STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2103
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 Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 409, S.D. 2, 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 establish a registration surcharge fee for electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles which shall be deposited into the State Highway Fund.
The Department of Transportation, Ho‘omanapono Political Action Committee submitted testimony in support of this measure. Servco Pacific Inc., Big Island Electric Vehicle Association, Organizing for Action, Blue Planet Foundation, Sierra Club of Hawai‘i, and several concerned individuals submitted testimony in opposition. The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Ltd., Hawai‘i Electric Light Company, Inc., Tesla, Tax Foundation of Hawaii, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Ulupono Initiative, and a concerned individual submitted comments.
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 S.B. No. 409, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair