RIGHT TO CHARGE ELECTRIC VEHICLES BILL

By Bob Katzen

The House and Senate have approved a bill that would prohibit a condo association from unreasonably restricting an owner from installing an electric vehicle charging station in a deeded parking space or any area where the person has exclusive use.

Supporters said the bill would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. They noted the measure includes safeguards which allow associations to impose reasonable restrictions, such as installation requirements and safety standards, or to institute an application process.

“Boston residents, more than ever, want to contribute toward reducing carbon emissions and transitioning our city toward environmentally-friendly transportation,” said the bill’s sponsor Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston). “I’m proud to have sponsored H 4069, which guarantees the Right to Charge and expands access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the city.”

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