GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Mar 22, 2021
SESSION 2021 HOUSE PRINCIPAL CLERK
HOUSE BILL DRH10144-MH-64
Short Title: Building Code/EV Charging Station. (Public)
Sponsors: Representative Butler.
1 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
2 AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE AMENDMENT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTIAL
3 BUILDING CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS TO REQUIRE THAT
4 NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INCLUDE AN ELECTRIC CIRCUIT
5 CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING DEVICE.
6 The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
7 SECTION 1. The Building Code Council shall amend the North Carolina Residential
8 Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, including provisions applicable to One- and
9 Two-Family Dwellings from the NC Energy Code and the NC Electrical Code, consistent with
10 Section 2 of this act, to take effect on January 1, 2022.
11 SECTION 2. The North Carolina Residential Code for One- and Two-Family
12 Dwellings, including provisions applicable to One- and Two-Family Dwellings from the NC
13 Energy Code and the NC Electrical Code, shall provide that all new one- and two-family
14 dwellings shall include at least one electric vehicle–ready parking space, except where no parking
15 spaces are provided for the dwelling unit. For purposes of this act, an "electric vehicle–ready
16 parking space" means a designated parking space which is provided with one 40-ampere,
17 208/240-volt dedicated branch circuit for electric vehicle supply equipment. The circuit shall
18 terminate in a suitable termination point such as a receptacle, junction box, or electric vehicle
19 supply equipment and shall be in close proximity to the proposed location of the electric vehicle–
20 ready parking space.
21 SECTION 3. This act is effective when it becomes law.