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 24, 2009

TIME:

7:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

AMENDED AGENDA

 

Please note: The measures SB 1164 SD 2 and SB 1066 SD 2 have been removed from the agenda.

 

SB 688, HD1

(HSCR1002)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Establishes job security requirements upon the divestiture of a covered establishment employing 100 or more persons. (SB688 HD1)

 

LAB, EBM, FIN

SB 1622, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1003)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Requires certain employers to retain employees who were displaced from an employer by divestiture through a transfer of a covered establishment to a new employer for a period of 90 days unless the business is substantially dissimilar or the human resources needs of the business are reduced. (SB1622 HD1)

 

LAB, EBM, FIN

SB 242, SD2

(SSCR813)

Status

RELATING TO SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING.

Allows the sale of cooling from seawater air conditioning district cooling systems to qualify for state enterprise zone benefits. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, EBM, FIN

SB 427

(SSCR759)

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAXATION.

Excludes from the general excise tax, amounts received by a managed care support contractor of the TRICARE program for the actual cost or advancement to third party health care providers pursuant to a contract with the United States.

 

HLT, EBM, FIN

SB 1164, SD2

(SSCR792)

Status

RELATING TO INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN.

Enacts the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children to remove barriers to educational attainment faced by children of military families due to frequent moves and deployment of parents. (SD2)

 

EDN, EBM, FIN

 

SB 823, SD1

(HSCR977)

Status

 

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Requires employers to post notice of employees' entitlement to family leave. (SD1)

 

 

LAB, EBM

 

SB 1066, SD2

(SSCR794)

Status

 

RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.

Increases the number of directors for NELHA to 13, adding 2 tenant representative directors. (SD2)

 

 

EEP, EBM

HR 108

Status

HCR131

Status

REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF VETERANS' SERVICES TO DIRECT ITS POLICY ADVISORY BOARD ON VETERANS' SERVICES TO FORMULATE VETERAN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OF STATEWIDE APPLICABILITY.

 

 

EBM, FIN

HR 136

Status

HCR 169

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO IMPLEMENT AN ELECTRONIC DIRECT DEPOSIT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF THE HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACT 31, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2007.

 

 

EBM, FIN

HR 171

Status

HCR 210

Status

REQUESTING THE FORMATION OF A JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROCUREMENT WORKING GROUP TO EVALUATE THE STATE PROCUREMENT CODE AND RECOMMEND IMPROVEMENTS.

 

 

EBM, LMG

HR 280

Status

HCR 308

Status

URGING LANDLORDS TO HELP COMMERCIAL TENANTS MAINTAIN THEIR LEASES IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THEIR BUSINESS DURING DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES.

 

 

EBM, JUD

HCR 192

Status

CONVENING THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY TASK FORCE AND REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR'S PARTICIPATION.

 

 

EBM, LMG, FIN

HCR 206

Status

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO STUDY RECENT AMENDMENTS TO HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS UNDER THE HAWAII PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THOSE AMENDMENTS ARE CONTRARY TO THE LETTER OR SPIRIT OF THE PROCUREMENT CODE.

 

 

EBM, LMG, FIN

SCR 24, SD1

(SSCR870)

Status

URGING FULL PRESERVATION OF UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AIR STATION EWA AS A NATIONAL MONUMENT, MUSEUM, AND RESTORED PARK FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

 

 

EBM, WLO

SCR 47, SD1

(SSCR872)

Status

PROCLAIMING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF THE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER CORPS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY.

 

 

EBM

 

The following measure (SB205) was previously heard on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 and is for DECISION MAKING ONLY. NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY will be accepted.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 586-8475 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