August 21, 2019

SB 13-126: Requiring Unit Owners’ Associations to Allow Tenants or Unit Owners to Install Vehicle Charging Stations

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Sen. Lucia Guzman introduced SB 13-126 – Concerning the Removal of Unreasonable Restrictions on the Ability of the Owner of an Electric Vehicle to Access Charging Facilities. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

As introduced, the bill prohibits a landlord or the unit owners’ association of a condominium or common interest community, respectively, from restricting the right of a tenant or unit owner to install an electric vehicle charging system for his or her own use, at the tenant’s or unit owner’s expense, and subject to reasonable safety and insurance requirements.

The bill allows grants to be made from the electric vehicle grant fund to apartment owners, condominiums, and common interest communities to install recharging stations for electric vehicles. On Friday, February 15 the amended bill passed 2nd Reading in the Senate.

Since this summary, the bill passed Third Reading in the Senate and was introduced in the House and assigned to the Transportation and Energy Committee.

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