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:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 2961, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1220-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 3202, HD1

(HSCR1344-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO EXTEND THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR STATE JUSTICES AND JUDGES FROM SEVENTY TO EIGHTY YEARS OF AGE.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to change the mandatory retirement age from 70 to 80 years for justices and judges appointed after November 4, 2008.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 1526, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1234-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO JUDICIARY.

Establishes the salaries of the administrative director of the courts at 80% of the salary of the Chief Justice and deputy administrative director of the courts at 80% of the salary of the administrative director.

 

JUD, LAB, FIN

SB 3069, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1345-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO RECORDS OF DEFENDANTS COMMITTED TO A HOSPITAL CONTROLLED BY THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH OR TO CUSTODY OF DIRECTOR OF HEALTH.

Requires the county police departments to provide to the Director of Health certain police reports of defendants who are committed to a hospital under the control of the Director of Health or to the custody of the Director. Allows the defendant to object to the release of information.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 3019, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1342-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Amends current provisions of the insurance investment statutes allowing insurers more investment flexibility without significantly lessening protection to insurance policyholders and to reflect more current regulatory standards.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 868, SD2

(HSCR1346-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

Maintains a policy of open communications with boards and commissions when a department director is considering invoking their rights under section 26-35(a)(1), HRS, to represent a board or commission before the legislature.

 

LMG, FIN

SB 644, SD3, HD2

(HSCR1328-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

Requires installation of solar thermal or demand water heaters in single-family residences constructed after 1/1/2010; Reduces to 20%, Renewable Energy Tax Credit for solar thermal systems in single-family residences constructed before 1/1/2010; Extends the credit at 15%, on certain conditions, to residences constructed after 1/1/2010.

 

HSH/EEP, EDB, FIN

SB 3174, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1162-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Extends the sunset date of the increased conveyance tax allocation to the Rental Housing Trust Fund. Appropriates funds for expedited third party review of affordable projects. Establishes a Self-help Housing Fund. Increases the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation revenue bond ceiling.

 

HSH/WLH, FIN

SB 3185, SD2

(HSCR1161-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO CANCER.

Appropriates funds for cervical and breast cancer screening, education, and outreach.

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

SB 3061, HD1

(HSCR1300-08)

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 and Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families laws.

 

HSH, LAB, FIN

SB 3051, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1340-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS.

Authorizes the Department of Human Services or its designee to conduct criminal history record checks for those providing services to vulnerable adults and children. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 2977, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1338-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.

Clarifies the notice requirement to custodial parents in the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) law with regard to income tax refund setoff. Establishes a CSEA assistant administrator position. Clarifies rules relating to CSEA hearings and related matters.

 

HSH, 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