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HISB2570Enroll

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Establishes the zero-emission vehicle fueling system rebate program. Establishes the rebate amount for the installation or upgrade of a hydrogen fueling system at $200,000. Establishes a hydrogen fueling system subaccount within the public utilities ...
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2022-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2720Enroll

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Allows new electric vehicle charging stations and certain upgrades having a single port to qualify for a rebate. Removes the $500,000 cap on the electric vehicle charging station rebate program. Specifies that no rebates shall be approved after avail...
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2022-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISB2474Enroll

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Requires the Public Utilities Commission to contract with a qualified consultant conduct a study on the accessibility of Hawaii's electric system and procedures for interconnection to Hawaii's electric system. Requires a report to the Legislature no ...
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2022-05-06
Enrolled to Governor.
HISCR120PassUrging The Public Utilities Commission To Consider And Adopt An Efficient, Streamlined Process To Review Requests Made By Electric Utilities To Provide Middle Mile Broadband Services In Furtherance Of The State's Efforts To Expedite Broadband Access ...
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2022-05-05
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR242PassRequesting The Public Utilities Commission, In Collaboration With The Department Of Commerce And Consumer Affairs' Division Of Consumer Advocacy, To Convene A Working Group To Create A Hawaii Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program To Assist Low-in...
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2022-04-20
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISCR48PassRequesting The Public Utilities Commission, In Consultation With The Division Of Consumer Advocacy, To Consider Efforts To Mitigate High Energy Burdens For Low- And Moderate-income Customers And Investigate How To Integrate Considerations Of Energy E...
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2022-04-19
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR103Engross

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Urging The Public Utilities Commission To Increase Fines, Fees, And Enforcement Efforts Regarding Tour Bus Operators Who Violate State Law.
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2022-04-12
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISCR99Engross

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Requesting The Public Utilities Commission To Address Certain Recommendations For Undergrounding The State's Utility Facilities As Outlined In The 1999 Legislative Reference Bureau Report Entitled "undergrounding Public Utility Lines".
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2022-04-08
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHR99PassUrging The Public Utilities Commission To Increase Fines, Fees, And Enforcement Efforts Regarding Tour Bus Operators Who Violate State Law.
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2022-04-07
Resolution adopted in final form.
HISR43PassRequesting The Public Utilities Commission, In Consultation With The Division Of Consumer Advocacy, To Consider Efforts To Mitigate High Energy Burdens For Low- And Moderate-income Customers And Investigate How To Integrate Considerations Of Energy E...
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2022-04-06
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR133PassRequesting The Public Utilities Commission, In Collaboration With The Department Of Commerce And Consumer Affairs' Division Of Consumer Advocacy, To Convene A Working Group To Create A Hawaii Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program To Assist Low-in...
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2022-04-06
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HISR107PassUrging The Public Utilities Commission To Consider And Adopt An Efficient, Streamlined Process To Review Requests Made By Electric Utilities To Provide Middle Mile Broadband Services In Furtherance Of The State's Efforts To Expedite Broadband Access ...
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2022-04-06
Report and Resolution Adopted, as amended (SD 1).
HIHCR48Engross

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Requesting The Public Utilities Commission To Consider Efforts To Mitigate High Energy Burdens For Low- And Moderate-income Customers And Input By The Consumer Advocate And Investigate How To Integrate Considerations Of Energy Equity And Justice Acro...
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2022-04-05
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HIHR43PassRequesting The Public Utilities Commission To Consider Efforts To Mitigate High Energy Burdens For Low- And Moderate-income Customers And Input By The Consumer Advocate And Investigate How To Integrate Considerations Of Energy Equity And Justice Acro...
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2022-04-04
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR49Engross

Sine Die
Requesting The Public Utilities Commission, In Collaboration With The Department Of Commerce And Consumer Affairs' Division Of Consumer Advocacy, To Convene A Working Group To Create A Hawaii Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program To Assist Low-in...
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2022-04-01
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HIHR44PassRequesting The Public Utilities Commission, In Collaboration With The Department Of Commerce And Consumer Affairs' Division Of Consumer Advocacy, To Convene A Working Group To Create A Hawaii Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program To Assist Low-in...
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2022-03-31
Resolution adopted in final form.
HIHCR118Intro

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Urging The Public Utilities Commission To Develop And Adopt An Efficient, Streamlined Process For Reviewing Electric Utilities' Requests To Provide Middle Mile Broadband Services In Furtherance Of The State's Efforts To Expedite Broadband Access And ...
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2022-03-30
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHR118Intro

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Urging The Public Utilities Commission To Develop And Adopt An Efficient, Streamlined Process For Reviewing Electric Utilities' Requests To Provide Middle Mile Broadband Services In Furtherance Of The State's Efforts To Expedite Broadband Access And ...
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2022-03-30
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHCR177Intro

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Requesting The Public Utilities Commission To Explore, Through Its Docket Process, The Feasibility Of Relocating Above-ground Electric Transmission Lines And Distribution Lines Underground In High-risk Areas On The Island Of Maui.
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2022-03-24
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHR177Intro

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Requesting The Public Utilities Commission To Explore, Through Its Docket Process, The Feasibility Of Relocating Above-ground Electric Transmission Lines And Distribution Lines Underground In High-risk Areas On The Island Of Maui.
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2022-03-24
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB2090Engross

Sine Die
Establishes a zero-emission vehicle rebate program within the public utilities commission to enable low- and moderate-income families greater access to zero-emission vehicles by providing a rebate on the point-of-sale purchase price of zero-emission ...
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2022-03-18
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HISB2756Intro

Sine Die
Requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish an annual two-tier inflationary cost index rate adjustment for water carriers based on automatic annual increases or a justified increase based on actual costs and performance. Establishes a water...
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2022-02-24
The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
HISB2171Intro

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Authorizes independent generators of renewable energy to wheel the renewable electricity they produce to users of renewable energy under administrative rules established by the Public Utilities Commission. (SD1)
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2022-02-23
The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
HISB2584Intro

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Directs the Public Utilities Commission to adopt guidelines for interconnection applications that would trigger distribution, transmission, or other utility infrastructure upgrade costs in excess of a threshold determined by the Commission. Effective...
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2022-02-23
The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
HIHB2230Intro

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Specifies that the fee for a common or contract carrier by motor vehicle that is a tour bus operator is 2.5 per cent of the tour bus operator's gross revenues or $20, whichever is greater.
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2022-02-16
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HISB1348Intro

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Establishes the maritime commission to oversee the regulation of water carriers in the State. Transfers the oversight of water carriers by the public utilities commission to the maritime commission and makes associated conforming amendments. Establis...
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2022-02-15
To Senate Transportation Committee
HIHB1807Intro

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Directs the public utilities commission to adopt guidelines for interconnection applications that would trigger distribution, transmission, or other utility infrastructure upgrade costs in excess of a threshold determined by the commission. Effective...
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2022-02-10
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHB1595Intro

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Authorizes independent generators of renewable energy to wheel the renewable electricity they produce to users of renewable energy pursuant to administrative rules established by the public utilities commission. Requires the public utilities commissi...
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2022-02-04
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHB1521Intro

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Requires the public utilities commission to open one or more proceedings to consider low- and moderate-income rates, bill credits, or direct payments and whether these would be appropriate for the State; the advantages and disadvantages of rate desig...
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2022-02-01
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HISB2173Intro

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Allows an electric utility to own, operate, lease, plan, construct, install, maintain, and replace broadband facilities, including middle mile infrastructure, to help facilitate the development of and investment in broadband facilities and services t...
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2022-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB2057Intro

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Requires the Public Utilities Commission to render decisions on certain power purchase agreement applications within one hundred and eighty days of the filing of the application. Exempts certain power purchase agreement amendments from the Public Uti...
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2022-01-31
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HISB3315Intro

