STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1127

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.C.R. No. 126

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Colleen Hanabusa

President of the Senate

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

Your Committees on Energy and Environment and Transportation, International and Intergovernmental Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 126 entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE ELECTRIFICATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN HAWAII,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to express support for the electrification of energy efficient transportation systems in Hawaii by recognizing the necessity of developing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure and urging relevant stakeholders to collaborate on ways to expedite the adoption of electric vehicles in Hawaii.

 

Testimony in support of the measure was submitted by two private organizations. Written testimony presented to your Committees may be reviewed on the Legislature's website.

 

Your Committees find that it is only a matter of time before electric vehicles become an important and integral component of Hawaii's transportation system. The State must be ready for this new form of ground transportation by developing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Correcting the figure estimating the number of gallons of gasoline annually used by Hawaii drivers; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for style.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Energy and Environment and Transportation, International and Intergovernmental Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 126, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 126, S.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Energy and Environment and Transportation, International and Intergovernmental Affairs,

 

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J. KALANI ENGLISH, Chair

 

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MIKE GABBARD, Chair