Category Archives: Fuel (HRS 243)

SB 3158 HD 1

SUBJECT:  FUEL, Earmark to Fund Electric Bicycle and Electric Moped Rebate Program

BILL NUMBER:  SB 3158 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Establishes the electric bicycle and electric moped rebate program and subaccount to encourage the purchase and use of electric bicycles and electric mopeds. Allocates a portion of the barrel tax for the rebate program. Continue reading SB 3158 HD 1

HB 2278 HD 1

SUBJECT:  INCOME, FUEL, Adoption of Carbon Tax, Income Tax Credit for Low Income Ratepayers

BILL NUMBER:  HB 2278 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Establishes a refundable income tax credit to mitigate the effect of a carbon emissions tax on taxpayers. Amends the environmental response, energy, and food security tax to address carbon emissions.

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HB 2278 HD 1

SUBJECT:  INCOME, FUEL, Adoption of Carbon Tax, Income Tax Credit for Low Income Ratepayers

BILL NUMBER:  HB 2278 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Establishes a refundable income tax credit to mitigate the effect of a carbon emissions tax on taxpayers. Amends the environmental response, energy, and food security tax to address carbon emissions.

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SB 3170

SUBJECT:  FUEL, Allow Supplementation of Highway Fund with Federal Pandemic Funds

BILL NUMBER:  SB 3170

INTRODUCED BY: SAN BUENAVENTURA, CHANG, MISALUCHA, Gabbard, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Wakai

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Allows federal pandemic relief funds received by the State to be used to supplement payment into the county highway funds. Permits the County of Hawaii to appropriate the county’s share of fuel tax revenue for the maintenance of substandard private subdivision roads that are used by the public. Sunsets 6/30/27.

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HB 1926, SB 3193

SUBJECT:  GENERAL EXCISE, USE, FUEL, LIQUOR, TOBACCO, Exemption for Activity in Foreign-Trade Zones

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1926, SB 3193

INTRODUCED BY: HB by SAIKI, SB by DELA CRUZ, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, Baker, Nishihara

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Retroactively restores the foreign-trade zones exemption from taxation under the general excise tax law, use tax law, fuel tax law, liquor tax law, and cigarette tax and tobacco tax law.  This issue seems to have stemmed from the Department’s misunderstanding of what laws can or can’t apply in a foreign trade zone.  The Department seems to have now figured it out and it wants taxpayers to pay for its mistakes…retroactively.  We think it’s appropriate for the Legislature to step in and come up with a just resolution.

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HB 2278

SUBJECT:  INCOME, FUEL, Adoption of Carbon Tax, Income Tax Credit for Low Income Ratepayers

BILL NUMBER:  HB 2278

INTRODUCED BY:  SAYAMA, BRANCO, CLARK, ELI, GANADEN, GATES, HASHEM, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAPELA, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MARTEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TAM, TODD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Establishes a refundable income tax credit to mitigate the effect of a carbon emissions tax on taxpayers. Amends the environmental response, energy, and food security tax to address carbon emissions.

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HB 1639, SB 2007

SUBJECT:  INCOME, FUEL, Aviation Fuel Tax; Carbon Tax; Airport Revenue Fund

BILL NUMBER:  HB1639, SB 2007

INTRODUCED BY: HB by LOWEN, GANADEN, ILAGAN, JOHANSON, KAPELA, KITAGAWA, LOPRESTI, MARTEN, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, TARNAS, WILDBERGER, McKelvey; SB by RHOADS, GABBARD, LEE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Imposes a state carbon emissions tax of $6.25 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions on all aviation fuel. Directs the aviation fuel tax into the airport revenue fund. Implements a tax credit to mitigate the effects of this tax on lower income taxpayers.

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SB 1203, HD1

SUBJECT:  ADMINISTRATION, INCOME, GENERAL EXCISE, USE, LIQUOR, TOBACCO, FUEL, RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE, Technical Cleanup

BILL NUMBER:  SB 1203, HD1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Economic Development

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Amends title 14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make nonsubstantive changes for clarity and to delete obsolete provisions.

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