Agenda Item 4 B
December 10,2013
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
December 6, 2013
TO:
County Council
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative
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Introduction:
Bill 32-13, Motor Vehicles and Traffic - Off-Street Public Parking
Regulations - Plug-in Vehicles
Bill 32-13, Motor Vehicles and Traffic Off-Street Public Parking Regulations Plug-in
Vehicles, sponsored by Councilmembers Riemer and Berliner, is scheduled to be introduced on
December 10. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for January 28, 2014 at I :30 p.m.
Bill 32-13 would prohibit parking of a vehicle that is not a plug-in vehicle in a public off­
street parking space reserved for plug-in vehicles. Plug-in vehicle parking spaces with a
recharging station are becoming more popular as plug-in electric vehicles become more available
in the County. There is currently no prohibition on parking a non plug-in vehicle in a parking
space reserved for a plug-in electric vehicle. The Bill would encourage the use of plug-in
electric vehicles in the County and the installation of parking spaces with a recharging station
reserved for plug-in vehicles.
This packet contains:
Bill 32-13
Legislative Request Report
Circle #
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Bill No.
32-13
Concerning: Motor Vehicles and Traffic ­
Off-Street Public Parking Regulations
- Plug-in Vehicles
Revised: December 3,2013 Draft No._1_
Introduced:
December 10,2013
Expires:
June 10,2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _--:-_ _ _ _ _ _ __
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Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Riemer and Berliner
AN
ACT to:
(1)
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define a plug-in vehicle;
prohibit parking of a vehicle that is not a plug-in vehicle in a public parking space
reserved for plug-in vehicles; and
generally amend the laws governing off-street public parking in the County.
(3)
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 31, Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Article IV, Off-Street Public Parking Regulations
Section 31-26B
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
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Section 31-26B is added as follows:
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31-26B. Parking spaces reserved for! plug-in vehicle.
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vehicle manufacturer;
is manufactured primarily for use on
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public street, road, and
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rated unloaded gross vehicle weight of no more than 8,500
pounds;
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maximum speed of at least 65 miles per hour;
is propelled to
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an electric motor that draws
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battery that:
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for a 4-wheeled vehicle, has
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capacity of at least
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2-wheeled or !! 3-wheeled vehicle, has !! capacity of at
least 2.5 kilowatt-hours; and
(Q) can be recharged from an external source of electricity.
A person may not stop, stand, or park !! vehicle that is not !!plug-in
vehicle in
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space that:
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is marked for the use of plug-in vehicles with an official
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conforms to regulations adopted pursuant to Section 31-23; and
provides access to !! plug-in vehicle recharging station.
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 32-13
Motor Vehicles and Traffic
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qU-Street Public Parking Regulations
-
Plug-in Vehicles
DESCRIPTION:
Bill 32-13 would prohibit a person from parking a non plug-in
electric vehicle in an off-street public parking space reserved for
plug-in vehicles.
Plug-in vehicle parking spaces with a recharging station are
becoming more popular as plug-in electric vehicles become more
available in the County. There is currently no prohibition on parking
a non plug-in vehicle in a parking space reserved for a plug-in
electric vehicle.
The goal is to encourage the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the
County and the installation of parking spaces with a recharging
station reserved for plug-in vehicles.
Police, County Attorney, Department of Transportation
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7895
To be researched.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
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IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Class B Violation
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