STAND. COM. REP. NO. 516-18
RE: H.B. No. 2028
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 2028 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATED TO ETHANOL,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify that ethanol blending into locally-sold gasoline, once required in Hawaii, may continue by requiring the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to adopt rules authorizing the sale of gasoline that contains up to ten percent ethanol by volume for use in motor vehicles in the state.
Island Energy Services, LLC testified in support of this measure. Life of the Land and two concerned individuals testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and Hawaii Petroleum Marketers Association provided comments.
Your Committees have amended this measure by changing its effective date to January 28, 2045, to facilitate further discussion.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Transportation that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2028, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2028, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair
CHRIS LEE, Chair