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

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

DATE:

Friday April 3, 2009

TIME:

9:45 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 211

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

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.

 

A G E N D A

EDH

 

 

HB 1045, HD1, SD1

(SSCR997)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Makes necessary housekeeping amendments to chapter 201H, Hawaii Revised Statutes; authorizes the imposition of service fees to recoup program administrative expenses. Effective 7/1/2020. (SD1)

 

EDH, WAM

HB 1692, HD2, SD1

(SSCR932)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Restricts a percentage of state low-income housing leases, in certain cases, to no more than five years; requires the Hawaii public housing authority to review federal pilot programs intended to break the cycle of public housing and welfare, including related support programs. (SD1)

 

EDH, WAM

ENE

 

 

HB 36, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1056)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Changes the name of the environmental health education fund to the environmental health special fund and allows the fund to be used for sanitation program activities. Deletes registration requirement for food establishment inspectors. (SD1)

 

ENE, WAM

HB 371, HD2, SD1

(SSCR947)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Repeals the sunset provision relating to the 1 cent tax on naphtha fuel used in a power-generating facility. (SD1)

 

ENE, WAM

HB 574, HD2, SD1

(SSCR959)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

Extends the reverse vending machine rebate program and increases the financial incentives. Appropriates moneys to the counties to plan and operate county recycling programs. Effective October 1, 2009, requires retail dealers with more than seventy‑five thousand square feet of retail space to operate redemption centers. (SD1)

 

ENE/TIA, WAM

HB 1464, HD3, SD1

(SSCR1053)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.

Provides for and encourages renewable energy use and development, and energy efficiency. (SD1)

 

ENE, WAM

HB 1491, HD2, SD1

(SSCR949)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO ETHANOL FACILITY TAX CREDIT.

Caps the total annual amount of ethanol facility tax credits allowed at $8,000,000 in the aggregate between 7/1/11 and 12/31/12. (SD1)

 

ENE, WAM

HB 1807, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1001)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO WATER QUALITY.

Authorizes the director health to use federal moneys from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and other applicable federal acts to fund drinking water and wastewater infrastructure programs. Establishes exempt positions entitled total maximum daily load coordinator. (SD1)

 

ENE/TIA, WAM

JGO

 

 

HB 1016, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1064)

Testimony

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

JGO, WAM

HB 1728, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1065)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO FEES.

Removes administrative agencies' authority to establish fees and replaces administratively established fees with statutory fees. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

JGO, WAM

LBR

 

 

HB 111, SD1

(SSCR1011)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO STATE SALARIES.

Establishes a two year statute of limitations for recovering indebtedness to the State through withholding of state salaries. Increases the maximum salary of the captive insurance administrator to an amount equal to the first deputy of the director of commerce and consumer affairs. (SD1)

 

LBR, WAM

HB 541, HD1

(SSCR1028)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE PERSONNEL.

Ensures that civil service benefits for department of education civil service employees are the same as those provided to civil service employees of other executive branch agencies until 6/30/12. (HB541 HD1)

 

LBR/EDH, WAM

HB 982, HD3

(SSCR1027)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Establishes a new data collection system for family leave. Appropriates funds from the disability benefits special fund. (HB982 HD3)

 

LBR, WAM

HB 1676, HD1, SD1

(SSCR970)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.

Requires that the collective bargaining agreement be submitted to the director of labor and industrial relations in order for the terms in the agreement to dictate the prevailing wages with regard to a project financed through the issuance of a special purpose revenue bond. Effective 07/01/2020. (SD1)

 

LBR, WAM

PSM

 

 

HB 519, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1081)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO INMATES.

Requires return of all out-of-state women inmates in private prisons by 12/31/2011. Requires that a maximum of 500 Hawaii inmates shall be detained in out-of-state prisons by 12/31/2015. Requires the public safety department to plan, design, and construct sufficient facilities to house inmates in Hawaii by 12/31/2015 and to pursue alternative forms of incarceration for returning inmates. Effective July 1, 2025. (SD1)

 

PSM, WAM

HB 994, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1025)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Appropriates funds for the application for a spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration to establish space tourism in Hawaii. Effective July 1, 2112. (SD1)

 

PSM/TSM, WAM

HB 1152, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1023)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO COMMITTED PERSONS' ACCOUNTS.

Amends section 353-20, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to permit the Director of Public Safety to direct the department to have one or more accounts for committed persons. Also states that the accounts are non-interest bearing and that no interest can be paid to committed persons on the individual accounts. Effective July 1, 2030. (SD1)

 

PSM, WAM

HB 1776, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1066)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

Requires the department of public safety to provide the department of human services (DHS) with a monthly report listing newly admitted inmates. Requires DHS to identify the status of each inmate on the monthly list with respect to the inmate's current receipt of public assistance. Requires continuation of public assistance to inmates sentenced to be incarcerated in a public institution for not more thirty days and termination of assistance to inmates sentenced to more than thirty days. (SD1)

 

PSM/HMS, WAM

HB 1831, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1067)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS.

Creates the military liaison trust fund within a nonprofit entity to support the nonprofit entity's duties as the state liaison in matters relating to the military. Requires adjutant general, with the governor's concurrence, to select the nonprofit entity. Appropriates funds to the trust fund. Takes effect July 1, 2020. (SD1)

 

PSM, WAM

 


TSM

 

 

HB 960, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1075)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Broadens the scope of a "tourism emergency" to include a national or global economic crisis; removes the duties relating to tourism research and statistics from the department of business, economic development, and tourism and adds those duties to the Hawaii tourism authority. (SD1)

 

TSM, WAM

HB 1204, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1009)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Requires, for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 only, an additional distribution of not more than an unspecified amount of funds in Transient Accommodations Tax revenues to the Tourism Special Fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

TSM, WAM

HB 1763, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1012)

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Repeals the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Establishes the Department of Tourism. Transfers the Convention Center Enterprise Special Fund, Tourism Special Fund, and Tourism Emergency Trust Fund to the Department of Tourism. Renames the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to the Department of Business and Economic Development. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

TSM, WAM

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Donna Mercado Kim

Chair