STAND. COM. REP. NO.  19-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   H.B. No. 2197

  H.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred H.B. No. 2197 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to give boards of directors authority to install or allow the installation of solar or wind energy devices on the common elements of condominiums.


     The Blue Planet Foundation testified in support of this bill. The Sierra Club-Hawaii Chapter supported the general purpose of this measure.  The Hawaii Association of Realtors supported the intent of this bill.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by:


     (1)  Making technical, Nonsubstantive amendments for style, clarity, and consistency.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2197, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2197, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,