HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2652, SD2

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Proposed HD1: Establishes a 5-year renewable fuels production tax credit and repeals the ethanol facility tax credit.  Allows qualifying taxpayers to claim an income tax credit equal to 20 cents per 76,000 British thermal units of renewable fuel, capped at $3,000,000 per taxable year.  Caps the credit at $3,000,000 per year in aggregate.  Requires DBEDT to certify all tax credits and submit a report regarding the production and sale of renewable fuels to the governor and legislature each year.  Directs DOTAX to create forms for the renewable fuels production tax credit.  Repeals the renewable fuels production tax credit on 12/31/2021.  Establishes an organic foods production tax credit.  Allows qualified taxpayers to claim an income tax credit to offset the costs incurred by farmers, ranchers, and producers to obtain organic certification and to produce organically produced agricultural products.  Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2016.  Effective 7/1/2050.

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 436 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

EEP, FIN

HCR 187

Status

URGING THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CONTROL TO ADOPT THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GUIDANCE DOCUMENT AS AGENCY POLICY FOR USE IN THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS.

 

 

EEP, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on March 17, 2016. This part of the agenda is for decision making only. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

SB 2369

(SSCR2649)

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR HAWAII RENEWABLE RESOURCES, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaii Renewable Resources, LLC, with the development of a natural gas production facility on Maui that will establish and fund food crops, with renewable natural gas and electricity production and related facilities and projects on the island of Maui.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2021

(SSCR2568)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIOENERGY HAWAII, LLC.

Extends the authorization of the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC, for the purpose of establishing a cogeneration facility and related energy production facilities, for an additional five years.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2738, SD2

(SSCR2715)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Replaces the current renewable energy technology systems tax credit with tax credits for solar energy property, wind energy property, and energy storage property. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2016. Effective 7/1/2076. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2131, SD2

(SSCR2577)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Restores the amendments made to sections 243-1 and 243-4(a), HRS, which sunsetted on 12/31/2015. Clarifies that naphtha fuel, used in a power-generating facility, is subject to the fuel tax at a rate of 2 cents per gallon, retroactive to 1/1/2016. (SD2)

 

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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: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 425 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8404 (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 586-8400 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