February 27, 2019

Denver, CO – The Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee today voted 4-to-1 to advance SB19-077, a bill sponsored by Senator Angela Williams to allow investor-owned utility companies to own and operate electric motor vehicle charging stations as part of their regulated services. This bill now heads to the Committee of the Whole for consideration.

“This bill will support our state’s movement toward electric vehicles in a way that accommodates our business communities as well as our long-term environmental goals,” said Senator Williams. “This bill has been a bipartisan effort from the beginning because supporting the electric vehicle movement is a smart way to support Coloradans as we look towards our long-term economic and environmental goals.”

SB19-077 will help get more electric vehicles on Colorado’s roads by strengthening the public-private relationship between energy companies and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), allowing them to work together to encourage electric vehicle use in Colorado. This legislation is a bipartisan effort to help our state’s infrastructure accommodate for a future of greater electric vehicle usage in Colorado.

For more information about SB19-077, please visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-077.