STAND. COM. REP. NO. 6
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 Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred H.B. No. 560 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENERGY TRAINING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to meet the State's clean energy goals by creating a University of Hawaii program to provide training to county officers and employees responsible for permitting, inspecting, licensing, and approving energy systems and related technology.
The University of Hawaii System; Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Hawaii Automobile Dealers' Association; 350Hawaii.org; Organizing for Action; Blue Planet Foundation; Ulupono Initiative; We Are One, Inc.; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; and several individuals supported this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion.
Should your Committee on Finance deliberate further on this measure, your Committee requests that it insert an appropriation amount of $130,000.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 560, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 560, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Lower & Higher Education.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,
NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair