STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1514

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 1000

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 1000, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to prohibit, on or after January 1, 2020, the issuance of building permits for certain new multi-family dwelling and commercial parking areas unless at least twenty percent of the parking stalls are electric vehicle charger ready.

 

The Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Maui Electric Company, Ltd.; Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc.; Tesla; 350Hawaii.org; Young Democrats of Hawaii; Organizing for Action; Blue Planet Foundation; We Are One, Inc.; Big Island EV Association; Ulupono Initiative; and many individuals supported this measure. The Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu; ABC Stores; Building Industry Association of Hawaii; and Retail Merchants of Hawaii opposed this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism; Building Owners and Managers Association of Hawaii; and Elemental Excelerator provided comments.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Providing that this measure shall not apply to:

 

(A) Any county that adopts a state building code which requires new multi-family residential buildings or new commercial buildings described in this measure to make at least twenty per cent of the building's parking stalls electric vehicle charger ready; and

 

(B) Building permits issued pursuant to applications initiated prior to January 1, 2020;

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion; and

 

(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Transportation that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1000, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1000, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Transportation,

 

 

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HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair

 

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NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair