STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1298
RE: S.B. No. 1442
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 S.B. No. 1442, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Public Utilities Commission to consider the value of improving electric power systems data access and transparency in order to make informed decisions.
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency; Ulupono Initiative; Healthy Climate Communities; Elemental Excelerator; O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i; Young Democrats of Hawai‘i; Organizing for Action; and two individuals supported this measure. The Public Utilities Commission; Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Maui Electric Company, Ltd.; and Hawai‘i Electric Light Company provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion on this measure.
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 S.B. No. 1442, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1442, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,
NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair