Dear Better Place Hawaii Members,
I wanted to update you an important hearing tomorrow that will directly impact you and the cost of parking your EV.
As you may recall, when I wrote to you last a few weeks back there were two bills being considered. The most important one to EV drivers, which will limit free parking for EVs has passed both the House and Senate and is being considered tomorrow by a conference committee. This is the last opportunity to have your voice heard on this important bill.
While no testimony will be accepted at the hearing tomorrow you can email the conferrees and let them know how you feel.
SB2746 makes a number of changes to reduce the benefits of free parking;
• Eliminates free parking for vehicles parked at an EV charging station
• Limits free meter parking to 2.5 hours or the maximum amount of time the meter allows, whichever is greater
• Limits free parking to 24 hours in lots such as the Airport
• Ends all free EV parking in 2014
Better Place does not support this bill and, if you feel similarly, encourages you to email the Senators and Representatives on the Conference Committee. You can email the Conferees at the following email addresses;
Senator Kalan English firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Will Espero email@example.com
Senator Mike Gabbard firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Clayton Hee email@example.com
Senator David Ige firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Joseph Souki email@example.com
Rep Marcus Oshiro firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Gilber Ketih-Agaran email@example.com
Rep Robert Herkes firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Karl Rhoads email@example.com
Rep Denny Coffman firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Linda Ichiyama email@example.com
The Conference Committee hearing is tomorrow, Thursday 4/19 at 1:30pm so any emails should be sent ASAP, but no later than 11am Thursday, 4/19.
The second bill that I wrote to you about, SB2747, which eliminates reserved parking stalls for EVs, passed the legislature and has been sent to Governor Abercrombie.
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Thank you for being a Member of the Better Place Electric Car Charging Network.
Better Place, Inc.