COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Friday, February 11, 2005

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 769

HD1

(HSCR105)

RELATING TO UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

Requires electric utility cooperative associations to issue an annual report of unclaimed property and provides for the disposition of non-escheat patronage refunds.

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1535

HD1

(HSCR87)

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST UTILITIES SERVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Authorizes the issuance of up to $160,000,000 in special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. ($100,000,000), Maui Electric Company, Ltd. ($20,000,000), and Hawaiian Electric Light Company, Inc. ($40,000,000) in financing multi-project capital improvement programs, provided that the programs are approved by the Public Utilities Commission. (HB1535 HD1)

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1238

(HSCR86)

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECTS ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU.

Authorizes issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning LLC for the purpose of design and construction of the chilled water distribution system and balance-of-system components and structures of a district cooling system in downtown Honolulu.

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1433

(HSCR101)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Appropriates funds to the Commission on Water Resource Management to complete water management tasks.

WLO/EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1317

HD1

(HSCR71)

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Prohibits the Department of Human Services from taking any action or expending state resources in any effort to remove prescription drug benefits from managed care plans that provide health care coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries.

HUS/HLT, CPC, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Friday, February 11, 2005

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

2:00 p.m. AGENDA:

EDN/HUS only:

HB 222

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PRESCHOOLS OPEN DOORS PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds for the Preschools Open Doors Program.

EDN/HUS, FIN

HB 365

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Creates a pilot program for universal access to early childhood education for children age 5 or younger whose families are unable to afford quality early childhood education. Makes appropriations.

EDN/HUS, FIN

HB 1300

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

improves early childhood education in the state by establishing a quality ratings committee and appropriating funds to allow the committee to develop a quality ratings system for early childhood education. Makes early childhood education more accessible to all children by increasing the number of childcare subsidies available through the preschools open doors program.

EDN/HUS, FIN

HB 1582

RELATING TO SCHOOLS.

Exempts private preschools and its programs that are part of a licensed elementary school from the licensing requirements imposed by the department of human services.

EDN/HUS, JUD

Decision making to follow.

2:15 p.m.AGENDA:

EDN only:

HB 377

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL NUTRITION.

Establishes public school nutrition standards and food service manager nutrition training requirements. Requires the department of education to encourage schools to provide culturally appropriate nutrition education and farm-to-table education programs.

EDN, FIN

HB 910

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for community-based youth leadership development camps on all islands in the State. Appoints the state student council to oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of these camps.

EDN, FIN

HB 1101

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a grant program in the department of education to develop K-12 lesson plans, curriculum, and other educational materials for civic responsibility. Appropriates funds to DOE for social studies textbooks to support civic responsibility, science textbooks, and to the grant program.

EDN, FIN

HB 1133

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Establishes salaries for the members of the board of education. Establishes a board of education salary commission to periodically review and recommend adjustments to board members' salaries.

EDN, FIN

HB 1295

RELATING TO SCHOOLS.

Requires the department of education to conduct asbestos tests prior to renovations or painting of school facilities at King intermediate. Appropriates funds for asbestos testing of King intermediate school students.

EDN, FIN

HB 1402

RELATING TO TEACHER LICENSING.

Allows an individual with a post-graduate degree in a field other than education to receive a teacher's license, after taking an approved semester-long course in education and passing a course examination.

EDN, FIN

HB 1550

RELATING TO STUDENTS.

Authorizes DOE to permit its employees and agents to administer medication, excluding insulin, to diabetic students in an emergency; establishes that DOE is not liable for any injury from self-administered or emergency administered medication of students.

EDN, JUD

Decision making to follow.

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS AND HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Friday, February 11, 2005

7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Aupuni Center Conference Room

101 Pauahi Street

Hilo, HI 96720

AGENDA:

The committees will hear comments from members of the East Hawaii community including government officials, law enforcement and community organizations to gather information on the status of legislative appropriations for crystal methamphetamine or "ice" programs and initiatives to determine the impact of programs on the community.

The Legislature supports communities impacted by the ice epidemic, and hopes a continued dialogue can facilitate long-term solutions.

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

8:35 a.m. AGENDA:

HUS only:

HB 140

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Short form bill relating to human services.

HUS

 

8:45 a.m. AGENDA:

HUS/HLT only:

HB 509

RELATING TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Allows certified trainers of guide, service, or signal dogs for persons with disabilities to enter into places of public accommodation with a dog trainee.

HUS/HLT, JUD

HB 59

RELATING TO FAMILY CHILD CARE.

Repeals the June 30, 2005, sunset date of the family child care home law.

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 359

RELATING TO CAREGIVER CONSENT.

Authorizes a minor's caregiver to consent to health care services for the minor. Establishes requirements for caregiver consent affidavit.

HUS/HLT, JUD

HB 505

RELATING TO ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Changes level of care payments for types I and II adult residential care homes (ARCHs) from a maximum of $521.90 and $629.90, respectively, to unspecified amounts. Appropriates an unspecified amount in FY 2005-2006 to the Department of Human Services for level of care payments for ARCHs.

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1087

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires Med-QUEST and Medicaid coverage for chiropractic care.

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1041

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to restore basic dental services for adults covered by MedQUEST medical assistance programs.

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1039

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR DENTAL SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to provide basic dental services for adults enrolled under medicaid and QUEST on a fee-for-service basis; caps coverage at $500 per adult per year.

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 242

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to expand their QUEST/medicaid programs to provide periodontal care to pregnant women.

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1042

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Abolishes the enrollment cap in the QUEST program.

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 779

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR BEHAVIORIAL HEALTH AND DRUG TREATMENT CENTERS.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for plans, design, and construction of behavioral health and drug treatment Centers.

HUS/HLT, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Saturday, February 12, 2005

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 417

HD1

(HSCR11)

RELATING TO SHARK MONITORING.

Appropriates $25,000 for the aquaculture development program to hire a contractor to tag and monitor sharks along the Leeward coast of Oahu from Pearl Harbor to Kaena Point. (HB417 HD1)

WLO, AGR, FIN

HB 1500

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS; TAX CREDIT.

Provides tax credit for taxes imposed by chapter 235 for real property taxes paid for, or improvements made to, agricultural lands.

AGR, FIN

HB 560

RELATING TO ANIMAL QUARANTINE FACILITIES.

Authorizes the Board of Agriculture to use certain animal quarantine facilities for reasonable rents or fees. Provides the means to deposit moneys derived from the use of animal quarantine facilities and property into the Animal Quarantine Special Fund.

AGR, FIN

HB 483

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes an agricultural infrastructure improvement tax credit to promote agricultural diversity and increase agricultural self-sufficiency.

AGR, FIN

HB 169

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL INSPECTIONS.

Allows the Department of Agriculture to establish rules that require identification of specific articles on bills of lading for the purpose of inspection due to pest risk.

AGR

HB 168

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation for agricultural research and market development.

AGR, FIN

HB 954

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR AGRICULTURAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

Appropriates $200,000 for planning and construction of the Honomalino Irrigation System and $500,000 to prepare the Agricultural Water Use and Development Plan.

AGR, FIN

HB 1202

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL TRESPASSING.

Declares that a person commits the crime of criminal trespass in the second degree if the person enters another person's cultivated or uncultivated agricultural land, that is enclosed by a fence or posted with signs forbidding trespass, without permission.

AGR, JUD

HB 1639

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LIABILITY.

Exempts qualified farmers from liability when a person who trespasses or commits, or attempts to commit, theft on the farmer's agricultural land is injured.

AGR, JUD

HB 1154

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Exempts from processed food requirements and restrictions home-based agricultural producers of honey who sell less than 50 gallons of honey, sell directly to the consumer, and label their product as home-produced and processed.

AGR, CPC

HB 1223

RELATING TO DAIRY PRODUCTS.

Defines "raw milk," "raw colostrum," "raw-milk products", and "raw-colostrum products" and permits their sale to final consumers. Requires board of agriculture to adopt rules.

AGR, CPC

HB 469

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Extends the authority to issue special purpose revenue bonds to Hawaii Gold Cacao Tree, Inc., originally authorized under Act 188, Session Laws of Hawaii 2000, and extended pursuant to Act 96, Session Laws of Hawaii 2003.

AGR, FIN

HB 407

(HSCR85)

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the department of agriculture to charge user fees for the inspection and other invasive species prevention services provided by the department under chapter 150A, HRS. Also establishes an invasive species special fund.

EEP, AGR, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

9:30 a.m. AGENDA:

HB 1054

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates moneys for developmental disabilities residential service providers.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1055

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Authorizes the department of health to reimburse developmental disabilities residential services for individuals with developmental disabilities or mental retardation.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1056

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

Provides that the plans of care for developmentally disabled persons provide for "support," and not training, of persons in the licensed developmental disabilities domiciliary homes. Requires DOH to determine the rate of payment for residents in licensed homes without specifying the methodology.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1177

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

Requires community residential alternatives for persons with developmental disabilities or mental retardation to be in a setting of the person's choice if the person or the person's family and friends determine that the person can be sustained with supports, and the supports are attached to the person.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1189

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Allows individuals with developmental disabilities to receive unlicensed home and community based services.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 117

RELATING TO ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Requires DOH to adopt rules to allow a private pay resident in an expanded adult residential care home at the intermediate care facility level to have as the resident's case manager a family member who need not be a registered nurse.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 230

RELATING TO INCOME TAXATION.

Allows an income tax credit to physicians and dentists practicing in medically or dentally underserved areas for a portion of the amount of medical or dental malpractice premiums.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 95

RELATING TO LONG-TERM INSURANCE TAX CREDIT FOR SMALL BUSINESS.

Grants tax credit to small businesses at the lesser of 50% of premiums or $500 per employee for purchase of long-term care insurance for its employees. Defines small business as businesses employing less than 100 full-time or part-time workers.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 97

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Provides tax credit to resident taxpayers for long-term care insurance premiums at lesser of $2,500 or 50% of the amount of the insurance premium paid. If the tax credit is claimed, a medical expense deduction for long-term care insurance cost is prohibited.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 351

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR ADULT AND YOUTH DAY CARE.

Appropriates funds to Health for All to operate a pilot three-year project at the Waipahu Community Adult Day Health Care Center.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 233

RELATING TO THE CERVICAL CANCER ELIMINATION TASK FORCE.

Establishes the cervical cancer elimination task force for the State.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 249

RELATING TO THE CERVICAL CANCER ELIMINATION TASK FORCE.

Establishes the cervical cancer elimination task force for the State and appropriates funds.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1260

RELATING TO ELDERLY CARE.

Extends the Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to June 30, 2007.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 103

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Add language that prohibits the Department of Human Services from restricting a physician's abililty to treat patients with mental illnesses though the use of a restrictive formulary, therapeutic substitution, or preferred drug classification.

HLT/HUS, FIN

Decision making to follow.

10:30 a.m. AGENDA:

HLT only:

HB 539

RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Authorizes trained and supervised medical psychologists working in federally qualified health centers or other licensed health clinics located in federally designated medically underserved areas to prescribe psychotropic medications for the treatment of mental illness. Repeals prescriptive authority July 1, 2013.

HLT, CPC/JUD

Decision making to follow.

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS AND HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Saturday, February 12, 2005

10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Pahala Community Center

AGENDA:

The committees will hear comments from members of the South Hawaii community including government officials, law enforcement and community organizations to gather information on the status of legislative appropriations for crystal methamphetamine or "ice" programs and initiatives to determine the impact of programs on the community.

The Legislature supports communities impacted by the ice epidemic, and hopes a continued dialogue can facilitate long-term solutions.

 

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS AND HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Saturday, February 12, 2005

4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Kealakehe High School Library

74-5000 Puohulihuli Street

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

AGENDA:

The committees will hear comments from members of the West Hawaii community including government officials, law enforcement and community organizations to gather information on the status of legislative appropriations for crystal methamphetamine or "ice" programs and initiatives to determine the impact of programs on the community.

The Legislature supports communities impacted by the ice epidemic, and hopes a continued dialogue can facilitate long-term solutions.

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Monday, February 14, 2005

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 390

RELATING TO RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE SURCHARGE TAX.

Repeals the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax of $3 per day levied between September 1, 1999 and August 31, 2007.

TRN, FIN

HB 776

RELATING TO TRAFFIC REGULATION WITHIN HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF HAWAII PROJECTS.

Repeals requirement that HCDCH needs to enter into contract with county before traffic can be regulated in HCDCH project by county.

TRN, HSG, JUD

HB 919

RELATING TO USE OF INTOXICANTS.

Permits the forfeiture of a vehicle for conviction of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant within 5 years of 2 prior convictions or conviction of habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

TRN, JUD

HB 1074

RELATING TO TOWING.

Requires towing companies to make automated teller machines available when total charges exceed $100.

TRN, CPC

HB 1167

RELATING TO EXPIRED DRIVER'S LICENSE.

Repeals the 30 day prison term for driving without a license for drivers whose license to operate mopeds, motor scooters, motorcycles, passenger cars, and trucks or vans having a gross vehicle weight rating of 15,000 pounds or less expired within the 90 days preceding the violation and imposes a maximum $1,000 fine instead.

TRN, JUD

HB 1173

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE NOISE.

Amends motor vehicle muffler noise law to provide a schedule of increased fines for the second, third, and subsequent violations.

TRN, JUD

HB 1194

RELATING TO NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE.

Amends definition of negligent homicide in the second degree to include death caused by driving more than thirty miles per hour over the speed limit. Clarifies that negligent homicide in the second degree may also apply to a person who operates a vehicle less than thirty miles per hour over the maximum speed limit in a negligent manner.

TRN, JUD

HB 1197

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION.

Permits driver whose license has been administratively revoked for life to seek reinstatement of the license after 10 years have passed since the lifetime revocation. Requires driver to have had no arrests or convictions for driving while license revoked and be free from dependency or abuse of alcohol and drugs.

TRN, JUD

HB 1524

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Permits motor vehicle backup warning beepers to be disabled between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. if the vehicle is guided by a person other than the driver of the vehicle while reversing.

TRN, JUD

HB 1403

RELATING TO HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES.

Increases fine for violating HOV lane law to $250 for 1st and all subsequent offenses.

TRN, JUD

HB 1472

RELATING TO TRAFFIC.

Requires department of transportation to perform a contraflow study of the Pali highway and report findings and recommendations to governor and legislature before 12/31/05.

TRN, FIN

HB 1397

RELATING TO BIKEWAYS.

Requires the department of transportation to build two-way bikeways on Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Waimea Bypass Road.

TRN, FIN

HB 1495

RELATING TO TRAFFIC.

Establishes the urban Honolulu regional traffic task force to identify major contributors to traffic congestion and make recommendations on traffic alleviation in areas bounded by Ward Avenue, Lunalilo H-1 Freeway, Kapahulu Avenue, Kalakaua Avenue, and Ala Moana Boulevard. Appropriates funds for the task force.

TRN, FIN

HB 925

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF BUILDING A MOTOR VEHICLE AND RAILWAY TUNNEL UNDER HONOLULU HARBOR.

Appropriates funds to update study of the feasibility of building a tunnel under Honolulu harbor. Requires feasibility study to consider expansion of tunnel to include railway technology. Requires identification of available sources of federal funding. Appropriates funds.

TRN, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

 

Decision making only:

HB 1426

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

This is a short form bill for decision-making only. No testimony will be accepted.

TRN

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Monday, February 14, 2005

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

8:30 a.m. AGENDA:

LAB/HLT only:

HB 1318

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Requires state employees up to 7 days of paid leave each calendar year to serve as a bone marrow donor and up to 30 days of paid leave each calendar year to serve as an organ donor.

LAB/HLT, FIN

HB 684

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE CONTRACTS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COSTS.

Appropriates emergency funds ($2,120,801) for FY 2004-2005 to pay for ambulance service contract collective bargaining costs.

HLT/LAB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

8:45 a.m. AGENDA:

HLT/HUS only:

HB 1248

RELATING TO ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Changes level of care payments for types I and II adult residential care homes from a maximum of $521.90 and $629.90, respectively, to unspecified amounts. Appropriates funds.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 680

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES.

Provides the DHS with emergency funds to reimburse DOH developmental disabilities or mental retardation medicaid waiver providers for FY 2004-2005 claims.

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 693

RELATING TO A STATE PHARMACY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Creates a State Pharmacy Assistance Program to provide benefits to certain elderly and disabled individuals to assist in defraying costs for medically necessary prescriptions under the new federal medicare part D drug benefit program.

HUS/HLT, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, & OCEAN RESOURCES

Monday, February 14, 2005

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 491

RELATING TO MAKENA STATE BEACH PARK.

Appropriates funds for lifeguard services at Makena State beach park.

WLO, FIN

HB 1293

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A GRANT-IN-AID TO THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO CLEAN THE SALT LAKE WATERWAY.

Appropriates funds for a grant-in-aid to city and county of Honolulu to clean-up Salt Lake waterway.

WLO, FIN

HB 760

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS TO BEACHES.

Appropriates funds for the department of land and natural resources to survey and map all existing public access ways to shoreline areas.

WLO, FIN

HB 1549

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO MAINTAIN THE ALA WAI WATERSHED.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to maintain the Ala Wai watershed.

WLO, FIN

HB 1536

RELATING TO THE ALA WAI CANAL.

Appropriates state matching funds for the Ala Wai trash trap cleanup project.

WLO, FIN

HB 1503

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the department of health for an upcountry Maui water system to mitigate health-related problems caused by microbial contamination of the water supply.

WLO, FIN

HB 1522

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PERTAINING TO WATER, LAND, AND OCEAN RESOURCES.

Capital improvements pertaining to water, land and ocean resources.

WLO, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS CONCERNS

Monday, February 14, 2005

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

9:00 a.m. AGENDA:

HB 109

RELATING TO LAND USE COMMISSION.

Establishes a presumption that a dwelling is not a farm dwelling if certain nonagricultural features in a subdivision or development are determined to be present.

WLO/AGR, EDB

HB 1368

(HSCR153)

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Authorizes each county to establish an advisory group to assist the county planning department to identify land use policies and development standards and to identify lands suitable for reclassification into the rural district. Requires office of planning to assist counties in coordinating meetings and provide technical assistance.

WLO/AGR, EDB, FIN

HB 1640

RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Establishes important agricultural lands (IAL) identification process. Requires an incentives study. Prohibits IAL designation without landowner petition until July 1, 2011. Provides an agricultural infrastructure improvement tax credit and IAL leasehold subdivisions. Makes identification of IAL contingent on enactment of legislative incentives. Makes appropriations.

WLO/AGR, EDB, FIN

HB 1641

RELATING TO NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LANDS.

Establishes the Non-Agricultural Park Land Special Fund to pay for costs incurred in managing, administering, and overseeing non-agricultural park lands that are transferred, or in the process of being transferred, to the department of agriculture.

AGR/WLO, EDB, FIN

Decision making to follow.

 

10:15 a.m. AGENDA:

EDB/TAC only:

Decision making only:

HB 1096

RELATING TO THE ALOHA TOWER COMPLEX

Requires the Aloha Tower Development Corporation to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a gathering place for visitors and residents at the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

EDB/TAC, FIN

10:30 a.m. AGENDA:

EDB/TAC/WLO only:

Decision making only:

HB 1226

RELATING TO COUNTY TAXES.

Authorizes a county to impose the general excise tax.

EDB/TAC/WLO, FIN

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, & OCEAN RESOURCES AND COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Monday, February 14, 2005

10:30 a.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 1424

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Allows for the development or operation of observatories or related observational facilities within conservation land use districts to further the science or application of astronomy. Requires the Board of Land and Natural Resources to perform county by county assessments of areas with astronomy development potential.

WLO/HED, EDB

Decision making to follow.