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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

March 11, 2008

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2394

(SSCR2887)

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Clarifies awards procedures for federal small business innovation research grants or federal small business technology transfer program grants.

 

EDB, FIN

SB 2480, SD2

(SSCR2844)

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE AND DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the science, technology, and education special fund. Amends Act 111, SLH 2007, to redirect deposit of the fiscal year 2008-2009 appropriation into the science, technology, and education special fund. Amends Act 111 and 271, SLH 2007 by appropriating additional funds in fiscal year 2008-2009 for the support and expansion of existing STEM-related programs such as robotics, research experiences for teachers, and project EAST programs. Appropriates moneys from the federal temporary assistance for needy families program funds and from general funds for STEM programs and K-12 creative media education programs. (SB2480 SD2)

 

EDB, HED/HSH, FIN

SB 2530, SD2

(SSCR2595)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESS.

Requires group health issuers to offer small group health plans to self-employed individuals who are licensed by the department of commerce and consumer affairs and are located in the group issuer's service areas. Authorizes the insurance commissioner to exempt certain group health plans based on specified criteria. Allows limits on timing of enrollment and reenrollment to control adverse selection and plan costs. Repeals on 7/1/13. (SD2)

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

SB 2824, SD2

(SSCR2814)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires private moneys received by the State to cover costs and expenses of state-sponsored trips and goodwill endeavors be deposited into the general fund. Clarifies that comptroller serves as ex-officio nonvoting member of state procurement policy board. Requires the state procurement office to audit state purchasing agencies to ensure compliance with procurement code and appropriates funds. Requires the auditor to conduct an audit of the state procurement office to ensure compliance with the Hawaii public procurement code. (SB2824 SD2)

 

EDB, LMG, FIN

SB 2825, SD1

(SSCR2303)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires that any determination of a procurement corrective action be complied with within 30 days or the governmental body's procurement officer shall be subject to an administrative fine; provides the administrator of the state procurement office to extend the 30 day time period; makes comptroller ex-officio nonvoting member of procurement board. (SD1)

 

EDB, JUD

SB 2826, SD2

(SSCR2747)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Clarifies that comptroller serves as ex-officio nonvoting member of state procurement policy board. Requires state procurement officers to attend procurement training developed and maintained by the state procurement office. Makes training elective for county procurement officials. (SB2826 SD2)

 

EDB, CPC

SB 2867, SD2

(SSCR2823)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE.

Provides sanctions for false information or misrepresentation submitted by a bidder or a subcontractor of the bidder to obtain a procurement contract. (SD2)

 

EDB, JUD

SB 2169, SD1

(SSCR2105)

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.

Establishes winery class of liquor license. Authorizes wineries to sell wine for consumption off-premises. (SD1)

 

EDB, CPC

SB 2088, SD1

(SSCR2885)

Status

RELATING TO ADVANCED FLIGHT SIMULATOR TRAINING.

Adds businesses engaged in advanced flight simulator training for pilots, dispatchers, mechanics, or air traffic controllers to the definition of "qualified business" under the state enterprise zone law. (SD1)

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

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.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6330 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Chair