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, February 5, 2008

TIME:

8:45 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2504

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; directs the Department of Health to develop a statewide recycling program for recycling mercury-containing compact florescent bulbs.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2505

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Establishes a renewable energy facilitator position with DBEDT.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2507

RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION.

Appropriates funds to establish two positions to support the implementation of Act 234, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2552

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to develop a model ordinance for renewable energy projects for adoption by the counties. Appropriates funds to develop the model ordinance.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 3064

RELATING TO REFUNDABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX CREDIT.

Allows a taxpayer with an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less to take a refundable tax credit for the purchase and installation of a renewable energy technology, which includes solar water heating, photovoltaic, and wind systems.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2502

RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY.

Makes solar energy facilities a permitted use in the agricultural district on class D or E land.

 

EEP, WLH/AGR

HB 2503

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Permits the use of lands in agricultural land use districts to be used for agricultural-energy facilities provided that the primary activity of the agricultural-energy enterprise is agricultural activity.

 

EEP, WLH/AGR

HB 2401

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST OCEANLINX HAWAII LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for planning, designing, and constructing a wave or hydrokinetic power facility on Maui.

 

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.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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.

 

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