HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 25, 2018

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1864

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES.

Expands the income tax credit for renewable energy technologies to include ocean thermal energy conversion systems constructed for the purposes of research and development.

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

HB 1801

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Amends the definition of "renewable portfolio standard" to more accurately reflect the percentage of renewable energy penetration in the State. Establishes renewable portfolio standards and targets for gas utility companies that mirrors those set for electric utility companies.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1830

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Allows the deposit of funds appropriated by the Legislature into the University of Hawaii Green Special Fund (Fund). Requires legislative appropriation for all Fund expenditures.

 

EEP, HED, FIN

HB 1805

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY TRAINING.

Requires UH community colleges to establish energy systems and technology training courses for county officers and employees responsible for permitting, inspecting, licensing, and approving construction projects that contain renewable energy systems and related technology. Requires the establishment of a committee of industry stakeholders to collaborate with UH community colleges in developing appropriate training courses. Requires UH community colleges to submit a report to the legislature detailing its progress prior to the convening of the regular session of 2020. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, HED, FIN

HB 1800

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE TIRES.

Authorizes each county to establish a requirement for customers to provide an equal number of used motor vehicle tires to the tire retailer as the number of new motor vehicle tires purchased, or pay a fee that shall be refundable upon provision of the used tires.

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 6 copies (including an original) to Room 425 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8404 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9450 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair