STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2103

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 409

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 Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 409, 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 establish a registration surcharge fee for electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles which shall be deposited into the State Highway Fund.

 

The Department of Transportation, Hoomanapono Political Action Committee submitted testimony in support of this measure. Servco Pacific Inc., Big Island Electric Vehicle Association, Organizing for Action, Blue Planet Foundation, Sierra Club of Hawaii, and several concerned individuals submitted testimony in opposition. The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Ltd., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., Tesla, Tax Foundation of Hawaii, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Ulupono Initiative, and a concerned individual submitted comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 409, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair