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Fifty-Fifth Legislature, Second Regular Session


FACT SHEET FOR h.b. 2586


electric charging providers


Specifies that services to charge batteries for electric vehicles do not qualify electric charging providers as public service corporations and authorizes fee assessments as outlined.


A vehicle powered by electricity, solar energy, alcohol fuel, certain approved gasses or certain fuel blends is classified as an alternative fuel vehicle for purposes of calculating vehicle license tax (A.R.S. §§ 1-215 and 28-5805).

A public service corporation is a corporation, other than municipal, engaged in:
1) furnishing gas, oil or electricity for light, fuel or power; 2) furnishing water for irrigation, fire protection or other public purposes; 3) furnishing, for profit, hot or cold air or steam for heating or cooling purposes; 4) collecting, transporting, treating, purifying and disposing of sewage through a system, for profit; or 5) transmitting messages or furnishing public telegraph or telephone service (Ariz. Const. art. 4 § 2).

There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.


1.   Specifies that, notwithstanding any other laws, services engaged by companies to charge batteries for electric vehicles do not qualify electric charging providers as public service corporations.

2.   Allows, in addition to a fee assessed for the quantity of electrical energy sold, fees to be:

a)   assessed for other services; and

b)   based on the measurement, a fixed fee or both. 

3.   Defines electric charging providers as entities that:

a)   offer the use of specialized equipment for the specific purpose of charging batteries for electric vehicles; and

b)   sell electricity for the purpose of charging batteries for electric vehicles by kilowatt hour or by megajoule.

4.   Becomes effective on the general effective date.


House Action

COM               2/1/22        DP     9-0-0-0

3rd Read          2/24/22                 59-0-1

Prepared by Senate Research

March 10, 2022