HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Denny Coffman, Chair

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 425, HD1

(HSCR35-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission, in exercising its authority and duties, to consider the costs and benefits of a diverse fossil fuel portfolio and of maximizing the efficiency of all electric utility assets to lower and stabilize the cost of electricity. (HB425 HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1400

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.

Proposed HD1: Establishes the Community Response Account into which shall be deposited one-half of the fines and penalties collected under sections 342H-9 and 342-10 from the Environmental Response Revolving Fund. Specifies that where a county individually, or the State and a county jointly, initiates and conducts an investigation resulting in the imposition and collection of a fine or penalty, pursuant to section 342H-30(c), Hawaii Revised Statutes, the fine or penalty shall be distributed as follows: (1) one-third to the county department where the investigation was initiated and conducted; (2) one-third into the Environmental Response Revolving Fund; and (3) one-third into the Community Response Account. Effective July 1, 2012

 

EEP, FIN

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 317 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

HB 2259

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Applies the National Fire Protection Association's Hydrogen Technologies Code to hydrogen production, storage, use, and handling for stationary and portable applications in the State and establishes the state hydrogen permitting authority. Contains appropriation. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2042

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires that the renewable portfolio standards shall be met by requiring that renewable energy whose sources are biogas, biomass, biofuels, or hydrogen shall be locally produced. Defines "locally produced".

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1871

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED.

Exempts Department of Hawaiian Home Lands lessees from building codes and building-permitting requirements. Requires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to establish its own building code and building-permitting requirements. Requires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to provide notice of water, sewer, and traffic effects.

 

EEP, HAW, FIN

HB 2485, HD1

(HSCR38-12)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE PARKING.

Clarifies the electric vehicle parking requirement. Allows an electric vehicle parking space with a charging system to be located anywhere in the parking lot or structure. (HB2485 HD1)

 

TRN, EEP, FIN

HB 2484, HD1

(HSCR37-12)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Codifies with modifications Act 290, Session Laws of Hawaii 1997, for the registration of, and issuance of license plates for, electric vehicles, and the exemptions from parking fees and high occupancy vehicle lane restrictions. Allows the Department of Transportation to adopt rules for the registration of, and issuance of license plates for, electric vehicles. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB2484 HD1)

 

TRN, EEP, FIN

HB 2651

Status

RELATING TO NOISE.

Authorizes the county liquor commissions to adopt rules and use exclusively the dBC weighting system for the purpose of community noise control.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2483

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT.

Creates a climate change adaptation policy for the State of Hawaii by amending the Hawaii State Planning Act to include climate change adaptation priority guidelines.

 

EEP, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 8:15 a.m

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HB 2043

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires the PUC to direct electric utilities to place special emphasis on utilizing renewable energy sources when crafting integrated resource plans.

 

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.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 1 copies (including an original) to Room 314 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8437(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 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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 586-9605or 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. Denny Coffman

Chair