Report Title:

Energy Efficiency; Consumer Information

 

Description:

Directs the public utilities commission to establish a consumer information program on energy efficient properties.

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

436

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 196, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part VII to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"196- Consumer information; energy efficient properties. (a) The public utilities commission shall establish a consumer information program, to be administered by the public benefits fee administrator, which shall:

(1) Provide for the reporting of energy efficiency information on a subject property to consumers at the time of sale or lease of that property after a certain date;

(2) Develop and provide information to banks, financial institutions, mortgage lenders, and mortgage brokers on the economics of energy efficient properties, including savings over the life cycle of a property; and

(3) Establish a database of information on energy efficiency that is available to realtors online.

(b) A report provided to a consumer pursuant to subsection (a)(1) shall also be provided to the new occupant of the property and the lender on the property prior to the lease or sale of the property.

(c) The public utilities commission shall adopt rules, pursuant to chapter 91, necessary for the purposes of this section."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

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