THE SENATE

KA AHA KENEKOA

 

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2024

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Chair

Senator Carol Fukunaga, Vice Chair

 

 

MEASURES DEFERRED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2024

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

TIME:

9:35 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

TIMESLOT:

CPN

 

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

 

 

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SB 2922

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Establishes and implements the Catastrophic Wildfire Securitization Act, to allow public utilities to securitize rates in order to raise capital that can be used to pay for costs and expenses arising out of catastrophic wildfires.

 

CPN, WAM/JDC

SB 2997

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Allows the Public Utilities Commission to convene community outreach workshops to aid electric utilities in the development and implementation of best practices regarding wildfires. Requires electric utilities to design and operate in compliance with a risk-based wildfire protection plan approved by the Public Utilities Commission. Shields electric utilities from civil liability for acts taken in accordance with a risk-based wildfire protection plan and failing to act in accordance with an item in the draft plan but removed by the Public Utilities Commission. Shields the State, Public Utilities Commission, and its agents from liability for actions taken in the performance of their duties with respect to risk-based wildfire protection plans.

 

CPN, JDC

SB 3344

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO WILDFIRES.

Establishes the Hawaii wildfire relief fund and corporation to provide compensation for property damage resulting from catastrophic wildfires in the State. Appropriates funds.

 

CPN, WAM/JDC

 

 

 

 

 

 

No testimony will be accepted.

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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