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:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2460

Status

RELATING TO MICROGRIDS.

Authorizes the establishment of a Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) microgrid demonstration project for the generation, storage, and distribution of renewable energy on property controlled by NELHA.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2431

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish performance incentive mechanisms for electric utilities.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2029

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Creates a $50,000,000 revolving line of credit sub-fund under the umbrella of the green energy market securitization loan fund for any state agency or department to finance energy efficiency measures.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2249

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GRID RESILIENCY.

Establishes the grid resiliency capital investment program and the grid resiliency rebate program as well as a grid resiliency task force to prepare the State's electrical grid for natural disasters and other emergencies.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2248

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Requires the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to adopt state appliance efficiency standards to protect consumers.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2120

Status

RELATING TO WIND ENERGY FACILITIES.

Requires a wind energy facility owner, the owner of the land, or the department of land and natural resources to be responsible for facility decommissioning and provides for recovery of costs.

 

EEP, WAL, CPC

HB 2665

Status

RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY.

Requires special permit approval for solar energy facilities larger than fifteen kilowatts on non-conforming residential subdivisions located on land with soil classified with an overall productivity rating of class D or E.

 

EEP, AGR/WAL, FIN

HB 2469

Status

RELATING TO CRITICAL ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE.

Prohibits a county or state agency from approving a permit to construct or operate a new grid-connected electrical generation facility or storage facility in excess of one megawatt hour if it is located in a sea level rise exposure area.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2712

Status

RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Requires, on or before 9/1/2018, that the department of health adopt rules for underground storage tanks and tank systems to conform with certain federal regulations and that include additional requirements for field-constructed underground storage tanks and tank systems.

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2723

Status

RELATING TO PRESERVING CORAL REEFS.

Prohibits the sale of sunscreen containing oxybenzone, unless the sunscreen is a prescription drug. Effective 1/1/2023.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2264

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Prohibits the sale, offer for sale, or distribution for sale of non-prescription SPF sunscreen products containing octinoxate or oxybenzone.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2612

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Directs the Department of Health to conduct a statewide study of sewage contamination in nearshore marine areas. Appropriates moneys.

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2547

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.

Establishes the Hawaii Sustainability Act, including the Office of Sustainability and the State Sustainability Fund.

 

EEP, EDB, 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. Chris Lee

Chair