HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION, BUSINESS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TIME:

7:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 896, SD1

(SSCR536)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE LAW.

Increases effectiveness and efficiency by affirming that positions in the Hawaii National Guard sponsored youth and adult educational programs are exempt from civil service requirements. (SD1)

 

EBM, LAB, FIN

SB 614

(SSCR538)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Grants family leave to an employee during any calendar year to provide family care and support during the military deployment of the employee's child, spouse or reciprocal beneficiary, or parent. Requires an employee to provide proof of military deployment. Defines military deployment. Effective 7/1/2015.

 

EBM, LAB, FIN

SB 294, SD2

(SSCR668)

Status

RELATING TO STATE DEPARTMENTS.

Clarifies the role of the department of business, economic development, and tourism with respect to making recommendations to other state departments. Makes the recommendations and actions subject to legislative review. (SD2)

 

EBM, LMG

SB 91, SD2

(SSCR675)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Authorizes the Hawaii community‑based economic development revolving fund to receive funding from any source. Repeals prohibition on reallocation of funds from loan program to grant program and reduces the maximum interest rate on the loans from 10% to 6%. Reduces limit on applicant's total loan balance from $500,000 to an unspecified amount. Deletes requirement that advisory council members be reimbursed for expenses from the revolving fund. Clarifies nonprofit determination. (SD2)

 

EBM, FIN

SB 523, SD2

(SSCR800)

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Clarifies the operation of the high technology research and development loan and grant program to allow the State to catch up to increased federal award amounts. Provides that the High Technology Development Corporation may provide a grant to any small business in Hawaii that receives federal small business innovative research or technology transfer awards. Gives preference to qualified businesses receiving their first award over multiple award grantees. (SD2)

 

EBM, FIN

SB 537, SD2

(SSCR704)

Status

RELATING TO AEROSPACE.

Establishes an aerospace advisory committee to assist the legislature and state agencies in development of the aerospace industry in the State. (SD2)

 

EBM, FIN

SB 830, SD2

(SSCR651)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SHARED SERVICES TECHNOLOGY.

Establishes the shared services technology special fund to allow departments and agencies to pool resources for common technology systems, hardware, and software. (SD2)

 

EBM, FIN

SB 1299, SD1

(SSCR615)

Status

RELATING TO ADVANCED FLIGHT SIMULATOR TRAINING.

Adds businesses engaged in advanced flight simulator training for pilots, dispatchers, mechanics, or air traffic controllers to the definition of "qualified business" under the state enterprise zone law. (SD1)

 

EBM, FIN

SB 623, SD1

(SSCR708)

Status

RELATING TO TUITION ASSISTANCE.

Broadens the scope of the tuition assistance to Hawaii national guard members attending the University of Hawaii and appropriates funds for that purpose. (SD1)

 

EBM, HED, FIN

SB 205, SD1

(SSCR521)

Status

RELATING TO OWNER-BUILDERS.

Increases period prohibiting sale or lease by owner-builder from 1 to 2 years unless due to circumstances beyond control of the owner or lessee as determined by the contractors licensing board; requires that an exemption from licensing requirements is given no more than once in 3 years; clarifies violation provisions. (SD1)

 

EBM, CPC/JUD

SB 300, SD2

(SSCR743)

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Requires liquor licensees with certain classes of licenses to carry liability insurance as a condition of acquiring and renewing a license. Requires liquor liability insurers to notify the county liquor commissions upon a termination, rejection, or nonrenewal of a licensee's coverage. (SD2)

 

EBM, CPC/JUD

SB 1680, SD2

(SSCR714)

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Implements key recommendations of the Hawaii broadband task force by establishing the Hawaii broadband commissioner (HBC) in the department of commerce and consumer affairs (DCCA). Transfers functions relating to telecommunications from the public utilities commission to the HBC and functions relating to cable services from DCCA to the HBC. Establishes a work group to develop procedures to streamline state and county broadband regulation, franchising, and permitting and report to the legislature. (SD2)

 

EBM, CPC, FIN

SB 687, SD2

(SSCR769)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Clarifies procurement code to require a final decision to be issued within thirty days of the receipt of the request for hearing. Requires a judicial decision within thirty days of the filing of the application for judicial review. In either case, imposes a thirty day limit for resolution or the award of the procurement stands. (SD2)

 

EBM, JUD, FIN

SB 764, SD2

(SSCR782)

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

Clarifies provisions contained in long-term commercial and industrial ground leases. (SD2)

 

EBM, JUD

SB 101, SD1

(SSCR727)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS BY COUNTIES.

Authorizes the counties to conduct criminal history record checks on taxicab drivers and applicants for taxicab driver's certificates. Eff 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EBM, JUD

SB 1276, SD2

(SSCR712)

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.

Makes various administrative and technical amendments to the small business regulatory flexibility act. Codifies the small business bill of rights. Effective 01/01/90. (SD2)

 

EBM, JUD, 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 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: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 323 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8479 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to EBMtestimony@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 586-6160 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. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair