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:

FRIDAY, February 22, 2008

TIME:

10:45 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 2531, HD1

(HSCR63-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO THE WEST MAUI TRANSPORTATION ACCESS PLAN.

Creates an informal, temporary West Maui transportation access plan working group to develop a West Maui transportation access plan. Allows hiring of a consultant without regard to the Hawaii procurement code to develop the plan. Appropriates funds.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2437

(HSCR62-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO TRAFFIC.

Requires department of transportation to recommend improvements to traffic in Central Oahu corridor. Requires studying regional connectivity and travel time mitigation and reviewing past traffic flow studies in Central Oahu, including any proposals to extend contra-flow lanes to Mililani. Appropriates funds.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2856

(HSCR402-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the department of transportation to conduct a feasibility study to implement electronic road pricing in the State. Report to legislature. Appropriation.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2491

(HSCR61-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Declares, as state policy, certain best practices to which the governor and the department of transportation must adhere to ensure that the public interest is protected in any transportation public-private partnership agreement.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 3196, HD1

(HSCR440-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE SURCHARGE TAX.

Extends the $1 per day surcharge on rental motor vehicles beyond September 1, 2008 and deposits the money into the State Highway Fund. (HB3196 HD1)

 

TRN, TAC/EDB, FIN

HB 2952, HD1

(HSCR471-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Authorizes the Department of Transportation to establish and collect car rental customer facility charges. Creates a car rental customer facility charge special fund.

 

TRN, EDB, FIN

HB 3406

(HSCR409-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL HARBORS MODERNIZATION.

Expands the authority of the Aloha Tower Development Corporation to assist in the development of the statewide harbors modernization plan by establishing the Harbors Modernization Group. Authorizes the Department of Transportation to issue revenue bonds to finance the harbor improvements.

 

TRN/WLH, FIN

HB 2917, HD1

(HSCR539-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO HARBORS.

Requires the department of transportation to allow a vessels with a mooring permit for either Kewalo Basin or Honolulu Harbor to moor in the other harbor under certain conditions.

 

WLH, TRN, FIN

HB 3377

(HSCR390-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Requires installation of ignition interlock device on the vehicle of a person arrested for driving under the influence that prevents the person from starting or operating a motor vehicle with more than a minimal alcohol concentration while their case is pending and while their license is revoked pursuant to chapter 291E, HRS. Provides for certification of devices and vendors and funds installation of devices for the indigent with surcharges on offenders and fees on vendors. Effective 7/1/10. Establishes a task force to prepare for implementation. Appropriates funds for the task force. Effective 7/1/08.

 

TRN, JUD, 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