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:

3:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 6

 

HB 381, HD1

(HSCR336)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII ENDOWMENT FUND.

Amends the $4,000,000 appropriation to the State of Hawaii Endowment Fund authorized under Act 97, SLH 2006, as amended by Act 156, SLH 2007) to stipulate that all portions of pledges not matched by actual payment of the pledge by February 28, 2013, revert to the general fund.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 754, HD1

(HSCR339)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Removes from the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Board the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, Director of Transportation, Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, and Executive Director of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and places them in an advisory group to HTA.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 601, HD1

(HSCR342)

Status

RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.

Increases the amount of state fund appropriations for capital improvement construction costs earmarked for the Works of Art Special Fund (Special Fund) from one to two percent. Allows 50 percent of the Special Fund to be used for capital improvement projects, the purchase of facilities, and repair and maintenance of facilities dedicated to culture and the arts.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 960, HD1

(HSCR257)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Broadens the scope of a "tourism emergency" to include a regional or worldwide economic crisis.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 1204, HD1

(HSCR340)

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Requires, for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 only, an additional distribution of not more than $10,000,000 in Transient Accommodations Tax revenues to the Tourism Special Fund.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 1763, HD1

(HSCR540)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Repeals the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Establishes the Department of Tourism. Transfers the Convention Center Enterprise Special Fund, Tourism Special Fund, and Tourism Emergency Trust Fund to the Department of Tourism. Renames the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to the Department of Business and Economic Development.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 623, HD1

(HSCR372)

Status

RELATING TO STATE IDENTIFICATION.

Allows the attorney general to contract with counties to process and issue state identification cards.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 779

(HSCR202)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FOREIGN-COUNTRY MONEY JUDGMENTS RECOGNITION ACT.

Enacts Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgments Recognition Act and in so doing, replaces and updates similar law codified as chapter 658C, HRS. Updates former law by, among other things, allocating burden of proof with respect to application of law, setting out procedure for obtaining recognition of foreign country money judgments, expanding grounds for denying recognition and allocating burden of proof to do so. Establishes statute of limitations.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 782, HD1

(HSCR261)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM MEDIATION ACT.

Adopts the Uniform Mediation Act. Provides certain rules for mediations. Establishes a privilege that assures confidentiality of mediations in legal proceedings. Protects integrity and knowing consent through provisions that provide exceptions to the privilege, limit disclosures by the mediator to judges and others who may rule on the case, requires mediators to disclose conflicts of interest, and assures that parties may bring a lawyer or other support person to the mediation session.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1016, HD1

(HSCR130)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair