STAND. COM. REP. NO. 733-20
RE: H.B. No. 2699
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. 2699, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish clean ground transportation goals for the State, with the ultimate goal of all light-duty state-owned motor vehicles running on clean energy by December 31, 2035, and all light-duty motor vehicles in the State running on clean energy by December 31, 2045.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation; Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission; Ulupono Initiative; IMUAlliance; Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Sierra Club of Hawaii; 350Hawaii.org; Climate Protectors Coalition; Blue Planet Foundation; and sixteen individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Automobile Dealers' Association. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the State Procurement Office, Hawaii State Energy Office, Elemental Excelerator, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, and Tesla.
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. 2699, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair