HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Takashi Ohno

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 504, HD1

(HSCR74)

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Increases the pesticide licensing fee. Amends authorized uses for the Pesticide Use Revolving Fund. Requires memorandum of understanding between the Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources regarding the expenditure of funds from the Pesticide Use Revolving Fund. Establishes an environmental toxicologist position and pesticide extension specialist. Appropriates funds from the Pesticide Use Revolving Fund. Removes sunset date for Act 168, Session Laws of Hawaii 2010. (HB504 HD1)

 

AGR, HED, FIN

HB 1029

(HSCR137)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES RECOVERY COMMITTEE.

Amends the composition of the Endangered Species Recovery Committee by replacing the University of Hawaii Environmental Center's Director with the Dean of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Natural Sciences.

 

WAL, HED, FIN

HB 1509, HD1

(HSCR188)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires UH to establish collective goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by January 1, 2035. Establishes the University of Hawaii Net-zero Special Fund. Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects and for staff. (HB1509 HD1)

 

EEP, HED, FIN

 

 

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Chair