STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1823-22

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2022

 

RE: S.B. No. 3158

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2022

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 3158, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Establish the Electric Bicycle and Electric Moped Rebate Program (Rebate Program) to encourage the purchase and use of electric bicycles and electric mopeds;

 

(2) Authorize the Department of Transportation to contract with a third-party administrator to operate and manage the Rebate Program;

 

(3) Establish an electric bicycle and electric moped subaccount within the Highway Development Special Fund to fund the Rebate Program; and

 

(4) Require that a portion of the Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax be deposited into the electric bicycle and electric moped subaccount.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Climate Protectors Hawaii, Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board, Elemental Excelerator, and twelve individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance, Department of the Attorney General, Hawaii State Energy Office, Public Utilities Commission, Tax Foundation of Hawaii, Hawaii Electric Vehicle Association, Big Island Electric Vehicle Association, KauaiEV, Ulupono Initiative, 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 S.B. No. 3158, 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,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair