Bill Text: HI HB1936 | 2022 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating To Zero Emission Vehicle Fueling Rebates.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2022-02-08 - The committee(s) on EEP recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. [HB1936 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2022-HB1936-Introduced.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1936

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2022

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE FUELING REBATES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 269-72, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

     "[[]§269-72[]  Electric vehicle charging] Zero-emission vehicle fueling system; rebate program.  (a)  The public utilities commission, in consultation with [electric] zero-emission vehicle stakeholders and the state energy office, shall administer a rebate program that incentivizes the installation or upgrade of [an electric vehicle charging] a zero-emission vehicle fueling system, as provided in this section, and may contract with a third-party administrator pursuant to section 269‑73 to operate and manage the rebate program.

     (b)  An applicant may be eligible for a rebate under the rebate program if the applicant:

     (1)  Installs a new [electric vehicle charging] zero-emission vehicle fueling system where none previously existed to either:

          (A)  An alternating current Level 2 station with two or more ports that provide electricity to two or more battery electric vehicles; [or]

          (B)  A direct current fast charging system; or

          (C)  A hydrogen refueling station; or

     (2)  Upgrades an existing [electric vehicle charging] zero-emission vehicle fueling system to either:

          (A)  An alternating current Level 2 station with two or more ports that provide electricity to two or more battery electric vehicles; [or]

          (B)  A direct current fast charging system[.]; or

          (C)  A hydrogen refueling station.

     (c)  Subject to subsection (d), rebates shall be distributed as follows:

     (1)  Each eligible installation of [an electric vehicle charging] a zero-emission vehicle fueling system shall receive:

          (A)  $4,500 for the installation of an alternating current Level 2 station with two or more ports; [and]

          (B)  $35,000 for the installation of a direct current fast charging system; and

          (C)  $            for the installation of a hydrogen refueling station; and

     (2)  Each eligible upgrade of [an electric vehicle charging] a zero-emission vehicle fueling system shall receive:

          (A)  $3,000 for the upgrade to an alternating current Level 2 station with two or more ports; [and]

          (B)  $28,000 for the upgrade to a direct current fast charging system[.]; and

          (C)  $           for the upgrade of fuel capacity for a hydrogen refueling station.

     (d)  The public utilities commission shall not issue more than $500,000 in total rebates under this section each fiscal year.

     (e)  The public utilities commission shall:

     (1)  Prepare any forms that may be necessary for an applicant to claim a rebate pursuant to this section; and

     (2)  Require each applicant to furnish reasonable information to ascertain the validity of the claim, including but not limited to documentation necessary to demonstrate that the installation or upgrade for which the rebate is claimed is eligible.

     (f)  This section shall apply to [electric vehicle charging] zero-emission vehicle fueling systems that are installed or upgraded after December 31, 2019.

     (g)  Applicants shall submit applications to the public utilities commission within twelve months of the date that the newly installed or upgraded [charging] fueling system is placed into service to claim a rebate from the [electric vehicle charging] zero-emission vehicle fueling system rebate program.  Failure to apply to the commission within twelve months of the date that the newly installed or upgraded [charging] fueling system is placed into service shall constitute a waiver of the right to claim the rebate.

     (h)  Nothing in this section shall alter taxes due on the original purchase or upgrade price of [an electric vehicle charging] a zero-emission vehicle fueling system prior to the application of the rebate.  Any rebate received pursuant to the [electric vehicle charging] zero-emission vehicle fueling system rebate program shall not be considered income for the purposes of state or county taxes.

     (i)  In administering the [electric vehicle charging] zero-emission vehicle fueling system rebate program, the public utilities commission shall [give consideration to] consider the following guidelines:

     (1)  Priority should be given to [electric vehicle charging] zero-emission vehicle fueling systems that are publicly available, serve multiple tenants, employees, or customers, or serve electric vehicle fleets;

     (2)  [Electric vehicle charging] Zero-emission vehicle fueling system rebates should enhance broader public clean energy and grid resiliency goals by supporting deployment of [electric vehicle charging] zero-emission vehicle fueling systems that can regulate their time of use, be networked and co-optimized with other [electric vehicle charging] zero-emission vehicle fueling systems, and otherwise provide grid services or other benefits to the utility and electric grid; and

     (3)  [Electric vehicle charging] Zero-emission vehicle fueling systems that serve a single person, such as a reserved parking stall or a single-family residence, shall not be eligible for rebates.

     (j)  As used in this section:

     "Alternating current Level 2 charging station", commonly referred to as "Level 2 charging station", means an electric vehicle charging system that utilizes alternating current electricity providing at least three kilowatts and means a system that:

     (1)  Is capable of providing electricity from a non-vehicle source to charge the batteries of one or more electric vehicles;

     (2)  Meets recognized standards and protocols including, but not limited to, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1772 of SAE International and Tesla protocol; and

     (3)  Is designed and installed in compliance with article 625 of the National Electrical Code to appropriate Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories' standards.

     "Applicant" means an individual; non-profit or for-profit corporation; local, state, or federal government agency; homeowner association; or any other eligible entity as defined under rules adopted for the electric vehicle charging system rebate program.

     "Direct current fast charging system", commonly referred to as "DC fast charging system", means an electric vehicle charging system that utilizes direct current electricity providing forty kilowatts or greater and:

     (1)  Is capable of providing electricity from a non-vehicle source to charge the batteries of one or more electric vehicles;

     (2)  Meets recognized standards and protocols, including, but not limited to, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1772 of SAE International, Tesla protocol, and CHAdeMO protocol; and

     (3)  Is designed and installed in compliance with article 625 of the National Electrical Code to appropriate Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories' standards.

     "Electric vehicle charging system" has the same meaning as Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment as defined in article 625.2 of the National Electrical Code, as amended."

     SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Hydrogen Refueling Station; Electric Vehicle Charging System; Zero-Emission Vehicle Fueling System; Rebate Program

 

Description:

Renames Hawaii's Electric Vehicle Charging System Rebate Program to the Zero-Emission Vehicle Fueling System Rebate Program.  Adds the installation and upgrade of hydrogen refueling stations to the Zero-Emission Vehicle Fueling System Rebate Program.

 

 

 

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