Florida Senate - 2020 SB 452 By Senator Rodriguez 37-00647-20 2020452__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to electric vehicle charging stations; 3 creating s. 339.287, F.S.; defining the term “master 4 plan for electric vehicle charging stations” or 5 “master plan”; requiring the Department of 6 Transportation, in coordination with the Office of 7 Energy within the Department of Agriculture and 8 Consumer Services and the Florida Clean Cities 9 Coalitions, or other appropriate entities, to develop 10 and adopt by a specified date a master plan for 11 electric vehicle charging stations on the state 12 highway system; specifying goals and objectives of the 13 master plan; requiring the master plan to be updated 14 annually by a specified date; providing an effective 15 date. 16 17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 18 19 Section 1. Section 339.287, Florida Statutes, is created to 20 read: 21 339.287 Electric vehicle charging stations; master plan 22 requirements.— 23 (1) As used in this section, the term “master plan for 24 electric vehicle charging stations” or “master plan” means a 25 comprehensive plan of the department which describes current and 26 future plans for the development of electric vehicle charging 27 stations on the state highway system. 28 (2) The department, in coordination with the Office of 29 Energy within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer 30 Services and the Florida Clean Cities Coalitions designated by 31 the United States Department of Energy, or other appropriate 32 public or private entities, shall develop and adopt a master 33 plan for electric vehicle charging stations on the state highway 34 system by July 1, 2021. 35 (3) The goals and objectives of the master plan include, 36 but are not limited to, all of the following: 37 (a) Identify optimal locations on the state highway system 38 for the development of electric vehicle charging stations as a 39 means of facilitating electric vehicle short-range and long 40 range travel and adequately serving evacuation routes in this 41 state. 42 (b) Identify locations that would serve existing electric 43 vehicles or encourage the expansion of electric vehicle use in 44 this state. 45 (c) Evaluate and compare the types of electric vehicle 46 charging stations available at present and in the future, 47 including the technology and infrastructure incorporated in such 48 stations, for the purpose of identifying any advantages to 49 developing a particular type of station. 50 (d) Evaluate the economic potential for electric vehicle 51 charging stations in this state and consider strategies to 52 develop that potential, including, but not limited to, methods 53 of building partnerships with local governments, other state and 54 federal entities, electric utilities, the business community, 55 and the public in support of electric vehicle charging stations. 56 (e) Identify specific projects that will accomplish the 57 goals and objectives of this section. 58 (4) After its adoption, the master plan shall be updated 59 annually by July 1. 60 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.