THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TIME:

9:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard by the Senate Committees on Agriculture; Energy and the Environment; Health and Water and Land:

 

SB 1040, SD1

      (SSCR127)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FARMERS' MARKETS.

Requires all fresh produce sold at farmers' markets to be displayed with a label or sign containing an identity statement declaring the produce's geographic origin.  (SD1)

 

AGL, CPN

SB 1227, SD1

      (SSCR134)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FOOD WASTE.

Prohibits the disposal of commercial organic material waste at landfills or waste-to-energy facilities in the State.  Requires all generators of commercial organic material to use alternative means of disposal, such as donation, compost, biofuel production, anaerobic digestion, thermal combustion of organic materials, or animal feed.  Effective July 1, 2050.  (SD1)

 

ENE, CPN

SB 379, SD1

      (SSCR370)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FOOD.

Expands and creates new categories for homemade food processing for sale to the public.  Takes effect on 1/1/2016.  (SD1)

 

HTH/AGL, CPN

SB 1162, SD1

      (SSCR360)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Prohibits any subdivision, including by condominium property regime, of parcels of agricultural lands one hundred acres or greater in size if at least fifty per cent of the parcel has soil classified by the land study bureau's detailed land classification as overall (master) productivity rating class A or B.  Exempts a landowner applicant who is the department of agriculture, the agribusiness development corporation, or a bona fide commercial farmer from this prohibition.  (SD1)

 

AGL/WTL, CPN

SB 488, SD1

      (SSCR60)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires separate electricity utility metering of nonresidential and residential condominium units in all condominium projects.  (SD1)

 

ENE, CPN

SB 646, SD1

      (SSCR59)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Permits the installation of clotheslines in any residential dwelling, apartment, condominium, or townhouse, under certain conditions.  Defines a reasonable restriction on the placement and use of clotheslines as any restriction that is necessary to protect public health and safety, buildings from damage, historic or aesthetic values, or shorelines under certain circumstances.  (SD1)

 

ENE, CPN

SB 717, SD1

      (SSCR69)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ETHANOL.

Repeals existing requirement that gasoline for motor vehicles be composed of ten per cent ethanol.  (SD1)

 

ENE, CPN

SB 1316, SD1

      (SSCR385)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Requires the board of directors of an association of apartment owners, condominium association, cooperative housing corporation, or planned community association, upon receipt of a request for the installation of an electric vehicle charging system, to make a decision to approve or deny the request within sixty days.  (SD1)

 

ENE, CPN

 

 

 

 

Decision making meeting only, no oral testimony will be accepted.  Persons wishing to offer testimony may do so 24 hours prior to the hearing.

 

Click here to submit testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. Testimony may be emailed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Committee at CPNTestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.  Please indicate the measure, date and time of the hearing. 

 

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.

 

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808)586-6070.

 

 

 

 

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Senator Rosalyn H. Baker

Chair