ORS 276.255¹
State agency devices or facilities to charge electric motor vehicles
  • locations
  • contracts
  • rules

(1)(a) A state agency may locate, on premises the state agency owns or controls, devices or facilities that the state agency installs, or has installed, specifically to deliver electricity to the public for electric motor vehicles.

(b) A state agency may contract with a vendor that will distribute, dispense or otherwise make available electricity from devices or facilities described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(2)(a) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may install or have installed devices or facilities described in subsection (1)(a) of this section in as many locations as are sufficient to meet demand for the devices or facilities.

(b) The department by rule shall establish criteria by means of which a state agency shall determine an appropriate number of locations at which the state agency may install or have installed devices or facilities described in subsection (1)(a) of this section.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) of this subsection, a state agency may install or have installed devices or facilities described in subsection (1)(a) of this section at more than the number of locations determined in accordance with the department’s rule if the state agency obtains a grant to support the installations at each additional location.

(3)(a) The department may contract or otherwise agree with another entity to acquire, install, maintain or operate devices or facilities described in subsection (1)(a) of this section. The department may also participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer cooperative procurements in accordance with ORS 279A.200 (Definitions for ORS 279A.200 to 279A.225) to 279A.225 (Protests and disputes) under which public bodies, as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined), and other purchasers the department authorizes by rule may acquire, install, maintain or operate devices or facilities to deliver electricity to the public for electric motor vehicles.

(b) Solely for the purpose of a contracting agency’s participating in, sponsoring, conducting or administering a cooperative procurement under paragraph (a) of this subsection and notwithstanding the definition of “public improvement” in ORS 279A.010 (Definitions for Public Contracting Code), a device or facility for delivering electricity to the public for electric motor vehicles is not a public improvement.

(4) A state agency that contracts with a vendor under subsection (1)(b) or (3)(a) of this section shall require in the contract that the vendor:

(a) Indemnify the state agency against any claim related to or arising out of the vendor’s operations on premises that the state agency owns or controls;

(b) Obtain a policy of liability insurance in an amount sufficient to pay foreseeable claims that relate to or arise out of the vendor’s operations, name the state agency as an insured party in the policy and maintain coverage under the policy during the term of the contract and for two years after the contract term expires; and

(c) Pay workers that the vendor employs for any work related to installing a device or facility the prevailing rate of wage, as defined in ORS 279C.800 (Definitions for ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870).

(5) A state agency may by order establish and adjust prices for using devices or facilities described in subsection (1)(a) of this section that are located on premises the state agency owns or controls. The state agency shall endeavor to set the price for using the devices or facilities at a level that:

(a) Recovers to the maximum extent practicable the cost of operating and administering the devices or facilities described in subsection (1)(a) of this section; and

(b) Does not exceed 110 percent of the average market price for delivering electricity to the public for the purpose described in subsection (1)(a) of this section in the county in which the device or facility is located.

(6) Subject to subsection (5) of this section, a state agency shall set the price for delivering electricity at devices and facilities located on premises that the state agency owns or controls. The state agency shall use criteria and a methodology that the department specifies for calculating the price.

(7) The department shall report to the Legislative Assembly in the manner provided by ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature) not later than February 1, 2019, February 1, 2021, and February 1, 2023, concerning state agency implementation of the authority granted in subsections (1), (2), (4), (5) and (6) of this section. Each report must, as of the date of the report:

(a) List the number of devices or facilities for delivering electricity to the public for electric motor vehicles that state agencies installed or had installed in the previous two years and the total number of installations that have occurred since June 2, 2018;

(b) List the number of devices or facilities that state agencies have planned for installation in the next two years;

(c) List the cost to the state agency of each installation and calculate:

(A) An average cost for installations that state agencies have completed or had completed; and

(B) An overall trend line for costs that state agencies have incurred;

(d) Specify the current price that each state agency charges under subsection (6) of this section and any changes in the price that occurred in the previous two years;

(e) Specify for each state agency an average rate of utilization for all of the devices or facilities located on premises that the state agency owns or controls, calculated as the ratio of the time each day during which a person is actually using the devices or facilities and the time each day in which the devices and facilities are available for use; and

(f) Specify whether and to what extent using electric motor vehicles and devices or facilities located on premises that state agencies own or control to provide electricity for state agency electric motor vehicles results in a cost savings to the state agency in comparison to using motor vehicles that do not use electricity for propulsion. [2013 c.526 §1; 2018 c.90 §1; 2019 c.104 §1]

Note: 276.255 (State agency devices or facilities to charge electric motor vehicles) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 276 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 276—Public Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors276.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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