The Office of the Hawai’i State House of Representatives has released the following list of “Bills of Importance” set to come before specified committees today:
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
COMMITTEE ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
The purpose of this informational briefing is to ascertain the Administration’s position with respect to the impact of current legislation that proposes to exempt development projects from State laws and County ordinances that protect traditional and customary rights, practices and resources. Such legislation includes, but is not limited to S.B. 3011 S.D.2, H.D.2, S.B.755 SD2, H.D.2, S.B. 775, H.D. 2, S.B. 2534, S.D.2, H.D.1, S.B. 3011, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, S.B. 2873, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, S.B. 2918, S.D. 2, H.D. 1 and S.B. 2335, H.D. 1. At this point in the legislative session, this Committee believes that it is necessary to ascertain the position of the Administration and to examine the potential impact of such legislation upon our State and cultural resources.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & MILITARY AFFAIRS
HCR198/HR153 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP AN INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE PLAN TO THE TSUNAMI DEBRIS GENERATED BY THE MARCH 2011 EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN THAT MAY REACH HAWAII’S SHORES
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
SB2783 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC TRUST LANDS
Conveys Kakaako Makai lands to Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and resolves all disputes and controversies, and extinguishes, discharges and bars all claims, suits, and actions relating to OHA’s portion of income and proceeds from the public trust lands for the period November 7, 1978 through June 30, 2012
COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE
HR138 REQUESTING THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONVENE A LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF THE POTENTIAL SALE OF THE TESORO OIL REFINERY ON CONSUMERS AND THE STATE.
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
SB2288 RELATING TO ENERGY
Applies the renewable energy technologies tax credit on a per-property basis. Prohibits a taxpayer from claiming the renewable energy technologies income tax credit for a renewable energy system installed for, a power purchase agreement with any government agency. Increases the credit for systems installed on various types of properties. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for renewable energy systems for state facilities. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2012. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB2288 HD1)