A proposed bill is making its way through the Hawaii legislature that would fine owners of parking lots with at least 100 spots that fail to provide at least one parking space exclusively for electric vehicles and equipped with a charging station.

Hawaii SB2651 passed a second reading before the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment earlier this month and is now before the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.

The bill as its written would establish fines of $1,000 for the first violation, $5,000 for the second violation, $10,000 for the third violation, and $20,000 for the fourth violation. The bill is adopted into law would go into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

The bill has been amended to give parking lot owners 120 days after any violation to comply without being cited for another violation.

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