HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

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. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 600

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Bans the sale, offer for sale, or distribution for sale of sunscreen or personal care products containing oxybenzone. Effective July 1, 2018.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 819

Status

RELATING TO OXYBENZONE.

Prohibits the sale, offering for sale, or distribution of any sunscreen containing oxybenzone in the State, unless the sunscreen label contains a warning that the use of oxybenzone in nearshore waters poses serious hazards to coral and reef health.

 

EEP, OMH, CPC

HB 818

Status

RELATING TO OXYBENZONE.

Requires advertisements or displays for sunscreen containing oxybenzone in the State to include a conspicuously displayed statement that the use of oxybenzone in nearshore waters poses serious hazards to coral and reef health.

 

EEP, OMH, CPC

HB 427

Status

RELATING TO DARK NIGHT SKIES PROTECTION.

Establishes a Dark Night Skies Protection Advisory Committee to assist the University of Hawaii in developing a statewide dark night skies protection strategy.

 

EEP, HED

HB 228

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE PLANTS.

Simplifies the listing process for the designation of plants to the restricted plants list and the noxious weeds list by using the findings of the Hawaii Pacific Weed Risk Assessment to prevent the importation, sale, and uncontrolled spread of invasive species.

 

EEP, AGR, FIN

HB 606

Status

RELATING TO COUNTY ACCESS TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.

Authorizes the counties to enter private property to control or eradicate invasive species and pests.

 

EEP, JUD

HB 904

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Establishes the invasive species rapid response special fund within DLNR. Establishes procedures for emergency declarations and expenditures. Appropriates moneys.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 184

Status

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

Mandates the recommendations made by the office of the auditor to the department of health regarding advance disposal fee glass containers and glass recycling. Requires the department of health to report on its implementation of the recommendations to the legislature.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 749

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.

Requires the Department of Health and the counties to consider waste-to-energy as part of their solid waste management practices and processing methods in implementing the Hawaii Integrated Solid Waste Management Act.

 

EEP, HLT, 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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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.

 

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair