Last week, the House and Senate passed Senate Bill 21 by votes of 38-3 and 20-1 respectively. This bill expands access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Delaware.
The bill amends the Delaware Energy Act to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in the State by creating more accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Specifically, this Act permits State agencies to charge a fee for public or employee use of electric vehicle supply equipment installed by the agency so long as the fees do not exceed the agency’s costs.
This Act limits the locations where the charging infrastructure may be placed by the State to state-owned or state-leased properties used by state employees or visitors.
The three Republicans opposed to this bill are Gerald Hocker, Rich Collins, Shannon Morris and Stephen Smyk. I guess they enjoy climate change and pollution.
|Senate Bill 21 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|Hansen, Brown, Ennis, Paradee, Pinkney, Poore, Sokola, Townsend, Walsh||Passed Senate 20-1. Brown Ennis Gay Hansen Lockman Mantzavinos Paradee Pinkney Poore S.McBride Sokola Sturgeon Townsend Walsh Bonini Lawson Lopez Pettyjohn Richardson Wilson||Hocker|
|Griffith, Baumbach, Bentz, Brady, Chukwuocha, Lynn, Morrison, Osienski, K.Williams, Wilson-Anton||Passed House 38-3. Baumbach Bennett Bentz Bolden Brady Bush Carson Chukwuocha Cooke Dorsey-Walker Griffith Heffernan K.Johnson K.Williams Kowalko Lambert Longhurst Lynn Matthews Minor-Brown Mitchell Morrison Osienski S.Moore Schwartzkopf Wilson-Anton Briggs King D.Short Dukes Gray Hensley M.Smith Postles Ramone Shupe Spiegelman Vanderwende Yearick||Collins Morris Smyk|
|Current Status:||Sent to Governor Carney for his signature.|