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:

Wednesday March 4, 2009

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 211

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

 

SB 1106, SD1

(SSCR348)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires a seller of real property located in Hawaii to furnish to the bureau of conveyances a tax clearance certificate issued from the department of taxation that certifies that the HARPTA withholding requirements were satisfied as a condition to recording a change in title on the real property. (SD1)

 

CPN, WAM

SB 1230, SD1

(SSCR349)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Authorizes a conveyance tax on the transfer of interests in real property holding companies; applies the withholding tax on dispositions of real property to transfers of interests in real property holding companies; requires that nonresident transferors obtain a tax clearance certificate prior to recording of a transfer of real property. (SD1)

 

CPN, WAM

SB 38, SD1

(SSCR328)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS OTHER THAN CIGARETTES.

Increases the tobacco tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes from 40 per cent to 60 per cent of the wholesale price and deposits 33.3 per cent of the proceeds collected into the community health centers special fund. (SD1)

 

HTH, WAM

(Measure deleted on 03-02-04)

SB 1673, SD1

(SSCR423)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Authorizes a facility or regional health care system under the Hawaii health systems corporation to transition into a new legal entity; amends the maintenance of services requirements; requires Hawaii health systems corporation to assume liabilities and debts or other obligations accrued beginning on July 1, 1996; requires commercial health plans to provide a minimum reimbursement level; authorizes special negotiating authority for Hawaii health systems corporation with bargaining units; authorizes criminal history record checks. (SD1)

 

HTH, WAM

SB 76

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends section 231-27, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to distribute a partial payment of taxes in equal amounts to interest, penalties, and principal.

 

WAM

SB 199

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Sunsets and repeals all tax credits for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2010.

 

WAM

SB 659

Testimony

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.

 

WAM

SB 1346, SD1

(SSCR315)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Increases the general excise tax to fund public education; exempts groceries, certain medical expenses, and a portion of rent from the general excise tax; establishes a tax credit for volunteer services performed in public schools; increases the standard deduction; establishes an education funding commission to provide oversight for general excise tax revenues deposited into the newly created education special fund. (SD1)

 

EDH, WAM

SB 1164, SD1

(SSCR166)

Testimony

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. (SD1)

 

EDH/PSM, WAM

SB 1272, SD1

(SSCR155)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the transient accommodations tax to require that the first amount of tax revenues deposited to the credit of the tourism special fund and subsequently allotted among specific funds. (SD1)

 

TSM, 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