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, April 2, 2008

TIME:

2:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

SB 3138, SD1

(HSCR1232-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO THE WAIANAE COAST.

Amends Act 6, SLH Special Session 2005, to require an interim report on the baseline environmental study to be submitted to the 2008 legislature and the final report to the 2009 legislature; appropriates moneys to DLNR for continuing preparation of the study. Eff. 7/1/2050.

 

WLH/EEP, FIN

SB 2202, HD1

(HSCR1341-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO PARTIAL PUBLIC FINANCING OF ELECTIONS.

Qualifies a candidate for the office of prosecuting attorney for partial public campaign financing if the candidate does not exceed the respective campaign expenditure limit.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 3001, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1312-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Clarifies provisions of chapter 269, part VII, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the administration and use of moneys supporting energy-efficiency and demand-side management programs and services.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 3080, SD1

(HSCR1098-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Authorize the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to conduct FBI criminal history record checks through the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center on employees, applicants, current or prospective contractors, providers, or volunteers. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2785, SD1

(HSCR1169-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT JURISDICTION.

Increases the amount over which the District Court has jurisdiction in civil cases from $20,000 to $30,000. Effective January 1, 2050.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2956, SD1

(HSCR1153-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO MILK.

Ensures that the remaining Hawaii dairy producers are paid a price commensurate with the quality of the milk they produce. Appropriates moneys to establish a strategic plan for the milk industry.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2830, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1348-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO CAREGIVING.

Extends the joint legislative committee on family caregiving; changes the committee's name to the joint legislative committee on aging in place; expands the committee's mandate to include aging in place issues related to family caregiving; requires the aging and disability resource center to report to the committee; requires the joint legislative committee to develop a model for a cash and counseling project; appropriates funds to the joint legislative committee; allows kupuna care to include overnight, weekend, and emergency respite, as well as provide grants to caregivers and for home modification; appropriates funds to the kupuna care program; establishes a task force to focus on the needs and issues of grandparents raising grandchildren; appropriates funds to the executive office on aging to continue its respite inventory project in collaboration with the University of Hawaii. Increases payments for level of care for ARCH types I and II, licensed developmental disabilities domiciliary homes, community care foster family homes, and certified adult foster homes by 7% from $641.90 to $686.83 for level I and from $749.90 to $802.39 for level II homes.

 

HLT/HSH, LMG, FIN

SB 2218, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1108-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING.

Requires electronic monitoring of persons convicted of violating a domestic abuse temporary restraining order or protective order.

 

HSH, FIN

Pending Re-referral

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 seconds 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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FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands);

OR

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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.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair