HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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 28, 2020

TIME:

8:30AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1860

Status

RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION.

Adds the chemicals homosalate, octocrylene, and octisalate to the sale and distribution sunscreen ban beginning on 1/1/2021. Allows the Department of Health to adopt rules to add additional harmful chemicals to the sale and distribution ban.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1844

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING.

Creates the clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund under the administration of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority. Repeals the building energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Allocates a portion of the barrel tax to the clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1850

Status

RELATING TO THE ENERGY SECURITY SPECIAL FUND.

Allows the chief energy officer to contract with Hawaii not-for-profit entities to administer expenditures from the energy security special fund for the purposes set forth in section 201-12.8, HRS. Increases the allocation from the state environmental response, energy, and food security tax for deposit to the energy security special fund from 5 cents to 15 cents per barrel or fractional part of a barrel of petroleum product.

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

HB 1851

Status

RELATING TO GRID-INTERACTIVE WATER HEATER SYSTEMS.

Commencing January 1, 2022, prohibits the issuance of building permits for new multi-unit dwellings that do not include grid-interactive water heater systems. Requires the PUC to establish standards for the system.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1669

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes a residential property assessed clean energy (PACE) program. Allows residential property owners to finance qualified renewable energy improvements through a non-ad valorum property assessment and revenue bonds.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1951

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires electric utilities to compensate electricity producers for excess electricity credits.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1855

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires electric utilities to offer smart imports, or excess electricity, to consumers beginning 1/1/2022. Requires PUC to direct the State's electric utilities to study and recommend how to implement a smart imports program in Hawaii by 1/1/2022.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1864

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Amends the definition of renewable portfolio standard to be a percentage of electrical energy generation, rather than sales. Amends the renewable portfolio standard interim goals for 2030 and 2040 to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy.

 

EEP, CPC, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair