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:

4:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 7

 

HB 625

(HSCR80)

Status

RELATING TO SURCHARGE FOR INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES.

Increases the initial filing fee for civil actions.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1713, HD1

(HSCR373)

Status

RELATING TO HAZARDS.

Allows Civil Defense, when no emergency exists, to enter on private property to mitigate hazardous situations after giving the landowner notice. May seek recovery and reimbursement of costs and expenses.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 215, HD1

(HSCR618)

Status

 

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCING.

Organizes, clarifies, updates, and recodifies campaign finance laws.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 345

(HSCR568)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Amends the pilot project for comprehensive public funding of Hawaii county council elections by commencing the project in the general election year 2014.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1379, HD1

(HSCR569)

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ORDERS FOR LIFE SUSTAINING TREATMENT.

Creates a process for a patient to direct end-of-life treatment in a standardized physician orders for life sustaining form.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 332, HD1

(HSCR612)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Establishes eligibility for unemployment insurance.

 

LAB, HUS, FIN

HB 1293, HD1

(HSCR593)

Status

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Creates the Domestic Violence Special Fund to provide grants to organizations that provide domestic violence services. Provides grants to the counties for their career criminal prosecution units and victim witness assistance programs.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1780, HD1

(HSCR594)

Status

RELATING TO SENTENCING OF REPEAT OFFENDERS.

Changes the mandatory minimum sentencing of repeat offenders from mandatory to discretionary.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1025, HD1

(HSCR378)

Status

RELATING TO SENTENCING.

Restores a statutory provision allowing for presentence mental health or medical examination of defendants for purposes of sentencing.

 

HUS, 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: 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