THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

Senator Donna Mercado Kim, Chair

Senator Shan S. Tsutsui, Vice Chair

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday March 3, 2009

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 211

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

 

CPN

 

 

SB 661, SD1

(SSCR347)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE FUNERAL INDUSTRY.

Establishes a board of cemetery and funeral trusts. Establishes a pre-need cemetery and funeral special fund. Prohibits additional practices. Authorizes the director of commerce and consumer affairs to prohibit a pre-need authority from engaging in sales and withdrawals for failure to submit required audits. (SD1)

 

CPN, WAM

SB 1218, SD1

(SSCR264)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS.

Allows the commissioner of financial institutions to regulate, license, examine, and enforce laws regulating mortgage brokers and loan originators. Repeals chapter 454, HRS, relating to mortgage brokers and solicitors. (SD1)

 

CPN, WAM

EDH

 

 

SB 496, SD1

(SSCR316)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Clarifies the functions, duties, and roles of the charter school review panel in the administration and operation of charter schools, and improves fiscal and budgetary accountability. (SD1)

 

EDH, WAM

SB 807

(SSCR176)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Appropriates funds to the public school system to establish a recycling program and provide recycling bins on every school campus.

 

EDH/ENE, WAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENE

 

 

SB 464, SD1

(SSCR254)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the renewable energy technologies income tax credit to make the credit refundable for certain taxpayers, allows special allocations of the credit in certain cases, and prevents passive activity losses from including a depreciation deduction. (SD1)

 

ENE, WAM

SB 696

(SSCR234)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO COQUI FROGS.

Appropriates funds for grants-in-aid to the counties for coqui frog eradication.

 

ENE, WAM

SB 266, SD1

(SSCR261)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO GLOBAL WARMING.

Establishes the global warming task force to assess the impacts of global warming and climate change trends in the State. (SD1

 

ENE/TSM, WAM

SB 1258, SD1

(SSCR355)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes electric generation and delivery initiatives necessary for and contributing to the transition of Hawaii's energy sector to seventy per cent non-petroleum energy sources by 2030. (SD1)

 

ENE/WTL/CPN, WAM

HMS

 

 

SB 417

(SSCR130)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes reimbursement guidelines for medicaid to hospitals and facilities with long‑term care beds. Makes appropriation.

 

HMS/HTH, WAM

SB 800, SD1

(SSCR287)

Testimony

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE STATE COMMISSION ON FATHERHOOD.

Appropriates funds for the state commission on fatherhood. (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

SB 809, SD1

(SSCR86)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Establishes a task force to coordinate and develop resources for homeless children; provides appropriations for the kokua na keiki special fund and an administrative grant program under the department of human services from available federal moneys. (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

SB 1668, SD1

(SSCR415)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Establishes requirements for aged, blind, temporarily incapacitated, and disabled persons eligibility for assistance. (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

HTH

 

 

SB 169, SD1

(SSCR422)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII HEALTH CORPS.

Establishes the Hawaii health corps program to address physician shortages in rural areas of the State; establishes a loan repayment program and an incentive plan for the recruitment of health care professionals to serve shortage areas. (SD1)

 

HTH, WAM

EDT

 

 

SB 602, SD1

(SSCR433)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE ARTS.

Authorizes use of bond proceeds deposited into State's works of art special fund to support operations of culture and art organizations. Defines "works of art" to include, among other things, live performing arts and permanent displays of arts and live performances. Sunsets 12/31/11. (SD1)

 

EDT/JGO, WAM

SB 1276, SD1

(SSCR382)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.

Makes various administrative and technical amendments to the small business regulatory flexibility act. Codifies the small business bill of rights. (SD1)

 

EDT/CPN, WAM

SB 1334, SD1

(SSCR249)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN MUSIC AND DANCE.

Establishes the Museum for Hawaiian Music and Dance. Appropriates an unspecified sum for the design of and environmental assessment for the museum. Makes a blank appropriation for GO bonds. (SD1)

 

EDT/TSM, WAM

HRE

 

 

SB 1179, SD1

(SSCR117)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a farm to school policy in chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes; directs the University of Hawaii to convene interested stakeholders to consider the feasibility of introducing the farm to school program in Hawaii's public schools. (SD1)

 

HRE/WTL, WAM

SB 1271, SD1

(SSCR427)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Requires state managerial executive department and state managerial legislative branch employees who are exempt from chapter 76, HRS (civil service law) to use or donate accumulated and accrued vacation allowance prior to discharge, or to forfeit remaining vacation allowance and any compensation in lieu of retaining vacation allowance upon discharge. (SD1)

 

LBR, WAM

PSM

 

 

SB 537, SD1

(SSCR217)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO AEROSPACE.

Establishes an aerospace advisory committee to assist the legislature and state agencies in development of the aerospace industry in the State. (SD1)

 

PSM, WAM

SB 210, SD1

(SSCR271)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.

Clarifies the circumstances under which inmates may be transferred between correctional facilities located in Hawaii and correctional facilities located outside of Hawaii. (SD1)

 

PSM, WAM

SB 540, SD1

(SSCR144)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes a state residential drug abuse program with an in‑community component to help inmates' reentry into the community upon their release from prison. Expands number of transition beds in module nineteen at the Oahu community correctional center. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

PSM, WAM

TIA

 

 

SB 698, SD1

(SSCR80)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TOUR VEHICLE SURCHARGE TAX.

Increases the rental motor vehicle and tour vehicle surcharge tax. (SD1)

 

TIA/CPN, WAM

SB 1611, SD1

(SSCR213)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Increases the state liquid fuel tax; state vehicle registration fee; state vehicle weight fee. Establishes the land transportation modernization special fund. Provides funding for a six-year comprehensive modernization program. Effective 7/1/2012. (SD1)

 

TIA/CPN, WAM

SB 1614, SD1

(SSCR70)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE SPECIAL FUND.

Amends the authorized use of the passenger facility charge special fund to be used for bonds and establishes subaccounts within the special fund for airport capital improvement projects. Effective on approval. (SD1)

 

TIA, WAM

SB 1202, SD1

(SSCR282)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION ENERGY INITIATIVES.

Establishes the development of non-fossil fuel transportation as a state policy goal. Provides tax credits for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and alternative fuel refueling infrastructure. Requires the designation of parking spaces for electric vehicles. Requires state and county agencies to follow a priority list when purchasing energy-efficient vehicles, including electric vehicles. Requires the director of transportation to furnish information to the energy resources coordinator on the use of electric vehicles in the State. Requires the department of transportation to develop a plan for electric vehicle infrastructure. (SD1)

 

TIA/ENE, WAM

WTL

 

 

SB 1316, SD1

(SSCR95)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE ALOHA TOWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Repeals chapter relating to aloha tower development corporation. (SD1)

 

WTL, WAM

 

 

Decision making meeting only, no public testimony will be accepted.

 

Persons wishing to comment should submit their comments in one of the following ways:

 

         By Email: Comments may be emailed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Committee at WAMTestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov . Please indicate the measure, date and time of the hearing. Email sent to individual offices or any other Senate office will not be accepted.

 

         By Web: Comments may be submitted online if less than 4MB in size, at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

         In person: 1 copy of their Comments to the committee clerk, Room 210, State Capitol.

 

         By fax: Comments may be faxed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Office at 586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands), at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. When faxing, please indicate to which committee the comments is being submitted and the date and time of the hearing.

 

 

 

FOR AMENDED HEARING NOTICES: If the notice is an amended notice, measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If there is a measure that is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk 24 hours prior to the hearing so arrangements can be made.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6800.

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Donna Mercado Kim

Chair