STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1754-18
RE: S.B. No. 2297
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 2297, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to extend the sunset date of Act 65, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, from 2018 to 2023, which will extend the limited exemption to electrician licensing requirements for certain individuals who are not licensed in the State but who are contracted by an electric utility and deemed qualified by the utility to work with high voltage (600 volts or higher).
The Board of Electricians and Plumbers, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Ltd., The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, and POWER Contracting LLC testified in support of this measure. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1186 testified in opposition.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2297, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair