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:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 2878, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1289-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Establishes an early learning system in the state. Creates the Early Learning Council to develop and administer the early learning system. Establishes the Three- and Four-year-old Program.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2163, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1285-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows individuals to be employed by DOE on an emergency basis for no more than three, rather than four, years. Requires unlicensed individuals who have been hired on an emergency basis to attain licensure no later than four years from the date of their employment.

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

SB 2652, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1286-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires BOE to provide wage adjustments for substitute teachers comparable to the across-the-board wage adjustments negotiated for teachers in collective bargaining unit 5. Allows BOE to adjust hours, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment for substitute teachers. Appropriates funds.

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

SB 2663, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1287-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.

Making clarifying changes to the membership and nomination process of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. Appropriates funds for HTSB to coordinate an effort to create a network incorporating the teacher education institutions and the Department of Education to support the free interchange of information valuable to all participating organizations. Expands the scope of information provided by HTSB in its annual report and summary report to the Governor and Legislature.

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

SB 2842, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1237-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO LIGHTING.

Phases-out and bans the use of certain lighting products with lead and high mercury content; establishes a statewide lighting efficiency standard for general purpose lights; directs the department of health to develop a statewide recycling program for recycling all fluorescent lamps.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2843, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1329-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC DEVICE RECYCLING.

Requires manufacturers of electronic devices to collect and recycle electronic devices; Establishes the Electronic Device Recycling Fund.

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

SB 2933, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1306-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO HOUSEHOLD ENERGY DEMAND.

Allows for the use of clotheslines on any privately owned single-family residential dwelling or townhouse.

 

EEP/HSH, 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