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:

Thursday, March 05, 2009

TIME:

2:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 819, HD2

(HSCR471)

Status

RELATING TO CRIME.

Mandates minors aged 15-17 be tried as adults in cases of first and second degree murder. Provides for discretionary remand of the minor in specified cases.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1567, HD1

(HSCR548)

Status

RELATING TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES.

Adds skilled nursing facilities to the businesses that may qualify for benefits under the State Enterprise Zones law.

 

HUS/HLT, EBM, FIN

HB 593, HD1

(HSCR422)

Status

RELATING TO SHORELINE SETBACKS.

Allows DLNR to establish an interim construction moratorium along Kailua Beach to protect development from coastal hazards, to conserve and protect beaches, to preserve recreational uses of coastal resources, or to minimize future impacts to the coastal ecosystem.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 1098, HD1

(HSCR441)

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL ASSISTANCE.

Places a twenty-four-month limit on general assistance to households without minor dependents with appropriate exceptions. Requires DHS to refer general assistance recipients to the aged, blind, and permanently and totally disable program under specified conditions. Converts general assistance into an entitlement program.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1097, HD1

(HSCR330)

Status

RELATING TO ASSISTANCE FOR AGED, BLIND, AND PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED PERSONS.

Indicates that assistance for eligible aged, blind, and permanently and totally disabled persons is available up to the amount of any legislative appropriation not to exceed the current statutory sixty-two and one-half per cent of the standard of need.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 681, HD1

(HSCR337)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Requires that not less than 40 percent of moneys allocated to the Tourism Special Fund from the Transient Accommodations Tax be used for tourism product development and cultural programs.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 378, HD1

(HSCR289)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Allows the Department of Transportation to hire and award security contracts by negotiation and not through a bid. Effective 07/01/2050.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 994, HD1

(HSCR552)

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Appropriates an unspecified amount of funds for the application of a spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration to establish space tourism in Hawaii. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

EBM, 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.

 

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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