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:

12:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

SB 1789, SD2

(SSCR2728)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS.

Authorizes the director of commerce and consumer affairs to designate an access organization to oversee the development, operation, supervision, management, production, or broadcasting of programs for cable television channels; requires the director to also establish requirements for the designation of access organizations; and requires the cable advisory committee to advise access organizations on matters under chapter 440G, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Eff. 7/1/2050.

 

FIN

SB 2833, SD1

(SSCR2746)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.

Enacts the Hawaii 2050 sustainability plan. Establishes a sustainability council to coordinate, implement, measure, and evaluate the progress of the Hawaii 2050 sustainability plan and activities. Appropriates funds to the sustainability council.

 

FIN

SB 2191, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1259-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Requires the public utilities commission to study one priority region for each county statewide to develop with input from the utilities a plan for the undergrounding of overhead utility lines for health and safety purposes. Funds for the study shall be appropriated out of the public utilities commission special fund.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2314, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1072-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Allows mutual benefit societies to bundle dental and vision insurance with health insurance policies offered to individuals and sole proprietors.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2313, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1261-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Discontinues the insurance division's insurance existing fraud investigations unit and establishes a new insurance fraud investigations branch to prevent, investigate, and prosecute insurance fraud in all lines of insurance except workers' compensation.

 

CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 2803, SD1

(HSCR1193-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Implements recommendations of the 12/2007 report of the Hawaii identity theft task force to protect the security of personal information collected and maintained by state and county government.

 

CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 3006, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1262-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.

Makes laws governing corporate dissolution and director's rights consistent. Amends the law to more accurately reflect the administrative procedures of administratively cancelling a limited partnership. Makes provisions regarding the expiration of corporations consistent with other entities. Streamlines and conforms limited liability company law filing requests.

 

CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 3009, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1195-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS.

Amends the Money Transmitters Act, chapter 489D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to amend the fee structure, enhance consumer protection, make necessary clarifications, and correct errors and omissions, to effectively regulate the industry.

 

CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 3030, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1257-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

Establishes a revised fee structure to fund mixed martial arts regulation.

 

TAC, CPC, FIN

SB 2569

(HSCR1188-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO THE MUSEUM OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC AND DANCE.

Extends the interim and final reporting deadlines for the museum of Hawaiian music and dance committee under Act 230, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007.

 

TAC, FIN

SB 2583, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1224-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII CAPITAL CULTURAL DISTRICT.

Establishes the Hawaii Capital Cultural District Task Force to review the current operations of the Hawaii State Art Buseum and its long range plans for operations and growth, with respect to the museum's location in the No. 1 Capitol District Building located in the Hawaii Capital Cultural District; appropriates funds to the SFCA for the work of the task force; requires a report to the 2009 Legislature; sunsets the task force June 30, 2009.

 

TAC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

 

 

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OR

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair