HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Hermina M. Morita, Chair

Rep. Denny Coffman, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida Cabanilla

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Ken Ito

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 371

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Repeals the sunset provision relating to the one cent tax on naphtha fuel used in a power-generating facility.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 521

Status

RELATING TO FUEL TAX.

Exempts SLH 2007, Act 209's amendments to section 243-4(a), HRS, from repeal and reenactment on December 31, 2009 by SLH 2007, Act 103, which will lower the license taxes paid by distributors on each gallon of liquid fuel sold.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 370

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Clarifies that the additional one cent license tax added to diesel fuel is not applicable to diesel oil that is sold for use in electric power generation by a power-generating facility.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 197

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Gives boards of directors authority to install or allow the installation of solar energy or wind energy devices on the common elements of condominiums.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 429

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Directs the public utilities commission to establish energy efficiency portfolio standards.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 430

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Directs the public benefits fee administrator to review energy use patterns and develop an energy efficiency plan. Appropriates funds.

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 432

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Expands the pay as you save pilot program to include photovoltaic energy systems and refrigerator exchanges.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 433

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Directs the public benefits fee administrator to develop and implement a program to encourage residential retail electricity customers to replace inefficient household appliances with ENERGY STAR appliances.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 436

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Directs the public utilities commission to establish a consumer information program on energy efficient properties.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 986

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.

Requires construction and renovation of public school facilities to meet the Collaborative for High Performance Schools standards. Requires replacement of old portable buildings with high performance classrooms. Also requires prioritization of public school facilities projects in accordance with certain criteria.

 

EEP, EDN, FIN

HB 428

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE.

Excludes bona fide prospective purchasers and owners of contiguous properties who meet certain conditions from liability under the environmental response law.

 

EEP, JUD

 

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 317 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-9608 (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 586-8435 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