HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Chair

Rep. Lisa Marten, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 11, 2021

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) have been ADDED to the agenda: HB1317, HB1316

 

HB 1025

Status

RELATING TO FUNDING FOR THE DIVISION OF CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT.

Allocates a portion of the Conveyance Tax to the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to partially cover operational costs related to upholding the laws that serve to protect, conserve, and manage Hawaii's unique and limited natural, cultural, and historic resources.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1022

Status

RELATING TO THE TAKING OF NATURAL RESOURCES.

Clarifies that any police officer or agent of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (Department) upon whom the Board of Land and Natural Resources (Board) has conferred police powers may, in the performance of their primary duties, inspect certain items for compliance with title 12, chapters 6D, 6E, and 6K, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and any rule adopted thereunder, relating to the protection and conservation of natural resources. Establishes penalties for refusal to comply with inspection requests made by any police officer or agent of the Department upon whom the Board has conferred police powers.

 

EEP, JHA

HB 1060

Status

RELATING TO STORMWATER FEES.

Exempts the State, and its departments and agencies, from county stormwater user fees. Prohibits county from denying services to the State or its departments and agencies by reason of nonpayment of user fees.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 684

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes an income tax credit for the conversion of gasoline-powered buses to hydrogen-powered buses or the purchase of new hydrogen-powered buses.

 

EEP, FIN

DECISION-MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on 02/09/2021. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1317

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT.

Allows county governments to enter into private-public partnerships for the services and transferring, or joint venturing of one or more of their wastewater treatment facilities to a private entity, or its wholly owned nonprofit management entity, for the delivery of those services.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

 

 

HB 1316

Status

RELATING TO PACKAGING WASTE.

Requires producers of packaging waste be responsible for the end-of-life management of their products in a way that ensures minimal social and environmental impacts. Allows the department of health to administratively impose civil penalties. Establishes the waste and litter management special fund.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are bolded.

 

For more information, please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8400.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair