THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair

Senator Josh Green, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TIME:

3:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 225

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 484, HD2

      (HSCR763)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires PUC to establish community-based renewable energy tariff or tariffs by no later than January 1, 2016, to allow more utility customers to participate in renewable energy production and use.  Prohibits cost-shifting to non-participants.  (HB484 HD2)

 

ENE/CPN, WAM

HB 620, HD2

      (HSCR756)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Prohibits labeling of a plastic product as compostable unless it meets ASTM D6400 standards.  (HB620 HD2)

 

ENE/CPN, WAM

HB 621, HD1

      (HSCR613)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Gradually prohibits the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads to protect marine life.  (HB621 HD1)

 

ENE/CPN, WAM

HB 1471, HD2

      (HSCR887)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE FUNDING OF GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.

Applies the state environmental response tax to fossil fuel other than petroleum product and bases the tax on one million British thermal units (MBTU).  Defines "fossil fuel" to exclude petroleum product.  Excludes coal from the fossil fuel tax under certain conditions.  Authorizes independent power producers to pass the fossil fuel tax on to the electric utilities.  Authorizes the electric utilities to recover the cost of the fossil fuel tax through a surcharge.  (HB1471 HD2)

 

ENE/CPN, WAM

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator Rosalyn H. Baker

Chair

 

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Senator Mike Gabbard

Chair