STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1053-20


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2020


RE:   S.B. No. 3008

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 3008, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to exempt hydrogen fuels from measurement requirements for petroleum products.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Servco Pacific, Inc.; Sustainable Energy Hawaii; Hawaii Automotive Dealers' Association; and one individual.


     Your Committee finds that hydrogen, as a renewable fuel, offers great promise for Hawaii.  Your Committee further finds that the existing measurement standards law implies that hydrogen must be sold on the basis of measure, yet the State currently does not have a means to measure and certify hydrogen dispensers.  This measure will assist the State in utilizing other forms of renewable fuels by explicitly exempting hydrogen from measurement standards relating to fuel.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.


     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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3008, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3008, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,