What an absurd case of regressive virtue signaling this bill is! The hilarious part is how easily it will be to circumvent it if it becomes law. A business with a charging location could simply enact a fee of a single cent for the entire charging session, and the law would not apply to them, as their charging location would no longer be "free of charge." Businesses could even allow people to pay their cent from the "need a penny, take a penny" tray (and the business could stock the tray themselves), making the charge free in practice. And that's exactly the kind of malicious compliance I live for!
Here's the part I don't get: "Section 5 demands the state's general fund give the DOT $50,000 "for the purpose of removing any electric vehicle charging stations that do not comply with the provisions of this act." This part of the bill, according to the bill, goes into effect on July 1 regardless of whether the bill becomes law. The rest of the bill needs to wait for the proper legislative process, like the governor's signature into law, to take effect."
Um... no. That's not how bills work. That's not how lawmaking works. There's no way it's legal to make a bill that says "part of this bill takes effect even if the bill is not passed."