HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO CONTRACTING FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 36-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:
1. By amending subsection (b) to read:
Any agency may enter into a multi-year energy performance contract for
the purpose of undertaking or implementing energy conservation or alternate energy
measures in a facility or facilities[
.] or for a vehicle or vehicle
fleet. An energy performance
contract may include but shall not be limited to financing options such as
leasing, lease-purchase, financing agreements, third-party joint ventures, guaranteed-savings
plans, or energy service contracts, or any combination thereof; provided that
in due course the agency may receive title to the energy system being
financed. Except as otherwise provided
by law, the agency that is responsible for a particular facility, vehicle,
or vehicle fleet shall review and approve energy performance contract
arrangements for the facility[ .], vehicle, or vehicle fleet."
2. By amending subsection (d) to read:
"(d) For purposes of this section:
"Agency" means any executive department, independent commission, board, bureau, office, or other establishment of the State or any county government, the judiciary, the University of Hawaii, or any quasi-public institution that is supported in whole or in part by state or county funds.
"Energy performance contract"
means an agreement for the provision of energy services and equipment,
including but not limited to vehicles, building, or facility
energy conservation enhancing retrofits, water saving technology retrofits, [
alternate energy technologies, and vehicle fueling or charging
infrastructure, in which a private sector person or company agrees to
finance, design, construct, install, maintain, operate, or manage energy
systems or equipment to improve the energy efficiency of, or produce energy in
connection with, a facility, vehicle, or vehicle fleet in exchange for a
portion of the cost savings, lease payments, or specified revenues, and the
level of payments is made contingent upon the verified energy savings, energy
production, avoided operations and maintenance, avoided energy equipment
replacement, avoided fuel, or any combination of the foregoing
bases. Energy conservation retrofits
also include energy saved off-site by water or other utility conservation
"Facility" means a building or buildings or similar structure, including the site owned or leased by, or otherwise under the jurisdiction of, the agency.
"Financing agreement" shall have the same meaning as in section 37D-2.
"Guaranteed-savings plan" means an agreement under which a private sector person or company undertakes to design, install, operate, and maintain improvements to an agency's facility or facilities and the agency agrees to pay a contractually specified amount of verified energy cost savings.
"Vehicle" means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, but excludes mopeds and devices moved by human power or devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
"Vehicle fleet" means two or more vehicles, which may or may not be of the same make, model, or type.
"Verified" means the technique used in the determination of baseline energy use, post-installation energy use, and energy and cost savings by the following measurement and verification techniques: engineering calculations, metering and monitoring, utility meter billing analysis, computer simulations, mathematical models, and agreed-upon stipulations by the customer and the energy service company."
SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Vehicles; Energy Efficiency; Performance Contracts
Allows agencies to enter performance contracts to undertake or implement energy conservation or alternate energy measures for vehicles and vehicle fleets. Amends definition of energy performance contract to include vehicles, vehicle fueling or charging infrastructure, and vehicle fleet. Defines vehicle and vehicle fleet. (SD1)
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