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, February 5, 2019

TIME:

8:45 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 855

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING.

Amends and expands the purpose of the Building Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund to a Clean Energy Revolving Loan Fund. Transfers administration of the Clean Energy Revolving Loan Fund to the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1583

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GRID RESILIENCY.

Requires the Department of Education to establish a pilot program in which various schools are provided with renewable energy systems that are capable of providing backup power in the event of a natural disaster or other similar emergency. Requires the Public Utilities Commission to open a proceeding to incentivize the implementation of these systems.

 

EEP, LHE, CPC

HB 549

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Requires new developments to plan for the impacts of projected sea level rise and prohibits development in areas significantly affected by projected sea level rise.

 

EEP, JUD, FIN

HB 1305

Status

RELATING TO MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT.

Authorizes the State and electrical utilities to enter into a mutual assistance agreement with an out-of-state utility to assist in the restoration of electrical power following a natural disaster or emergency.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 401

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTING FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES.

Allows agencies to enter performance contracts to undertake or implement energy conservation or alternate energy measures for vehicles. Amends definition of energy performance contract to include vehicles. Defines vehicle.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1319

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company.

 

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.

 

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

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8529 (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 586-8400 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