STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1938
RE: S.B. No. 1000
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 1000, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to address barriers to electric vehicle use by prohibiting the issuance of building permits, on or after January 1, 2020, 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 City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency; Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu; Ulupono Initiative; Elemental Excelerator; Organizing for Action; Blue Planet Foundation; Hawaii Electric Company and its subsidiaries Maui Electric Company and Hawai‘i Electric Light Company; Young Democrats of Hawaii; Big Island Electric Vehicle Association; 350Hawaii.org; ChargePoint, Inc.; Tesla; and many individuals testified in support of this measure. The Retail Merchants of Hawaii and Building Industry Association of Hawaii testified in opposition. The Building Owners and Managers Association of Hawaii provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the percentage of the parking stalls that must be electric vehicle charger ready to an unspecified percentage; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
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 S.B. No. 1000, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1000, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair