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

 

 

CORRECTED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

The hearing has been cancelled.

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

TIME:

9:00AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

Please be advised that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines recommending the avoidance of group meetings larger than 50 people. Due to concerns for public health, legislative hearings have been temporarily suspended.

 

SB 2717, SD1

(SSCR3269)

Status

RELATING TO SHARK PROTECTION.

Establishes an offense of knowingly capturing, possessing, abusing, entangling, or killing a shark in state marine waters, along with penalties and fines. Provides certain exemptions. (SD1)

 

EEP, JUD

SB 2777, SD1

(SSCR3331)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL.

Establishes the environmental council special fund. Dedicates a portion of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax revenue to the environmental council special fund. Appropriates funds to the environmental council special fund from the environmental response revolving fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2781

(SSCR3242)

Status

RELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.

Prohibits the intentional release of balloons inflated with a gas that is lighter than air.

 

EEP, JUD

SB 2301, SD2

(SSCR3381)

Status

RELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.

Increases the cigarette excise tax imposed on each cigarette sold in the State and allocates the increase in tax revenues to a cigarette litter abatement special fund. Provides that the cigarette litter abatement special fund shall be used to cover the costs of collecting and removing cigarette litter and providing outreach and education to curb improper cigarette litter disposal. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 3084, SD2

(SSCR3305)

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Establishes a solid waste management goal of reducing the State's solid waste stream prior to disposal by 70% by 2030. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2629, SD2

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Proposed HD1: Prohibits the issuance or renewal of covered source air permits for coal-burning electricity generation facilities after 12/31/2022. Prohibits the approval of a new, modified, or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal after 6/30/2020. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2820, SD2

(SSCR3345)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Increases the cap amount of the renewable energy technologies income tax credit for solar energy systems for multi-family residential properties from $350 to $750. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 3150, SD2

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Proposed HD1: Establishes a carbon emissions tax. Establishes a refundable tax credit for lower-income indivduals. Establishes a special fund to be used to administer the tax credit. Establishes a special fund for climate adaptation. Allocates carbon emissions tax revenues to the special funds. Effective 7/1/2050. Tax credit applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021.

 

EEP, FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 325 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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