HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS CONCERNS

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

Rep. Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Ph.D.

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Tom Brower, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Ph.D.

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

3/25/08

TIME:

9:00a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 3166

(HSCR1317-08)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Amends chapter 206E, HRS, to designate that at least two members of the HCDA shall be designated as the small business representatives of the HCDA and to provide that these members shall not be prohibited from voting on matters concerning small business in the initial designated district that they represent. Also directs the governor to initially designate the foregoing small business representatives from the existing members of the HCDA.

 

WLH, EDB

HCR 356/HR293

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONSULT WITH OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO OPTIMIZE THE USE OF THE KULA VACUUM COOLING PLANT.

 

 

EDB/AGR, FIN

HCR 357/HR294

Status

REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING A MULTIPURPOSE, MULTI-USER AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS PROCESSING FACILITY OR FACILITIES.

 

 

EDB/AGR, HED

HCR 167

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.

 

 

EDB, LMG

HCR 303/HR253

Status

RENAMING THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY AS THE GEORGE R. ARIYOSHI NATURAL ENERGY LAB.

 

 

EDB

HCR 246/HR208

Status

ENCOURAGING THE DEVELOPMENT OF GOOD FAITH VALUATION STANDARDS AND NEGOTIATING PRACTICES FOR LONG-TERM INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEASES IN HAWAII.

 

 

EDB

HR 205

Status

URGING THE HAWAII CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO OPPOSE THE PATENT REFORM ACT.

 

 

EDB, JUD

HCR 358

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE TO SOLICIT PUBLIC INPUT AND EXAMINE METHODS OTHER THAN THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE PROCESS TO OVERSEE PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND GOVERNMENT ACCESS ORGANIZATIONS' EXPENDITURES AND ENSURE PROPER CHECKS AND BALANCES.

 

 

EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 316 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6221(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to EDBtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair

 

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Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Chair