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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

TIME:

10:00 am

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 167, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1070)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.

Establishes green infrastructure objectives, policies, and priority guidelines for state facility systems, infrastructure, and transit projects in the Hawaii State Planning Act to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. Adds definition of "green infrastructure". Requires the office of planning, in partnership with greenhouse gas sequestration task force, to submit a report to the legislature making recommendations for implementing the green infrastructure objectives, policies, and priority guidelines. (HD1)

 

GVR, EEP, FIN

HR 20 / HCR 27 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION TO ENSURE THAT DESTINATIONS TO WHICH THE STATE'S RECYCLABLE WASTE IS TRANSPORTED FOR OUT-OF-STATE PROCESSING ABIDE BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS AS OUTLINED BY THE BASEL CONVENTION.

 

 

EEP, CPC

HR 55 / HCR 67 /

Status / Status

DECLARING A CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND REQUESTING STATEWIDE COLLABORATION TOWARD AN IMMEDIATE JUST TRANSITION AND EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION EFFORT TO RESTORE A SAFE CLIMATE.

 

 

EEP, FIN

HR 65 / HCR 77 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE BENEFITS AND COSTS TO IMPLEMENT EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY IN THE STATE.

 

 

EEP, FIN

HCR 99

Status

REQUESTING THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF, AND PROCEDURES FOR, IMPLEMENTING A BULKY WASTE ITEM REDEMPTION PROGRAM.

 

 

EEP, FIN

HR 155 / HCR 186 /

Status / Status

URGING STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT ENTITIES, INCLUDING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SHERIFF DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND HARBORS DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO COLLABORATE WITH THE DIVISION OF CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ITS MISSION IN THIS TIME OF NEED.

 

 

EEP, FIN

Decision Making

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on March 18, 2021. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

SB 1353, SD1

(SSCR608)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE.

Expands the duties of the Hawaii State Energy Office to include developing opportunities for economic development. Transfers certain duties relating to energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy resilience, and clean transportation related incentives, programs, and goals from the Chief Energy Officer to the Hawaii State Energy Office. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair