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:

8:35 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2268

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Requires the Department of Health to hire a third-party consultant to conduct a study on the upgrade, conversion, or connection of cesspools statewide, including financing issues and financing mechanisms. Establishes a working group. Requires a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2573

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Amends the cesspool upgrade, conversion, or connection income tax credit for taxable years beginning after 12/31/18. Establishes and appropriates funds for a grant program to assist with cesspool upgrade or conversion costs. Requires the Department of Health to develop guidelines for the mandatory disclosure of cesspools on real property prior to the sale or transfer of the real property.

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2626

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Implements Act 125, SLH 2017, by: (1) establishing an advisory council to study issues relating to cesspool conversion; (2) requiring the advisory council to develop a long-range comprehensive plan for cesspool conversion statewide; and (3) creating a pilot grant project for cesspool owners. Appropriates moneys.

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2540

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Requires the department of health to coordinate with each county water department to establish a low interest loan program for the upgrade or conversion of cesspools in each county to aerobic treatment unit systems.

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

HB 2732

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a study group within the Department of Health to develop a pilot program to address contamination relating to waste-water, cesspools, and shore waters at Puako.

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair