Colo. Rev. Stat. § 42-4-1213

Current through 2020 Legislative Session
Section 42-4-1213 - Parking in electric motor vehicle charging stations - definition
(1)
(a) For the purposes of this section, "official sign" means a sign identifying a parking space for electric motor vehicle charging that cites this section or the equivalent local ordinance and that clearly displays the penalties for violating this section or the equivalent local ordinance.
(b) The owner of public or private property may install official signs that identify a parking space as a dedicated charging station. The installation operates as a waiver of any objection the owner may assert concerning enforcement of this section by a peace officer. A peace officer may enforce this section on private property.
(2)
(a) A person shall not park a motor vehicle within a parking space designated for charging a plug-in electric motor vehicle unless the motor vehicle is a plug-in electric motor vehicle.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a person shall not park a plug-in electric motor vehicle in a parking space with a dedicated charging connector for the parking space unless the person is parked in the charging station for the purpose of charging the plug-in electric motor vehicle.
(c) A plug-in electric motor vehicle is rebuttably presumed to not be charging if the motor vehicle is:
(I) Parked in a charging station parking space with a dedicated charging connector for the space; and
(II) Not continuously and electrically connected to the charger for longer than thirty minutes.
(3)
(a) A person may park a plug-in electric motor vehicle at a charging station after the motor vehicle is fully charged in a parking lot:
(I) That serves a lodging business if the person is a client of the lodging business and has parked the plug-in electric motor vehicle in the lot to charge overnight;
(II) That serves an airport if the person is a client of the airport and has parked the plug-in electric motor vehicle in the lot to charge when traveling; or
(III) Between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
(b) The exception in subsection (3)(a) of this section is an affirmative defense to a violation of subsection (2) of this section.
(4) A person who violates this section commits a class B traffic infraction.

C.R.S. § 42-4-1213

Added by 2019 Ch. 384,§ 3, eff. 8/2/2019.

Section 5 of chapter 384 (HB 19-1298), Session Laws of Colorado 2019, provides that the act adding this section applies to offenses committed on or after August 2, 2019.