HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 05, 2015

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1514

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes disclosure requirements for outdoor applications of pesticides in proximity to schools, childcare facilities, and certain commercial agricultural entities. Establishes reasonable pesticide buffer zones for sensitive areas. Establishes penalties.

 

EEP, AGR, CPC/JUD

HB 1508

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to commence a proceeding by September 1, 2015, regarding equity for all ratepayers in net energy metering.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 619

Status

RELATING TO THE MERGER, ACQUISITION, AND CONSOLIDATION OF ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

Requires the PUC to apply certain standards and criteria and hold a public hearing to determine whether to approve a merger, acquisition, or consolidation of an electric utility.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1512

Status

RELATING TO PERFORMANCE-BASED REGULATION.

Establishes performance-based criteria from which the PUC must periodically establish goals that the electric utility companies must meet or be subject to the imposition of conditions.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1504

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the legislative reference bureau to analyze different public utility models followed in the United States and compare them with the utility model followed in Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1468

Status

RELATING TO THE INTERISLAND HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION CABLE SYSTEM.

Removes the authorization granted to the public utilities commission to establish a regulatory structure for the installation and implementation of an interisland high-voltage electric transmission cable system by repealing chapter 269, part VIII, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and making conforming amendments.

 

EEP, CPC/JUD

HB 264

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the PUC to establish a process for the creation of integrated energy districts.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1505

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Prohibits the public utilities commission from approving power purchase agreements that prohibit the sale of energy to third parties or require utility consent to sell energy to third parties.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1104

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the State and counties to purchase an unspecified percentage of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in their total annual purchase or acquisition of government motor vehicles. Requires the directors of finance to track and report to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) the number of FCEV registered in the State. Requires fuel distributors to report to DBEDT the volume of non-fossil fuels imported or produced for ultimate sale or consumption in the State.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1296

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Establishes the Hydrogen Implementation Authority within the State Energy Office to implement a hydrogen economy in Hawaii.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 949

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR HAZARD EVALUATION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE PREPAREDNESS.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the Department of Health to support public health and environmental hazard evaluation and emergency response preparedness.

 

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.

 

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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 586-9450 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. Chris Lee

Chair