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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

SB 2081, SD2

(SSCR2428)

Status

RELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.

Increases the fine for littering. Requires moneys to be deposited into the county general fund for the county that imposed the fine or if the fine is imposed by the state, into a special account in the state general fund for use by the state law enforcement agency that issued the littering citation. (SD2)

 

EEP, JUD, FIN

SB 2356, SD2

(SSCR2544)

Status

RELATING TO LEAF BLOWERS.

Prohibits the use of gas power leaf blowers; prohibits the use of leaf blowers on or near residential zones, except within allowed time periods; prohibits leaf blowing operations from blowing debris onto adjacent property without permission; effective 7/1/11. (SD2)

 

EEP, JUD

SB 2544, SD2

(SSCR2481)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HONOLULU SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING LLC PROJECTS ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU.

Extends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds for Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning LLC. Effective 6/29/2099. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2563, SD1

(SSCR2437)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Amends the "lead by example" goals of state energy efficiency to target 30% energy efficiency by 2030. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2858, SD2

(SSCR2518)

Status

RELATING TO RETAIL WHEELING.

Requires the public utilities commission to establish rules and policies and issue orders related to retail wheeling to enable renewable energy producers operating on state lands to sell electricity directly to state government entities located on the same island as the producer. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2957, SD1

(SSCR2364)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Provides an exemption from environmental assessment requirements for actions that protect, preserve, or enhance native species, native habitat, or native ecosystem functions. Requires the department of land and natural resources to make a determination of whether the exemption should be applicable after a public notice is published for at least thirty days. Effective 7/1/50. (SD1)

 

EEP/WLO, JUD

SB 2231, SD1

(SSCR2483)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Exempts electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging systems from the general excise tax from 07/01/2015 to before 01/01/2020. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2817, SD1

(SSCR2517)

Status

RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY DEVICES.

Clarifies that the rules of a private homeowners association or entity shall not impose conditions or restrictions that render a solar energy device more than 25% less effective, increase the cost of installation, maintenance, and removal of a solar energy device, or require an encumbrance on title because of the placement of the solar energy device. (SD1)

 

EEP/HSG, JUD

SB 2357, SD2

(SSCR2576)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires gas utility companies to annually report to the public utilities commission information on the use of renewable energy resources. Defines feedstock, total feedstock, and non-petroleum feedstock. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC

 

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 325 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-9608(for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);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 586-8435or 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