STAND. COM. REP. NO. 923

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 803

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

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. 803, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Authorize each county to adopt ordinances to enforce state laws relating to the designation of parking spaces for electric vehicles, including the establishment of penalties;

 

(2) Increase the number of required parking spots for electric vehicles from one space to five spaces in certain places of public accommodation;

 

(3) Beginning January 1, 2022, require that new electric vehicle charging systems installed pursuant to the electric vehicle charging system requirements be at least Level 2 and network-capable;

 

(4) Require electric vehicle charging systems to be maintained in working order; and

 

(5) Clarify that certain enforcement officers may enter private property to enforce electric vehicle parking space violations.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation; Hawaii State Energy Office; Kauai Climate Action Coalition; Ulupono Initiative; 350Hawaii.org; Hawaii Electric Vehicle Association; Our Revolution Hawaii; Blue Planet Foundation; Environmental Caucus and Human Environmental Impacts Committee of The Democratic Party of Hawaii; Tesla, Inc.; Hawaiian Electric Company; and numerous individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Building Owners and Managers Association of Hawaii, Retail Merchants of Hawaii, and one individual.

 

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. 803, H.D. 1, 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