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, February 15, 2018

TIME:

8:35 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2726

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Requires the department of health to set benchmarks to reach an eighty-five per cent redemption rate by 2023. Establishes and appropriates funds for a plastics recycling grant program to identify Hawaii-based alternatives for the sustainable recycling and reuse of plastic commodities. Requires the department of health to annually report to the legislature on redemption rates, progress, and plans regarding the deposit beverage container program. Appropriates funds to establish two positions for the glass advance disposal fee program.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1934

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Prohibits the construction of injection wells.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2560, HD1

(HSCR81-18)

Status

RELATING TO A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY.

Requires the State Sustainability Coordinator to develop a sustainable economic development strategy using genuine progress indicators to generate recommendations that promote indigenous-based economies, economic diversity, and sustainability and report to the Legislature. Requires the University of Hawaii to provide data mining services. Makes an appropriation. (HB2560 HD1)

 

EDB, EEP, FIN

HB 1751, HD1

(HSCR189-18)

Status

RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.

Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources, through its Division of Aquatic Resources, to establish a network of marine protected areas, which includes no-take areas and herbivore replenishment areas, in coastal fishing areas with the most critical fish depletion. (HB 1751 HD1)

 

OMH, 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.

 

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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