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, March 16, 2010

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2709, SD1, HD1

(HSCR731-10)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE PRODUCTS.

Adds the Design for the Environment Program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a program whose approved cleaning and maintenance products will be given first preference by public schools in the purchase and use of environmentally-sensitive cleaning and maintenance products. (SB2709 HD1)

 

EDN, EEP, FIN

SB 2488, SD2

(SSCR2577)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires electric utilities to compensate net metering surplus customer-generators for excess electricity at the end of the twelve-month period; increases customer-generator capacity to two megawatts; permits existing net-metered customers to remain with the net metering program regardless of available alternatives; increases the total allowable generating capacity produced by customer-generators to 15% of that distribution feeder's penetration level or the penetration level that triggers additional technical study, as determined by the PUC, whichever is higher; increases the maximum number of kilowatts a customer-generator system may have before public utilities commission approval for safety and performance standards is required; directs the PUC to determine the net surplus compensation rate. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on 3-11-10 and no additional testimony will be accepted.

 

SB 1675, SD2

(SSCR746)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Proposed HD Provides a general excise tax exemption for nonprofit organizations that install renewable energy technology systems.

 

EEP, FIN

 

 

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.

 

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PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 317 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

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Rep. Hermina Morita

Chair