STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1060
RE: H.B. No. 560
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. 560, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENERGY TRAINING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to help meet the State's clean energy goals by creating a University of Hawai‘i program to provide training to county officers and employees responsible for permitting, inspecting, licensing, approving, and otherwise working with energy systems and related technology.
The Hawaii State Fire Council, Honolulu Fire Department, Kaua‘i Fire Department, Maui Fire Department, Hawai‘i County Fire Department, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Blue Planet Foundation, Organizing for Action, and Ulupono Initiative provided testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and University of Hawai‘i System provided comments.
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. 560, 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