HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Chair

Rep. Tina Wildberger, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. David A. Tarnas

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Chris Todd

 

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Chris Todd, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Tina Wildberger

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. David A. Tarnas

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

TIME:

8:55 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 461

Status

RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE.

Establishes the Sea Level Rise Relocation Program and the position of Sea Level Rise Relocation Coordinator in the Office of Planning to coordinate mitigation measures, relocation, and site planning for public infrastructure and facilities affected by sea level rise.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 765

Status

RELATING TO COASTAL PLANNING.

Requires incorporation of sea level rise projections in all new plans and updates to existing state plans generated under the Hawaii State Planning Act.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 396

Status

RELATING TO COASTAL EROSION PROACTIVE ADAPTATION PLAN.

Establishes a Coastal Erosion Proactive Adaptation Plan Task Force, to be assisted by an Advisory Group, to develop a Coastal Erosion Proactive Adaptation Plan for streamlined and proactive shoreline permitting procedures that better mitigate impacts to Hawaii's coastal zone and lower the costs to public and private permit applicants.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 1483

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

Establishes the Green Urban Core Pilot Project to develop a plan to increase the number of trees and vegetation in urban areas to sequester greenhouse gases and improve visual appearance. Appropriates funds. Amends the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force nomination process.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 588

Status

RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

Requires the State Sustainability Coordinator of the Office of Planning to complete a holistic and comprehensive study and plan for green infrastructure opportunities in the State. Appropriates funds to complete the green infrastructure study and plan.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 1558

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.

Requires the office of planning to update the Hawaii 2050 sustainability plan and submit the updated plan to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2021 and every tenth session thereafter, using the goals and priority guidelines of the state plan and the Hawaii climate change mitigation and adaptation initiative as guiding principles.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 1028

Status

RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES TRUST FUND.

Expands the type of revenue that can be deposited into the Endangered Species Trust Fund.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 204

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST AN INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISE.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Kona Coast Water, LLC, with the financing of the planning, design, and construction of solar thermal facilities to desalinate water using renewable energy.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 1548

Status

RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to study and combat rapid ohia death.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 593

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Authorizes the development of utility scale solar development projects on certain lands. Effective upon approval and repealed on 6/30/2025.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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    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. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair