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 24, 2015

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 359, SD1

(SSCR805)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.

Increases the amount of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax collections to be deposited into the environmental response revolving fund, energy security special fund, and agricultural development and food security special fund. Makes permanent: (1) the renaming of the environmental response tax to the environmental response, energy, and food security tax; (2) the establishment of the agricultural development and food security special fund; (3) amendments to the environmental response revolving fund and energy security special fund; and (4) allocations of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax to the environmental response revolving fund, energy security special fund, energy systems development special fund, and agricultural development and food security special fund. Effective 7/1/2053. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1295, SD1, HD1

(HSCR953)

Status

RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.

Allows the natural energy laboratory of Hawaii authority to enter into inter-agency agreements with the department of business, economic development, and tourism without a memorandum of agreement or memorandum of understanding. Specifies required terms for inter-agency agreements. Provides enterprise zone incentives for qualified renewable energy technology business activity within the enterprise zone. (SB1295 HD1)

 

EDB, EEP, FIN

HCR 9

Status

REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE APPROVAL OF THE SALE OF HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

 

EEP, CPC

HCR 150

Status

URGING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO ACT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST REGARDING SOLAR ENERGY INTERCONNECTION, AND TO NOT BE INFLUENCED BY PRESSURE FROM A REGULATED UTILITY.

 

 

EEP, CPC

HCR 222 / HR 155 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS TO DIVEST PUBLIC INVESTMENTS FROM FOSSIL FUELS.

 

 

EEP, FIN

HCR 140

Status

REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LONG-TERM, RISK-BASED STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN TO MITIGATE THE POTENTIAL HARM FROM COASTAL HAZARDS IN URBAN HONOLULU.

 

 

EEP, WAL/OMH

 

 

 

 

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: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 425 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8404 (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 586-9450 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