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Bill Detail: HB20-1155

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Title Higher Efficiency New Construction Residence
Status Governor Signed (06/30/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Housing
  • Natural Resources & Environment
House Sponsors M. Weissman (D)
A. Valdez (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 01/17/2020
Description

Current law requires a home builder to offer to a buyer of a new
home one of the following:
  • A solar panel system or a solar thermal system;
  • To prewire or preplumb the home for these systems; or
  • A chase or conduit to wire or plumb the home for these

systems in the future.
Section 1 of the bill changes this to require that the home builder offer
each of these options.
Section 2 requires a home builder to offer one of the following
options to a buyer of a newly constructed residence:
  • An electric vehicle charging system;
  • Upgrades of wiring to accommodate future installation of
an electric vehicle charging system; or
  • A 208- to 240-volt alternating current plug-in located in a
place accessible to a motor vehicle parking area.
Section 2 also requires the home builder to offer electric heating options.
These requirements apply to both traditional detached, single-family
homes and buildings that contain owner-occupied condominium units.

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