STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2968
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 Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 3008, S.D. 1, 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 requirements of petroleum products.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Automobile Dealers' Association, Servco, and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation.
Your Committee finds that hydrogen, as a renewable fuel, offers great promise for Hawaii. Hydrogen fueling infrastructure is key to customer adoption of renewable fuel vehicles. The definition of fuel in existing law is broad and does not exclude hydrogen, therefore implying it must be sold on the basis of measure. Accordingly, this measure will help to promote the development of more hydrogen stations and will assist the State in utilizing other forms of renewable fuels by exempting hydrogen from measurement standards relating to fuel.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3008, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair