On June 9, 2023, Governor Pritzker signed Senate Bill 40 into law. This new law states that beginning on January 1, 2024, if a single-family home or multi-unit residential building constructs a new parking lot, every parking space must be equipped to install an electric vehicle charger. Further, there must be at least one parking space that has an electric vehicle charger. This new law does not apply if a developer needs to excavate an existing surface lot or another parking facility to retrofit the parking lot with the necessary conduit and wiring. This means that if an Association decides to install a new parking lot after January 1, 2024, they must install wiring in each parking space for an electric vehicle charger. This law also states that any electric vehicle charger that is installed by an owner is the owner’s property and shall not be a part of the common elements. Additionally, owners are responsible for paying for the installation of the electric vehicle charger and for any damage the installation causes to the common elements.

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