HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

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, January 26, 2010

TIME:

8:00a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2238

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.

Amends definition of "renewable electrical energy" to include, beginning January 1, 2015, customer-sited, grid-connected renewable energy generation.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1855

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Permits electric utilities to recover costs and earn a 15% rate of return from ratepayers on investments and installations of voltage regulation technologies that meet specified standards.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2236

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Ensures that agencies that enter into energy performance contracts shall continue to receive budget appropriations for energy expenditures in an amount that shall not fall below the pre-performance contract budget.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2130

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires a marine terminal operator, rather than a distributor, to collect the environmental response tax from the owner of petroleum products at the time those products are received at the terminal.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2197

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 2239

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

Removes the exemption for dietary supplements from the deposit beverage container program.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1928

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Authorizes owners of adjoining property to enter private property to remove invasive species.

 

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: 25 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 Islanders with no e-mail access); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from 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 586-586-8435or 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