STAND. COM. REP. NO. 922

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 327

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. 327, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Convene a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Task Force within the Hawaii State Energy Office to develop a state action plan to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of international air transportation from Hawaii; and

 

(2) Require the Task Force and Hawaii State Energy Office to submit reports to the Legislature.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Imua Alliance, Environmental Caucus and Human Environmental Impacts Committee of The Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and three individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Office of Planning, Hawaii State Energy Office, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Climate Protectors Hawaii, 350Hawaii.org, and Airlines for America.

 

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. 327, 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