HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

TIME:

10:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 1874

(HSCR606-12)

Status

RELATING TO VOG.

Expands membership on the Task Force on Vog to include any representative or senator representing a district on the Island of Hawaii that is impacted by vog.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 1968

(HSCR337-12)

Status

RELATING TO CIGARETTES.

Appropriates funds for reduced ignition propensity cigarette program for two full-time positions and costs to fulfill requirements of section 132C-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 2642, HD1

(HSCR600-12)

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Amends the definition of "display fireworks". Restricts the importation of display fireworks to amounts necessary for a permitted display, except for qualified importers of certain fireworks. Amends fireworks shipment documentation requirements. Amends labeling requirements for imported display fireworks.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 2410

(HSCR223-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE MILITARY.

Requires the Governor to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Defense to provide continued support for the military's presence in Hawaii.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 1974, HD1

(HSCR446-12)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Removes the residency requirements for the burial of members of the armed services and their dependents in veterans cemeteries. Establishes criteria consistent with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs eligibility requirements for burial in a national cemetery.

 

PBM, FIN

HB 2409

(HSCR516-12)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Authorizes the director of commerce and consumer affairs to enforce certain federal laws to protect military members and their families from abusive lending practices.

 

PBM, CPC, FIN

HB 2258, HD1

(HSCR518-12)

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.

Allows professional and vocational licensing boards to accept military education, training, and service toward the qualifications for a license. Allows the boards to adopt rules. Effective July 1, 2030.

 

PBM, CPC, FIN

HB 2639, HD1

(HSCR541-12)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Amends the University of Hawaii college-credit equivalency program to include service in the United States armed forces. Requires the program to develop a learning assessment to determine eligibility. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

PBM, HED, FIN

HB 2798, HD2

(HSCR641-12)

Status

RELATING TO A VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.

Establishes the Temporary Hawaii Veterans Treatment Court within the First Judicial Circuit Court. Appropriates funds. Effective January 7, 2059, and repealed on June 30, 2021.

 

PBM/HLT, JUD, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair