TO THE PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE SHALL INCLUDE ON THEIR RECEIPTS THE PRO RATA SHARE PAID BY EACH CUSTOMER FOR THE FREE ELECTRICITY AND PROHIBITING THE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO PROVIDE OR FUND ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS ON PUBLICLY OWNED OR LEASED PROPERTY UNLESS GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL FOR MOTOR VEHICLES IS PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE.
Enacts GS 75-44 to require a business where electric vehicle charging stations are provided to the public at no charge to disclose on every receipt to all customers the percentage of the customer's total purchase price that is the result of the business providing the charging stations at no charge.
Enacts GS 136-18.02A to prohibit the Department of Transportation from using public funds to provide electric vehicle charging stations on property owned or leased by the State, or to fund or install the stations on property owned or leased by a person or entity, unless the Department or the person or entity provides gasoline and diesel fuel for motor vehicles through a pump to the public at no charge. Excepts operation of stations at State-owned rest stops authorized by GS 136-18.02.
Similarly, enacts GS 153A-460 concerning counties, and GS 160A-499.5 concerning cities, to prohibit counties and cities from using public funds to provide electric vehicle charging stations on property owned or leased by the county or city, or to fund or install the stations on property owned or leased by a person or entity, unless the county or city provides gasoline and diesel fuel for motor vehicles through a pump to the public at no charge.
Appropriates $50,000 from the General Fund to the Department for 2022-23 for removal of electric vehicle charging stations that conflict with the act's provisions. Directs the Department to develop a process to administer and distribute the funds. Effective July 1, 2022.
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