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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB 1509 HD1 PROPOSED

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB 1509

 

HB 1509

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Proposed HD1: Requires UH to establish collective goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by January 1, 2035. Establishes the University of Hawaii Net-zero Special Fund. Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects and for staff. (HB1509 HD1 PROPOSED)

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

EEP, HED, FIN

HB 1509

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires UH to establish collective goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by January 1, 2035. Establishes the University of Hawaii Net-zero Special Fund. Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects and for staff.

 

EEP, HED, FIN

HB 1511

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Prohibits the ERS from investing directly in fossil fuel companies. Requires divestiture.

 

EEP, LAB, FIN

HB 153

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a cesspool system upgrade income tax credit for taxpayers who connect or upgrade a cesspool system to a septic system or any department of health-approved individual wastewater system; and requires any annual amount over $1,500,000, in the department of health's sanitation and environmental health special fund, be used to fund the cesspool system upgrade income tax credit rather than having the excess special fund moneys be deposited into the general fund. Repeals July 1, 2019.

 

EEP, HLT, FIN

HB 1141

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Prohibits new installation of a cesspool and new construction served by a cesspool after 12/31/16. Authorizes DOH to develop rules for exceptions.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1140

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Provides temporary income tax credit for the cost of converting a cesspool to a septic system or an aerobic treatment unit system or connecting to a sewer system.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 620

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Requires plastic products labeled as biodegradable, degradable, decomposable, or compostable to meet ASTM D6400 standards.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 621

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Gradually prohibits the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads to protect marine life.

 

EEP, OMH, CPC

HB 1507

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes a uniform minimum standard statewide on the use of plastic bags by retailers. Establishes a working group to study methods to reduce the use of all disposable bags.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 642

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Provides a GET exemption for the first $500,000 in sales of food waste sold for animal consumption.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1040

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Appropriates moneys to the HISC to contract UHERO to establish an economic model formula to establish impact and cost of mitigating invasive species in the State. Directs LRB to update its 2002 study to reflect costs and impact of mitigation efforts.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1101

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Requires LRB to update the economic and environmental costs component of its 2002 study on invasive species. Makes an appropriation.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1086

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Requires LRB to update its 1985 study on environmental reorganization for Hawaii and assess the feasibility of implementing the findings and recommendations of 1992 department of environmental protection task force. Makes an appropriation.

 

EEP, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair