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Missouri governor to sign bill banning local EV charging mandates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Under a bill Missouri Gov. Mike Parson plans to sign into law Tuesday, local cities and counties will not be allowed to require businesses, churches or organizations to install a designated number of electric vehicle charging stations to any new parking lot they pave.

The bill, HB 2062, was filed after St. Louis County imposed a new ordinance requiring EV charging stations be installed in any new parking lot containing greater than 30 spaces.

The bill does clarify that it’s in no way a ban on the private installation of EV charging stations.

“Nothing in this section shall prohibit a business owner or property owner from paying for the installation, maintenance, or operation of an electric vehicle charging station,” the bill states.

While significant pushback to the idea of government mandates to install EV infrastructure, energy companies continue to invest in the growth of the technology independently.

“Specifically within this past year, we’ve received a lot of engagement from our local business customers that are wanting to learn more about it, either to meet sustainability goals within their organization or just meet the needs of their customers that are coming to their businesses,” said Sacoyya Davis, the efficient electrification program manager for Ameren Missouri.

Davis said most energy providers recognize the growth in EV demand and appear to be investing in kind, even without a mandate from local governments or even an incentive.

“Number one, it’s an opportunity to attract new customers to your facility,” Davis said. “Two, there’s also an opportunity to bring in an additional revenue stream, because there could you may decide to have a fee assess for drivers using the charging equipment.

“And then three, I think, which is most importantly -- is that you’re creating a cleaner environment, you know, for the community that you’re living in, for those customers that are coming to your business. So it’s a win-win for everyone that’s involved.”

The bill also places limits on local government’s ability to regulate chicken pasturing, home inspections before a sale and rental evictions.

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by Anonymousreply 12July 11, 2024 9:20 PM

Anything Trump says they follow like they're hypnotized. Remember when Trump wouldn't get the Covid vaccination so the Deplorables didn't either? Over a million Americans died.

by Anonymousreply 1July 10, 2024 3:42 AM

But, but, but government closest to the people is the best, is it not?

by Anonymousreply 2July 10, 2024 3:50 AM

Why are so many Americans disdainful of government rules, regulations and taxes? Without them society would fall into anarchy.

by Anonymousreply 3July 10, 2024 4:05 AM

It makes sense.

Business should be allowed to choose.

Smart businesses who can afford to, will install chargers whether there is a mandate or not. It's good for business.

But small business without the resources should be allowed to opt out.

by Anonymousreply 4July 10, 2024 4:25 AM

FACT------>>>The Infrastructure Bill was too big. It caused inflation. Economists said this would happen but Biden and Buttigieg didn't care.

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by Anonymousreply 5July 10, 2024 4:33 AM

There is nothing more contemptible about hillbilly rednecks than the way they've turned solar power and electric cars into culture war issues. I guess they all really *want* to die of black lung disease.

by Anonymousreply 6July 10, 2024 5:10 AM

R3, America is based on freedom and limited government. That’s why. The US Constitution and Bill of Rights makes that clear. It was all in retaliation to living under a monarchy.

by Anonymousreply 7July 10, 2024 5:21 AM

[quote] America is based on freedom and limited government

Except when it comes to a woman deciding what to do with her own body. And soon it'll be on who you can marry once the Supremes get to it next year.

by Anonymousreply 8July 10, 2024 5:24 AM

r7 - I get that but why the backlash against common sense regulations? What am I missing? 1776, the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights happened and were written centuries ago against a monarchy that has nothing to do with the States now. Here we don't have people up in arms (so to speak) about rules and regulations save for carbon tax and somewhat related things.

TLDR: people are against their own best interests which boggles my mind.

by Anonymousreply 9July 10, 2024 5:32 AM

R5, you're wrong. Inflation went down since then, not up

by Anonymousreply 10July 10, 2024 5:34 AM

[offers everyone in thread frozen Nanaimo bars - a summertime delicacy]

by Anonymousreply 11July 10, 2024 5:34 AM


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