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:

MONDAY, February 25, 2008

TIME:

10:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 1898

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO WATER.

Appropriates funds to dredge and install drain inlets, sediment devices, and other modifications in Kaelepulu Pond in Kailua, Oahu.

 

FIN

HB 2051, HD1

(HSCR283-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO EDUCATION FOR FOSTER CHILDREN.

Establishes guidelines for school placement and transportation for foster children.

 

HSH, EDN, FIN

HB 2047, HD1

(HSCR416-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNTS.

Clarifies guidelines for individual development accounts (IDAs). Designates the Department of Human Services or a contracted agency to administer IDAs. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2698, HD2

(HSCR445-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN FAMILY COURT.

Clarifies compensation rates for court-appointed attorneys and Guardians Ad Litem.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2558, HD2

(HSCR532-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION.

Authorizes the Department of Human Services to conduct unannounced visits to inspect a parental home in which a household member was convicted or adjudicated for certain offenses of child abuse or neglect. Establishes a Well Child Follow-Up Visit Pilot Project.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 3400, HD1

(HSCR623-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

Requires the Department of Human Services to amend its administrative rules to add legal guardians to the definition of a specified relative for purposes of determining eligibility for assistance programs.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2770, HD1

(HSCR320-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO BRIDGE TO HOPE PROGRAM.

Expands the Bridge to Hope Program to enable all heads of households receiving financial assistance and participating in the First-to-Work Program to pursue education beyond the federal limit of one-year of vocational education.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 3139

(HSCR516-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO THE FIRST-TO-WORK PROGRAM.

Conforms state law to current federal law by deleting references to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Act and replaces it with the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families law.

 

HSH, LAB, 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.

 

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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