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, April 01, 2009

TIME:

1:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

SB 91, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1155)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Authorizes the Hawaii Community-based Economic Development Revolving Fund to receive funding from any source. Repeals prohibition on reallocation of funds from loan program to grant program and reduces the maximum interest rate on the loans from 10 percent to 6 percent. Reduces limit on applicant's total loan balance from $500,000 to $250,000. Deletes requirement that the revolving fund be used to reimburse advisory council members for expenses.

 

EBM, FIN

SB 523, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1196)

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Amends the high technology research and development loan and grant program to allow the State to catch up to increased federal award amounts.

 

EBM, FIN

SB 537, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1197)

Status

RELATING TO AEROSPACE.

Establishes an aerospace advisory committee to assist the legislature and state agencies in development of the aerospace industry.

 

EBM, FIN

SB 896, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1237)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE LAW.

Clarifies that positions in the Hawaii National Guard sponsored adult educational programs are exempt from civil service requirements.

 

EBM, LAB, FIN

SB 830, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1198)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SHARED SERVICES TECHNOLOGY.

Establishes the shared services technology special fund to allow departments and agencies to pool resources for common technology systems, hardware, and software.

 

EBM, FIN

SB 178, SD1

(HSCR1283)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD WASTE RECYCLING.

Requires the department of education, in a partnership with the department of health, to establish a three-year food waste recycling pilot project in one or more public schools. Allows departments to enter into public/private partnerships to establish and operate the pilot program. Appropriates funds for the pilot program.

 

EDN, EEP, FIN

SB 1329, SD2 HD1

(HSCR1247)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Adds to the Early Learning Council (ELC) a representative from a Head Start provider agency or the representative's designee. Authorizes all ELC members to designate representatives for their role on the ELC. Requires the ELC, in its development of the early learning system, to develop a plan to ensure that the needs of junior kindergarteners are addressed. Renames the Keiki First Steps Trust Fund as the Early Learning Trust Fund. Requires that any general fund appropriations for Comprehensive Student Support Services (EDN 150) designated for the early learning system that are unexpended or unencumbered at the end of the 2008-2009 fiscal year, lapse into the Fund on June 30, 2009.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1164, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1087)

Status

RELATING TO INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN.

Enacts the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children to remove barriers to educational attainment faced by children of military families due to frequent moves and deployment of parents.

 

EDN, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair