Rep. Tupola addresses SB 521 – Waimea Nui Community Development

Measure Title: AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO WAIMEA NUI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Report Title:  Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation ($)
Description:  Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds up to $45,000,000 to Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation, a private not-for-profit corporation, for the planning, acquisition, and construction of agriculture, renewable energy, and educational facilities. (CD1). Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1). 25 Aye(s); Aye(s) with reservations: none . 0 No(es): none. 0 Excused: none.
5/5/2015 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0).
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).

topola sb 521Contact: reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

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Rep. Thielen addresses SB 1214 – assist Hawaiian Electric Company

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED, AND HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC.
Report Title:  Special Purpose Revenue Bonds; Electric Utilities; HECO ($)
Description:  Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Limited, and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (CD1).  5/5/2015 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with Representative(s) McKelvey voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fukumoto Chang, Matsumoto, Ohno, Pouha, Thielen, Tupola, Ward voting no (7) 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).

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Rep. Thielen addresses HB 318 – State and County Buildings

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.
Report Title:  Naming Rights; Sponsorship; State and County Buildings; Facilities
Description:  Exempts the disposition or grant of rights to place one or more names on a state or county building, in accordance with applicable county sign ordinances, from the sealed bid process and the fifteen year limitation on concession contracts. (HB318 CD1)
Companion:
Package: City and County of Honolulu
Current Referral:  GVO, WAM
Introducer(s): SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party)
5/5/2015 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Jordan, Oshiro, Thielen, Tupola voting no (4) and none excused (0).

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Rep. McDermott addresses HB 631 – New Birth Certificate

 

RELATING TO CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH.
Report Title:  New Birth Certificate; Sex Designation
Description:  Establishes the documentation required when requesting the Department of Health to issue a new birth certificate with a sex designation change. (HB631 CD1)
5/5/2015 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Aquino, Choy, Cullen, Fukumoto Chang, Har, Ito, Kong, Matsumoto, McDermott, Pouha, Tokioka, Tsuji, Tupola, Ward voting no (14) and none excused (0).

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Rep. Ward addresses SB 717 – Ethanol

Measure Title: RELATING TO ETHANOL.
Report Title:  Ethanol; Motor Vehicles; Energy Efficiency
Description:  Repeals existing requirement that gasoline for motor vehicles be composed of ten per cent ethanol. Effective December 31, 2015. (CD1)
Companion:  HB743
Package: None
Current Referral:  EEP, TRN, CPC
Introducer(s): BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, GABBARD, GREEN, KAHELE, KIDANI, NISHIHARA, RIVIERE, RUDERMAN, WAKAI, Espero, Galuteria, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, L. Thielen .  5/5/2015 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0).

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Reps. Pouha and Tupola HB 623 – Clean Energy

Measure Title: RELATING TO RENEWABLE STANDARDS.
Report Title:  Renewable Portfolio Standards; Clean Energy Initiative; Public Utilities Commission
Description:  Increases renewable portfolio standards to 30 percent by December 31, 2020, 70 percent by December 31, 2040, and 100 percent by December 31, 2045. Requires the Public Utilities Commission to include the impact of renewable portfolio standards, if any, on the energy prices offered by renewable energy developers and the cost of fossil fuel volatility in its renewable portfolio standards study and report to the Legislature. (HB623 CD1).  5/5/2015 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott voting no (1) and none excused (0).

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