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:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 1206, SD1

(SSCR649)

Status

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Specifies that in a county with a population of at least 500,000 people, a county board of water supply may issue revenue bonds in its own name if so authorized under the county charter. Effective 01/01/90.

 

FIN

SB 917, SD2

(SSCR751)

Status

RELATING TO THIRD PARTY LIABILITY FOR MEDICAID.

Ensures state compliance with the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171) by strengthening the State's ability to identify and obtain payments from first or third party payers that are legally responsible to pay for health care services received by medicaid recipients primary to medicaid.

 

FIN

SB 659

(SSCR604)

Status

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

Amends the disclosure requirements for recipients of monetary awards from the State. Requires the department of accounting and general services to manage and update the information posted on the website.

 

FIN

SB 646, SD1

(SSCR557)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY.

Amends the governor's power to unilaterally limit appropriations that were previously approved by the legislature to require the governor to explain in writing any decisions to reduce, withhold, or otherwise limit appropriations approved by the legislature.

 

FIN

SB 387, SD1

(SSCR556)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.

Reiterates the legislature's intent that appropriation transfers or changes between programs and agencies be made only pursuant to prior legislative authorization. (SD1)

 

FIN

SB 21, SD1

(SSCR601)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Creates temporary exemptions in procurement, rule making, and public employment statutes for programs, services, and benefits using funds allocated to the State by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

 

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