HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

393

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO GROUND TRANSPORTATION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the use of fossil fuels is the State's primary contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Additionally, the mayors of all counties have established a clean ground transportation goal of being one hundred per cent clean by 2045.

The purpose of this Act is to:

(1) Establish a goal for the State to reduce emissions that cause climate change and build energy efficiencies across all sectors, including establishing a clean ground transportation target; and

(2) Accelerate the transition of the State's ground transportation to clean transportation alternatives by prohibiting the sale or offer for sale of new motor vehicles that are solely powered by fossil fuels and designed for personal, family, or household use.

SECTION 2. Chapter 225P, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"225P-    Climate change mitigation. (a) It shall be the goal of the State to reduce emissions that cause climate change and build energy efficiencies across all sectors, including decarbonizing the transportation sector.

(b) There is established a clean ground transportation target, across all business sectors of the State, to attain a goal of one hundred per cent of light duty vehicles powered by renewable energy sources by December 31, 2045, and for state owned light duty vehicles by December 31, 2035."

SECTION 3. Chapter 437, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part I to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"437-    Prohibition on the sale of new motor vehicles solely powered by fossil fuels. (a) Beginning           ,     , no new motor vehicle dealer or salesperson shall sell or offer for sale a new motor vehicle that:

(1) Is solely powered by fossil fuels; and

(2) Is designed for personal, family, or household use.

(b) This section shall not be construed to:

(1) Prohibit the sale or offer for sale of new motor vehicles designed for commercial use, including but not limited to buses and truck-tractors;

(2) Prohibit the sale or offer for sale of used motor vehicles after           ,     ; or

(3) Prohibit the sale or offer for sale of new motor vehicles partially powered by fossil fuels after           ,     ."

SECTION 4. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 5. New statutory material is underscored. SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Clean Ground Transportation; Motor Vehicle Dealers; Prohibition; Gasoline-Powered

 

Description:

Establishes goals for the State to reduce emissions that cause climate change and build energy efficiencies across all sectors, including establishing a clean ground transportation target for light duty vehicles. Prohibits the sale of new motor vehicles that are solely powered by fossil fuels and designed for personal use beginning           ,     , by motor vehicle dealers and salespersons. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

 

 

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