HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Chair

Rep. Elle Cochran, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Kirstin Kahaloa

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 9, 2023

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 194

Status

RELATING TO EFFICIENCY STANDARDS.

Allows the chief energy officer of the Hawaii state energy office to enforce minimum efficiency standards and adopt or amend efficiency standards. Sets minimum efficiency standards for air purifiers, electric vehicle supply equipment, portable electric spas, residential ventilating fans, toilets, urinals, and water coolers, effective 1/1/2025.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 192

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Prohibits the sale of certain fluorescent lamps as a new manufactured product, with certain exemptions.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 441

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE EQUITY.

Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2023-2024 for the development of a database and data portal from data sources detailed in the May 2022 report on social vulnerability to climate change in Hawaii to the Hawaii climate change mitigation and adaptation commission and the accompanying guide. Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2024-2025 for the maintenance and updating of the data portal.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 188

Status

RELATING TO CARBON SEQUESTRATION.

Appropriates funds for the Hawaii carbon smart land management assistance pilot program.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1505

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Encourages the EUTF to consider investment opportunities in industries that will sustain Hawaii's natural environment or produce economic opportunities for its residents, including renewable energy businesses and businesses that use investment capital to acquire the infrastructure and services needed to become energy sustainable. Appropriates funds to the EUTF.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1506

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Requires the employees' retirement system, in evaluating venture capital investments, to consider opportunities in industries that will sustain Hawaii's natural environment or produce economic opportunities for its residents, including renewable energy businesses and businesses that use the investment capital to acquire the infrastructure and services needed to become energy sustainable. If the employees' retirement system board of trustees determines that it is not prudent to invest in any Hawaii venture capital meeting this description, requires the board to report the rationale for the decision in its annual report to the legislature. Appropriates funds to the Hawaii targeted investment program.

 

EEP, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair