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:

Thursday, March 13, 2008

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2774, SD2

(SSCR2846)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a task force within the University of Hawaii to conduct an evaluation of the recycling options available to schools, including a summary feasibility report relating to the establishment of a school recycling program, the use of reverse vending machines, and the feasibility of providing recycling bins in schools throughout the State. Appropriates funds. (SB2774 SD2)

 

EEP, HED/EDN, FIN

SB 2986, SD2

(SSCR2822)

Status

RELATING TO REFUNDABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX CREDIT.

Allows a taxpayer whose sole source of income is derived from pension benefits or with an adjusted gross income of $ or less to qualify for a refundable tax credit for the purchase and installation of a renewable energy technology, which includes solar water heating, photovoltaic, and wind systems. (SB2986 SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2623

(SSCR2689)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES.

Expands the renewable energy technologies tax credit to include solar electric energy systems.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2842, SD2

(SSCR2855)

Status

RELATING TO LIGHTING.

Phases out and bans the use of lighting products with lead and high mercury content. Establishes a statewide lighting efficiency standard for general purpose lights. Requires the use of ENERGY STAR labeled lamps in agency buildings and facilities. Directs the department of health to develop a statewide recycling program for recycling mercury-containing compact fluorescent bulbs. Makes appropriation. (SB2842 SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 3190

(SSCR2636)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SOPOGY INC., IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds in an amount not exceeding $35,000,000 to assist Sopogy, Inc. with planning, designing, construction, equipping, and operating a solar farm power plant on the island of Oahu to produce electricity from solar power.

 

EEP, 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 586-6790or 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