TRENTON, NJ --  Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Hamilton) is charging ahead with legislation to expand residential access to electric vehicles under a pair of bills that passed the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee on Monday.   The bills seek to address access and convenience of residential electric vehicle (EV) charging to boost consumer adoption of EVs.

"Last session, we set forth strong goals and incentives to increase the number of electric vehicles on our roads and to make progress toward our objective of electrifying our entire transportation fleet by 2050," said Benson. "With that comes the need to make it as seamless as possible for homeowners and renters to access charging wherever they live."

The first measure, Assembly Bill 1993 (A-1993), would require that developers offer and inform prospective homeowners of the option to install in-home EV charging as part of new construction in certain residential developments.

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The measure is sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro) in the State Senate. 

The second proposal, Assembly Bill 3367 (A-3367), would prohibit community associations from unreasonably restricting EV charging and established standards to encourage common interest communities to allow for the installation, use and upkeep of EV charging stations by unit owners.

Both bills will go to the Assembly Speaker for further action. 

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