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, March 20, 2012

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2630

(SSCR2437)

Status

RELATING TO NOISE.

Proposed HD1: Authorizes a liquor commission in a county with a population of over 700,000 to establish a pilot program that uses th dBC weighting system for the purpose of community noise control.

 

EEP, CPC

SB 2288, SD1

(SSCR2747)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Proposed HD1: Applies the renewable energy technologies tax credit on a per-property basis. Prohibits a taxpayer from claiming the renewable energy technologies income tax credit for a renewable energy system installed for a power purchase agreement with any government agency. Increases the credit for systems installed on various types of properties. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for renewable energy systems for state facilities. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2012. Effective July 1, 2030.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2438, SD1

(SSCR2425)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Proposed HD1: Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to provide, upon request by the public utilities commission, technological readiness analysis information which the public utilities commission may consider when making final determinations on renewable energy.

 

EEP, CPC

SB 2746, SD1, HD1

(HSCR979-12)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Codifies certain provisions of Act 290, Session Laws of Hawaii 1997, and repeals the rest. Authorizes the Department of Transportation to adopt rules for the registration of, and issuance of license plates for electric vehicles. Exempts electric vehicles from parking fees under certain conditions. Effective July 1, 2021. (SB2746 HD1)

 

TRN, EEP, FIN

SB 2747, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1038-12)

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. Effective January 1, 2013, imposes a warning on any person who parks an unauthorized vehicle in a space designated for electric vehicles. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB2747 HD1)

 

TRN, EEP, FIN

SB 2873, SD1, HD1

(HSCR978-12)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Authorizes agencies to exempt certain secondary actions from the environmental impact statements law. Requires that applicants proposing certain actions identified in the environmental impact statements law prepare environmental assessments. (SB2873 HD1)

 

TRN, EEP, JUD

SB 2239, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1080-12)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a venture accelerator funding program under the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation to assist the State's technology businesses to compete for investment capital.  Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB2239 HD1)

 

ERB, EEP, FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1s are available in room 317 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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: 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 586-9605 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. Denny Coffman

Chair