COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Friday, February 8, 2002

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

     

HB 1731

HD1

(HSCR12-02)

RELATING TO DRIVERS EDUCATION FUND UNDERWRITERS FEES.

Transfers the drivers education underwriters fee for motorcycles from the University of Hawaii community colleges to the Department of Transportation, and raises the fee from $2 to $5.

TRN, HED, FIN

HB 2718

RELATING TO GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the University of Hawaii to improve its physical facilities.

HED, FIN

Deferred from February 4, 2002:

HB 2235

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Creates Pacific Center for Ecosystem Science. Appropriates funds.

HED, FIN

HB 2734

RELATING TO MOUSE EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH.

Makes appropriation to the department of anatomy and molecular biology at UH to conduct research on cloning mouse stem cells.

HED, FIN

HB 2752

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSES.

Provides for mandatory denial or suspension of professional licenses for persons in default or breach of the conditions of a federal or state student loan or scholarship contract.

HED, CPC, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS AND COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE

Friday, February 8, 2002

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

JHA/CPC only:

HB 2438

RELATING TO IDENTITY.

Provides criminal penalties for those who steal the identity of another, and for those who obtain identity documents under false pretenses or use a false or fictitious identity.

JHA/CPC

 

   

JHA only:

 

HB 1759

RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION.

Prohibits the use of social security numbers for recordkeeping, identification, or informational purposes on any state or county government document unless specifically authorized by federal law.

JHA

HB 1757

RELATING TO MINORS.

Prohibits minors under the age of twenty-one from possessing or purchasing tobacco products.

JHA

HB 2559

RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF NULL AND VOID AND UNNECESSARY ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.

Repeals administrative rules that are either null and void or unnecessary.

JHA, FIN

HB 2613

RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING, REENACTING, OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSE OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.

Amends, reenacts, or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purpose of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, and deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.

JHA

HB 2562

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Defines the term "controlled substance analogue". To prohibit a person who acquires, possess, or sells a substance listed from using the substance as a controlled substance analogue or to illegally manufacture a controlled substance. Includes additional schedule modifications and revisions.

JHA, FIN

HB 2201

RELATING TO CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION FUND.

A bill requiring plaintiffs who are awarded money from tort claims arising out of criminal act or arrest to make restitution to victim or criminal injury compensation fund.

JHA, FIN

HB 1764

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Allows a person who has been pardoned to own, possess, or control a firearm.

JHA

HB 2153

RELATING TO FIREARMS.

Extends exception to permitting and registration requirements for firearms or ammunition that are a part of the official equipment of any federal agency to those of any state law enforcement agency. Adds exemption for possession of such firearm or ammunition without a permit.

JHA, FIN

HB 2323

RELATING TO TRAFFIC FINES.

Authorizes counties to impose by ordinance additional fines for violation of state traffic laws. Requires judiciary to prepare citation forms. Establishes method to contest fines; requires traffic violations bureau to collect fines and remit to county semi-annually.

JHA, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Friday, February 8, 2002

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

2:30 p.m. AGENDA:

HB 2314

RELATING TO USE OF INTOXICANTS.

Clarifies purpose of test under implied consent provisions. Allows law enforcement officer to direct person to take appropriate test for determining drug content.

JHA

HB 2315

RELATING TO THE OBSTRUCTION OF INGRESS OR EGRESS.

Increases the fine and decreases the period of imprisonment for refusal to obey an order to not obstruct ingress to or egress from a public or private place. Defines law enforcement officer.

JHA

HB 2318

RELATING TO FORFEITURE OF BAIL OR BONDS.

Includes personal service as notice to principals that have forfeited bail or bond in criminal court.

JHA

HB 2437

RELATING TO FOREIGN PROTECTIVE ORDERS.

Provides for good faith immunity for law enforcement officers who enforce a foreign protective order that appears to be authentic.

JHA

HB 1804

RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT.

Provides for the expungement of certain juvenile-arrest records.

JHA

HB 2424

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Provides for the authorization and payment of claims against the State for refunds of taxes, for judgments and settlements, and for other miscellaneous payments.

JHA, FIN

HB 2432

RELATING TO DIRECT PAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT.

Deletes reference to the Offfice of Child Support Hearings as an entity having the ability to order direct payments.

JHA

HB 2433

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Enables the CSEA to notify employers of the amount of child support automatically withheld from an employee's paycheck by way of notice, as opposed to requiring a certified court order being served on the affected employer. Allows the CSEA to levy fines against individuals and entities not responding to its requests for information. Clarifies that spousal support can only be enforced when child support is being enforced and that all child support records are confidential.

JHA

HB 2436

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE.

Conforms Hawaii's slectronic surveillance laws to federal laws controlling electronic surveillance. Establishes and funds a surveillance review unit within the Department.

JHA, FIN

HB 2439

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Creates the new offenses of terrorism, hindering apprehension or prosecution for terrorism, unlawful production or possession of a chemical, biological, or nuclear weapon, and making a false public alarm. Revises terroristic threatening and reckless endangering provisions to enhance the penalties for using a dangerous instrument or a widely dangerous means to threaten or endanger others, and penalizes the use of an imitation or hoax.

JHA

HB 2425

RELATING TO COMPUTER CRIMES.

Corrects a typographical error in one of the words that defines "access" in the context of computer crime.

JHA

HB 1806

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY RIGHTS.

Clarifies definition of "hotel" in the chapter relating to offenses against property rights to add majority of the tenants are roomers or boarders.

JHA

Decision making to follow.

 

3:00 p.m. AGENDA:

HB 2426

RELATING TO CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN.

Deters child pornography by bringing Hawaii's child pornography laws in line with federal statutes, and to criminalize the use of computers to victimize children.

JHA

HB 2427

RELATING TO VICTIMS OF CRIMES.

Adds a provision to the Hawaii Victim's Bill of Rights that would toll the statute of limitations for victims of crimes of violence, sex crimes, and certain other crimes, until the perpetrator of those crimes is released from the jurisdiction of the court (released from prison, parole, or probation).

JHA

HB 2428

RELATING TO AGE VERIFICATION OF SEXUAL PERFORMERS.

Requires producers of pornography to verify that their performers are not minors, and requires them to keep documentation of this verification.

JHA

HB 2440

RELATING TO CHAPTER 846E, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Recommends statutory revisions to comply with the Hawaii Supreme Court's decision in State of Hawaii v. Eto Bani. Proposes other revisions to improve the operability of sex offender registration.

JHA

Decision making to follow.

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Saturday, February 9, 2002

9:00 a.m.

State Capitol Auditorium

AGENDA:

HB 2845

RELATING TO DENTAL LICENSING.

HLT, CPC

 

Authorizes board of dental examiners to issue 3-yr temporary license to otherwise qualified dentist to practice dentistry under a "safety net dental provider organization" without examination, if the dentist holds a current license in another U.S. state or territory and has no disciplinary actions pending.

 
     

HB 2054

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

HLT, CPC

 

Permits licensing by credentials for dentists who work solely for safety net dental providers.

 
     

HB 2025

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR NEIGHBOR ISLAND DENTAL CARE.

HLT, FIN

 

Makes appropriation to the department of health, district health offices, to provide dental care on Kauai, Hawaii and Maui.

 
     

HB 2761

RELATING TO COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH.

Establishes a comprehensive statewide strategy to address the issues related to the poor oral health of Hawaii's people, especially its children. The comprehensive strategy includes prevention, intervention and treatment of oral health problems. Requires fluoridation of public water systems. Includes a sunset date of 2014. Establishes school-community based dental sealant programs in under served areas of the state. Requires the Department of Health and the County Boards of Water Supply to: (1) submit a plan to the legislature no later than twenty days before the convening of the regular session of 2003 regarding how the fluoridation will be implemented; (2) report to the legislature no later than twenty days before the convening of the regular session of 2003 on certain concerns related to the fluoridation of the public water system; and (3) provide a sunset report to the

HLT, FIN

 

legislature no later than twenty days before the convening of the regular session of 2013. Provides funds for the Department of Health to hire dental hygienists assigned to each department of education school complex to provide: (1) oral health education; (2) topical fluoride; and (3) oral health education. Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds for construction of oral health facilities and equipment at Community health centers. Appropriates funds.

 

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Saturday, February 9, 2002

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

     

HB 1843

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Reinstates binding arbitration for bargaining unit 9 (registered professional nurses).

LAB, FIN

HB 1968

RELATING TO SERVICE EMPLOYEES.

Amends current labor laws to provide comparable wages and benefits for service employees. Allows contracted employees to organize. Repeals section 103-55, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

LAB, FIN

HB 2075

RELATING TO SICK LEAVE.

Requires an employer who provides sick leave to permit an employee to use not more than 10 days per year of their accrued and available sick leave to attend to their child, parent, spouse, or reciprocal beneficiary with a serious health condition. Prohibits an employer from denying the use of sick leave, discharging, demoting, suspending, or discriminating in the terms and conditions of employment against an employee for using or attempting to exercise the right to use sick leave to attend to a child, parent, spouse, or reciprocal beneficiary with a serious health condition.

LAB, FIN

     

HB 2275

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Restricts the repricing of classes to bargaining units containing civil service personnel.

LAB, FIN

HB 2276

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Allows parties to agree that non-cost items are valid and enforceable. Sets forth when terms of the collective bargaining agreement take precedence.

LAB, FIN

HB 2278

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Allows longer than a ten-day advance notice of intent to strike to be given to an employer.

LAB, FIN

HB 2329

RELATING TO MANAGED COMPETITION.

Adds definition of managed competition process.

LAB, FIN

HB 2457

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Amends various statutory provisions to simplify and facilitate the administration and processing of pension benefits.

LAB, FIN

HB 2460

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Amends the amount that the State and each county shall contribute to the Employees' Retirement System.

LAB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Saturday, February 9, 2002

10:30 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 2401

RELATING TO THE TRUSTEES OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Allows trustees of OHA to participate in and receive the same retirement benefits as other state elected officials.

LAB, JHA, FIN

     

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS CONCERNS AND COMMITTEE ON TOURISM AND CULTURE

Monday, February 11, 2002

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

TAC/EDB only:

HB 1945

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Amends the hotel construction and remodeling tax credit by deleting the date by which construction or renovation costs must be incurred and inserting an unspecified date.

TAC/EDB FIN

     

EDB only:

   

HB 2260

RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.

Provides a 10% commercial construction and remodeling tax credit for projects over $10 million.

EDB, FIN

HB 2263

RELATING TO THE MOVING EXPENSES TAX CREDIT.

Establishes a tax credit of up to $7,500 for moving expenses for persons who have either previously paid taxes or been claimed as a dependent on another's tax return and who return to Hawaii.

EDB, FIN

HB 2574

RELATING TO AN EXTENSION OF THE RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING INCOME TAX CREDIT.

Extends the benefits of the nonrefundable 4 percent residential construction and remodeling income tax credit to costs incurred to May 31, 2005. Act 10, Third Special Session applies the credit to costs incurred before July 1, 2002.

EDB, FIN

HB 2576

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY TAX INCENTIVES.

Clarifies the application of certain high technology tax incentives.

EDB, FIN

HB 2614

RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.

Provides a four per cent commercial construction and remodeling tax credit for projects.

EDB, FIN

HB 2644

RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Expands enterprise zones by adding the definition of "health care facility" and "health care provider." Amends the definition of "medical and health care services" to include treatment or services provided by a health care facility or health care provider.

EDB, FIN

HB 2691

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION TAX CREDIT.

Extends the deadline for incurring qualifying costs under the residential construction tax credit to 7/1/03.

EDB, FIN

HB 2700

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a tax credit for revitalization of older commercial facilities. Also increases the standard deduction and provides a low income tax credit.

EDB, FIN

HB 2722

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a tax credit for qualified investment in the Ko Olina resort area.

EDB, FIN

HB 2803

RELATING TO MOTION PICTURE AND FILM PRODUCTION.

Expands the tax credit for motion picture and film production to include up to 22 per cent of the costs of wages and salaries; requires minimum total production costs.

EDB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER AND LAND USE

Monday, February 11, 2002

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 2095

RELATING TO LIABILITY.

Repeals existing law relating to landowners' liability and enacts new law limiting public employees' and public entities' liability for injury caused by a dangerous conditions of public property. Amends the statewide trail and access system law to limit landowners' duty of care and to allow attorney's fees.

WLU, JHA

HB 2551

RELATING TO HANDGUN HUNTING.

Continues handgun hunting and provides the hunting public with additional variety and opportunities to hunt.

WLU, JHA

HB 2624

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Expands definition of "special liquor district" to include areas designated for historic preservation and residential protection.

WLU, JHA

HB 2555

RELATING TO TIME FRAMES FOR BURIAL COUNCIL DETERMINATIONS.

Changes the time frame for Island Burial Councils to make determinations to relocate or preserve native Hawaiian burial sites from 45 to 30 days.

WLU, JHA

HB 2444

RELATING TO THE KALAELOA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.

Consolidates BPNAS Redevelopment Commission into the Hawaii Community Development Authority.

WLU7, FIN

HB 2540

RELATING TO STATE BOATING FACILITIES.

Removes the prohibition of commercial vessel activities within Ala Wai and Keehi small boat harbors. Exempts boating facilities that are under a lease or management agreement approved by the BLNR from the laws and rules governing boating facilities.

WLU, FIN

HB 2541

RELATING TO NEGOTIATED LEASES.

Authorizes the BLNR to solicit proposals from private marina development and management firms to manage, operate, and improve boating facilities.

WLU, FIN

HB 2542

RELATING TO BOATING.

Clarifies the rule-making authority of the BLNR to designate areas of ocean waters and navigable streams for limited commercial use. Establishes permits and fees for the commercial use of these areas and broadens the basis for assessment of fees for commercial vessels.

