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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 550

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Amends the definition of "renewable portfolio standard" to more accurately reflect the percentage of renewable energy use in the State. Establishes renewable portfolio standards and targets for gas utility companies that are similar to those set for electric utility companies.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 563

Status

RELATING TO A COAL-FREE HAWAII.

Prohibits the issuance of covered source air permits for coal-burning electricity generation facilities after 2022. Prohibits the approval of a new, modified, or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 72

Status

RELATING TO MICROGRID CERTIFICATES OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY.

Allows microgrid owners and operators to file for a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 298

Status

RELATING TO INTRA-GOVERNMENTAL WHEELING.

Authorizes any government agency to engage in the wheeling of electricity that is produced at its own facilities from renewable energy resources, subject to disallowance by the Public Utilities Commission.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 560

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY TRAINING.

Requires UH community colleges to establish energy systems and technology training courses for county officers and employees responsible for permitting, inspecting, licensing, and approving construction projects and an advisory committee of industry stakeholders and to submit a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, LHE, FIN

HB 557

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Amends the criteria for granting a solar water heater system variance. Authorizes the Director of DBEDT to impose penalties and fines for false statements on variance applications.

 

EEP, JUD

HB 562

Status

RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WASTE.

Requires the Hawaii state building codes to incorporate the international green construction code. Sets specific targets for the recycling, reuse, donation, and resale of non-hazardous construction waste.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 238

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Extends the sunset date for Act 168, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, authorizing certain incentives and actions by the Department of Transportation regarding electric vehicles.

 

EEP, TRN, FIN

HB 239

Status

RELATING TO FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Exempts fuel cell electric vehicle from payment of parking fees and high occupancy vehicle lane restrictions. Increases the priority to be placed on fuel cell electric vehicles for state and county entities purchasing new vehicles. Allows for fuel cell electric vehicles to be parked in designated electric vehicle parking spaces. For purposes of determining electric vehicle parking spaces, restricts electric system charging systems to those that do not include facilities or systems for refueling hydrogen storage tanks of fuel cell electric vehicles.

 

EEP, TRN, 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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PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 327 in the State Capitol;

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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 586-8400 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. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair