THE SENATE

OF THE

TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE

STATE OF HAWAII

REGULAR SESSION OF 2005

 

FORTY-SECOND DAY

April 4, 2005-Monday-11:30 O'CLOCK A.M.

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

Invocation by Reverend Frank Chong

United Church of Christ

Roll Call

Approval of the Journal

Introductions

  1. Messages from the Governor: No(s). 548
  2. G.M. NO.

    TITLE

    REFERRAL

         

    548

    Informing the Senate that on March 31, 2005, the Governor has withdrawn DELROY M. THOMPSON, Gubernatorial Nominee to the State Rehabilitaiton Council from consideration by the Senate (GM263).

    FILE

         
         
  3. Departmental Communications: None
  4.  

     

  5. House Communications: No(s). 389-402
  6.  

    Informing the Senate that on April 1, 2005, the House Disagreed to the amendments proposed by the Senate to the following House Bill(s):

    REFERRAL

         

    389

    H.B. No. 98, H.D. 2, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO KAHULUI HARBOR."(Kahului Harbor; Net Fishing Restriction)

    FILE

         
     

    H.B. No. 125, H.D. 2, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO OCEAN RESOURCES."(Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes; State Shoreline Areas)

     
         
     

    H.B. No. 169, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL INSPECTIONS."(Agricultural Inspections; Identification of Articles on Bill of Lading)

     
         
     

    H.B. No. 515, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS."(Government Records)

     
         
     

    Informing the Senate that on April 1, 2005, the following House Concurrent Resolution(s) were Adopted in the House:

     

    390

    H.C.R. No. 5, H.D. 1

    "REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING TO ESTABLISH A SOUTH KONA-KA'U COASTAL CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP."(Requesting the formation of a South Kona-Ka'u Conservation Partnership)

     
         

    391

    H.C.R. No. 78

    "REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING PENALTIES FOR THE CAPTURE OR DESTRUCTION OF MANTA RAYS WITHIN THE MARINE WATERS OF THE STATE OF HAWAII."(Requesting DLNR to study the feasibility of establishing penalties for the capture or destruction Manta Rays within the marine waters of the State of Hawaii.)

     
         

    392

    H.C.R. No. 88

    "REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES CONSIDER IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE AHIHI-KINAU NATURAL AREA RESERVE."(Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve )

     
         

    393

    H.C.R. No. 91

    "REQUESTING PARTICIPATION IN THE FEDERAL PROGRAM TO ASSIST STATES IN OBTAINING SCRAPPED FEDERAL SHIPS TO USE AS ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN THE WATERS OF THE STATE OF HAWAII."(Artificial Reefs; Federal Scrapped Ships Program)

     
         

    394

    H.C.R. No. 113

    "REQUESTING REPORTS ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HAWAII INSURANCE BUREAU'S FIRE RATING PROGRAM."(Fire Rating Program)

     
         

    395

    H.C.R. No. 141, H.D. 1

    "URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ACTIVELY MONITOR LEVELS OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AND ESTABLISH A VOG INDEX ADVISORY PROGRAM FOR THE ENTIRE ISLAND OF HAWAII."(Vog monitoring and index advisory system; Puna, Kau)

     
         

    396

    H.C.R. No. 249

    "URGING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO AUTHORIZE AND APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO ALLOW ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES RESERVE COMPONENT TO ACCESS THE TRICARE PROGRAM."(Armed Services Reserve Component; TRICARE health benefits)

     
         
     

    Informing the Senate that on April 1, 2005, the following Senate Bill(s) passed Third Reading in the House:

     

    397

    S.B. No. 60, S.D. 1, H.D. 1

    "RELATING TO CEMETERY AND FUNERAL TRUSTS."(Prepaid Funeral Plan; Cancellation, Refund, and Default)

    AGREE/DISAGREE

         

    398

    S.B. No. 575, S.D. 1, H.D. 1

    "RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION FUND."(King Kamehameha Celebration Commission; Trust Fund)

    AGREE/DISAGREE

         

    399

    S.B. No. 637, S.D. 2, H.D. 1

    "MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A NON-EMERGENCY REPORTING SYSTEM, KNOWN AS 3-1-1."(Appropriation; Non-Emergency Reporting System)

    AGREE/DISAGREE

         

    400

    S.B. No. 789, H.D. 1

    "MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES."(Emergency appropriation)

    AGREE/DISAGREE

         

    401

    S.B. No. 1129, S.D. 2, H.D. 1

    "RELATING TO INSURANCE."(Loss Mitigation Grant Program; Reimbursement; Appropriation)

    AGREE/DISAGREE

         

    402

    S.B. No. 1699, S.D. 1, H.D. 1

    "RELATING TO CULTURE AND THE ARTS."(State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; Appropriation)

    AGREE/DISAGREE

         
         
  7. Senate Communications: None
  8. Judiciary Communications: None
  9. Standing Committee Reports: No(s). 1337-1350
  10. 1337

    (HMS)

    S.C.R. No. 88

    "REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A PROGRAM AUDIT ON THE EFFICACY OF LICENSE SUSPENSIONS FOR THE NONPAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT."

    (Recommends referral to JHW)

         
         

    1338

    (One Day Notice)

    (HMS)

    S.C.R. No. 95

    "URGING KOKUA COUNCIL TO CONVENE THE 2005 MODEL LEGISLATURE."

    (Recommends Adoption)

         
         

    1339

    (HMS)

    S.C.R. No. 146

    "REQUESTING A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES' RECEIPT, ADMINISTRATION, AND MANAGEMENT OF FEDERAL TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY FAMILIES FUNDS."

    (Recommends referral to WAM)

         
         

    1340

    (One Day Notice)

    (HMS/HTH)

    S.C.R. No. 168

    "REQUESTING A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE STATEWIDE INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR COORDINATION AND EXPANSION OF SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH HEALTHY START TO YOUNG CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES."

    (Recommends Adoption)

         
         

    1341

    (EDM)

    S.C.R. No. 37, S.D. 1

    "URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ENTER INTO A LEASE/PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR A NEW PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN KIHEI, MAUI TO BE FUNDED BY THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION."

    (Recommends referral to WAM)

         
         

    1342

    (One Day Notice)

    (HTH)

    G.M. No. 212

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the State Council on Mental Health, Gubernatorial Nominee, ALAN BUFFENSTEIN MD, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1342

    (One Day Notice)

    (HTH)

    G.M. No. 214

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the State Council on Mental Health, Gubernatorial Nominee, LIESJE CATTANEO, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1342

    (One Day Notice)

    (HTH)

    G.M. No. 215

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the State Council on Mental Health, Gubernatorial Nominee, RITA GOROSPE, for a term to expire 06-30-2006."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1342

    (One Day Notice)

    (HTH)

    G.M. No. 216

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the State Council on Mental Health, Gubernatorial Nominee, RANDOLPH C. HACK, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1342

    (One Day Notice)

    (HTH)

    G.M. No. 218

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the State Council on Mental Health, Gubernatorial Nominee, CANDACE M. SANDAL, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1342

    (One Day Notice)

    (HTH)

    G.M. No. 219

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the State Council on Mental Health, Gubernatorial Nominee, PAULINE SCHICK, for a term to expire 06-30-2007."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1342

    (One Day Notice)

    (HTH)

    G.M. No. 221

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the State Council on Mental Health, Gubernatorial Nominee, SHARON P. YOKOTE, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1343

    (One Day Notice)

    (EDM/HTH)

    S.C.R. No. 10, S.D. 1

    "REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS TO PROMOTE POLICIES THAT PERMIT EDIBLE SCHOOL GARDENS AND THAT INTEGRATE THEM INTO SCHOOL CURRICULA."

    (Recommends Adoption)

         
         

    1344

    (One Day Notice)

    (EDM/HTH)

    S.R. No. 7, S.D. 1

    "REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS TO CONSIDER POLICIES THAT PERMIT EDIBLE SCHOOL GARDENS AND THAT INTEGRATE THEM INTO SCHOOL CURRICULUMS."

    (Recommends Adoption)

         
         

    1345

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 128

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Agriculture, Gubernatorial Nominee, L. DOUGLAS MacCLUER, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1346

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 233

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Advisory Committee on Pesticides, Gubernatorial Nominee, JANET ASHMAN, for a term to expire 06-30-2007."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1346

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 234

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Advisory Committee on Pesticides, Gubernatorial Nominee, DON R. GERBIG, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1346

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 235

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Advisory Committee on Pesticides, Gubernatorial Nominee, CALVIN H. ODA, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1346

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 236

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Advisory Committee on Pesticides, Gubernatorial Nominee, SEAN O'KEEFE, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1346

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 237

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Advisory Committee on Pesticides, Gubernatorial Nominee, WESLEY OTANI, for a term to expire 06-30-2009."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1347

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 222

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Molokai Irrigation System Water Users Advisory Board, Gubernatorial Nominee, THOMAS D. DeCOURCY, for a term to expire 06-30-2007."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1347

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 223

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Molokai Irrigation System Water Users Advisory Board, Gubernatorial Nominee, ADOLPH M. HELM, for a term to expire 06-30-2009."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1347

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 225

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Molokai Irrigation System Water Users Advisory Board, Gubernatorial Nominee, RICHARD K. WHEELER, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1348

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 129

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Kaua`i Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committee, Gubernatorial Nominee, JEFFREY BRYANT, for a term to expire 06-30-2009."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1348

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 130

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Kaua`i Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committee, Gubernatorial Nominee, GEORGE R. COATES, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1348

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 131

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Kaua`i Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committee, Gubernatorial Nominee, LOIS FUJISHIGE, for a term to expire 06-30-2006."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1348

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 132

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Kaua`i Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committee, Gubernatorial Nominee, EDSON MARTIN, for a term to expire 06-30-2007."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1348

    (One Day Notice)

    (WLA)

    G.M. No. 133

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Kaua`i Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committee, Gubernatorial Nominee, ELTON S. USHIO, for a term to expire 06-30-2008."

    (Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

         
         

    1349

    (IGA)

    S.C.R. No. 73, S.D. 1

    "REQUESTING THAT HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION WORK TO ABOLISH THE ESTATE TAX PERMANENTLY, OR TO OTHERWISE EASE THE BURDEN OF THE ESTATE TAX UPON FARMERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES." (AMENDED TITLE)

    (Recommends referral to WAM)

         
         

    1350

    (IGA)

    S.R. No. 36, S.D. 1

    "REQUESTING THAT HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION WORK TO ABOLISH THE ESTATE TAX PERMANENTLY, OR TO OTHERWISE EASE THE BURDEN OF THE ESTATE TAX UPON FARMERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES." (AMENDED TITLE)

    (Recommends referral to WAM)

         
         
         

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ORDER OF THE DAY

  11. Advise and Consent
  12. 1335

    HTH

    G.M. No. 395

    "Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Directors of the Hawai`i Health Systems Corporation, Gubernatorial Nominee, RUSSELL T. STODD MD, for a term to expire 06-30-2009."

         
         
         
  13. Third Reading
  14. (See Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1316)

    H.B. No. 161, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO SECURITIES." - (CPH)

    (Securities; Exemption; Rental Management Contract Offer or Sale)

       
       

    (See Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1317)

    H.B. No. 214, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO INSURANCE RATE REGULATION." - (CPH)

    (Reduced Insurance Rates; Use and File)

       
       

    (See Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1322)

    H.B. No. 553, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT (MODIFIED)." - (JHW)

    (Uniform Information Practices Act)

       
       

    (See Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1323)

    H.B. No. 833, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO PROPERTY RIGHTS." - (JHW)

    (Real Property; Trespass; Theft)

       
       

    (See Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1324)

    H.B. No. 1712, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO ELECTIONS." - (JHW)

    (Elections; Personnel; Voter Registration Information)

       
       

    (See Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1325)

    H.B. No. 1715, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS." - (JHW)

    (Nondiscrimination; Sexual Orientation; Gender Identity; Housing)

       
       

    (See Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1332)

    H.B. No. 1413, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED." - (JHW)

    (Hawaiian Homes Commission Act; Private Mortgage Insurance)

       
       

    (See Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1333)

    H.B. No. 1450, H.D. 2, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS." - (JHW)

    (Nondiscrimination; Gender Identity; Sexual Orientation; Civil Rights)

       
       

    (See Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1334)

    H.B. No. 1453, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

    "RELATING TO ANIMALS." - (JHW)

    (Probate Code; Pet Trusts)

       
       
       
  15. Deferred Matters Referral
  16. HSE. COM. NO.

     

    REFERRAL

         

    362

    H.C.R. No. 86, H.D. 1

    "URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO EXPEDITIOUSLY CONCLUDE ITS NEGOTIATIONS WITH HAWAII SUPERFERRY, INC."(Hawaii Superferry; Strict Review)

    TGO/IGA, WAM

         

    363

    H.C.R. No. 127

    "REQUESTING THE COUNTIES TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF REGULATING AND LICENSING BED AND BREAKFAST HOMES AND TRANSIENT VACATION UNITS."(Bed and Breakfast; Transient Vacation Units.)

    TSM/IGA

         

    364

    H.C.R. No. 214

    "URGING THE STATE AND COUNTIES TO RECOGNIZE WALKING AND BICYCLING AS FUNDAMENTAL MEANS OF RECREATION AND TRANSPORTATION IN HAWAII."(Walking and Bicycling)

    TGO/IGA

         

    365

    H.C.R. No. 245, H.D. 1

    "REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT OF 2001 ACCORDING TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FINAL REPORT OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES' TASK FORCE ON NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND."(Urging Amendments to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)

    EDM/IGA

         

    366

    H.C.R. No. 246

    "REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT AND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO MAKE CERTAIN MODIFICATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS WITH RESPECT TO THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT OF 2001."(No Child Left Behind Act)

    EDM/IGA, WAM

         

    367

    H.C.R. No. 247

    "REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO INCLUDE PERFORMANCE BASED INCENTIVES WHEN CONTRACTING WITH EDUCATION SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR SCHOOL RESTRUCTURING UNDER THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT."(No Child Left Behind; Performance Based Contracts)

    EDM, WAM

         

    381

    H.C.R. No. 8

    "DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF JANUARY AS CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH."(Designating January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month)

    HTH

         

    382

    H.C.R. No. 34

    "URGING THE STATE TO ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE BY 2012."(Urging the State to achieve universal health care by 2012.)

    HTH/CPH, WAM

         

    383

    H.C.R. No. 225, H.D. 1

    "REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION TO UNDERTAKE A TRAFFIC LIGHT STUDY OF THE INTERSECTION OF KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY AND ULUPII STREET IN KAILUA, OAHU."(DOT; Traffic Light Study; Kalanianaole Highway and Ulupii Street)

    TGO

         
  17. Miscellaneous Communications: None
  18. Miscellaneous Business
  19. Announcements
  20. Committee Hearing Schedule:

    COMMITTEE

    DATE & TIME

    ROOM

    JHW

    4/4/2005 9:00 AM

    229

    JHW/WAM

    4/4/2005 10:00 AM

    211

    WLA/WAM

    4/4/2005 10:00 AM

    211

    WAM

    4/4/2005 10:00 AM

    211

    WAM

    4/4/2005 10:15 AM

    211

    WAM

    4/4/2005 10:30 AM

    211

    EDM

    4/4/2005 1:15 PM

    225

    EDM/IGA

    4/4/2005 1:15 PM

    225

    TGO

    4/4/2005 1:15 PM

    224

    EDM

    4/4/2005 1:30 PM

    225

    WLA/CPH

    4/4/2005 2:00 PM

    212

    WLA

    4/4/2005 2:30 PM

    212

    BED/LBR/HRE

    4/4/2005 2:45 PM

    229

    HTH

    4/4/2005 2:45 PM

    016

    HTH/TGO

    4/4/2005 2:45 PM

    016

    HTH/MAT

    4/4/2005 2:45 PM

    016

    LBR

    4/4/2005 2:45 PM

    229

    JHW

    4/5/2005 9:00 AM

    229

    WAM

    4/5/2005 10:00 AM

     

    WAM

    4/5/2005 10:15 AM

    211

    HRE/EIA

    4/5/2005 1:15 PM

    212

    TSM/CPH

    4/5/2005 1:15 PM

    229

    TSM/IGA/BED

    4/5/2005 1:15 PM

    229

    EIA

    4/5/2005 1:30 PM

    224

    CPH

    4/5/2005 2:45 PM

    016

    CPH/HMS/IGA

    4/5/2005 2:45 PM

    016

    HMS

    4/5/2005 2:45 PM

    016

    CPH

    4/6/2005 9:00 AM

    016

    WAM

    4/6/2005 10:00 AM

    211

    TGO

    4/6/2005 1:15 PM

    224

    TGO/LBR

    4/6/2005 1:15 PM

    224

    BED

    4/6/2005 1:30 PM

    414

    EDM/HMS/IGA

    4/6/2005 1:45 PM

    225

    HTH

    4/6/2005 2:45 PM

    016

    WLA

    4/6/2005 2:45 PM

    212

    CPH

    4/7/2005 9:00 AM

    016

    JHW

    4/7/2005 9:00 AM

    229

    HRE/LBR

    4/7/2005 1:15 PM

    212

    HMS

    4/7/2005 2:45 PM

    016

    HMS/IGA

    4/7/2005 2:45 PM

    225

    CPH

    4/8/2005 9:00 AM

    016

    EDM

    4/13/2005 2:30 PM

    225

    JHW/WLA

    4/15/2005 9:00 AM

    229

    MAT

    4/19/2005 1:15 PM

    225

  21. Adjournment