STAND. COM. REP. NO.1266-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 159
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 159 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT COMPANIES SUPPLYING ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO CONSUMERS INVESTIGATE EFFICIENCY TO REDUCE FINANCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request businesses providing cable and satellite services and products for consumers to assist in reducing financial and environmental costs.
More specifically, this measure requests businesses that provide cable and satellite services and products to consumers to:
(1) Investigate available and forthcoming devices that meet voluntary "Energy Star" standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency;
(2) Investigate more efficient devices, even if relevant "Energy Star" standards for these devices do not exist; and
(3) Educate consumers about how to lower their electricity consumption and costs.
Verizon Hawaii testified in support of the intent of this measure.
Your Committee finds that businesses are providing, and customers are purchasing, an increasing amount of electronic equipment and services, greatly increasing the consumption of expensive electrical energy. This measure proposes to have businesses and their customers become involved in reducing electrical consumption.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 159 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce,
KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Chair