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:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 605, SD1

(SSCR564)

Status

RELATING TO NOISE.

Requires the department of health to add the dBC decibel weighting system to the current dBA decibel weighting system for purposes of community noise control. Sets permissible maximum sound levels for nighttime and grants the DOH and the county liquor commission the authority to enforce these limits. Directs DOH, DLIR, and the county liquor commission to develop recommendations for a permanent maximum sound level, in decibels. (SD1)

 

EEP, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 1066, SD2

(SSCR794)

Status

RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.

Increases the number of directors for NELHA to 13, adding 2 tenant representative directors. (SD2)

 

EEP, EBM

SB 32, SD1

(SSCR607)

Status

RELATING TO FUEL.

Repeals the sunset date of the tax exemption on gross income or proceeds from the sale of alcohol fuels. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 266, SD2

(SSCR643)

Status

RELATING TO GLOBAL WARMING.

Establishes the global warming task force to assess the impacts of global warming and climate change trends in the State. (SD2

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1633, SD2

(SSCR695)

Status

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

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist EPOD, Inc. in the development of renewable energy projects. (SD2)

 

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 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