STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2229
RE: S.C.R. No. 200
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.C.R. No. 200, S.D. 2, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO CONSIDER REASONABLE RATEMAKING TREATMENT AND COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO LESSEN THE BURDEN OF ENERGY COSTS ON LOW- AND LIMITED-INCOME AND SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS CUSTOMERS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Public Utilities Commission to consider programs that will ease the burden of energy costs on low- and limited-income customers and customers with special medical needs.
Your committee received testimony in support from The Disability and Communication Access Board, Hawaiian Electric Company, HOPE, Aloha United Way, Parents and Children Together, Goodwill Hawaii, and one individual.
Your committee received comments from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Public Utilities Commission, and Life of the Land.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 200, S.D. 2, and recommends that it 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