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, February 4, 2020

TIME:

8:30AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2188

Status

RELATING TO WIND ENERGY FACILITIES.

Establishes a one-mile setback from the nearest existing farm dwelling or residential dwelling unit for wind energy facilities in agricultural districts.

 

EEP, JUD, FIN

HB 2698

Status

RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WASTE.

Requires the Department of Health to convene a construction waste reuse and recycling working group to determine how to implement a requirement for the reuse, recycling, or donation of construction waste.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2413

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the Hawaii State Energy Office, in consultation with DOH, to conduct a comprehensive study of the disposal and recycling of solar panels. Requires an interim report and a final report to the legislature. Appropriates funds for study.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1607

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

Repeals the deposit beverage container program. Makes conforming statutory amendments relating to the deposit beverage container program and deposit beverage container deposit special fund. Effective 1/1/2021.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2025

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER FEE.

Annually adjusts the deposit beverage container fee based upon percentage changes in the Consumer Price Index for the Honolulu area.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2155

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Requires residential and commercial solid waste be separated by source to be processed at appropriate facilities. Establishes a 2030 waste stream reduction goal. Appropriates funds to the counties for solid waste management programs.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1684

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Establishes the solid waste management research and development special fund. Sets aside 1% of general revenues collected by the State each fiscal year to be deposited into the solid waste management research and development special fund. Requires the Department of Health to use moneys in the solid waste management research and development special fund for research and development into solid waste management. Requires the department to submit biennial reports to the Legislature.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2454

Status

RELATING TO CRITICAL ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

Establishes the offense of criminal trespass on critical electrical infrastructure.

 

EEP, JUD

HB 2624

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Establishes the Environmental Impact Statement Hub as a hearing and notification website within the Office of Environmental Quality Control to notify the public of current and upcoming Environmental Impact Statement hearings, public comment periods, and allowing comments to be submitted online. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1653

Status

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.

Requires that residential real estate purchase contracts provide a time period for the inspection of cesspools and septic tanks and for the review of building permits and final inspections. Authorizes buyers to seek compensation to cover the costs of remedying unpermitted work that was not disclosed by the seller. Authorizes fines.

 

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 586-8453 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