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Requires the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to develop and adopt effective and robust reliability standards and best practices for electric public utilities to operate and maintain the electrical grid, while considering the future effects of clima...
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2022-01-28
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB3058Intro

Sine Die
Establishes a zero-emission transportation rebate program within the Public Utilities Commission to enable low- and moderate-income families greater access to zero-emission vehicles by providing a rebate on the point-of-sale purchase price of zero-em...
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2022-01-26
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HISB3199Intro

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Aligns public utilities commissioners' salaries with the established pay tiers of deputy attorney general positions. Clarifies the ability of the commissioners to appoint and employ officers, assistants, and other employees. Requires the executive of...
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2022-01-26
To Senate Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee
HISB2965Intro

Sine Die
Amends the definition of renewable portfolio standard for electric utility companies to be a percentage of electrical energy generation, rather than sales. Increases the renewable portfolio standard from forty to eighty percent. Requires an appropria...
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2022-01-24
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HISB2991Intro

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Requires self-service stations to put labels on gas dispensing that advise consumers on the effects of fossil fuel consumption to human health and the environment.
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB929Intro

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Provides for timely review by the public utilities commission in its decision-making process regarding proposed renewable energy projects. Requires timely completion of the interconnection process by electric public utilities. Allows electric public ...
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2021-12-10
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HIHB329Intro

Sine Die
Establishes a zero net energy and zero net waste initiative program in the public utilities commission. Establishes a zero net energy and zero net waste advisory council. Designates property controlled by the natural energy laboratory of Hawaii autho...
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2021-12-10
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HISB1371Intro

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Authorizes government agencies to wheel electricity that is produced by their own facilities from renewable energy sources to another agency's facilities, subject to disallowance by the public utilities commission. (SD1)
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2021-12-10
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HIHB83Intro

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Requires the public utilities commission to ensure consumers are provided with access to information services, including internet services, that are available at just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory uncapped rates.
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2021-12-10
To House Economic Development Committee
HISB1095Intro

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Updates various provisions in chapters 269, 271, and 271G, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to enable the Public Utilities Commission to use electronic filing processes and similar practices.
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2021-12-10
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HISB530Intro

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Amends the definition of renewable portfolio standard for electric utility companies to be a percentage of electrical energy generation, rather than sales. Defines a renewable portfolio standard for gas utility companies. Requires gas utility compani...
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2021-12-10
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HISB492Intro

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Establishes a zero net energy and zero net waste initiative program in the public utilities commission. Establishes a zero net energy and zero net waste advisory council. Designates property controlled by the natural energy laboratory of Hawaii autho...
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2021-12-10
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HIHB111Engross

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Prohibits the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation or storage after 12/31/2045. Prohibits the Public Utilities Commission from approving cost recovery of any application or proposal for generation or storage facilities that use fossil fuels...
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2021-12-10
To Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
HISB931Engross

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Prohibits, after December 31, 2045, the approval or extension of any electricity generation facility that applies or proposes to use fossil fuels to generate electricity or store electricity into a public utility grid-tied energy storage system resou...
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2021-12-10
To House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
HIHB1129Intro

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Establishes the maritime commission to oversee the regulation of water carriers in the State. Transfers the oversight of water carriers by the public utilities commission to the maritime commission and makes associated conforming amendments. Establis...
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2021-12-10
To House Transportation Committee
HIHB1290Intro

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Authorizes government agencies to wheel electricity that is produced by their own facilities from renewable energy sources to another agency's facilities, subject to disallowance by the public utilities commission. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-12-10
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HISB188Intro

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Eliminates the requirement for a public utility to seek approval from the public utilities commission for the underground construction of high-voltage electric transmission lines if certain conditions are met.
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2021-12-10
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HIHB560Intro

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Requires timely completion of the interconnection process by electric public utilities. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2021-12-10
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHB592Intro

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Requires the public utilities commission to explore, through its docket process, solutions to the problems posed by siting of above-ground electrical infrastructure in high-risk areas. Requires the public utilities commission to submit a report to th...
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2021-12-10
To House Finance Committee
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