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 HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Cheape

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TIME:

8:30AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1135, SD2

(SSCR658)

Status

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

Amends and expands the Electronic Waste and Television Recycling program. Effective date is 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

EEP/HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 1143, SD2

(SSCR612)

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CONTROL.

Establishes filing fees to help fund operations of the Office of Environmental Quality Control; creates a special fund and authorizes expenditures out of the special fund; and provides for a lag time for collection of fees. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

EEP/HLT, FIN

SB 454, SD1

(SSCR153)

Status

RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.

Encourages the department of health and the counties to promote widespread use of gray water in the interests of water conservation. Requires use of gray water to conform to the latest edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code. Defines gray water. (SD1)

 

EEP, WAL

SB 1133, SD2

(SSCR683)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

Removes the exemption for dietary supplements in amounts greater than one ounce from the deposit beverage container program. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1132, SD1

(SSCR679)

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.

Increases the solid waste management surcharge to $1.25 per ton of solid waste disposed of in landfills or shipped out-of-state; increases the solid waste management surcharge to 60 cents per ton of solid waste disposed of at waste-to-energy facilities that accept 150,000 tons or more of solid waste annually; provides for no surcharges to waste-to-energy facilities that accept less than 150,000 tons of solid waste annually and for ash disposed of in landfills that originates from a waste-to-energy facility; and defines "waste-to-energy facility". Effective 7/1/50. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1131, SD2

(SSCR589)

Status

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

Establishes a tiered glass advance disposal fee based on the capacity of the glass container. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 497, SD2

(SSCR572)

Status

RELATING TO BEACH NOURISHMENT.

Appropriates funds for the environmental impact statement associated with the planned beach nourishment project at Kaanapali beach on the island of Maui; provided that no funds shall be expended unless matched dollar-for-dollar with private funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 623, SD2

(SSCR762)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Replaces the current renewable energy technology systems tax credit with tax credits for solar energy property and wind energy property. Requires DOTAX and DBEDT to report tax credits claimed under section 235-12.5, HRS. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1087, SD2

(SSCR816)

Status

RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

Establishes a regulatory financing structure that authorizes the PUC and DBEDT to provide low-cost loans for green infrastructure equipment to achieve measurable cost savings and Hawaii's clean energy goals. Requires a report to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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. Della Au Belatti

Chair

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair