HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 24, 2017

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 634, HD1

(HSCR652)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR THE NUUANU HYDROELECTRICITY PROJECT.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to the Board of Water Supply to upgrade Nuuanu Reservoir #1 to meet State Dam Safety Standards, as a component of the Nuuanu Hydroelectricity Project.

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

HB 635, HD1

(HSCR650)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR THE NUUANU HYDROELECTRICITY PROJECT.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to the Board of Water Supply to upgrade Nuuanu Reservoir #4 to meet State Dam Safety Standards, as a component of the Nuuanu Hydroelectricity Project.

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

HB 605, HD1

(HSCR519)

Status

RELATING TO WASTEWATER.

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

 

EEP/HLT, FIN

HB 1570, HD1

(HSCR455)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Requires lessors of rental motor vehicles to include an option for the lessee in the motor vehicle rental agreement to contribute a sum to DLNR for the preservation and protection of the environment, commencing on January 1, 2020.

 

EEP, TRN, FIN

HB 848, HD2

(HSCR670)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY MODERNIZATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM.

Exempt microgrids that promote and serve public higher education institutions from regulation as a public utility by the Public Utilities Commission. Adds a definition for "microgrid".

 

EEP, HED, FIN

HB 957, HD1

(HSCR720)

Status

RELATING TO HEAT ABATEMENT.

Authorizes the DOE and B&F to borrow moneys from the Hawaii green infrastructure loan program for heat abatement measures at public schools. Appropriates general funds to make an initial repayment to the Hawaii green infrastructure special fund.

 

EEP, EDN, FIN

HB 1577, HD1

(HSCR569)

Status

RELATING TO COMPOSTING.

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to issue grants to establish a composting grant pilot project in DOE schools. Establishes a composting grant pilot project working group. Requires report to legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, EDN, FIN

HB 1300, HD1

(HSCR657)

Status

RELATING TO CORAL.

Requires UH Environmental Center to conduct ongoing studies of the environmental impacts of sewage spills on affected coral reefs. Requires UH Environmental Center to submit an annual report to the legislature prior to the convening of regular sessions. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1249, HD2

(HSCR659)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to convene a working group to develop standards for reporting energy consumption to facilitate comparisons of energy consumption and costs by consumers and home buyers.

 

EEP, HSG, FIN

HB 1593, HD1

(HSCR223)

Status

RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

Establishes the Clean Energy Savings Jump Start Program, Clean Energy Savings Jump Start Fund, and Energy Storage System Rebate Program. Deletes the Public Utilities Commission's approval authority relative to the Green Infrastructure Loan Program. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 14

(HSCR278)

Status

RELATING TO KEKAHA KAI STATE PARK.

Appropriates funds for the employment of lifeguards and for life-saving equipment at Kua Bay.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 121, HD2

(HSCR509)

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN MANAGEMENT.

Establishes the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Program within DLNR-DAR to coordinate and fulfill the State's co-management role with federal authorities. Establishes a goal of effective management of thirty per cent of nearshore waters by 2030 under the Coastal Zone Management Program.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 861, HD1

(HSCR279)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED SUBSISTENCE FISHING AREAS.

Establishes a goal for the Department of Land and Natural Resources to designate and adopt rules for the management of no fewer than five community-based subsistence fishing areas by December 31, 2025. Establishes designation process and rule requirements.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 865, HD1

(HSCR615)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Makes OHA employees subject to civil service and collective bargaining rights. Gives OHA voting rights as a public employer.

 

OMH/LAB, FIN

HB 451, HD1

(HSCR530)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.

Reduces the minimum Hawaiian blood quantum requirement of certain successors to lessees of Hawaiian home lands from one-quarter to one thirty-second.

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair