COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

Monday, March 18, 2002

1:30 p.m.

Conference Room 423; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2038

SD2

(SSCR 2557)

RELATING TO THE AUDITOR.

 

 

LMG, JHA, FIN

SB 3011

SD2

(SSCR 2804)

PROPOSED HD1

RELATING TO THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE.

Appropriates funds to the Legislative Auditor to conduct financial audits of the departments of education, health, human services, and other state agencies.

LMG, FIN

SB 3017

(SSCR 2691)

RELATING TO THE USE OF SYMBOLS AND TRADEMARKS.

Requests a review of the HVCB warrior marker program; report to the 2003 legislature.

LMG, FIN

HCR 71/HR 40

REQUESTING THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO STUDY THE SCOPE AND ADEQUACY OF THE STATE'S VIDEO-CONFERENCING CAPABILITY AND THE FEASIBILITY OF AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDING ADDITIONAL VIDEO-CONFERENCING CAPABILITY TO ENABLE RESIDENTS OF THE NEIGHBOR ISLANDS TO TESTIFY AT PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED ON OAHU.

LMG, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Monday, March 18, 2002

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2069

SD2

(SSCR 2701)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII EDUCATIONAL POLICY CENTER.

Appropriates $______ for FY 2002-2003 for the Hawaii Educational Policy Center.

HED, FIN

SB 2351

SD2

(SSCR 2597)

RELATING TO NURSING EDUCATION.

Establishes a nursing loan program and appropriates funds to provide loans to nursing candidates.

HED, FIN

SB 2457

SD1

(SSCR 2721)

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

HCR 48

REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH SISTER-STATE EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL, AND ECONOMIC EXCHANGES BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII AND THE PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES.

HED, FIN

HCR 74/HR 43

REQUESTING THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO AND THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING A SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO.

HED, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

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

Monday, March 18, 2002

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2505

SD1

(SSCR 2830)

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Authorizes OEQC, when a conflict of interest may exist because the proposing agency and the agency making the determination are one and the same, to review the agency's determination, consult the agency, and make a final determination.

EEP/CPC, FIN

SB 2243

SD2

(SSCR 2832)

RELATING TO RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.

Establishes green marketing programs for electricity generated from alternative sources; requires DBED&T to develop an RFP for green marketing; requires annual report.

EEP/CPC, FIN

SB 2278

SD1

(SSCR 2744)

RELATING TO COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEMS.

EEP/CPC, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE

Monday, March 18, 2002

2:15 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

(Deferred from March 15, 2002):

SB 251

SD2

(SSCR 2586)

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.

Establishes a professional counselor licensing program.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2727

SD1

(SSCR 2183)

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING ACT.

Clarifies that laws and rules specific to regulated profession or vocation prevail over uniform licensing laws and that the latter apply where licensing laws or rules are silent.

CPC

HCR 53/HR 30

REQUESTING ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE STATE REGULATION OF PROVIDERS OF DEATH SERVICES.

CPC

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

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

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2591 SD2

RELATING TO HANA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER.

HLT, FIN

SSCR 2599

Appropriates an unspecified amount for grant-in-aid to the Hana Community Health Center for operations cost. Establishes a pilot project to provide case management and other related health services to Felix recipients under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Requires that an unspecified amount of the CAMHD budget be used to contract, on behalf of Hana High and Elementary School, with Hana Community Health Center to implement the pilot project. Requires Hana High and Elementary School to oversee and monitor the pilot project and to convene and (sic) advisory committee consisting of community representatives.

 

SB 1399 SD1

SSCR 2597

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY AMBULANCE ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.

HLT, FIN

 

Appropriate funds to provide emergency advance life support ambulance service to the residents of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on the island of Hawaii.

 

SB 2904 SD1

SSCR 2644

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR FUNDING A SECOND AMBULANCE TO SERVE WAIANAE.

HLT, FIN

 

Appropriates funds for a second ambulance for the Waianae Cost (sic) area.

 

SB 3020 SD2

SSCR 2797

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

HLT, FIN

Appropriates funds for programs and services for low-income individuals with developmental disabilities that do not qualify for Medicaid.

SB 2781

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

HLT, FIN

SSCR 2608

Authorizes the Department to implement and maintain a trauma registry for the collection of information concerning the treatment of critical trauma patients at state-designated trauma centers, and administer a system for the management of that information.

 

SB 2052

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

HLT, FIN

SSCR 2589

Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds to finance health care facilities for Hawaii Pacific Health.

 

SB 2899

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

HLT, FIN

SSCR 2676

Repeals the sunset provision of the law allowing SPRB's to be issued to assist not-for-profit corporations that provide health care facilities to the general public.

 

SB 2106 SD2

RELATING TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS.

HLT, CPC

SSCR 2680

Makes permanent the regulation of marriage and family therapists. Authorizes licensure by reciprocity.

 

SB 2024 SD2

RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.

HLT, FIN

SSCR 2796

Requires the dental health division of the department of health to report to the legislature regarding dental health care and provide legislation.

 

SB 2944 SD1

SSCR 2612

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS OF THE MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED.

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

Appropriates $_____ to Hawaii's system of nonprofit, community-based health-care providers specializing in preventive care for the medically underserved.

 

SB 2985 SD2

SSCR 2719

RELATING TO QUALIFIED IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT.

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

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

 

Decision making to follow.

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM AND CULTURE AND COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2913

SD2

(SSCR 2788)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO ENHANCE AGRICULTURAL TOURISM VENUES.

Appropriates an unspecified amount to enhance agricultural tourism activities.

TAC/AGR, FIN

SB 2350

SD2

(SSCR 2726)

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Caps TAT revenues deposited to tourism special fund at $50,000,000 annually; requires HTA to direct at least $1,000,000 of that amount to support of natural resources; deposits ninety per cent of any TAT revenues over $50,000,000 in state parks special fund and ten per cent in Hawaii statewide trail and access program, up to $2,000,000 annually and requires expenditures in response to master plan developed with HTA; any excess over $52,000,000 to general fund.

TAC, FIN

SB 2421

SD2

(SSCR 2641)

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Increases membership of the HTA board; clarifies that HTA is a policy-making board; requires legislative notice for HTA contracts over $25,000; requires periodic audit of all contracts over $15,000,000.

TAC, FIN

SB 2635

SD1

(SSCR 2642)

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Repeals redundant tourism laws and assigns key duties of the office of tourism to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

TAC, FIN

SB 2709

SD2

(SSCR 2728)

RELATING TO THE CONVENTION CENTER.

Assigns responsibility to market, operate, manage, and maintain the Hawaii convention center facility to the Hawaii tourism authority; establishes a Hawaii convention center enterprise special fund and a convention center facility reserve special fund; formally repeals old convention center authority law.

TAC, FIN

SB 2875

SD1

(SSCR 2643)

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Requires amounts of Hawaii tourism authority's tourism product enrichment and diversification grants to be awarded to counties as follows: up to 14.5% to Kauai, up to 18.6% to Hawaii, up to 22.8% to Maui, and up to 44.1% to Honolulu; empowers county mayors to determine program administration, project feasibility, and post-event analysis; provides that moneys may be redistributed if criteria not met.

TAC, FIN

SB 2331

SD2

(SSCR 2650)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF THE KOREAN WAR COMMISSION.

Appropriates funds for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Korean War Commission; reestablishes the commission.

TAC, FIN

SB 2382

SD2

(SSCR 2732)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A NATIONAL KOREAN WAR MUSEUM.

Appropriates funds to establish a National Korean War museum.

TAC, FIN

SB 2938

(SSCR 2578)

ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION TO CELEBRATE THE 0NE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF FILIPINOS TO HAWAII.

Establishes a commission to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Filipinos to Hawaii.

TAC, FIN

SB 2895

SD1

(SSCR 2585)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR REPRESENTATION OF HAWAII AT THE FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS.

Appropriation for representation of Hawaii at the Festival of Pacific Arts.

TAC, FIN

HR 41

URGING THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP AN OVERALL STRATEGY, POLICY, AND PLAN TO AWARD TOURISM PRODUCT ENRICHMENT AND DIVERSIFICATION GRANTS.

TAC, FIN

HCR 72

URGING THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP AN OVERALL STRATEGY, POLICY, AND PLAN TO AWARD TOURISM PRODUCT ENRICHMENT AND DIVERSIFICATION GRANTS.

TAC, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2964

SD2

(SSCR 2718)

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMISSION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.

Creates the Hawaii Commission for National and Community Service within the University of Hawaii; appropriates funds to be used as state matching funds to secure federal moneys.

LAB/HED, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

8:45 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 1157

(SSCR 2453)

RELATING TO CONTESTS OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MATTERS.

Transfers the responsibilities from the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board to handle contests of citations of proposed penalty orders to the Hawaii Labor Relations Board.

LAB, FIN

SB 2078

SD1

(SSCR 2622)

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Requires the Employees' Retirement System to pay interest on pensions that are not processed and issued within ninety days of a member's retirement.

LAB, FIN

SB 2111

(SSCR 2623)

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

SB 2112

SD1

(SSCR 2723)

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Amends resolution of disputes and impasse provisions.

LAB, FIN

SB 2120

SD2

(SSCR 2625)

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Deems time spent receiving treatment for a work-related injury as a period of temporary partial disability.

LAB, FIN

SB 2127

(SSCR 2626)

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Amends the employees' retirement system law to provide for special compensation to pensioners aged 70 years or older with 20 or more years of service.

LAB, FIN

SB 2715

SD1

(SSCR 2629)

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

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

LAB, FIN

SB 2757

SD2

(SSCR 2631)

RELATING TO AMENDMENTS TO ACT 253, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2000.

Allows the Director to certify that new or amended administrative rules, policies, standards, guidelines, ordinances, executive orders, directives, or provisions in a collective bargaining agreement are in place, and that the effective dates of the repeal of existing statutes and administrative rules or the effective dates of new statutes and administrative rules shall be the date of certification for a specific jurisdiction.

LAB, FIN

SB 2784

SD1

(SSCR 2454)

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Gives an employer reasonable time to file an injuries report that includes amounts paid as of December 31.

LAB, FIN

SB 2787

(SSCR 2455)

RELATING TO THE WAGE AND HOUR LAW.

Increases the amount of guaranteed monthly compensation required to exempt an individual from minimum wage, overtime and record keeping requirements under the Hawaii Wage and Hour Law.

LAB, FIN

SB 2788

(SSCR 2456)

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE APPEALS.

Allows Parties to file unemployment appeals directly with the employment security appeals referee's office.

LAB

SB 2967

(SSCR 2637)

RELATING TO LABOR.

Requires employers to provide employees with at least a 15-minute break for 8 hours of work.

LAB, FIN

SB 3010

SD2

(SSCR 2639)

RELATING TO PENSION AND RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.

Provides that if a firefighter who suffers from a service-connected disability continues public service in any position other than a firefighter, the member's retirement allowance shall be two and one-half per cent of the member's average final compensation for each year of credited service as a firefighter.

LAB, FIN

SB 3025

(SSCR 2640)

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.

Enables certain successor companies that acquire a business to also acquire its predecessor's unemployment insurance contribution assessment rate.

LAB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 2484

(SSCR 2477)

RELATING TO SPECIAL WASTES RECYCLING.

Clarifies the disposal options for used tires and notice requirements to consumers of new tires. Further provides that tire inventory payment by the rental car industry shall be paid annually.

EEP/JHA, FIN

SB 2971

SD2

(SSCR 2777)

RELATING TO ALIEN INVASIVE SPECIES.

Establishes a state invasive species administrator/coordinator and authorizes the departments of agriculture, health, and land and natural resources to enter private property to control alien invasive species.

EEP/JHA, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

9:15 a.m. AGENDA:

SB 2900

(SSCR 2636)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL WORKFORCE.

Appropriates money to continue the emergency environmental workforce program.

EEP/WLU, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

9:30 a.m. AGENDA:

EEP only:

SB 2898

SD2

(SSCR 2826)

RELATING TO CAVE PROTECTION.

Protects caves as unique cultural and natural resources of the State of Hawaii; effective 7/1/50.

EEP, JHA

SB 3063

SD2

(SSCR 2801)

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Authorizes the department of land and natural resources to develop, or contract with private entities to produce, environmentally-themed products to be commercially sold to the public to increase revenues in the natural area reserve fund.

EEP, FIN

SB 2908

SD1

(SSCR 2802)

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR CENTRAL OAHU RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL FACILITY, INC.

Authorizes issuance of $_____ in special purpose revenue bonds for Central Oahu Recycling and Disposal Facility, Inc.

EEP, FIN

SB 2615

SD2

(SSCR 2664)

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Implements the recommendations of the Energy Efficiency Policy Task Force for renewable energy technologies tax credit; DBED&T renewable energy education programs.

EEP, FIN

SB 2266

SD1

(SSCR 2743)

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

EEP, FIN

SB 2005

SD1

(SSCR 2778)

RELATING TO INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Authorizes the county of Hawaii to conduct a three-year demonstration beverage container fee system.

EEP

Decision making to follow.

 

Decision making only (heard on March 14, 2002):

SB 2179

SD2

(SSCR 2661)

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

Adds a new part to chapter 196, HRS, energy efficiency in state facilities; repeals current sections in conflict with new part.

EEP, FIN

SB 2516

SD2

(SSCR 2663)

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR PROJECTS ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.

Extends authorization of $20,000,000 in special purpose revenue bonds from 6/30/2003 to 6/30/2007 for Hui 'Enekinia on the Big Island for electricity cogeneration; removes water production and facilities from Hui 'Enekinia's operating structure; authorizes issuance of refunding special purpose revenue bonds.

EEP , FIN

Pending re-referral