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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

SB 2519, SD2

(SSCR2697)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Authorizes the Agribusiness Development Corporation to enter into contracts with private businesses to remove select municipal solid waste, glass, and food and green waste from the waste stream for use in other business sectors, including agriculture, construction, and energy production; provided the contracts benefit agricultural and agriculture-related projects. (SD2)

 

EEP, AGR, FIN

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on March 13, 2018. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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 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 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

 

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 20MB 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