HI SB617 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 18 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-24 - Referred to EET, CPH/JDC.
Pending: Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Ensures that a variance for a demand water heater may only be granted if solar water heating is impracticable or cost-prohibitive, or if no renewable energy technology system can be substituted for use as the primary energy source for heating water. Requires that if a variance is granted for a property that will be connected to an electric utility grid, a grid-interactive water heater or a heat pump water heater be used in place of a solar water heater. Provides for penalties or fines for false attestation in variance applications.

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Relating To Energy Efficiency.



2019-01-24SenateReferred to EET, CPH/JDC.
2019-01-22SenatePassed First Reading.


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