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 10, 2009

TIME:

9 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 36

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Changes the name of the Environmental Health Education Fund to the Sanitation and Environmental Health Fund and allows the Fund to be used for sanitation program activities.

 

HLT, EEP, FIN

HB 1272

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING.

Makes clarifying amendments to the electronic waste recycling act.

 

EEP, EBM

HB 1270

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Deletes avoided cost by a utility in determining a just and reasonable rate for nonfossil fuel generated electricity.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1197

Status

RELATING TO ALCOHOL FUELS.

Improve Hawaii's economic and energy security position by establishing a preference for locally produced alcohol fuels.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1491

Status

RELATING TO ETHANOL FACILITY TAX CREDIT.

Caps the total annual amount of ethanol facility tax credits allowed at $8,000,000 between 01/01/09 to 12/31/12.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1484

Status

RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION FEES.

Removes the exemption from fees for air pollution emissions in excess of 4,000 tons annually from covered sources.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 604

Status

RELATING TO GRAY WATER.

Requires county gray water recycling programs to conform to standards established by the department of health.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 763

Status

RELATING TO GRAY WATER RECYCLING.

Requires the department of health to establish a gray water recycling program for premises not served by a county wastewater system. Permits counties to establish gray water recycling programs in areas served by a county wastewater system.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1467

Status

RELATING TO PROPERLY INFLATED TIRES.

Requires retail service stations to provide free tire pressure gauges and operational tire inflation devices to enable motorists to maintain properly inflated tires so as to increase the overall operating efficiency of existing vehicles. Provides penalty.

 

EEP, CPC/JUD

HB 1417

Status

RELATING TO MOBILE BILLBOARDS.

Amends the restrictions on the use of mobile billboards and provides for penalties. Exempts businesses using advertising devices used in the daily function of the business.

 

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