HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Cynthia Thielen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Cindy Evans, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TIME:

8:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2663, SD2

(SSCR2817)

Status

RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.

Establishes a framework to regulate geothermal resources development through a permitting process administered by the BLNR and the appropriate county authority. Requires penalties, fees, and costs collected pursuant to chapter 182, HRS, to be deposited into the special land and development fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

SB 2664, SD2

(SSCR2788)

Status

RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.

Requires that all penalties, fees, and costs established and collected by the DLNR pursuant to chapter 182, HRS, be deposited in the special land and development fund. Includes geothermal resources within the definition of a renewable energy producer. Clarifies the permitting procedures for regulators and renewable energy developers considering geothermal development. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP/WAL, FIN

HCR 104

Status

ENDORSING AND SUPPORTING THE ALOHA+ CHALLENGE.

 

 

EEP/WAL, EDB/AGR

HR 77

Status

ENDORSING AND SUPPORTING THE ALOHA+ CHALLENGE.

 

 

EEP/WAL, EDB/AGR

SB 2199, SD1

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Proposed HD1: Requires that each electric utility company that sells electricity for consumption in the State develop a renewable portfolio standard goal of one hundred per cent of its net electricity sales. (SD1 HD1)

 

EEP, HSG

HCR 207

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT AN AUDIT OF THE ADVANCE DISPOSAL FEE PROGRAM AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SPECIAL FUND.

 

EEP, FIN

HCR 212

Status

URGING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND APPROPRIATE RATE DESIGN INCENTIVES FOR ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED FOR AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES THAT PRODUCE FOOD FOR LOCAL CONSUMPTION.

 

EEP, AGR, CPC

HR 167

Status

URGING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND APPROPRIATE RATE DESIGN INCENTIVES FOR ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED FOR AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES THAT PRODUCE FOOD FOR LOCAL CONSUMPTION.

EEP, AGR, CPC

 

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 436 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 443 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6481 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB 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 586-9454 or email your request for an interpreter to [email protected] 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. Cindy Evans

Chair

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair