STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3084
RE: S.B. No. 2325
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2325, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL BUSES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish that school bus contracts entered into after a certain date require that the contractor's vehicles be propelled by electric power or a non-fossil fuel and equipped with seat belt assemblies at each designated seating position.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Energy Office and Hawaiian Electric Company.
Your Committee finds that transitioning the school buses used by the Department of Education to a fossil-fuel-free fleet will help to decrease the State's overall reliance on fossil fuels and achieve the State's sustainability goals.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 2325, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2325, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair