STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2124

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 1520

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1520, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII PACIFIC HYDROGEN HUB,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require the Department Of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to work with the University of Hawaii on workforce development activities that support the development of the Hawaii Pacific Hydrogen Hub and other related aspects of the State's hydrogen energy industry; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds for the development of the Hawaii Pacific Hydrogen Hub.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Servco Pacific Inc.; Sustainable Energy Hawaii; Hawaii Gas; and two individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the University of Hawaii System and Hawaii State Energy Office.

 

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. 1520, 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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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair