HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Hermina M. Morita, Chair

Rep. Mele Carroll, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Michael Y. Magaoay

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, OCEAN RESOURCES & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Ken Ito, Chair

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Michael Y. Magaoay

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

TIME:

8:50 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2159

RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.

Provides the natural energy laboratory of Hawaii authority with funds to obtain an environmental impact statement to support rezoning of certain land from conservation to urban.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 3181

RELATING TO ENDANGERED SPECIES.

Authorizes the development and use of programmatic safe harbor agreements and programmatic habitat conservation plans that cover multiple landowners or a class of landowners and over a wide area or region.

 

WLH/EEP, FIN

HB 3179

RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCER.

Amends the definition of "renewable energy producer" to include growers and producers of organic materials used primarily for the production of biofuels or other fuels, so that they will be eligible for direct leases of public land.

 

WLH/EEP, FIN

HB 2501, HD1

(HSCR240-08)

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Establishes statutory provisions on, and appropriates funds for, the department of agriculture's biosecurity program. (HB2501 HD1)

 

AGR, EEP, FIN

HB 647, HD1

(HSCR277-08)

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Changes the frequency with which the energy resources public-private advisory committee is required to report to the legislature from annual to biennial (even-numbered years only), beginning with the 2010 regular session. (HB647 HD1)

 

EEP

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

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PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 405 in the State Capitol; or

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6779(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands).

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to EEPtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Ken Ito

Chair

 

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Rep. Hermina Morita

Chair