STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1614


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015


RE:   S.B. No. 1316

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 1316, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to encourage the use of electric vehicles in Hawaii by requiring the board of directors of a cooperative housing corporation, planned community association, association of apartment owners, or condominium association, upon receipt of a request for the installation of an electric vehicle charging system, to make a decision to approve, or approve with restrictions, the request within sixty days.


     To ensure comprehensive and accurate cost and impact of installation, the request must be accompanied by supporting documentation on the current transformer load capacity and a current energy audit.


     Ulupono Initiative, Blue Planet Foundation, and EV Structure testified in support of this measure.  The Community Associations Legislative Action Committee and an individual testified in opposition to this measure.  The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism provided comments on this measure.



Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its contents and inserting language that establishes a working group to examine the issues regarding requests to the board of directors of an association of apartment owners, condominium association, cooperative housing corporation, or planned community association for the installation of electric vehicle charging systems.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1316, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1316, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,