HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Cindy Evans, Chair

Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Dwight Y. Takamine

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Bob Nakasone

Rep. Lynn Finnegan

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Alex M. Sonson

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 14, 2008

TIME:

9:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

Amended to delete HB 2849

 

 

 

 

 

HB 2539 RELATING TO WORKPLACE TRAINING PSM, FIN

Requires the department of public safety to develop a curriculum

on ethnic and cultural diversity in the workplace and its implications

on working with offenders and their families.

 

HB 2530 RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES HLT,PSM,JUD

Requires the narcotics enforcement division of the department

of public safety to maintain an electronic purchase logbook for sales

of pseudoephedrine and related substances. (HB2530 HD1)

 

HB 2849 RELATING TO ALLOWANCE ON SERVICE RETIREMENT PSM/LAB, FIN

Makes police radio dispatchers class A members of the employees'

Retirement system. Exempts Act from prohibition against benefit

Enhancements, including reduction in retirement age when there is

An unfunded liability established in section 88 122(e), HRS by Act 256,

SLH 2007, section 3(2)

 

 

HB 2567 RELATING TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS HLT,PSM,FIN

Funds a study to assess the structural integrity of each hospital and

nursing home facility to determine their ability to withstand

hurricanes and earthquakes. (HB2567 HD1)

 

HB 2963 RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTERS PSM, FIN

Appropriate funds for structural and non-structural earthquake

recovery and mitigation projects, provided that the projects include

measures to ensure survivability in future disasters with a

multi-hazard approach.

 

HB 2857 RELATING TO TAX CREDITS PSM, FIN

Provides a one-time nonrefundable tax credit to assist the victims

of the December 2007 flood and wind storm in upcountry Maui and

other areas of the 12th representative district.

 

HB 2988 RELATING TO TAX CREDITS PSM, FIN

Provides a $1,000 tax credit to Hawaii national guard members who

have served in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area.

 

HB 2663 RELATING TO EMERGENCIES PSM, FIN

Clarifies when the governor may exercise emergency powers

 

HB 2664 RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF PSM, FIN

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

measureable 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.

 

DECISION MAKING FOR THE FOLLOWING BILLS ONLY

 

HB 2376

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL PSM, FIN

Requires the State Fire Council to develop a statewide brushfire

mitigation plan and appropriates funds.

 

HB 1989 RELATING TO VETERANS PSM, FIN

Requires director of office of veterans' services to deposit gifts into

an account in the state treasury to be known as the veterans' gift trust fund

 

HB 3019 RELATING TO VETERANS PSM, FIN

Establishes a veterans bonus for qualifying vetera

 

 

 

 

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 Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; 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: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 313 in the State Capitol; or

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8504(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands).

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to PSMtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov

 

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 586-6400 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. Alex M. Sonson

Chair

 

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Rep. Cindy Evans

Chair