STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2696
RE: S.B. No. 3008
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism, to which was referred S.B. No. 3008 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to exempt hydrogen fuels from measurement standard requirements.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Automobile Dealers' Association and Servo Pacific, Inc.
Your Committee finds that hydrogen, as a renewable fuel, offers great potential in the State. However, your Committee further finds that existing law regarding exemptions from measurement standards for fuel is broad and does not expressly exclude hydrogen, meaning that hydrogen must be sold on the basis of measure. Your Committee notes that there is currently no means for the State to measure and certify a hydrogen dispenser. The supporting infrastructure is not in place, technical expertise is needed, and equipment needs to be imported for the State to properly measure and certify hydrogen dispensers. This measure will help promote the development of more hydrogen stations and assist the State in utilizing other forms of renewable fuels by exempting hydrogen from measurement standard requirements relating to fuel.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3008, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3008, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism,
GLENN WAKAI, Chair