HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 27, 2009

TIME:

12:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 519, HD1

(HSCR583)

Status

RELATING TO INMATES.

Requires return of all out-of-state inmates in private prisons by 12/31/2015. Requires the public safety department to plan, design, and construct sufficient facilities to house inmates in Hawaii by 12/31/2015.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 1776

(HSCR611)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

Requires director of public safety to transmit monthly reports to department of human services (DHS) listing all newly admitted inmates during the previous month to a correctional facility. Requires DHS to identify inmates who receive public assistance, regardless of the nature of the inmate's offense, to enforce the prohibition of inmates from receiving public assistance.

 

PBS, HUS, FIN

HB 1152, HD1

(HSCR584)

Status

RELATING TO COMMITTED PERSONS' ACCOUNTS.

Amends section 353-20, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to permit the Director of Public Safety to direct the department to have one or more accounts for committed persons. Also states that the accounts are non-interest bearing and that no interest can be paid to committed persons on the individual accounts. Effective July 1, 2025.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 358, HD1

(HSCR435)

Status

RELATING TO DRUG TREATMENT.

Authorizes placement of certain offenders in secure drug treatment facilities.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 413

(HSCR401)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes a state residential drug abuse program with an in‑community component to help inmates' reentry into the community upon their release from prison. Expands number of transition beds in module nineteen at the Oahu community correctional center.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 685, HD1

(HSCR500)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.

Establishes staff positions for the state fire council to accomplish its duties and responsibilities.

 

PBS/LAB, FIN

HB 686

(HSCR488)

Status

RELATING TO REDUCED IGNITION PROPENSITY CIGARETTES.

Delays implementation of the reduced ignition propensity cigarettes law to 09/30/2010. Creates a special revolving fund to receive deposits of cigarette certification fees. Authorizes the state fire council to expend moneys from the fund to cover the reduced ignition propensity cigarettes personnel and program costs.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 895, HD1

(HSCR468)

Status

RELATING TO TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS OTHER THAN CIGARETTES.

Increases the tobacco tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes from 40 percent to 60 percent of the wholesale price and deposits 33.3 percent of the proceeds collected into the community health centers special fund.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 896

(HSCR510)

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

Makes permanent the retail tobacco permit law.

 

HLT, 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: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit through the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony

 

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