One of our property managers at work forwarded this...the premise is that the law has no teeth since there aren't any inspections or fines. So Senator Gabbard would like to add a penalty fine for non-compliance. Here's the details.... Senator Mike Gabbard's proposed bill SB2651 will be heard this Thursday afternoon at 3:30 PM HST. As a LEAF owner, he has personally experienced the inconvenience and hassle of not being able to charge his vehicle away from home. His bill proposes a penalty starting at $5K and escalating to $50K. [Download the PDF from here.]Please show support for this bill by providing your testimony. It can be a short letter. The process is simple. Register (if you haven't yet), sign in at the top right hand corner, and then upload your file. This will show our legislators the importance of putting teeth into this law so that property owners will take this seriously. Let's show representation across the state -- on all islands. We also encourage those that live out of state to show support and comment on the importance of a complete charging infrastructure. Those of you who own EVs can write about the need to be able to charge away from home, such as being able to reach certain destinations, charging while you're shopping or eating. The absolute deadline for filing your testimony is 3:30 PM HST Thursday January 30, 2014. Note: our Visitors Working Group have identified over a hundred properties on Maui that fall within the jurisdiction of this law. See list. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 489-2: Hawaii Statutes - Section 489-2: Definitions."Place of public accommodation" means a business, accommodation, refreshment, entertainment, recreation, or transportation facility of any kind whose goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations are extended, offered, sold, or otherwise made available to the general public as customers, clients, or visitors. By way of example, but not of limitation, place of public accommodationincludes facilities of the following types: (1) A facility providing services relating to travel or transportation; (2) An inn, hotel, motel, or other establishment that provides lodging to transient guests; (3) A restaurant, cafeteria, lunchroom, lunch counter, soda fountain, or other facility principally engaged in selling food for consumption on the premises of a retail establishment; (4) A shopping center or any establishment that sells goods or services at retail; (5) An establishment licensed under chapter 281 doing business under a class 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 license, as defined in section 281-31; (6) A motion picture theater, other theater, auditorium, convention center, lecture hall, concert hall, sports arena, stadium, or other place of exhibition or entertainment; (7) A barber shop, beauty shop, bathhouse, swimming pool, gymnasium, reducing or massage salon, or other establishment conducted to serve the health, appearance, or physical condition of persons; (8) A park, a campsite, or trailer facility, or other recreation facility; (9) A comfort station; or a dispensary, clinic, hospital, convalescent home, or other institution for the infirm; (10) A professional office of a health care provider, as defined in section 323D-2, or other similar service establishment; (11) A mortuary or undertaking establishment; and (12) An establishment that is physically located within the premises of an establishment otherwise covered by this definition, or within the premises of which is physically located a covered establishment, and which holds itself out as serving patrons of the covered establishment.