WLU, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

For decision making only (heard on February 6, 2002):

HB 1719 RELATING TO ACCRETED LANDS. WLU, FIN

Requires landowners to prove accreted lands were

in existence for at least 40 continuous years.

HB 1720 RELATING TO ACCRETED LANDS. WLU, FIN

Requires the Office of Environmental Quality Control

to publish notices of beachfront accretion applications.

HB 2548 RELATING TO ACCRETION. WLU, FIN

Clarifies that land claimed under the State's accretion

laws shall remain zoned state conservation.

HB 2266 RELATING TO ACCRETED LANDS. WLU, JHA

Includes accreted lands as public land. Establishes

requirements for the registration of and quiet title

action for accreted lands.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING

Monday, February 11, 2002

9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon

State Capitol Auditorium

AGENDA:

HSH/HLT only:

HB 1867

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HEALTH CARE FOR THE UNINSURED.

HSH/HLT, FIN

 

Appropriates $1.5 million for 2-to-1 federal match to expand eligibility for the children's health insurance program to 300% of poverty level. Appropriates $500,000 for a 9-to-1 federal match to continue lost TANF health benefits under QUEST. Appropriates $1.2 million to community health centers.

 

HB 2646

RELATING TO QUALIFIED IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT.

Provides a tax credit for improvements made to federally qualified health centers.

HSH/HLT, FIN

HLT/HSH only:

HB 2151

RELATING TO A TAX CREDIT TO PROMOTE THE PURCHASE OF PRIVATE LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE.

A bill to provide a tax credit for the purchase of Long Term Care Insurance.

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2215

RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE.

Requires the executive office on aging to establish a coordinated and unified system of long-term care that provides multiple entry points for long-term care and related services; makes appropriation.

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2223

RELATING TO ELDERLY CARE.

Extends the duration of the PACE demonstration project at Maluhia.

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2637

RELATING TO A DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND LONG TERM CARE.

Establishes a department of aging and long term care.

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2638

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LONG-TERM CARE FINANCING ACT.

Enacts the Hawaii long-term care financing Act; creates a mandatory assessment system to collect premiums from employee paychecks; establishes an initial premium amount of $10 per month and an initial benefit payment of $70 per day for 365 days; creates the Hawaii long-term care benefits fund to hold the premiums and to pay benefits.

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2512

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICES SPECIAL FUND.

Establishes the Public Health Nursing Services Special Fund for case management services in the Public Health Nursing Branch Program to receive and expend Medicaid funds for medically fragile children under the age of 21 with complex medical conditions.

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 202

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Makes various amendments to further clarify the adult residential care homes law. Provides DOH with the discretion to allow more nursing facility residents to be allowed to live at adult residential care homes.

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2220

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY.

Appropriates $60,000 fort FY 2002-2003 to create a commission on language access. Appropriates unspecified amounts for the DOH and DHS to develop and implement systems by which limited English speaking persons can access services, activities, and programs within each department.

HLT/HSH, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Monday, February 11, 2002

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 2345

RELATING TO ROADSIDE HERBICIDE USE.

Requires state and county agencies responsible for roadside vegetation maintenance to develop and implement an integrated vegetation management strategy to minimize the use of herbicide. Establishes a roadside vegetation committee.

TRN/EEP, FIN

     

HB 2452

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Extends the effective term of Act 290, SLH 1997, for an additional three years until 6/30/05 to encourage the use of electric vehicles by exempting them from various requirements applicable to conventional, internal combustion engine-powered vehicles.

TRN/EEP, FIN

     

HB 2628

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Requires audible reverse warning system to be manually turned off for noise control purposes between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. if equipped with rear view camera system.

TRN/EEP, JHA

     

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Monday, February 11, 2002

10:00 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 2203

RELATING TO NEW BICYCLES.

Repeals requirement that dealer require bicycle buyer to complete license application form at time of sale, and transmit copy of completed form to director of finance with required fees from buyer.

TRN, FIN

     

HB 2605

RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.

Requires vision test every 12 years for those drivers under 70 years of age and a vision test every 4 years for drivers 70 years of age and older.

TRN, JHA

     

HB 2611

RELATING TO VEHICLE HISTORY INFORMATION.

Authorizes public access to motor vehicle history records held by government agencies.

TRN, JHA

     

HB 2713

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF TRAFFIC OMBUDSMAN.

Establishes an office of traffic ombudsman.

TRN, JHA, FIN

     

HB 2801

RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF WARRANTORS OF VEHICLE PROTECTION PRODUCTS.

Creates a new chapter to regulate warrantors of vehicle protection products.

TRN, CPC/JHA, FIN

     

Decision making to follow.