STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1446
RE: S.B. No. 409
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 409, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish a registration surcharge fee for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, and hybrid vehicles.
The Department of Transportation testified in support of this measure. Servco Pacific Inc., Ulupono Initiative, and a few individuals testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company and Hawai‘i Electric Light Company, and Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the proposed registration surcharge fee to an unspecified amount;
(2) Removing plug-in hybrid electric and hybrid vehicles from the list of vehicles subjected to the registration surcharge fee; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 409, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 409, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair