HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 5

 

HB 1726

(HSCR18-12)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Extends the repeal date of the energy systems development special fund to 2015 to match that of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2259

(HSCR315-12)

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 2326

(HSCR480-12)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends various income tax credits to provide that the basis of eligible depreciable property for state income tax purposes shall be reduced by the amount of the tax credit claimed.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2417, HD1

(HSCR523-12)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Limits the claimable tax credit to each subject tax map key number rather than each renewable energy system on a subject tax map key number. Effective January 1, 2013, and applies to tax years beginning after December 31, 2012.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2121, HD1

(HSCR592-12)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Prohibits state and county agencies from entering into an energy agreement or contract to install a renewable energy system with a private provider who has claimed the renewable energy technologies tax credit. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for renewable energy systems for state facilities. Effective January 1, 2013.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2690, HD1

(HSCR479-12)

Status

RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES.

Differentiates between "geothermal resources exploration" and "geothermal resources development" for purposes of mining leases and exploration permits. Designates "geothermal resources exploration" and "geothermal resources development" as permitted uses in all state land use districts and conservation district zones. Repeals geothermal resource subzone provisions under state land use law.

 

EEP/WLO, FIN

HB 2483, HD1

(HSCR314-12)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT.

Amends the Hawaii State Planning Act to include climate change adaptation priority guidelines.

 

EEP, 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: 2 copies to Room 306, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (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/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.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair