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, March 27, 2008

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 2915, SD2

(SSCR2842)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO TARO.

Creating the taro security and purity task force and appropriating funds for that purpose.

 

FIN

SB 788, SD2

(SSCR2780)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.

Extends lapsing date of certain appropriations relating to civil defense disaster relief from 6/30/2008 to 6/30/2009.

 

FIN

SB 2828, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1282-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.

Clarifies the use of the governor's emergency powers. Clarifies that the governor shall not utilize the power to suspend laws authorized under the Civil Defense and Emergency Act when the State is attacked for purposes of noncivil defense situations unless there is a tangible and measurable threat to the people or environment of the State. Establishes that certain provisions of the State's disaster relief chapter are operative and supersede provisions of the Civil Defense and Emergency Act in times when an emergency arises that is not considered a civil defense emergency. States that any emergency powers in force prior to the effective date of this measure expire at the end of the 2008 regular session unless reauthorized by the legislature.

 

PSM, FIN

SB 2783, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1310-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO LOSS MITIGATION.

Includes earthquake resistive devices in the loss mitigation grant program. Directs the insurance commissioner to develop criteria for earthquake resistive devices. Sets grant reimbursement amount for earthquake resistive devices at 50% and caps grant at $5,000. Increases grant reimbursement amount for wind resistive devices to 50% and caps grant at $5,000. Establishes and funds a public awareness campaign on hazard mitigation. Appropriates funds for a testing facility to test wind resistant devices and safe room designs. Authorizes Insurance Commissioner to determine standards for earthquake and wind resistive installation procedures and engineering content. Extends the loss mitigation grant program for 3 years. Appropriates funds for the loss mitigation grant fund. Requires the University of Hawaii to prepare a strategic planning report on the feasibility of establishing comprehensive natural disaster hazard mapping for the State of Hawaii. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to report on the feasibility of converting the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund program into a natural disaster relief program.

 

PSM, CPC, FIN

SB 2720, SD2

(HSCR1140-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.

Establishes 2 full-time equivalent positions for the state fire council, an administrator and an administrative assistant, to be funded by the department of labor and industrial relations. Appropriates funds.

 

PSM, FIN

SB 1491, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1339-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Authorizes the use of the controlled substance registration revolving fund to offset costs of investigating violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act including operations of the Narcotic Enforcement Division's forensic drug laboratory. Makes Hawaii's controlled substance laws consistent with that of federal law.

 

PSM, JUD, FIN

SB 2082, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1217-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Appropriates funds to the department of public safety to develop a plan by January 1, 2009, to provide facilities and services to returning female Hawaii prisoners.

 

PSM, FIN

SB 2083, SD2

(HSCR1141-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO THE SUPERVISION OF ADULT OFFENDERS.

Increases the membership of and appropriates funds for a full‑time coordinator position for the state council for interstate adult offender supervision. Authorizes judiciary to assess a fee on parolees' and probationers' prison transfer applications for transfers out of the State. Establishes one full-time coordinator position under the judiciary.

 

PSM, 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.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair