HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 02, 2009

TIME:

10:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 1271, HD2

(HSCR545)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Establishes the Hawaii Energy and Food Security Task Force to address Hawaii's energy and food security needs. Increases the tax collected on each barrel of imported oil, and allocates a portion thereof for energy security uses.

 

EEP, AGR, FIN

HB 986, HD1

(HSCR275)

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 834, HD1

(HSCR522)

Status

RELATING TO WATER QUALITY STANDARDS.

Amends state water quality standards for marine waters to conform to federal standards.

 

EEP/WLO, FIN

HB 574, HD1

(HSCR304)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

Extends the reverse vending machine rebate program and increases the financial incentives. Appropriates moneys to the counties to plan and operate county recycling programs.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 429, HD2

(HSCR524)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

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

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 279, HD1

(HSCR519)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Establishes the renewable energy branch in the department of business, economic development, and tourism to coordinate and promote renewable energy initiatives. Strengthens existing renewable energy and planning provisions. Provides for staffing. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1843, HD2

(HSCR570)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes comprehensive measures for increasing the production and use of renewable energy in the State. Effective 1/1/2020.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1207

(HSCR418)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Amends sections of chapter 210D, HRS (relating to community-based economic development), to update the provision of services provided by the community-based economic development technical and financial assistance program.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 610, HD1

(HSCR551)

Status

RELATING TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

Establishes a task force to develop the Hawaii state science and technology plan. Appropriates funds.

 

EBM, 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:

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

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PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit through the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair