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

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

1:30 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 875

(SSCR 194)

PROPOSED HD1

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Clarifies the regulation of all forms and types of public utility ownership or operation that are not specifies by exemption.

EEP/CPC

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

1:45 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

SB 410

SD3

(HSCR 786-02)

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Repeals the requirement that the registered, but not legal owner of a vehicle being shipped interisland, provide the carrier with the legal owner's written consent. Requires the carrier to maintain records of the vehicle's shipment, including the vehicle's identification number, for a minimum of three years.

TRN, CPC

SB 2890

SD2, HD1

(HSCR 918-02)

RELATING TO TIME SHARING PLANS.

Allows time share units and plans on property in a county with a population in excess of 500,000, where an existing hotel is a valid nonconforming use under county ordinance; provided that hotel has at least sixty units and forty per cent are available for sale as residential apartments. Exempts time share units from the provisions relating to the ownership of parking stalls under section 514A-14.5, HRS.

WLU/TAC, CPC

SB 2498

SD2, HD1

(HSCR 927-02)

RELATING TO SOCIAL WORK.

Repeals the sunset date on Act 229, Session Laws Hawaii 2001, to allow social workers to perform clinical diagnosis or psychotherapy.

HSH/HLT, CPC

SB 2518

SD1

(HSCR 875-02)

RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS.

Requires that items represented to be "koa" wood actually contain Acacia koa wood.

AGR, CPC

HCR 131

REQUESTING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO DO AN ACTUARIAL ANALYSIS OF THE UTILIZATION AND RATE IMPACTS, IF ANY, OF REINSTATING NATUROPATHY AMONG THE PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION BENEFITS IN MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

CPC, FIN

HR 89

REQUESTING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO DO AN ACTUARIAL ANALYSIS OF THE UTILIZATION AND RATE IMPACTS, IF ANY, OF REINSTATING NATUROPATHY AMONG THE PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION BENEFITS IN MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

CPC, FIN

HCR 194

REQUESTING THE DRAFTING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PROTOCOL TO ALLOW EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION.

CPC, JHA

HR 137

REQUESTING THE DRAFTING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PROTOCOL TO ALLOW EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION.

CPC

HCR 203

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO AMEND THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

CPC, FIN

HR 146

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO AMEND THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

CPC, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Conference Room 308; State Capitol

2:00 p.m. AGENDA:

SB 3011

SD2, HD1

(HSCR 793-02)

RELATING TO THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE.

Provides the Auditor with sufficient funds to conduct financial statement audits. Establishes the audit revolving fund. Enables the auditor to charge fees for financial audits.

LMG,FIN

SB 2817

SD2, HD1

(HSCR 800-02)

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

SB 2737

HD1

(HSCR 885-02)

RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.

Clarifies the protections afforded private agencies and entities engaged in civil defense functions.

JHA/CPC,

FIN

SB 2682

SD1, HD1

(HSCR 751-02)

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

Decision making to follow.

 

2:45 p.m. AGENDA:

 

SB 2069

SD2

(HSCR 802-02)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII EDUCATIONAL POLICY CENTER.

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

HED,FIN

SB 2457

SD1

(HSCR 803-02)

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

SB 2964

SD2, HD1

(HSCR 766-02)

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

SB 2681

SD1

(SSCR 2741)

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.

Ensures that public works projects will have plans or specifications prepared or supervised by a licensed design professional.

FIN

SB 2232

SD1

(SSCR 2582)

RELATING TO KIKALA-KEOKEA.

Provides that funds appropriated for the improvement of the Kikala-Keokea subdivision on the island of Hawaii that are unencumbered at the end of the 2001-2002 fiscal year shall not lapse.

FIN

SB 2526

SD2

(SSCR 2733)

RELATING TO PARENTAL PREFERENCES IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES.

Adds the judiciary to agencies covered by parental preference law; requires State and counties to make annual report to the legislature on the number and kinds of contracts affected.

FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

3:45 p.m. AGENDA:

 

SB 2708

SD1

(HSCR 743-02)

RELATING TO THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII.

Allows HCDCH to waive the three-year buyback requirement for affordable housing until December 31, 2004.

HSH,FIN

SB 2568

SD2

(HSCR 921-02)

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY.

Appropriates $_____ for FY 2002-2003 to create the Hawaii Commission on Language Access.

HSH,FIN

SB 2139

SD1

(HSCR 920-02)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PRESCHOOLS OPEN DOORS PROGRAM.

Appropriates $_____ for the Preschools Open Doors Program.

HSH,FIN

SB 2026

SD1

(HSCR 924-02)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR INCREASED MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT.

Appropriates $_____ to DHS for FY 2002-2003 to increase Medicaid reimbursement rate to hospitals and physicians to cover medical services in Medicaid fee-for-service program; and to increase QUEST capitation payments to cover medical services to QUEST participants.

HSH/HLT,

FIN

SB 2867

SD1

(HSCR 922-02)

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

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

HSH,FIN

SB 2027

SD1, HD1

(HSCR 923-02)

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Establishes the Medicaid Prescription Rebate Special Fund to hold Medicaid prescription drug rebates. Expands Medicaid eligibility for prescription drugs to individuals at or below 300 per cent of the federal poverty level.

HSH/HLT,

FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

4:30 p.m. AGENDA:

 

SB 2667

HD1

(HSCR 847-02)

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Eliminates "urban" as a requirement that limits the board of land and natural resources to leasing public lands for historic preservation and restoration projects.

WLU,FIN

SB 2804

(HSCR 729-02)

RELATING TO SUBLEASING OF PUBLIC LANDS.

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

WLU,FIN

SB 2805

(HSCR 730-02)

RELATING TO SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

Removes the requirement that all contributions, moneys, and funding received by any Soil and Water Conservation District be deposited into the general fund.

WLU,FIN

SB 2242

SD1, HD1

(HSCR 848-02)

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND LEASES.

Requires that the length of any lease extension resulting from economic hardship shall not exceed five years. Authorizes BLNR to extend or modify a lease affected by eminent domain-related proceedings, provided it determines that the lessee will not be adequately compensated pursuant to the lease provisions.

WLU/AGR,

FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HR 4

URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII MEDICAL SCHOOL TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICE OF SMOKING AND HEALTH WITHIN THE NEW HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER.

HED, FIN

HCR 8

URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII MEDICAL SCHOOL TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICE OF SMOKING AND HEALTH WITHIN THE NEW HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER.

HED, FIN

HR 105

PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER 2002 AS VOTER EDUCATION MONTH.

HED, JHA

HCR 147

PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER 2002 AS VOTER EDUCATION MONTH.

HED, JHA

HR 107

CELEBRATING THE EIGHTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF KA LEO O HAWAI`I.

HED

HCR 149

CELEBRATING THE EIGHTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF KA LEO O HAWAI`I.

HED

HR 110

REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA HAMILTON LIBRARY PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT, IN COOPERATION WITH THE LEGACY FOUNDATION OF THE PACIFIC AND OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES, TO ESTABLISH A HAWAII MEDIA PRESERVATION AND TECHNOLOGY ARCHIVING APPLICATIONS PILOT PROJECT.

HED, FIN

HCR 154

REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA HAMILTON LIBRARY PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT, IN COOPERATION WITH THE LEGACY FOUNDATION OF THE PACIFIC AND OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES, TO ESTABLISH A HAWAII MEDIA PRESERVATION AND TECHNOLOGY ARCHIVING APPLICATIONS PILOT PROJECT.

HED, FIN

HR 130

REQUESTING PLANNING COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AND THE LEGISLATURE.

HED, LMG

HCR 181

REQUESTING PLANNING COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AND THE LEGISLATURE.

HED, LMG

HR 149

REQUESTING THE STATE ADMINISTRATION TO DIRECT ONE-FIFTH OF ONE PER CENT OF ALL CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURE BUDGETED BY THE STATE OF HAWAII IN ANY YEAR TOWARDS A CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES RESEARCH CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

HED, FIN

 

HCR 208

REQUESTING THE STATE ADMINISTRATION TO DIRECT ONE-FIFTH OF ONE PER CENT OF ALL CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURE BUDGETED BY THE STATE OF HAWAII IN ANY YEAR TOWARDS A CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES RESEARCH CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

HED, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Thursday, March 28, 2002

9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HCR67/HR74

REQUESTING ALL MANUFACTURERS OF CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PROVIDE ANNUAL REPORTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ON THE CONSTITUENCY AND NICOTINE RATINGS OF THE PRODUCTS AND REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO INVESTIGATE PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO THE ADDED CONSTITUENTS AND NICOTINE.

HLT, JHA

HCR113/HR 76

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DEVELOP A STRATEGIC PLAN TO COORDINATE PROGRAM SUPPORT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR ADOLESCENTS.

HLT, FIN

HCR 76/HR 45

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE REVIEW OF THE REGULATIONS OF HYPNOTHERAPISTS.

HLT, CPC, FIN

HR 78

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING WHETHER THE STATE OF HAWAII SHOULD "OPT-OUT' OF THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENT THAT PHYSICIANS SUPERVISE REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS (CRNA'S) IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ANESTHESIA.

HLT, CPC

HCR 135

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO STUDY THE ISSUE OF APPROPRIATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR THOSE PERSONS WHO KNOWINGLY PUT OTHERS AT RISK FOR HIV INFECTION AND AIDS.

HLT, JHA, LMG

HCR 190

REQUESTING A REPORT BY OF THE PATIENT SAFETY TASK FORCE OF THE HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII.

HLT

HCR 197/HR 140

REQUESTING A REVIEW OF THE HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF WEST MAUI RESIDENTS.

HLT, FIN

HCR 49/HR 28 PROPOSED HD 1

REQUESTING HUMANITARIAN AID ADDRESSING THE HEALTH, WELFARE AND EDUCATION OF AFGHAN CHILDREN.

HLT, FIN

HCR 114 PROPOSED HD 1

REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE OFFICE OF INSULAR AFFAIRS TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR LAWFUL NON-IMMIGRANTS FROM THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, THE REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS AND PALAU.

LMG, HLT, FIN

Decision making only:

SB 2772

RELATING TO TATTOO ARTISTS.

HLT

 

Authorizes the Department of Health to suspend, revoke or deny the renewal of a license to a tattoo artist.

 

Decision making to follow.

 

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

Thursday, March 28, 2002

9:30 a.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HR 67/HCR 103

REQUESTING THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL, THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, THE SIERRA CLUB, HAWAI`I CHAPTER, THE LAND USE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, THE CONSERVATION COUNCIL OF HAWAI`I, THE ESTATE OF JAMES CAMPBELL, EARTHJUSTICE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES, TO ANALYZE POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO HAWAI`I'S ENDANGERED SPECIES LAW, CHAPTER 195D, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, TO FURTHER THE GOALS OF PROTECTING AND PROMOTING THE RECOVERY OF HAWAI`I'S UNIQUE AND IMPERILED FLORA AND FAUNA.

EEP/WLU

HR 66/HCR 102

SUPPORTING THE GOALS OF THE HAWAI'I WATCHABLE WILDLIFE PROGRAM AND ENCOURAGING COLLABORATION AMONG ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND COUNTY AGENCIES, AS WELL AS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, AND PRIVATE SECTOR IN PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE WILDLIFE VIEWING AND NATURE-BASED TOURISM THAT BENEFIT THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

EEP/WLU

HCR 179

REQUESTING DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACTION PLAN TO ASSESS AND REDUCE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS.

EEP, FIN

Pending

Re-referral

Decision making to follow.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Thursday, March 28, 2002

10:00 a.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

Decision making only (deferred on March 19, 2002):

HR 60/HCR 93

REQUESTING THE FORMATION OF THE POWER QUALITY TASK FORCE TO STUDY ISSUES RELATING TO RESPONSIBILITY OVER POWER QUALITY IN HAWAII.

EEP, CPC, FIN

HR 128/HCR 177

REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO PROHIBIT STANDBY CHARGES AND CUSTOMER RETENTION DISCOUNT PRACTICES WITH RESPECT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY OR NET-METERED SYSTEMS AND TO CONSIDER SPECIFIC ISSUES IN PROCEEDINGS REGARDING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES.

EEP, CPC

HCR 108

REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO OPEN A NEW DOCKET CONCERNING STANDBY CHARGES APPLICABLE TO NON-UTILITY DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES AND CUSTOMER RETENTION DISCOUNTS OFFERED BY PUBLIC UTILITIES.

EEP, CPC