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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TIME:

8:15 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2543

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIOTORK HAWAII LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds of up to $50,000,000 for BioTork Hawaii LLC for the development and operation of a facility to convert agricultural crops and by-products to biofuels and high-protein feed. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1942

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST WITH THE PLANNING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPPING, LAND LEASES, AND OTHER TANGIBLE ASSETS FOR A RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT WITH ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGY ON THE ISLAND OF MOLOKAI.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Princeton Energy Group or a related special purpose entity with the financing of the planning, design, and construction of a renewable energy project with energy storage technology on the island of Molokai.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2022

Status

RELATING TO LEED CERTIFICATION.

Requires state departments with responsibilities for the design and construction of public buildings, facilities, and schools to design and construct such facilities to obtain LEED certification for all newly-constructed facilities and to obtain LEED certification for such facilities.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2029

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY STAR PRODUCTS.

Prohibits entities such as homeowners associations from denying a person the right to purchase and install ENERGY STAR products on or within a single family residential dwelling or townhouse the person owns.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1584

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes a renewable energy facility siting process to expedite the review and action upon state and county permits necessary for the siting, development, construction, and operation of a renewable energy facility.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1543

Status

RELATING TO NET ENERGY METERING.

Requires credits for excess electricity that remain unused after each 12-month reconciliation period to be carried over to the next 12-month period. Requires the electric utility to make available to the eligible customer-generator the option of receiving compensation in lieu of credit for excess kilowatt-hours, at a rate to be determined by the PUC.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1490

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATORS.

Requires certain diesel-powered electrical power generators to be equipped with diesel particulate filters that remove no less than 85% of the particulate matter.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1939

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY.

Extends the clean energy initiative program goals to 2050 and the renewable portfolio standards to 100% clean energy by 2050.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1879

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

Establishes solar shade regulations to protect solar energy system owners from shading caused by trees and shrubs on adjacent properties.

 

EEP

HB 2165

Status

RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY.

Permits the governing body of a county to create, by ordinance, a process for the recordation and enforcement of solar easements. Allows counties to require individuals claiming a solar right to record that right by filing a declaration with the county clerk. Permits the governing body of a county to require, by ordinance, the trimming of vegetation that blocks solar radiation from solar energy devices. Authorizes the ordinance to include a designation for the cost of trimming.

 

EEP, 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 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 e-mail or the Web); 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. Chris Lee

Chair