STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2580
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 Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2122, S.D. 1, 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 limitations on the parking fee exemptions enjoyed by operators of electric vehicles.
Specifically, the measure limits the parking fee exemption provided to electric vehicles to a time period of the initial twenty-four hours an electric vehicle is parked in State and county non-metered stalls or in non-metered stalls at state airports.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, OCC Legislative Priorities, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that providing drivers of electric vehicles with the benefit of free parking for the first twenty-four hours at certain public parking spaces and at state airports will be an incentive to use electric vehicles, which, in turn, will reduce the consumption of imported fossil fuel.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2122, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair