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, April 06, 2009

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 605, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1232)

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.

 

EEP, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 1260, SD1

(HSCR1075)

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

SB 1008, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1290)

Status

RELATING TO WATER QUALITY STANDARDS.

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

 

EEP/WLO, FIN

SB 713, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1298)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL WORKFORCE.

Appropriates funds to continue the Emergency Environmental Workforce Program.

 

EEP, HED, FIN

SB 1338, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1082)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSEHOLD ENERGY DEMAND.

Allows the use of clotheslines on any privately owned single-family residential dwelling or townhouse.

 

EEP/HSG, FIN

SB 1671, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1230)

Status

RELATING TO FOSSIL FUELS.

Prohibits the construction or operation of any new electricity generating facility using fossil fuel, except under extraordinary circumstances, as determined by the PUC, or when the electric generation unit has rated capacity of less than 2 megawatts and is used primarily to serve a facility's own internal operation.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1258, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1220)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Makes various revisions to renewable energy and net energy metering provisions. Encourages the development of renewable energy in Hawaii.

 

EEP, CPC, 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: 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

 

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 586-6200 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. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair