STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1513
RE: S.B. No. 653
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 653, 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 require the infrastructure of certain new state or county building construction to have at least twenty percent of the parking stalls, but no less than two parking stalls, be electric vehicle charger ready.
The Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Maui Electric Company, Ltd.; Hawai‘i Electric Light Company, Inc.; Tesla; 350Hawaii.org; Organizing for Action; Ulupono Initiative; Blue Planet Foundation; We Are One, Inc.; and several individuals supported this measure. The City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency supported the intent of this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism and Elemental Excelerator provided comments.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting its substantive contents and inserting language that:
(A) Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to provide rebates to persons who install a new electric vehicle charging system or upgrade an existing electric vehicle charging system within certain multi-unit dwellings, work places, or other publicly accessible commercial locations;
(B) Creates the Electric Vehicle Charging System Rebate Program Special Fund (Rebate Program Special Fund), to be funded in part by the Energy Security Special Fund, and appropriates moneys out of the Rebate Program Special Fund to make rebate program payments and to pay other administrative costs; and
(C) Amends the purposes and uses of funds from the Energy Security Special Fund;
(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. 653, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 653, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair
NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair