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HB2492 HD2       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO HYDROFLUOROCARBONS.
Report Title: Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Hydrofluorocarbons; Hawaii State Energy Office; Environmental Management Division; DOH; Phase Out; Procurement; Study; Appropriation ($)
Description: Establishes regulations on the use of hydrofluorocarbons in state law. Phases out hydrofluorocarbons in favor of alternatives with lower global warming potential. Establishes a preference for products that do not contain hydrofluorocarbons in the state procurement code. Directs the Hawaii State Energy Office and the Environmental Management Division of the Department of Health to study how to increase the use of refrigerants with low global warming potential, reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons, and recommend how to fund, structure, and prioritize a state program that incentivizes or provides grants to support the elimination of legacy uses of hydrofluorocarbons. Appropriates funds for the study to be performed by the Hawaii State Energy Office. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
Companion:  SB3078
Package: None
Current Referral: AEN/EET, WAM
Introducer(s): LOWEN, CREAGAN, ELI, HASHIMOTO, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, PERRUSO, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMANE, Morikawa, San Buenaventura

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1/22/2020HPending introduction.
1/23/2020HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/27/2020HReferred to EEP, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 5
1/27/2020HBill scheduled to be heard by EEP on Thursday, 01-30-20 8:30AM in House conference room 325.
1/30/2020HThe committee(s) on EEP recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 02-04-20 at 11:25AM.
1/30/2020HBill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday, 02-04-20 11:25AM in conference room 325.
2/4/2020HThe committees on EEP recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 7 Ayes: Representative(s) Lowen, Wildberger, Har, Tarnas, Todd, Yamane, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
2/6/2020HReported from EEP (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 142-20) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to CPC.
2/6/2020HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott voting no (1) and Representative(s) Nakamura, Saiki, Yamashita excused (3).
2/11/2020HBill scheduled to be heard by CPC on Thursday, 02-13-20 2:00PM in House conference room 329.
2/13/2020HThe committees on CPC recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 11 Ayes: Representative(s) Takumi, Ichiyama, Aquino, Belatti, Cabanilla Arakawa, Cachola, Har, Kong, Mizuno, Onishi, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
2/14/2020HReported from CPC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 654-20) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.
2/14/2020HReport adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott voting no (1) and Representative(s) Holt, Takayama excused (2).
2/21/2020HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Tuesday, 02-25-20 12:30PM in House conference room 308.
2/25/2020HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger, McDermott.
2/28/2020HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 884-20), recommending passage on Third Reading.
2/28/2020HPassed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott, Okimoto voting no (2) and Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, DeCoite, Holt, Thielen excused (4). Transmitted to Senate.
3/3/2020SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 240).
3/3/2020SPassed First Reading.
3/3/2020SReferred to AEN/EET, WAM.
3/11/2020SThe committee(s) on AEN/EET has scheduled a public hearing on 03-18-20 1:15PM in conference room 224.
3/16/2020SThe hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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HB2492 HD2






CommRoomDate/TimeNotice 
EEP 325 1/30/2020 8:30 AM View
EEP 325 2/04/2020 11:25 AM View
CPC 329 2/13/2020 2:00 PM View
FIN 308 2/25/2020 12:30 PM View
AEN/EET 224 3/18/2020 1:15 PM View