HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Bob Nakasone

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Michael Y. Magaoay

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

 

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

 

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

THURSDAY, February 21, 2008

TIME:

5:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 8

 

HB 2166

(HSCR293-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to finance energy conservation and renewable energy measures to make Saunders Hall at the University of Hawaii a campus and community model of sustainability and energy conservation.

 

HED/EEP, FIN

HB 3398, HD2

(HSCR429-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii system to provide Philippine language and Filipino-American studies courses systemwide. Appropriates funds.

 

INT, HED, FIN

HB 2163, HD1

(HSCR8-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO COMPTROLLER SUPERVISION OF ACCOUNTS.

Limits the University of Hawaii's duty to preaudit all proposed payments to those that amount to $10,000 or more.

 

HED, FIN

HB 2164

(HSCR226-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO THE CANCER RESEARCH SPECIAL FUND.

Increases the sources of revenue available to support the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii. Allows moneys in cancer research special fund to be used for capital expenditures.

 

HED/HLT, FIN

HB 3072, HD2

(HSCR502-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION.

Expands the State Post-Secondary Education Commission and renames it the Hawaii Higher Education Commission. Effective 07/01/2059.

 

HED, LAB, FIN

HB 2431, HD1

(HSCR74-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Exempts board of regents of the University of Hawaii from Hawaii public procurement code requirements. (HB2431 HD1)

 

HED/EDB, FIN

HB 2245, HD1

(HSCR134-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Authorizes the transfer of all university funds, with the exception of general funds, into the University of Hawaii Commercial Enterprises Revolving Fund to finance the establishment of new enterprises.

 

HED, FIN

HB 3226, HD2

(HSCR391-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Clarifies that the name of the candidate advisory council is the "Regents Candidate Advisory Council". Requires a UH Board of Regents member, except the student member, to reside in the geographic area represented by the member. Requires the Governor to notify in writing the Council of vacancies on the BOR within 10 days of receiving notification that a BOR member is resigning or has died, or of removal by the Governor. Requires the submission of candidates within 60 days of a vacancy on the BOR that arises by resignation, death, or removal by the Governor. Clarifies that the Council is to submit the names of candidates to the Governor. Makes confidential information concerning potential candidates that is not of public record; provided that information relating to a candidate who is appointed by the Governor shall be disclosed. Appropriates funds to establish a permanent administrative position for the Council.

 

HED, JUD, FIN

HB 2978

(HSCR223-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the funding formula task force to develop an equitable, consistent, and responsive funding formula for the distribution of fiscal resources throughout the UH system, with the assistance of an independent consultant. Makes a one-time appropriation of funds to supplement the base operational budgets of UH campuses that have demonstrated a significant increase in enrollment.

 

HED, 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 date and agenda no. of the hearing;

     Measure number;

     If you will be testifying in person or submitting written testimony only;

     The Committee the comments are directed to; 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: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol. It is required that the copies be on one side of an 8 " X 11" sheet;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands);

OR

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to FINtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov. Please include the measure number, date of hearing, and agenda no. in the subject line or click on the appropriate "Email Testimony" link above.

 

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 586-6200 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. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair