STAND. COM. REP. NO. 266

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.B. No. 1214

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committees on Energy and Environment and Commerce and Consumer Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 1214 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED, AND HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC.,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Maui Electric Company, Limited; and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc.

 

     Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Maui Electric Company, Limited; and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc.  Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.

 

     Your Committees find that multi-project capital improvement projects and programs to provide electric energy are in the public interest.  Implementation of this measure authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Maui Electric Company, Limited; and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., in financing multi-project capital improvement projects and programs that will benefit public health, safety, and welfare.

 

     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Energy and Environment and Commerce and Consumer Protection that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1214 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Energy and Environment and Commerce and Consumer Protection,

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair

 

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MIKE GABBARD, Chair