Agenda Item 15
January 28,2014
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
January 24,2014
TO:
FROM:
County Council
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Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attome1
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SUBJECT:
Public Hearing:
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, Berliner, and Andrews, was introduced on
December 10.
A Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee
worksession is tentatively scheduled for February 6, at 9:30 a.m.
Bill 32-13 would prohibit parking of a non-plug-in vehicle in an off-street parking space
reserved for plug-in vehicles that is open to the public. 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
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Bill No.
32-13
Concerning: Motor Vehicles and Traffic ­
Off-Street Public Parking Regulations
- Plug-in Vehicles
Revised: January 22. 2014 Draft No._2_
Introduced:
December 10.2013
Expires:
June 10. 2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _N:....:.o=n.:..::e'--_ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Riemer, Berliner, and Andrews
AN
ACT to:
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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.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 31, Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Article IV, Off-Street Public Parking Regulations
Section 3l-26B
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL NO.
32-13
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Section 31-26B is added as follows:
31-26B. Parking spaces reserved for! plug-in vehicle.
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vehicle that:
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vehicle manufacturer;
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rated unloaded gross vehicle weight of no more than 8,500
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maximum speed of at least 65 miles per hour;
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an electric motor that draws
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4-wheeled vehicle, has a capacity of at least
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can be recharged from an external source of electricity.
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A person may not stop, stand, or park
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is marked for the use of plug-in vehicles with an official
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 32-13
Motor Vehicles and Traffic
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Off-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:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Class B Violation
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