COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

1:00 p.m.

Conference Room 423; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 1821, HD1

RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR.

Appropriate funds to the legislative auditor to conduct financial audits of the departments of education, health, human services, and other state agencies.

LMG, FIN

HB 1840

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.

Prohibits campaign contributions from staff persons to legislators or county council members; prohibits solicitation of campaign contributions by legislators or county council members from staff persons.

LMG, JHA

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 2836

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Implements the recommendations of the Energy Efficiency Policy Task Force.

EEP/CPC, FIN

HB 2001

RELATING TO ENERGY CONSERVATION TAX CREDIT.

Allows the energy conservation tax credit to be taken in 5 equal amounts in 5 successive years.

EEP, FIN

HB 2184

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds to finance the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, installation, and improvement of solar energy, energy conservation, and renewable energy facilities and equipment for various agencies, departments, and enterprises of the State.

EEP, FIN

HB 2186

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Creates the Hawaii residential solar hot water heater loan revolving fund to make loans to homeowners to finance the acquisition and installation of residential solar hot water heaters.

EEP, FIN

HB 2188

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Allows the DBEDT to guarantee up to 90% of the principal balance of a loan, plus interest due thereon, made to a qualified homeowner for the acquisition and installation of a residential solar hot water heater.

EEP, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

2:15 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 2468

RELATING TO CEMETERY AND FUNERAL TRUSTS.

Allows the Director to contract with private consultants to assist in the review of cemetery and pre-need funeral authority license applications, regulatory issues, and related documentation.

CPC, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

Decision making only (deferred on February 4, 2002):

HB 2414: Relating to Condominium Management Education Fund.

HB 2477: Relating to Fees Paid to the Division of Financial Institutions.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2002

8:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

AGR/EEP only:

HB 2242

RELATING TO HYDROELECTRICITY.

Establishes the irrigation system special fund. Requires proceeds from the sale of electricity from low-head hydroelectric plants that utilize water from state irrigation projects to be deposited into the special fund. Proceeds shall be used to operate and maintain state irrigation projects. Requires public utilities to purchase electricity. Authorizes issuance of $5,000,000 in general obligation bonds to construct low-head hydroelectric plants

AGR/EEP/WLU, FIN

HB 2019

RELATING TO IRRIGATION WATER SYSTEMS.

Establishes the Irrigation Water Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project to be administered by the Agribusiness Development Corporation. Appropriates funds for development of the project.

EEP/AGR, FIN

HB 657

RELATED TO GLASS RECYCLING.

Increases the glass advance disposal fee to fund glass recycling efforts in each county.

EEP, FIN

AGR only:

HB 2009, HD1

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

AGR

 

Decision making only (deferred on February 1, 2002):

HB 1797

RELATING TO THE HAWAII AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION ACT.

Allows owners of agricultural lands, subject to approval of chairperson of board of agriculture and county council, to place lands in agricultural preservation districts. Provides criteria for eligibility. Restricts uses of lands in districts to agricultural uses. Exempts agricultural products produced in districts from GET, and exempts lands from property taxes.

AGR/WLU, FIN

Decision making only (deferred on February 4, 2002):

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.

Makes an appropriation of $200,000 to the Waiahole Water System Revolving Fund to enable 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

Decision making only (deferred on February 1, 2002):

HB 1832

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION.

Provides standards, criteria, to conserve and protect agricultural lands through designation of important agricultural land. Allows transfer of development credits. Provides incentives for landowners to keep important agricultural lands in agricultural uses.

WLU/AGR, FIN

HB 1978

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Amends land use provision.

WLU/AGR, FIN

 

Decision making only (deferred on February 4, 2002):

HB 2662

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Establishes standards and criteria and process for identification of important agricultural lands. Provides a one-time process to reclassify lands of low agricultural resource value to the rural land use district. Amends the permissible uses within the rural land use district.

WLU/AGR, FIN

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING

Thursday, February 14, 2002

8:30 a.m. 12:00 noon

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HSH/HLT only:

HB 1870

RELATING TO PRESUMPTIVE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR PREGNANT WOMEN.

Requires the department of human services to provide presumptive Medicaid or QUEST coverage to certain pregnant women. (Keiki Caucus)

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

HLT/HSH only:

HB 2239

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Sets Medicaid payments at a level closer to the actual costs of quality care offered by providers. Makes appropriations.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HLT only:

   

HB 1842

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY.

Redefines pharmacy to include a wide range of activities.

HLT, CPC

HB 2806

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION.

HLT, CPC

 

Permits registered pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives.

 

HB 1975

RELATING TO HOSPITALS.

Establishes the Hawaii health care authority for administrative purposes within the department of health to regulate private hospital rates and ensure the containment of health care costs.

HLT, CPC/JHA, FIN

 

HB 1785

RELATING TO ORGAN DONATION.

Requires procurement organization to provide various services to support groups involved in organ donation and receipts.

HLT, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Thursday, February 14, 2002

8:45 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 1970

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION.

Replaces the University of Hawaii dean of the school of public health with the dean of the school of medicine.

PSM

HB 2132

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Requires adult women charged with or convicted of crimes and juvenile females adjudicated for offenses that would be crimes if committed by an adult or who are adjudicated delinquents, to be provided a range and quality of programming substantially equivalent to the range and quality offered to males; annual report to legislature. Requires the department of public safety to develop and implement gender-responsive community-based programs for women offenders. Requires the office of youth services to develop and implement gender-responsive community-based programs for female adjudicated youths. Appropriates money.

PSM, FIN

HB 2234

RELATING TO THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF THE KOREAN WAR COMMISSION.

Re-establishes and appropriates funds to the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Korean War Commission.

PSM, FIN

HCR 25

EXTENDING THE REPORTING DATE OF THE TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES.

PSM

HCR 27

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON STATEWIDE EFFORTS TO PREVENT TERRORISM, THE STATE'S LEVEL OF PREPAREDNESS IN THE EVENT OF A TERRORIST ACT, AND THE TIMELINESS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE STATE'S EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM.

PSM, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

Decision making only (deferred on February 7, 2002):

HB 2382

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Requires notification and public comment during the site selection process for any new correctional facility within the state.

 

PSM

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS AND COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Thursday, February 14, 2002

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 2478

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF PERSONNEL OF THE HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY.

Excludes employees of the Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy from civil service and collective bargaining.

PSM/LAB, FIN

HB 2561

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PAROLING AUTHORITY.

Increases the level of service of members of the Hawaii Paroling Authority from part-time to full-time and for office equipment and other related expenses.

PSM/LAB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Thursday, February 14, 2002

9:15 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 2131

RELATING TO THE JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS.

Appropriates funds for JROTC programs at Kealakehe and Waiakea High Schools.

PSM, FIN

Decision making to follow.