STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1078
RE: H.B. No. 1467
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1467, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Change the amount of the state fuel tax to the greater of a specified amount per gallon or a percentage of the wholesale price per gallon paid by the retailer;
(2) Prohibit fuel wholesalers from passing on a tax liability to retailers greater than the tax amount paid by the wholesaler; and
(3) Subject biodiesel oil to the same state fuel tax rates and reporting requirements as diesel oil.
The Department of Transportation and 350Hawaii.org testified in support of this measure. Hawaii Petroleum Marketers Association, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, LLC, and an individual opposed this measure. The Department of Taxation, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and Department of the Attorney General commented on this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1467, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair