STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2135
RE: S.B. No. 2122
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation and Energy, to which was referred S.B. No. 2122 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to clarify the existing exemption for public metered parking that is enjoyed by electric vehicles users and creating an electric vehicle exemption specifically for non-metered parking at state airports under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual
Your Committee finds that Hawaii is committed to reducing the dependence on fossil fuels, and that encouraging the purchase and use of electric vehicles via incentives will help Hawaii achieve this goal. Your Committee further finds that although the twenty-four-hour parking fee exemption for electric vehicles at state airports will reduce overall parking fee revenues, your Committee believes that this measure strikes an appropriate balance between incentive and equity.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation and Energy that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2122, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2122, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation and Energy,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair