STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1585
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 Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 1442, S.D. 1, H.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 County of Kauai Office of Economic Development, City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, Ulupono Initiative, Young Democrats of Hawaii, 350Hawaii.org, and Elemental Excelerator supported this measure. The Public Utilities Commission, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Ltd., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., and Organizing for Action provided comments.
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. 1442, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair