THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair

Senator Josh Green, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Chair

Senator Gil Riviere, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 05, 2015

TIME:

3:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 225

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 358

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Increases the amount of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax collections to be deposited into the environmental response revolving fund, energy security special fund, and agricultural development and food security special fund.  Ensures that the environmental response, energy, and food security tax applies to all fossil fuels.

 

ENE/AGL, WAM

SB 359

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.

Increases the amount of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax collections to be deposited into the environmental response revolving fund, energy security special fund, and agricultural development and food security special fund.  Makes permanent:  (1) the renaming of the environmental response tax to the environmental response, energy, and food security tax; (2) the establishment of the agricultural development and food security special fund; (3) amendments to the environmental response revolving fund and energy security special fund; and (4) allocations of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax to the environmental response revolving fund, energy security special fund, energy systems development special fund, and agricultural development and food security special fund.

 

ENE/AGL, WAM

SB 1198

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the Hawaii green infrastructure authority to reserve a portion of the Hawaii green infrastructure fund to be used exclusively for the issuance of bonds to qualified agricultural enterprises.

 

ENE/AGL, WAM/CPN

SB 583

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the department of agriculture to research and develop methods for the prevention and treatment of macadamia felted coccid.

 

ENE/AGL, WAM

SB 312

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Appropriates general funds and funds from the pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund to the department of agriculture for its biosecurity programs.

 

AGL/ENE, WAM

SB 320

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS.

Permits composting in agricultural districts on all lands with soil classified by the land study bureau's detailed land classification as overall (master) productivity rating class A or B and for solar energy facilities, class B or C.

 

AGL/ENE

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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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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Senator Russell E. Ruderman

Chair

 

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Senator Mike Gabbard

Chair