STAND. COM. REP. NO. 725

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 116

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 116, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Authorize the Chief Energy Officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office to adopt rules to enforce minimum efficiency standards for certain products and establish or amend appliance efficiency standards in certain situations; and

 

(2) Regulate the appliance efficiency standards for portable electric spas.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Energy Office, Public Utilities Commission, Blue Planet Foundation, Hawaii Energy, Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, and two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Appliance Standards Awareness Project.

 

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. 116, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair