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:

Thursday, March 14, 2019

TIME:

8:35 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 609, SD2

(SSCR1155)

Status

RELATING TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCY.

Establishes a Homeland Security and Resiliency Council to identify electric grid and other critical infrastructure needs and provide recommendations for enhancing the State's grid and critical infrastructure resiliency. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, PVM, FIN

SB 1323, SD1

(SSCR790)

Status

RELATING TO APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY STANDARDS.

Requires the public utilities commission and department of business, economic development, and tourism to adopt state appliance efficiency standards consistent with California's existing appliance efficiency standards. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 657, SD2

(SSCR857)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Requires electric vehicles to pay for unmetered fee parking when parked for any period longer than an initial 4 hours. Extends the repeal date of Act 168, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, from 6/30/2020 to 6/30/2023. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, TRN, LMG, FIN

SB 871, SD1

(SSCR1111)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources division of forestry and wildlife for invasive species technician positions on the island of Hawaii to address invasive plants and animals. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 485, SD1

(SSCR1106)

Status

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Increases the amount of barrel tax deposited into the agricultural development and food security special fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1241, SD1

(SSCR880)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY DATA.

Permits the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to share energy data with the Department of Health for purposes of regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 998, SD2

(SSCR725)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.; MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED; AND HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Maui Electric Company, Limited; and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., to fund multi-project capital improvement programs and assist utilities serving the general public in providing electric energy. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 988, SD1

(SSCR1045)

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR MELE ASSOCIATES, INC., A RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPER SERVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN PROVIDING ELECTRIC ENERGY.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Mele Associates, Inc., a renewable energy developer, for the provision of electric energy and installation of renewable energy projects in Hawaii. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

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