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, March 13, 2018

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2939, SD2

(SSCR2744)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

On or before January 1, 2020, requires the PUC to establish performance incentive and penalty mechanisms that directly tie electric utility revenues to the utility's achievement on performance metrics. Exempts member-owned cooperative electric utilities. Effective 7/1/2018. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2752, SD2

(SSCR2810)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Creates a revolving line of credit sub-fund of an unspecified amount under the umbrella of the Hawaii green infrastructure special fund for any state agency or department to finance cost-effective energy-efficiency measures. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2100, SD2

(SSCR2871)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Replaces the current renewable energy technology systems tax credit with tax credits for solar or wind energy systems and energy storage systems. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2018. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2910, SD2

(SSCR2843)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GRID RESILIENCY.

Establishes a homeland security and resiliency council to assess the resilience of the State's electric grid and other critical infrastructure to natural disasters and other emergencies and make recommendations. Requires the council to report to legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 3077, SD2

(SSCR2790)

Status

RELATING TO BIOFUELS.

Increases the renewable fuel tax credit cap to $3,500,000 and makes the tax credit permanent. Creates a renewable fuel facilitator position within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Requires reporting to the Legislature. Applies to taxable years after 12/31/2017. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. Sunsets on an unspecified date. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2122, SD1

(SSCR2580)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Clarifies the existing parking fee exemption for electric vehicles at metered stalls and creates a twenty-four-hour exemption for electric vehicles using non-metered stalls at all state airports under the jurisdiction of the department of transportation. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 3099, SD2

(SSCR2705)

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Requires the Department of Health to set benchmarks to reach an 85% 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. Automatically increases the deposit beverage container fee from 5 cents to 10 cents if the redemption rate remains below 80% for 2 consecutive calendar years. 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 2 positions for the glass advance disposal fee program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2571, SD2

(SSCR2601)

Status

RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION.

Bans the sale, offer of sale, or distribution in the State of any SPF sunscreen protection personal care product that contains oxybenzone or octinoxate, or both, without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider. Takes effect 1/1/2063. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2668, SD1

(SSCR2835)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Codifies sustainable development goals based on the United Nations' Global Goal seven, affordable and clean energy. (SD1)

 

EEP, EDB, JUD

SB 2674, SD1

(SSCR2863)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Codifies sustainable development goals based on the United Nations' Global Goal thirteen, climate action. (SD1)

 

EEP, EDB, JUD

SB 2965, SD1

(SSCR2563)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTION INITIATIVE.

Requires the Hawaii climate change mitigation and adaptation commission to prioritize, identify, utilize, and maintain nature-based solutions in its climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts at the regional, state, and local levels. Defines "nature-based solutions". Requires the commission to develop a science-based carbon budget for the State. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 3068, SD2

(SSCR2731)

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

Implements the recommendations of the Hawaii Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report issued by the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission. Makes appropriations. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2334, SD2

(SSCR2684)

Status

RELATING TO PLANNING.

Requires the State and counties to incorporate predictions of sea level rise and other climate change hazards and mitigation opportunities into applicable plans, strategies, and mapping. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2977, SD2

(SSCR2702)

Status

RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.

Instructs the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to assess the effects of tourism on climate change and publish a report on its findings. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, TOU, FIN

SB 2573, SD1

(SSCR2799)

Status

RELATING TO NUTRIENT CYCLING.

Establishes and appropriates moneys for a regional nutrient cycling pilot program on Maui. Requires the Department of Agriculture to report on the efficacy of the pilot project. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2110, SD2

(SSCR2568)

Status

RELATING TO HAZARDOUS WASTE.

Requires retail automotive parts stores with an existing oil collection and storage unit to accept household generated used oil from motor vehicles for recycling or disposal. Defines retail automotive parts store. Allows a retail automotive parts store to collect a fee for the actual cost of disposal or recycling. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2930, SD2

(SSCR2745)

Status

RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Requires, on or before 10/13/2018, 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. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

SB 2567, SD2

(SSCR2600)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Requires cesspools located in priority upgrade areas and identified as priority level 1, 2, or 3 to be upgraded within an unspecified number of days after the sale of the property on which the cesspool is located. Allows the Director of Health to issue exemptions. Allows cesspools located in additional priority upgrade areas and identified as priority level 4 to be required to be upgraded within an unspecified number of days after the sale of the property on which the cesspool is located, upon determination of the Director of Health. Designates the presence of a cesspool as a material fact for the purposes of a residential real property seller's mandatory disclosure. Requires realtors to advise their clients with respect to the requirements of this Act. Takes effect on 12/31/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, HHS, FIN

SB 2399, SD2

(SSCR2699)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.

Restructures the Hawaii invasive species council as the Hawaii invasive species authority, to be administratively attached to the Department of Agriculture, to coordinate implementation of the Hawaii interagency biosecurity plan and to improve coordination of the State's invasive species prevention, early detection, rapid response, control, enforcement, and outreach programs. Appropriates funds for the authority and relevant interagency invasive species projects. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2559, SD2

(SSCR2610)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Clarifies that state, county, and authorized agents' authority to enter private property to control and eradicate invasive species also applies when there is a reasonable suspicion that priority invasive species, as determined by the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture, are present on that property. Requires the Invasive Species Council to maintain a list of priority invasive species and diseases that pose a high risk to public health and safety, the environment, or agriculture. Effective 7/1/2035. (SD2)

 

EEP, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair