OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER

TWENTY-SIXTH STATE LEGISLATURE

 

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

 

 

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NO. 5

7th LEGISLATIVE DAY-JANUARY 31, 2011

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Committee Abbreviations:

 


AGR - Agriculture

CPC - Consumer Protection & Commerce

CUA - Culture & the Arts

EDN - Education

EEP - Energy & Environmental Protection

ERB - Economic Revitalization & Business

FIN - Finance

HAW - Hawaiian Affairs

HED - Higher Education

HLT - Health

HSG - Housing

HUS - Human Services

INT - International Affairs

JUD - Judiciary

LAB - Labor & Public Employment

LMG - Legislative Management

PBM - Public Safety & Military Affairs

TOU - Tourism

TRN - Transportation

WLO - Water, Land, & Ocean Resources


 

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Committee

 

 

REFERRAL

 

 

 

 

HR7

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW LEGISLATION TO IDENTIFY OBSOLETE PROVISIONS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS OBSOLETE PROVISIONS.

 

JUD, FIN

HR8

URGING PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS TO ENSURE GENDER EQUALITY IN THEIR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS.

 

JUD

HR9

RECOGNIZING THE NEED TO REACH OUT TO HAWAII WOMEN AND ENGAGE THEM IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS.

 

JUD

HR10

URGING THE GOVERNOR TO PRESERVE THE COUNTIES' SHARE OF THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

 

TOU, FIN

HR11

REQUESTING A STUDY TO IDENTIFY STATE OF HAWAI'I LAWS THAT MAY NEED AMENDMENT SOON AFTER THE ENACTMENT OF THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION ACT.

 

HAW, JUD, LMG

HR12

URGING THE GOVERNOR OF HAWAI選 TO INVITE ALL APEC COUNTRIES TO ESTABLISH HONORARY CONSULS IN HAWAI選 AHEAD OF THE 2011 APEC SUMMIT.

 

INT

HR13

URGING CONGRESS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE TO HOST MORE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES IN HAWAI`I.

 

INT

HR14

REQUESTING THE HAWAI選 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SUPPORT THE TEACH FOR AMERICA PROGRAM.

 

EDN, FIN

HR15

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH STEM/ROBOTICS CURRICULUM IN EVERY SCHOOL.

 

EDN, FIN

HR16

ESTABLISHES THE MULTIPLE CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZER TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A STRATEGIC, INTEGRATED, AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO INTEGRATE MULTIPLE CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZERS INTO HAWAII'S CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.

 

EDN, FIN

HR17

URGING THE AMENDING OF THE HOUSE RULES TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE ADVANCE NOTICE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING FROM FORTY-EIGHT TO SEVENTY-TWO HOURS, EXCLUDING THE HOURS ON WEEKENDS AND REQUIRING A VOTE BY THE FULL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THERE TO BE WAIVER IN THE HEARING NOTICE REQUIREMENT.

 

LMG

HR18

STRONGLY URGING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO POST ALL AMENDMENTS MADE TO BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ONLINE IMMEDIATELY IN INSTANCES WHEN HARD COPIES OF THE AMENDMENTS OR AMENDED LEGISLATION ARE DISTRIBUTED AT COMMITTEE HEARINGS.

 

LMG

HR19

REQUESTING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BROADCAST MORE LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND POST THEM ON THE LEGISLATIVE WEBSITE.

 

LMG, FIN

HR20

AMENDING THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE ELECTION OF AN INTERIM SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AT LEAST FORTY-FIVE DAYS PRIOR TO THE OPENING DAY OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION WHEN THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS NOT ORGANIZED BY THAT DATE.

 

LMG

HR21

REQUESTING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO ASSESS MAXIMUM FINES, SETTLEMENTS, AND LIENS FOR MULTIPLE AND EGREGIOUS VIOLATIONS OF COUNTY PROPERTY AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ORDINANCES.

 

WLO, JUD

HR22

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE INFORMATION ON ANNUAL INJURIES AND DEATHS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE.

 

TRN, HLT

HR23

REQUESTING A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE MEANS OF ESTABLISHING A VERMICOMPOSTING INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR HAWAII TAXPAYERS.

 

EEP, FIN

HR24

URGING THE HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL TO EXTEND HISTORIC PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS TO INFILL HOMES WITHIN THE EWA VILLAGES HISTORIC DISTRICT.

 

HSG/WLO, FIN

HR25

REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES NAVY TO REMOVE THE INVASIVE PLANTS, EXCESSIVE FOLIAGE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM THE COASTLINE OF LOWER WAIPAHU.

 

WLO, PBM

HCR4

DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY AS LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH IN HAWAII.

 

HLT

HCR5

REQUESTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON WHETHER THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF HAWAII'S SEX OFFENDER LAWS ARE BEING MET AND WHETHER SEX OFFENDER LAWS ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED IN THE WAY THEY WERE INTENDED.

 

HUS, JUD

HCR6

REQUESTING THE HAWAII MEDICAL BOARD, BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST PROGRAM, AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR PROGRAM TO DEVELOP EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL TO PRINT, DISPLAY, AND MAKE AVAILABLE TO PATIENTS INFORMING THEM OF THE APPLICABLE ETHICAL STANDARDS RELATING TO SEXUAL BOUNDARIES IN THE PROVIDER-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HCR7

ENCOURAGING THE JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND DENTAL HYGIENE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO INCLUDE BREASTFEEDING IN EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM TO EDUCATE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO ADVOCATE AND PROMOTE BREASTFEEDING AMONG EXPECTANT MOTHERS.

 

HLT, HED, FIN

HCR8

URGING THE GOVERNOR TO PRESERVE THE COUNTIES' SHARE OF THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

 

TOU, FIN

HCR9

DISAPPROVING THE RESET ASIDE OF THE FORMER KULANI CORRECTIONAL FACILITY LANDS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES AS AN EXTENSION OF PU繕 MAKA羨LA NATURAL AREA RESERVE AND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR A YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY.

 

PBM, WLO, FIN

HCR10

REQUESTING A STUDY TO IDENTIFY STATE OF HAWAI'I LAWS THAT MAY NEED AMENDMENT SOON AFTER THE ENACTMENT OF THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION ACT.

 

HAW, JUD, LMG

HCR11

URGING THE GOVERNOR OF HAWAI選 TO INVITE ALL APEC COUNTRIES TO ESTABLISH HONORARY CONSULS IN HAWAI選 AHEAD OF THE 2011 APEC SUMMIT.

 

INT

HCR12

URGING CONGRESS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE TO HOST MORE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES IN HAWAI`I.

 

INT

HCR13

REQUESTING THE HAWAI選 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SUPPORT THE TEACH FOR AMERICA PROGRAM.

 

EDN, FIN

HCR14

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH STEM/ROBOTICS CURRICULUM IN EVERY SCHOOL.

 

EDN, FIN

HCR15

ESTABLISHES THE MULTIPLE CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZER TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A STRATEGIC, INTEGRATED, AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO INTEGRATE MULTIPLE CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZERS INTO HAWAII'S CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.

 

EDN, FIN

HCR16

STRONGLY URGING THE LEGISLATURE TO POST ALL AMENDMENTS MADE TO BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ONLINE IMMEDIATELY IN INSTANCES WHEN HARD COPIES OF THE AMENDMENTS OR AMENDED LEGISLATION ARE DISTRIBUTED AT COMMITTEE HEARINGS.

 

LMG

HCR17

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATURE TO BROADCAST MORE LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND POST THEM ON THE LEGISLATIVE WEBSITE.

 

LMG, FIN

HCR18

REQUESTING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO ASSESS MAXIMUM FINES, SETTLEMENTS, AND LIENS FOR MULTIPLE AND EGREGIOUS VIOLATIONS OF COUNTY PROPERTY AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ORDINANCES.

 

WLO, JUD

HCR19

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE INFORMATION ON ANNUAL INJURIES AND DEATHS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE.

 

TRN, HLT

HCR20

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO PERFORM A SUNRISE ANALYSIS OF THE REGULATION OF THE PROFESSION OF MUSIC THERAPY.

 

CUA, LMG, FIN

HCR21

URGING THE MAYOR OF HONOLULU AND THE HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL TO ALLOW AN EXEMPTION FROM SECTION 15-4.1 OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF HONOLULU TO ALLOW FOR STREET PARKING IN THE COMMUNITY OF HO'OKEA IN EWA VILLAGES.

 

TRN, JUD

HCR22

REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES NAVY TO REMOVE THE INVASIVE PLANTS, EXCESSIVE FOLIAGE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM THE COASTLINE OF LOWER WAIPAHU.

 

WLO, PBM

HCR23

ESTABLISHING A HAWAII STATE FALL PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A STATEWIDE APPROACH TO REDUCING FALLS AMONG OLDER ADULTS.

 

HLT/HED, FIN

HCR24

EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR THE HOME FOR LIFE TASK FORCE TO REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCING BARRIERS TO AGING IN PLACE AND FACILITATING MULTIGENERATIONAL LIVING.

 

HLT/HUS, LMG

HCR25

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT AN IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT ON LEGISLATION. MANDATING COVERAGE OF PALLIATIVE CARE.

 

HLT, CPC, LMG

HCR26

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE REVIEW OF THE RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGER PROFESSION.

 

CPC, LMG

HCR27

URGING THE HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL TO EXTEND HISTORIC PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS TO INFILL HOMES WITHIN THE EWA VILLAGES HISTORIC DISTRICT.

 

HSG/WLO, FIN

HCR28

REQUESTING A FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE SPECIAL FUNDS ADMINISTERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

 

HED, LMG, FIN

HCR29

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS PURSUANT TO SECTION 171‑53, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, RELATING TO RECLAMATION AND DISPOSITION OF SUBMERGED OR RECLAIMED PUBLIC LAND.

 

WLO, FIN

SB232, SD1

RELATING TO CIVIL UNIONS.

Extends the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union. Takes effect 1/1/2012. (SD1)

 

JUD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

RE-REFERRAL

 

 

 

 

HB70

RELATING TO THE HOMELESS.

Establishes a Return-to-home Program to assist eligible homeless individuals to return to their home state if there is a support network available and able to receive them. Effective July 1, 2011.

 

HSG, FIN

HB211

RELATING TO TARO LANDS.

Requires the department of land and natural resources and the department of agriculture to work with the taro security and purity task force to identify taro lands, adjust lease rents, and modify lease qualification criteria.

 

WLO/AGR, HAW, FIN

HB380

RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY.

Establishes the geothermal development special fund to be funded by moneys from geothermal leases and geothermal royalties.

 

EEP/WLO, HAW, FIN

HB430

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HOMELESS PROGRAMS OFFICE.

Restores funding for positions for the homeless programs office of the department of human services.

 

HSG, FIN

HB893

RELATING TO PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Authorizes an individual to act as a private attorney general with the powers to enforce violations of the Hawaii historic preservation program by bringing a civil action against a violator.

 

WLO/HAW, JUD, FIN

HB1210

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Extends the sunset date on the moratorium of evictions of persons residing in Kahana Valley by 2 years to enable completion of the planning process.

 

WLO, HAW, JUD

HB1374

RELATING TO THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY.

Amends the gasoline-cap law to allow the cap to be triggered without the action of the Governor.

 

CPC/EEP, FIN

HB1375

RELATING TO THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY.

Requires the statutory maximum pre-tax wholesale gasoline price (gas cap) to be automatically reinstated for one month after average weekly prices exceed the gas cap for a certain period of time. Requires zone price adjustment information to be reported regularly to PUC rather than upon request.

 

CPC/EEP, FIN

HB1454

RELATING TO THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY.

Increases the minimum distance between dealer-operated gasoline stations and new stations owned and operated by a manufacturer or wholesaler, from one-eighth of a mile to one mile.

 

CPC/EEP, FIN

HB1455

RELATING TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS.

Allows gasoline dealers to enter into cooperative purchasing agreements to acquire discounts on gasoline purchases.

 

CPC/EEP, FIN

HB1456

RELATING TO THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY.

Makes unfair trade practices by the petroleum industry subject to administrative rather than criminal penalties. Decreases the amount of fines imposed for each violation. Imposes fines for each day of violation.

 

CPC/EEP, JUD

HB1600

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Provides various protections, remedies, and notice requirements regarding condominium associations and foreclosure of condominium units.

 

CPC/JUD