HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Cynthia Thielen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Gene Ward, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Takashi Ohno

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

TIME:

8:30AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 23, SD1

(SSCR518)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST A SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECT.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Kaiuli Energy, LLC, to assist with the financing of the planning, design, and construction of a seawater air conditioning district cooling facility and chilled water distribution system. Effective 07/01/13. (SD1)

 

EEP/EDB, FIN

SB 17, SD2

(SSCR695)

Status

RELATING TO FOSSIL FUELS.

Adds new definition of "fossil fuel" to and amends definition of "distributor" in section 243-1, HRS. Amends section 243-3.5, HRS, to levy the environmental response, energy, and food security tax on liquid or gaseous fossil fuels. Repeals sunset date of Act 253, SLH 2007, as amended by Act 151, SLH 2012. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1040

(SSCR784)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC SYSTEMS.

Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to consider the value of implementing advanced grid modernization technology in the State.

 

EEP, CPC

SB 120, SD1

(SSCR459)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Authorizes the public utilities commission to establish a policy to implement economic incentives and cost recovery regulatory mechanisms to induce and accelerate electric utilities' cost reduction efforts, encourage greater utilization of renewable energy, accelerate the retirement of utility fossil generation, and increase investments to modernize the State's electrical grids. (SD1)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 101

(SSCR748)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY CONSERVATION.

Eliminates required increases to an agency's budget for the agency's implementation of energy efficiency retrofitting through performance contracting.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 16, SD2

(SSCR743)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

Requires appropriate county permitting agency to receive and process application for waivers for installation of solar water heating systems. Requires county councils to establish procedures and standards by which their respective county permitting agencies approve, disapprove, or approve with conditions. Clarifies existing application procedures. Effective 07/01/50. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 19, SD1

(SSCR524)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Exempts landlords and lessors who install renewable energy systems to their property from the definition of "public utility". (SD1)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 15, SD2

(SSCR605)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Proposed HD1: Changes existing gasoline requirement of ten per cent ethanol fuel content to a requirement that each distributor who sells liquid fuels in the State for use in motor vehicles shall ensure that locally-produced biofuels account for at least five per cent of the distributor's annual sales of liquid fuels for motor vehicles by volume; provided that for diesel fuel, no more than five per cent of locally-produced biofuel shall be required.  Establishes Biofuels Production Income Tax Credit, effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.  Repeals Ethanol Facility Tax Credit.  (PROPOSED SB15 HD1)

 

 

EEP, CPC

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 443 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6481 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website 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 586-9450 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. Clift Tsuji

Chair

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair