STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1045
RE: S.B. No. 988
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 988 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR MELE ASSOCIATES, INC., A RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPER SERVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN PROVIDING ELECTRIC ENERGY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Mele Associates, Inc., in serving the public by providing renewable electric energy and installing renewable energy projects in the State.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that this measure promotes the increased use of renewable energy in Hawaii, thereby supporting the State's goal of generating one hundred percent clean energy by 2045.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 988, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 988, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair