STAND. COM. REP. NO. 190-18
RE: H.B. No. 1841
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred H.B. No. 1841 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENERGY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to effectuate its title.
H.B. No. 1841 was introduced as a short-form bill, which is sometimes referred to as a "vehicle" bill primarily used to introduce a bill containing only a general idea as to the purpose of the bill without specific details in the long form.
Your Committee has amended the bill to provide the substantive contents of the bill in long form so that a public hearing may be properly held on its substantive contents.
The purpose of this measure, as amended, is to encourage energy efficiency by requiring energy benchmarking for nonresidential buildings and requiring disclosure of benchmarking data to prospective buyers, lessees, or lenders.
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 action to report out H.B. No. 1841, as amended herein, and recommends that it be recommitted to your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, for the purpose of holding a public hearing thereon, in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1841, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,
CHRIS LEE, Chair