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HB 2421 - Petroleum Tax ("Barrel Tax") Increase - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (19-6) -
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NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (42-9) -
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NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Petroleum Tax ("Barrel Tax") Increase

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (18-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Petroleum Tax ("Barrel Tax") Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that increases the per-barrel tax on petroleum products under the environmental response, energy, and food security tax.

Highlights:
-Establishes the Energy Security Special Fund to be created, to (Sec. 3):
    -Support the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative program; -Fund the renewable energy facilitator; and -Fund the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Task Force, Climate Change Task Force, and grants-in-aid to the economic development boards and agencies of each county.
-Specifies that the Environmental Response, Energy and Food Tax on each barrel or fractional part of a barrel of petroleum product that is not aviation fuel will be $1.05 that is to be paid by the retail dealer or any other distributor purchasing the petroleum product, except for refiners, which will be used in the following manner (Sec. 4):
    -$0.05 will be deposited into the Environmental Response Revolving Fund; -$0.15 will be deposited into the Energy Security Special Fund; -$0.10 will be deposited into the Energy Systems Development Special Fund; and -$0.15 will be deposited into the Agricultural Development and Food Security Special Fund.
-Establishes the Hawaii Economic Development Task Force within the department of business, economic development, and tourism to facilitate the accelerated adoption and completion of renewable-energy projects, energy-efficiency programs, and agriculture infrastructure and development (Sec. 6). -Establishes the Agricultural Development and Food Security Special Fund, to be used for various purposes, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 7):
    -Awarding of grants to farmers for agricultural production or processing activity; -Acquiring real property for agricultural production or processing activity; and -Conducting research and tests on agricultural products and markets.
-Establishes the Clean Energy Initiative Program to manage the state's transition to a clean energy economy and administer various activities, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 8):
    -Establishing strategic partnerships for the research, development, testing, deployment and permitting of clean energy technologies; -Carrying out engineering and economic evaluations of the state's potential for near-term project opportunities for the state's renewable energy resources; -Carrying out electric grid reliability and security projects that will enable the integration of an increase of electricity from renewable energy resources; and -Developing a statewide clean energy public education and outreach plan.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (37-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Petroleum Tax ("Barrel Tax") Increase

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that increases the per-barrel tax on petroleum products under the environmental response, energy, and food security tax.

Highlights:
-Establishes the Energy Security Special Fund to be created, to (Sec. 3):
    -Support the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative program; -Fund the renewable energy facilitator; and -Fund the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Task Force, Climate Change Task Force, and grants-in-aid to the economic development boards and agencies of each county.
-Specifies that the Environmental Response, Energy and Food Tax on each barrel or fractional part of a barrel of petroleum product that is not aviation fuel will be $1.05 that is to be paid by the retail dealer or any other distributor purchasing the petroleum product, except for refiners, which will be used in the following manner (Sec. 4):
    -$0.05 will be deposited into the Environmental Response Revolving Fund; -$0.15 will be deposited into the Energy Security Special Fund; -$0.10 will be deposited into the Energy Systems Development Special Fund; and -$0.15 will be deposited into the Agricultural Development and Food Security Special Fund.
-Establishes the Hawaii Economic Development Task Force within the department of business, economic development, and tourism to facilitate the accelerated adoption and completion of renewable-energy projects, energy-efficiency programs, and agriculture infrastructure and development (Sec. 6). -Establishes the Agricultural Development and Food Security Special Fund, to be used for various purposes, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 7):
    -Awarding of grants to farmers for agricultural production or processing activity; -Acquiring real property for agricultural production or processing activity; and -Conducting research and tests on agricultural products and markets.
-Establishes the Clean Energy Initiative Program to manage the state's transition to a clean energy economy and administer various activities, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 8):
    -Establishing strategic partnerships for the research, development, testing, deployment and permitting of clean energy technologies; -Carrying out engineering and economic evaluations of the state's potential for near-term project opportunities for the state's renewable energy resources; -Carrying out electric grid reliability and security projects that will enable the integration of an increase of electricity from renewable energy resources; and -Developing a statewide clean energy public education and outreach plan.
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (22-3) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (43-8) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Petroleum Tax ("Barrel Tax") Increase

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