Rep. Ward Addresses SB 359 Energy; Barrel Tax

Measure Title: RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.
Report Title:  Energy; Barrel Tax; Environmental Response, Energy, and Food Security Tax; Environmental Response Revolving Fund
Description:  Applies the state environmental response, energy, and food security tax to fossil fuels other than petroleum products and bases the tax on one million British thermal units. Removes the sunset of the various funds related to the barrel tax. Clarifies the purposes for which the environmental response revolving fund may be used. Provides for the transfer of moneys from the environmental response revolving fund into the general fund. Requires the Director of Health to report to the Legislature information regarding the environmental response revolving fund. (CD1)  Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Aquino, Cullen, Fukumoto Chang, Har, Kawakami, Matsumoto, McDermott, Pouha, Say, Tokioka, Tupola, Ward, Yamane voting no (13) and Representative(s) Tsuji excused (1).
5/5/2015 H Received notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 699).
5/7/2015 S Received notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 680).

ward 359Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

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