HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

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

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2077

Status

RELATING TO HYDROELECTRIC POWER.

Permits hydroelectric facilities on Agricultural District lands that are considered small hydropower facilities under federal law.

 

EEP/WAL, CPC

HB 2388, HD1

(HSCR130-16)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Exempts the State from environmental impact statement or assessment requirements for a jail facility on an existing parcel of the Halawa Correctional Facility. Clarifies governor's authority to contract for construction of correctional facilities. Appropriates funds for a new Oahu Community Correctional Center and relocating Maui Community Correctional Center. Requires a feasibility report on development of Oahu Community Correctional Center land.

 

PBS, EEP/WAL, FIN

HB 2435

Status

RELATING TO WATER CONTAMINATION.

Makes an appropriation to the department of health and department of agriculture for a water quality study of the water resources, including, but not limited to, ground water and surface water on and marine waters adjacent to the Waialua district on the Island of Oahu.

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

HB 2626

Status

RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Prohibits the permitting of new underground storage tanks within one hundred yards of the shoreline and phases out all such tanks by January 1, 2030.

 

EEP/WAL, JUD

HB 2528

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A SHOOTING FACILITY IN WEST HAWAII ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds for public outreach, planning, and an environmental impact statement for a Hawaii island public shooting facility.

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

HB 2145, HD1

(HSCR116-16)

Status

RELATING TO BEACHES.

Clarifies that naturally occurring beach sand moved from a beach, stream mouth, or channel to an adjoining beach or littoral cell for purposes of sediment or erosion control or for ecosystem restoration is not a water pollutant for purposes of Department of Health water quality permits. (HB2145 HD1)

 

OMH, EEP, JUD

HB 2080, HD1

(HSCR53-16)

Status

RELATING TO FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Includes fuel cell electric vehicles in the definition of electric vehicles for purposes of parking exemptions, HOV lane use, registration, and required parking spaces in places of public accommodation. Grants procurement priority for fuel cell electric vehicles for state and county vehicle purchases. (HB2080 HD1)

 

TRN, EEP, FIN

HB 2416

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Repeals chapter 201N, HRS, relating to the REFSP. Deposits proceeds in the renewable energy facility siting special fund into the general fund.

 

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. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair