STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1023
RE: S.B. No. 1520
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1520, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII PACIFIC HYDROGEN HUB,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require and appropriate moneys for 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.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Energy Office; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; University of Hawaii; Sustainable Energy Hawaii; Servco; and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that the development of the Hawaii Pacific Hydrogen Hub, as supported by this measure, will help the State develop clean energy investments, well-paying jobs, and improved energy security.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1520, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1520, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair