STAND. COM. REP. NO. 515

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1584

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 1584, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CARBON EMISSIONS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the University of Hawaii to conduct a comprehensive study of implementing a statewide carbon tax.

 

The Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, The Nature Conservancy Hawaii, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice, Progressive Democrats of Hawaii, Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center, Hawaii Reef and Ocean Coalition, Young Progressives Demanding Action, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Citizens' Climate Lobby, Americans for Democratic Action, Blue Planet Foundation, Ulupono Initiative, Young Democrats of Hawaii, and several individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Planning, Sierra Club of Hawaii, and Elemental Excelerator provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by requiring the University of Hawaii to provide status reports and solicit feedback at the quarterly meetings of the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission until a final report that incorporates feedback received is submitted to the Legislature.

 

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 H.B. No. 1584, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1584, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair