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, March 19, 2015

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1214

(SSCR755)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED, AND HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Limited, and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1042, SD1

(SSCR813)

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR SUNSTRONG LLC, A RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPER SERVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN PROVIDING ELECTRIC ENERGY.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to SunStrong LLC, a renewable energy developer, for the provision of electric energy and installation of renewable energy projects in Hawaii. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1047, SD1

(SSCR822)

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PELATRON Q, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Pelatron Q, LLC, with the development of waste-to-energy power plants in Hawaii. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 349, SD2

(SSCR806)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a renewable fuels production tax credit and repeals the ethanol facility tax credit. Allows qualifying taxpayers to claim a refundable income tax credit equal to 20 cents per seventy six thousand British thermal units of qualifying renewable fuel, capped at $3,000,000 per year for up to five years. Caps the credit at $12,000,000 per year in aggregate. Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to certify all tax credits and submit a report regarding the production and sale of qualifying renewable fuels to the governor and legislature each year. Directs the department of taxation to create forms for the tax credit. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2015. Effective 7/1/2053. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

HR 90

Status

SUPPORTING THE EFFORTS BY THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO WORK TOGETHER TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR THE DISPOSAL OF SEAWATER.

 

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

HCR 227 / HR 158 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN REVIEWING THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES BY NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.

 

 

EEP, CPC

HCR 169 / HR 105 /

Status / Status

EXPRESSING SUPPORT OF FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE POSSIBILITY OF LOCAL OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OF ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

 

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HCR 219

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ESTABLISH PESTICIDE BUFFER ZONES AROUND SENSITIVE AREAS AND TO ESTABLISH DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTITIES THAT USE LARGE QUANTITIES OF RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDES.

 

 

EEP, AGR, CPC

HCR 205 / HR 141 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO EXAMINE EXISTING AND ALLEGED VIOLATIONS IN THE SOLID WASTE RECYCLING INDUSTRY AND FAIRLY AND EQUALLY ENFORCE APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS FOR ALL COMPANIES.

 

 

EEP, JUD, FIN

HCR 97

Status

REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ASSURE THAT ANY SUBSTANTIAL LAND DISCHARGE OF WASTEWATER, OCCURRING BY INJECTION WELL OR OTHER MEANS, IS IN ALL CASES, ADEQUATELY REVIEWED AND PERMITTED.

 

 

EEP, FIN

HCR 126 / HR 78 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH TO EXTEND THE TASK FORCE STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF THE JANUARY 2014 FUEL TANK LEAK AT THE RED HILL UNDERGROUND FUEL STORAGE FACILITY.

 

 

EEP, FIN

HCR 93

Status

URGING THE STATE AND COUNTY TO REQUIRE THAT THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS, FACILITIES, AND SITES MEET OR EXCEED THE LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN SILVER OR TWO GREEN GLOBES RATING SYSTEM.

 

 

EEP, FIN

HCR 112 / HR 65 /

Status / Status

ENCOURAGING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO EXPAND THE NUMBER OF REFUSE CONVENIENCE CENTERS AND TRANSFER STATIONS ACCEPTING BULKY ITEMS.

 

 

EEP, FIN

HCR 113 / HR 66 /

Status / Status

URGING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO REGULATE OVERGROWN TREES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

 

 

EEP, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair