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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2238

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR HAWAII RENEWABLE RESOURCES, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaii Renewable Resources, LLC, with the development of a natural gas production facility on Maui that will establish and fund food crops, with renewable natural gas and electricity production and related facilities and projects on the island of Maui.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1853

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIOENERGY HAWAII, LLC.

Extends the authorization of the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC, for the purpose of establishing a cogeneration facility and related energy production facilities, for an additional five years.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2558

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Requires state agencies to participate in a carbon offset program to offset carbon emissions caused by their employees' air travel. Requires DLNR to establish and administer a carbon offset program.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1620

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDIT.

Establishes a tax credit for individual taxpayers within the State who install plastic water catchments on the properties at which they reside. Allows taxpayer to elect to make the tax credit refundable.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2648

Status

RELATING TO FOOD WASTE DISPOSAL.

Establishes a phased reduction of food waste in the municipal solid waste stream. Establishes an advisory committee to evaluate solid waste infrastructure needs. Makes an appropriation.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2237

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.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1892

Status

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

Requires all State agencies to reasonably provide and maintain onsite collection methods at buildings and facilities under an agency's jurisdiction for the collection of recyclable materials. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1731

Status

RELATING TO WASTEWATER.

Prohibits the installation or use of household aerobic units that discharge directly to groundwater unless approved by DOH.

 

EEP, JUD

HB 2042

Status

RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.

Creates a refundable residential water conservation system cost tax credit for newly constructed systems beginning January 1, 2017.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1794

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Makes eligible for membership on a county arborist advisory committee certified arborists, horticulturists with specialization in trees, and persons who have received a master's degree in botany.

 

EEP, JUD

HB 2377

Status

RELATING TO SECTION 13 OF ACT 380, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 1997.

Removes the sunset date on the use of new safe harbor agreements, habitat conservation plans, and incidental take licenses as recovery options for conserving and protecting the State's threatened and endangered species.

 

EEP, JUD

 

 

 

 

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