HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Cynthia Thielen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Gene Ward, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Awana

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 06, 2014

TIME:

8:40 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2049

Status

RELATING TO STATE ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Expands eligible business activity in the state enterprise zones to include the development of various types of renewable energy by sustainable business corporations, as defined in section 420D-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

EEP/EDB, FIN

HB 2255

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

Provides that agencies entering into energy performance contracts receive budget appropriations and have access to financing options; that an energy performance contract has a maximum term of 25 years, including the construction period; and that agencies implementing performance contracts provide annual reports to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Includes housekeeping measures.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2306

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE REVOLVING FUND.

Appropriates funds for environmental health programs through the environmental response revolving fund.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2308

Status

RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICE.

Establishes an Office of Environmental Information Management within the Department of Health. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2312

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.

Changes the amount of the tax that shall be deposited into the Environmental Response Revolving Fund from five cents on each barrel to fifteen cents on each barrel to support environmental activities and programs.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2256

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX REPEAL DATE.

Enables a resource strategy aligned with the State's 2030 clean energy laws.  Revises the environmental response, energy, and food security tax repeal date to June 30, 2030.

 

AGR, EEP, FIN

HB 2658

Status

RELATING TO FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Includes fuel cell electric vehicles in the definition of electric vehicles for purposes of parking exemptions, HOV lane use, registration, and required parking spaces in places of public accommodation. Requires a procurement priority for fuel cell electric vehicles.

 

EEP, TRN

HB 1941

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Requires the environmental council to adopt rules requiring environmental impact statements to consider sea level rise and other climate changes on any publicly-funded proposed action or development.

 

EEP, JUD

HB 1714

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

Addresses climate change adaptation by tasking the sustainability coordinator to create initial reports identifying expected climate impacts. Tasks the Office of Planning with establishing and implementing strategic climate adaptation plans and policy recommendations based on reports from sustainability coordinator. Establishes an interagency climate council with the task of implementing a general state policy to address climate change through 2050. Appropriates funds for staffing and resources. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EEP, 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: 2 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. 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 586-9454 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. Chris Lee

Chair

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair