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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

TIME:

8:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1919

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATIONAL RETREATS.

Authorizes the use of certain land, subject to county approval and oversight, for educational retreat development, teaching of ecology, the presentation of nature, culture, and wellness programs, and the modeling of sustainable living practices including agriculture and waste and resource management, through planned community use.

 

EEP, WAL, FIN

HB 2060

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes renewable fuels production income tax credit. Repeals ethanol facility tax credit. Effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2014.

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

HB 2141

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes the Hawaii community-based renewable energy program to enable utility customers to participate in a community-based renewable energy facility and benefit from the electricity generated from such a facility. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EEP, EDB, CPC

HB 1943

Status

RELATING TO THE MODERNIZATION OF THE HAWAII ELECTRIC SYSTEM.

Requires the public utilities commission to adopt rules for improved accessibility to connect to the Hawaii electric system for any individual or business. Requires the commission to initiate a proceeding no later than July 1, 2014, to discuss upgrades to the Hawaii electric system for anticipated growth of customer generation.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1999

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

Requires electric utilities to apply to the PUC for license to operate.

 

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: 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 e-mail or the Web); or

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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