STAND. COM. REP. NO.  730-20


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2020


RE:   H.B. No. 2462

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2462, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to incentivize the transition to clean energy in ground transportation by establishing a refundable income tax credit of up to $2,500 per new electric vehicle with a cost of up to $50,000 for eligible taxpayers.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation; Hawaii State Energy Office; Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission; Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Climate Protectors Coalition; IMUAlliance; 350Hawaii; Pele Lani Farm, LLC; WeAreOne, Inc.; and numerous individuals.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Taxation, Department of Accounting and General Services, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Tax Foundation of Hawaii, Blue Planet Foundation, Hawaii Electric Vehicle Association, Ulupono Initiative, Tesla, and one individual.


     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 H.B. No. 2462, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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