HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Jo Jordan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

TIME:

2:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 7

 

 

 

HB 260, HD1

(HSCR52)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Provides procurement authority to the director of a semi-autonomous county public transit agency. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

 

ERB/TRN, FIN

HB 1342, HD1

(HSCR537)

Status

RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Exempts broadband infrastructure improvements from state or county permitting requirements for five years. Exempts telecommunications companies from replacing existing utility poles when installing new or improving existing telecommunications cables. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 985, HD1

(HSCR441)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Establishes the use of the design-build process where the cost of preparing proposals is high relative to the size, estimated price, and complexity of the project. Authorizes a two-part process where prequalified applicants will be short-listed to submit design proposals. The short list shall be publically disclosed, or unsuccessful offerors will receive stipends. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 235, HD1

(HSCR448)

Status

RELATING TO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES.

Allows a limited liability company to be designated as an "ingenuity company" by the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Requires an ingenuity company to use the right to exclude, conferred by a patent in which the company has an interest, to create job opportunities, strengthen labor, and enhance environmental protections. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 550

(HSCR316)

Status

RELATING TO TELEVISION.

Requires the auditor to analyze the allocation of cable operator franchise fees. Requires a performance review or audit of Olelo Community Television. Appropriation.

 

LMG, FIN

HB 382, HD1

(HSCR315)

Status

RELATING TO THE AUDITOR.

Grants explicit authority to the Auditor to inspect the documents and financial affairs of the Department of Taxation. Requires the Auditor to implement internal policies to protect confidentiality of private personal information contained in tax returns. Provides penalty provisions applicable to the Auditor or Auditor's agent for disclosure of tax information.

 

LMG, FIN

HB 250

(HSCR313)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT OF ATTORNEYS.

Allows the state ethics commission to employ or retain its own attorneys.

 

LMG, 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 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 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from 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