COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Saturday, February 2, 2002

9.00 a.m. thru completion

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 2176

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL MARKETING.

Establishes a 5-year pilot project under the Agribusiness Development Corporation to assist farmers with marketing their produce and products.

AGR, FIN

HB 1940

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CONTROL OF FIREWEED.

Appropriates $50,000 to implement short-term methods for the control of fireweed.

AGR, FIN

HB 2268

RELATING TO CONTROL OR ERADICATION OF PESTS.

Includes invertebrate and vertebrate animals designated by the department as pests for control or eradication purposes.

AGR, FIN

HB 2270

RELATING TO PEST CONTROL.

Broadens the scope of the types of noxious weeds and pests that the department of agriculture shall assist in controlling and eradicating.

AGR, FIN

HB 2233

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL THEFT.

Makes the commission of an agricultural theft a class B felony.

AGR, JHA

HB 2269

RELATING TO THE SALE, TRANSPORT, OR SHIPMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES.

Requires that any person or entity who purchases large quantities of agricultural commodities for purposes of resale to verify the identity of the seller and record each such transaction on forms authorized by the Department of Agriculture in each county. Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a relative retail value formula for agricultural commodities.

AGR, FIN

HB 2271

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO ABATE AGRICULTURAL THEFT.

Appropriates funds to establish an interagency task force to abate agricultural theft.

AGR, FIN

HB 2272

RELATING TO LIVESTOCK.

Adds goats to the definition of "livestock" in the penal code.

AGR, JHA

HB 2631

RELATING TO MEAT GRADING.

Makes various amendments to clarify the meat grading law.

AGR, CPC

HB 2708

RELATING TO ANIMAL DISEASES.

Amends regulations governing quarantine or destruction of animals infected, exposed, or susceptible to contagious, infectious, or communicable diseases as well as regulations governing proper disposition of animal carcasses and hides.

AGR, FIN

HB 2347

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes permits to monitor and regulate the release of certain genetically-engineered and genetically-modified agriculturally-related organisms. Allows products to be labeled as "GMO-free".

AGR, CPC/JHA, FIN

HB 2348

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF AGRICULTURE.

Provides for procedures to protect non-genetically-engineered plant life from their genetically-engineered counterparts. Establishes the liability of manufacturers and growers of genetically-engineered plants, plant parts, or seeds.

AGR, JHA, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Saturday, February 2, 2002

9:00 a.m.

State Capitol Auditorium

AGENDA:

HB 1687

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the Hawaii gaming control commission and the framework of casino gaming in Waikiki and Kapolei.

JHA, FIN

HB 2822

RELATING TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN KAPOLEI, OAHU, HAWAII.

Creates new chapter in HRS relating to the development of a casino gaming resort in Kapolei.

JHA, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Saturday, February 2, 2002

9:30 a.m.

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 1873

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Creates informal public-private technology development working group to develop an approach to increase greater private sector involvement in future initiatives to expand technology development in Hawaii. Report to governor/legislature by 2003 regular session. Repealed 6/30/2003.

EDN, EDB, FIN

HB 1874

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO ALLOW THE STUDENT MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO VOTE.

Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to allow the student member of the board of education to vote, except on issues pertaining to personnel or fiscal matters.

EDN, JHA, FIN

HB 1875

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Proposes constitutional amendments to give the board of education exclusive jurisdiction over the internal structure, management and operation of the public school system, the power to levy taxes, and the power to incur deficits.

EDN, JHA, FIN

HB 1876

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Prohibits the DOE from knowingly requiring or allowing a teacher to instruct students in content areas that the teacher has no demonstrable knowledge or demonstrated competence, or both, as determined by the Hawaii teacher standards board.

EDN, LAB, FIN

HB 1877

RELATING TO TEACHER EDUCATION.

Authorizes the Department of Education to fully reimburse the tuition of college of education graduates who teach in the public schools for at least 6 years.

EDN, FIN

HB 1878

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the Hawaii State Student Council, with student representatives from each departmental school district; and requires the council to determine whether to select the student member of the BOE or to run an election to select the individual.

EDN, FIN

HB 1879

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Education for classroom materials, building upkeep, and maintenance.

EDN, FIN

HB 1880

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for hiring counselors and college counselors at the public schools based on student population.

EDN, FIN

HB 1881

RELATING TO SCHOOL SECURITY.

Requires the Department of Public Safety rather than the Department of Education to carry out the initial and ongoing training of school security attendants after 6/30/02, subject to the availability of funding. Appropriates funds for the training of security attendants for school campuses.

EDN, PSM, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS CONCERNS

Monday, February 4, 2002

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 1696

RELATING TO PEST CONTROL.

Requires the developer of any termite control system to post a performance bond with the pest control board on behalf of each of their licensed pest control operators who are required to be certified or authorized by the developer to install, inspect, and maintain the developer's termite control system.

EDB, CPC

HB 1740

RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Adds health care providers to list of clients that are served by call center in an enterprise zone.

EDB, FIN

HB 1794

RELATING TO A GENERAL EXCISE TAX HOLIDAY.

Establishes an annual general excise tax holiday for consumers and businesses that sell clothing under $100 on condition that businesses pass the savings on to consumers.

EDB, FIN

HB 1803

RELATING TO A GENERAL EXCISE TAX HOLIDAY.

Establishes a general excise tax holiday for consumers and businesses for goods and services sold on condition that businesses pass the savings on to consumers.

EDB, FIN

HB 1914

RELATING TO A RETAIL TAX HOLIDAY.

Allows the state to participate in a federal reimbursement program for state retail tax holidays.

EDB, FIN

HB 1952

RELATING TO CORPORATE DISCLOSURE.

Requires Department of Taxation to report on all tax benefits provided for development assistance programs. Requires counties to disclose real property tax reductions and abatements. Requires collection and disclosure of information on all forms of development assistance granted. Requires agencies granting development assistance to (1) compare projected wages with existing wages, and (2) determine value of health care coverage provided to full-time employees. Requires recapture of development assistance from recipients who fail to achieve job creation and wage and benefit goals.

EDB, FIN

HB 1983

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE.

Revises the standards for administrative rule making; makes the provisions of the Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Act permanent; establishes a rule drafting policy task force; establishes a pilot program within Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to review its administrative rules.

EDB, JHA, FIN

HB 2082

RELATING TO AN ANNUAL GENERAL EXCISE TAX HOLIDAY.

Establishes an annual general excise tax holiday for consumers and businesses that sell clothing and food under $100 on condition that business pass the savings on to consumers.

EDB, FIN

HB 2144

RELATING TO AN ANNUAL EXCISE TAX HOLIDAY.

Establishes an annual general excise tax holiday for entities that sell clothing or footwear on condition that the seller passes the savings on to consumers.

EDB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING

Monday, February 4, 2002

8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 1856

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR RESPITE CARE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

HSH/HLT, FIN

 

Appropriates funds for respite care services for families of individuals with special needs.

 

HB 1862

RELATING TO RESPITE SERVICES.

HSH/HLT, FIN

 

Establishes the Hawaii respite services trust fund to provide funding for grants to caregivers for respite services.

 

HB 2059

RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FOOD SECURITY COMMISSION.

HSH/HLT, FIN

 

Establishes a food security commission to target hunger issues in Hawaii.

 

 

 

HB 2056

RELATING TO SOCIAL WORK.

HSH/HLT, CPC

 

Makes various amendments to Chapters 431M and 467E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to further regulate the practice of social work and the licensure of social workers.

 

HB 2055

RELATING TO SOCIAL WORK.

HLT, CPC

 

Repeals the sunset date on Act 229, Session Laws of Hawaii 2001, relating to social work.

 

HB 1868

RELATING TO THE TREATMENT OF INTRA-FAMILIAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE.

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

Establishes a dedicated source of funding and appropriates funds for the treatment of intra-familial child sexual abuse.

 

HB 1869

RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT.

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

Requires a qualified medical facility selected by the director of human services to provide direct medical consultation to the child protective services agency regarding cases of reported child abuse or neglect that are under investigation by that agency. Appropriates funds.

 

HB 1858

RELATING TO BEFORE-SCHOOL, AFTER-SCHOOL, AND WEEKEND PROGRAMS.

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

Establishes a dedicated source of funding for before-school, after school and weekend programs.

 

HB 1859

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR BEFORE-SCHOOL, AFTER-SCHOOL AND WEEKEND PROGRAMS.

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

Appropriates funds for before-school, after-school and weekend programs.

 

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER AND LAND USE AND COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Monday, February 4, 2002

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 1939

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AGRICULTURAL WATER DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates $45M for agricultural water development; restricts $5 for federal aid financing or reimbursement.

WLU/AGR, FIN

HB 2018

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LEASES.

Allows a qualified tenant whose agricultural lease is nearing expiration to petition the DLNR to place an advertisement to determine whether other persons are interested in bidding for a lease on the land.

WLU/AGR, FIN

HB 2150

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a task force on agriculture industry development.

AGR/WLU, FIN

HB 2168

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE WAIAHOLE WATER SYSTEM.

Appropriates $200K to the Waiahole Water System Revolving Fund to allow the Agribusiness Development Corporation to make necessary improvements to the Waiahole Water System as required by the Commission on Water Resource Management.

AGR/WLU, FIN

HB 2552

RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF LANDOWNERS FOR SAFE HARBOR AGREEMENTS AND HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANS.

Clarifies definition of landowners eligible for coverage under safe harbor agreements and habitat conservation plans. Establishes consistent standards and processes for both public and private lands.

WLU/EEP, FIN

HB 2544

RELATING TO LEASING OF PUBLIC LANDS TO RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCERS.

Allows BLNR to lease public lands to renewable energy producers through direct negotiation.

WLU/EEP, FIN

HB 2549

RELATING TO EXTENSION OF PUBLIC LAND LEASES.

Allows lessees of public land to extend their leases to the extent necessary to amortize the cost of major improvements to demised premises.

WLU, FIN

HB 2545

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL PARKS ON PUBLIC LANDS.

Allows for direct negotiation of leases or master leases on industrial parks developed under a joint venture or development agreement.

WLU, FIN

HB 2546

RELATING TO SUBLEASING OF PUBLIC LANDS.

Allows BLNR to wave requirements to obtain consent for subleases under public land leases.

WLU, FIN

HB 2373

RELATING TO KOKEE STATE PARK.

Provides that if a Kokee residential lessee has made permanent improvements to the leased property that the new lessee will reimburse the former lessee for the cost of the improvements.

WLU, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Monday, February 4, 2002

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 1750

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES.

Allows veterans to select more than one category of war or conflict with the use of decal stickers as an option to permanent imprint on license plate.

TRN/PSM, FIN

     

HB 2158

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.

Exempts law enforcement officers driving rescue vehicles from commercial driver licensing provisions.

TRN/PSM, JHA

     

Decision making to follow.

 

 

9:15 a.m. AGENDA:

TRN only:

HB 1994

RELATING TO TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT.

Provides that no conviction for a violation of speeding initiated by the use of a photo speed imaging detector system shall appear on a person's record, unless it is for driving 25 mph more than the posted speed limit.

TRN, JHA, FIN

     

HB 2003

RELATING TO COUNTY ROADS.

Raises the state-imposed fuel tax for the county of Hawaii to pay for road identification and maintenance.

TRN, FIN

     

HB 2027

RELATING TO WHARFAGE CHARGES.

Eliminates wharfage fees at the intermediate port for interstate and intrastate cargo destined for the neighbor islands.

TRN, FIN

     

HB 2028

RELATING TO RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE SURCHARGE.

Authorizes the counties to assess a rental motor vehicle surcharge of up to $5 per day.

TRN, CPC, FIN

     

HB 2030

RELATING TO TOWING.

Increases towing fees for storage from $15 to $25 per day for the first 7 days and from $10 to $20 per day thereafter.

TRN, JHA

     

HB 2031

RELATING TO PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION.

Adds definition of "electric personal assistive mobility device" to laws regulating county vehicular tax, highway safety, used motor vehicle parts and accessories, statewide traffic code, used motor vehicle tire recovery, and motor vehicle lemon law.

TRN, JHA, FIN

     

HB 2057

RELATING TO ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE CARRIERS IN HAWAII.

Appropriates funds to subsidize essential air service providers by paying them an unspecified dollar amount for each essential air service passenger served, subject to the availability of funds.

TRN, FIN

HB 2084

RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.

Provides for a new "pedestrians" bill of rights. Requires drivers to yield for pedestrians in intersections and crosswalks. Prohibits jaywalking, unless the crosswalk or intersection in a residential area is farther than 200 feet away. Provides penalties.

TRN, JHA

     

HB 2108

RELATING TO CELLULAR PHONES.

Bans the use of hand held cellular phones while driving.

TRN, JHA

     

HB 2579

RELATING TO USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.

Specifies that a person who refuses a test for intoxication is ineligible for a conditional driving permit under administrative driver revocation.

TRN, JHA

     

HB 2580

RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSING.

Distinguishes the examination, licensing and operation of mopeds from that of motor scooters and motorcycles.

TRN, JHA

     

HB 2581

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSING.

Waives knowledge and skill tests for persons with valid commercial driver's licenses issued by another state or a Canadian province.

TRN, JHA

     

HB 2582

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Modifies commercial driver licensing laws so they conform to new federal standards, regulations and penalties pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossings for commercial motor vehicles.

TRN, JHA

     

Decision making to follow.