THE SENATE

OF THE

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

STATE OF HAWAI'I

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

 

FORTY-FOURTH DAY

 

April 6, 2011-Wednesday-11:30 O'CLOCK A.M.

 

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

Roll Call

Approval of the Journal

Introductions

RECOGNIZES AND CONGRATULATES ALVIN KUO WONG AS THE HAPPIEST PERSON IN AMERICA. (Senator Taniguchi)

 

  1. Messages from the Governor: None
  2. Departmental Communications: None
  3. House Communication Nos. 377-385

 

Returning the following Senate Bills which passed Third Reading in the House on April 5, 2011:

REFERRAL

 

 

 

377

S.B. No. 124, S.D. 1

"RELATING TO INSURANCE."(Motor Vehicle Insurance; Cancellation)

FILE

 

 

 

378

S.B. No. 704, S.D. 2

"RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY."(Renewable Energy; Public Utilities Commission)

FILE

 

 

 


379

S.B. No. 1346, S.D. 2

"RELATING TO RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS."(Renewable Portfolio Standards)

FILE

 

 

 

 

Informing the Senate that on April 5, 2011, the following House Concurrent Resolutions were adopted in the House:

 

 

 

 

380

H.C.R. No. 147

"URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO APPROVE THE UNITED STATES-KOREA TRADE AGREEMENT."(U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement)

 

 

 

 

381

H.C.R. No. 234

"ADOPTING THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION'S DECLARATION ON A CULTURE OF PEACE."(UNESCO; Declaration on a Culture of Peace)

 

 

 

 

382

H.C.R. No. 266, H.D. 1

"RECOGNIZING OCTOBER OF EACH YEAR AS "DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH" IN HAWAII."(Down Syndrome Awareness Month; Lifelong Learning Guidelines)

 

 

 

 

383

H.C.R. No. 273

"REQUESTING THE SCHOOL OF TRAVEL INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA TO DEVELOP ENHANCEMENTS FOR THE TOURISM-RELATED CAPABILITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ECONOMIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATION DATA PORTAL."(UH School of Travel Industry Management)

 

 

 

 

384

H.C.R. No. 309, H.D. 1

"REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO PROCLAIM THE SECOND WEEK OF AUGUST AS "NATIONAL ASSISTANCE DOG WEEK"."(RELATING TO SERVICE DOGS)

 

 

 

 

 

Informing the Senate that on April 5, 2011, the House disagreed to the amendments proposed by the Senate to the following House bill:

 

 

 

 

385

H.B. No. 79, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

"RELATING TO STATE FUNDS."(Revolving and Trust Funds)

FILE

 

 

 

 

H.B. No. 338, H.D. 2, S.D. 1

"RELATING TO EDUCATION."(Board of Education; Appointment; Student Member)

 

 

 

 

 

H.B. No. 848, H.D. 2, S.D. 1

"RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX."(Related Management Entities; GET Exemption)

 

 

 

 

 

H.B. No. 931, S.D. 1

"RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS."(Small Boat Harbors; Regularly Navigated)

 

 

 

 

 

H.B. No. 1326, H.D. 2, S.D. 1

"RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII."(University of Hawaii; System Benchmarks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Senate Communications: None
  2. Judiciary Communication No. 1

 

J.C. NO.

TITLE

REFERRAL

 

 

 

1

Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the District Court of the Fifth Circuit, State of Hawaii, Gubernatorial Nominee, EDMUND D. ACOBA, for a term of six years.

JDL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Standing Committee Report Nos. 1057-1062

 

1057

(48 Hrs. Notice)

(CPN/HTH)

H.B. No. 1053, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

"RELATING TO NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE EXAMINATIONS."

(Recommends passage on SECOND READING and placement on the calendar for Third Reading)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1058

(48 Hrs. Notice)

(CPN)

H.B. No. 235, H.D. 2, S.D. 2

"RELATING TO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES."

(Recommends passage on THIRD READING)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1059

(One Day Notice)

(CPN)

G.M. No. 537

"Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Real Estate Commission, Gubernatorial Nominee, ROWENA COBB, for a term to expire 6-30-2015."

 

(Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1059

(One Day Notice)

(CPN)

G.M. No. 538

"Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Real Estate Commission, Gubernatorial Nominee, NIKKI SENTER, for a term to expire 6-30-2015. (Term amended to 6-30-2014 by GM575)"

 

(Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1059

(One Day Notice)

(CPN)

G.M. No. 539

"Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Real Estate Commission, Gubernatorial Nominee, AILEEN WADA, for a term to expire 6-30-2015."

 

(Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1060

(One Day Notice)

(CPN)

G.M. No. 528

"Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Gubernatorial Nominee, ROBERT KLEIN, for a term to expire 6-30-2015."

 

(Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1060

(One Day Notice)

(CPN)

G.M. No. 529

"Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Gubernatorial Nominee, JAMES PLEISS, for a term to expire 6-30-2015. (Term amended to 6-30-2014 by GM575)"

 

(Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1061

(One Day Notice)

(CPN)

G.M. No. 533

"Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Electricians and Plumbers, Gubernatorial Nominee, PETER L. AKAMU, for a term to expire 6-30-2015."

 

(Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1061

(One Day Notice)

(CPN)

G.M. No. 534

"Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Electricians and Plumbers, Gubernatorial Nominee, MATT BRADY, for a term to expire 6-30-2015."

 

(Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1062

(One Day Notice)

(CPN)

G.M. No. 536

"Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Pest Control Board, Gubernatorial Nominee, RONALD S. WEINBERG, for a term to expire 6-30-2015."

 

(Recommends Senate Consent to Nomination)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

 

  1. Deferred Matter Agree/Disagree

 

HSE. COM. NO.

 

REFERRAL

 

 

 

370

S.B. No. 105, S.D. 2, H.D. 1

"RELATING TO UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER ON DEATH."(Real Property; Probate)

AGREE/DISAGREE

 

 

 

371

S.B. No. 1067, S.D. 1, H.D. 2

"RELATING TO PROBATION."(Adult Probation; Records Confidentiality)

AGREE/DISAGREE

 

 

 

372

S.B. No. 1533, S.D. 1, H.D. 1

"RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS."(Cruelty to Animals; Exception for Insects, Vermin, and Other Pests)

AGREE/DISAGREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Advise and Consent

 

1056

 

Testimony Status

CPN

G.M. No. 535

"Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board, Gubernatorial Nominee, CARL D. JOHNSEN, for a term to expire 6-30-2015."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Adopt Resolutions

 

1052

 

Testimony Prior Versions Status

CPN

S.C.R. No. 134, S.D. 1

"REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A WORKING GROUP TO INVESTIGATE THE CREATION OF A LOCALLY-FOCUSED, HAWAII-BASED STOCK EXCHANGE."

 

 

 

 

 

 

1053

 

Testimony Prior Versions Status

CPN

S.C.R. No. 48

"URGING CONGRESS TO SUPPORT FEDERAL LEGISLATION PROHIBITING HEALTH INSURERS FROM DENYING COVERAGE TO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT IS A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION."

 

 

 

 

 

 

1054

 

Testimony Prior Versions Status

PGM

S.C.R. No. 167, S.D. 1

"REQUESTING THAT THE CIVIL DEFENSE DIVISION OF THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IS REQUESTED WORK WITH THE COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE OR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES TO EVALUATE THE APPROPRIATENESS OF TSUNAMI EVACUATION SITES IN THE STATE." (AMENDED TITLE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1055

 

Testimony Prior Versions Status

PGM

S.R. No. 103, S.D. 1

"REQUESTING THAT THE CIVIL DEFENSE DIVISION OF THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IS REQUESTED WORK WITH THE COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE OR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES TO EVALUATE THE APPROPRIATENESS OF TSUNAMI EVACUATION SITES IN THE STATE." (AMENDED TITLE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Third Reading

 

(See Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1041)

 

Testimony Prior Versions Status

H.B. No. 1089, H.D. 1, S.D. 1

"RELATING TO CONFORMITY OF THE HAWAII INCOME TAX LAW TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE." - (WAM)

 

(Income Tax; Conformity to the Internal Revenue Code for 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Miscellaneous Communications: None
  2. Miscellaneous Business
  3. Announcements

HONORING NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM RESERVE UPON THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY. (Senator Gabbard)

 

 

        Committee Hearing Schedule:

COMMITTEE

DATE & TIME

ROOM

HTH/HMS/WAM

4/6/2011 2:45 PM

229

HTH

4/6/2011 3:00 PM

229

HTH

4/6/2011 3:45 PM

229

CPN

4/7/2011 9:00 AM

229

JDL/WAM

4/7/2011 9:00 AM

016

JDL

4/7/2011 9:30 AM

016

WAM

4/7/2011 9:30 AM

211

WAM

4/7/2011 9:35 AM

211

WAM

4/7/2011 9:45 AM

211

JDL

4/7/2011 10:00 AM

016

PGM/WLH

4/7/2011 1:15 PM

225

WLH

4/7/2011 1:15 PM

225

WLH/PGM

4/7/2011 1:15 PM

225

WLH/WAM

4/7/2011 1:15 PM

225

HMS

4/7/2011 2:00 PM

016

WLH/ENE

4/7/2011 2:30 PM

225

ENE/PGM

4/7/2011 2:45 PM

225

ENE

4/7/2011 3:00 PM

225

EDU

4/8/2011 1:15 PM

225

EDT

4/13/2011 1:15 PM

016

EDU

4/13/2011 1:15 PM

225

TIA

4/13/2011 1:15 PM

224

HWN

4/13/2011 2:45 PM

224

WLH

4/14/2011 1:15 PM

225

AGL

4/14/2011 2:45 PM

229

EDT

4/18/2011 1:15 PM

016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Adjournment