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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

TIME:

9:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 3001, SD2

(SSCR2788)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Clarifies provisions of chapter 269, part VII, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the administration and use of moneys supporting energy-efficiency and demand-side management programs and services. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 3082, SD1

(SSCR2587)

Status

RELATING TO CRUISE SHIPS.

Transfers the cruise ship air emission provisions from HRS, chapter 342D, Water Pollution, to HRS, chapter 342B, Air Pollution Control. (SD1)

 

EEP, TAC/TRN, FIN

SB 2841

(SSCR2522)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

Requires retail dealers with more than 75,000 square feet of retail space to operate redemption centers. Effective 10/1/08.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2843, SD2

(SSCR2826)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC DEVICE RECYCLING.

Establishes a state program for collection, recycling, enforcement, and monitoring of covered electronic devices; establishes program funding through the environmental management special fund. (SB2843 SD2)

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

SB 2571, SD1

(SSCR2682)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD WASTE RECYCLING.

Requires the department of education, in a partnership with the department of health, to establish a three-year food waste recycling pilot project within one or more public schools. Appropriates funds from the environmental management special fund for the pilot program. (SD1)

 

EEP, EDN, FIN

SB 2991, SD2

(SSCR2599)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

To comprehensively address deficiencies in Hawaii's energy resources coordination statutes. Provide policy guidance needed to provide adequate detail on the nature and relationship of the energy data analyses functions of the state energy resources coordinator and energy program. (SB2991 SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2932, SD3

(SSCR2856)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE TAX.

Increases the state environmental response tax on petroleum in order to increase funding available for energy conservation, alternative energy development, global warming initiatives, and other programs pursuant to chapter 128D, HRS. (SB2932 SD3)

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

SB 2845, SD2

(SSCR2821)

Status

RELATING TO REORGANIZATION OF STATE AGENCIES.

Directs the legislative reference bureau to research the responsibilities of state agencies that are integral to achieving state energy objectives; identify any duplication or deficiency in the state agencies' responsibilities; research how other states address similar deficiencies in the administration of their energy policies; and make recommendations regarding how the state agencies can be reorganized to advance the long‑term energy strategy. (SB2845 SD2)

 

EEP, LMG, FIN

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

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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

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

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.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6790 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Hermina Morita

Chair