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:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 717, SD2

(SSCR574)

Status

RELATING TO ETHANOL.

Repeals existing requirement that gasoline sold in the State for use in motor vehicles be composed of ten per cent ethanol. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, TRN, CPC

SB 488, SD2

(SSCR577)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires separate electricity utility metering of nonresidential and residential condominium units in all mixed-use condominium projects. Authorizes condominium boards to also authorize separate metering of other utilities and up to half of the cost of installing the meters to be subsidized. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1050, SD2

(SSCR819)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Establishes the community-based renewable energy program, which allows the public utilities commission to establish a tariff that allows all electric utility customers to obtain an interest in a portion of an eligible renewable energy project that is providing electricity to the electric utility and receive compensation for the energy provided to the electric utility. Effective 7/1/2053. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1096, SD1

(SSCR859)

Status

RELATING TO ON-BILL PROGRAMS.

Exempts electric utilities acting as billing and collections agents for an on-bill program from various state taxes and state laws regulating financial institutions, escrow depositories, or collection agencies. Effective July 1, 2020. (SD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1316, SD2

(SSCR573)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Requires the board of directors of an association of apartment owners, condominium association, cooperative housing corporation, or planned community association, upon receipt of a request for the installation of an electric vehicle charging system, to make a decision to approve, or approve with reasonable restrictions, the request within sixty days. Requires receipt of documentation on transformer load capacity and an energy audit prior to the board's approval or approval with reasonable restrictions. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 646, SD2

(SSCR576)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Permits the installation of clotheslines in any residential dwelling, apartment, condominium, or townhouse, under certain conditions. Defines a reasonable restriction on the placement and use of clotheslines as any restriction that is necessary to protect public health and safety, buildings from damage, historic or aesthetic values, or shorelines under certain circumstances. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 1150, SD1

(SSCR849)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends session law to repeal the sunset provision relating to the tax on naphtha fuel sold for use in a power generating facility, thereby making the amendments made by Act 103, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, permanent. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 703, SD1

(SSCR836)

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.

Increases the solid waste management surcharge to $           per ton of solid waste disposed of in landfills or shipped out-of-state. Establishes a solid waste management surcharge to       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. Defines "waste-to-energy" facility. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 710, SD1

(SSCR835)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN.

Appropriates funds to the department of health to support the revision of the state integrated solid waste management plan. Effective 7/1/2053. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1049, SD1

(SSCR542)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING.

Prohibits the approval of an electronic device manufacturer's recycling plan that provides only a mail-back option for the collection, transportation, and recycling of a manufacturer's covered electronic device. Authorizes the approval of an electronic device manufacturer's recycling plan if a manufacturer of exclusively mobile covered electronic devices whose products are voluntarily accepted at no charge by at least fifty retail locations in the State submits a recycling plan to documents these locations. Takes effect on 1/1/2016. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1118, SD1

(SSCR812)

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. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1260

(SSCR759)

Status

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

Mandates the recommendations made by the office of the auditor to the department of health regarding advance disposal fee glass containers and glass recycling. Requires the department of health to report on its implementation of the recommendations to the legislature.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 878, SD1

(SSCR720)

Status

RELATING TO WASTEWATER.

Authorizes the counties to approve the installation and use of composting toilets in areas that are inaccessible to municipal wastewater systems. Defines "composting toilets". (SD1)

 

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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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair