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:

Friday, February 24, 2012

TIME:

10:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 2626, HD1

(HSCR465-12)

Status

RELATING TO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL.

Permanently establishes the Safe Routes to School Program within the Department of Transportation. Establishes a Safe Routes to School Program Special Fund. Assesses a surcharge of $25 for violations of speeding in a school zone and a $10 surcharge on various traffic violations and deposits these surcharges into the Safe Routes to School Program Special Fund. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2552

(HSCR291-12)

Status

RELATING TO FUNDING FOR PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Increases the state vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the Disability and Communication Access Board Special Fund to cover the costs of administering the parking program for persons with disabilities.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2004, HD1

(HSCR318-12)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Authorizes the Department of Transportation to extend the term of an airport concession, and to modify and amend the terms of any concession contract, lease, or permit in exchange for revenue-enhancing improvements that are made or paid for by the concession. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2154, HD2

(HSCR405-12)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREA USE PERMITS.

Adds a temporary exemption from the Special Management Area Use and Minor Permit requirements for airport development that is necessary to comply with Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

 

TRN, WLO/EEP, FIN

HB 2800

(HSCR325-12)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Reduces remittance of rental vehicle surcharge to the general fund from $4.50 to $3.50. Extends sunset date for Act 104, sections 4 and 5, SLH 2011, from 2012 to 2017.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2614, HD1

(HSCR377-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMERCIAL HARBORS.

Amends chapter 266, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify that persons cited for non-criminal violations are subject to administrative appeal and not District Court. Clarifies that enforcement agents such as the harbor master, harbor agents, facility security officer, or district manager can issue citations for criminal violations. Provides that penalties and fines are deposited into the Harbor Special Fund. Allows the Department of Transportation to seek reimbursement from tenants or harbor users that violate security rules in harbor secured areas thereby causing a fine or penalty from the U.S. Coast Guard to be levied on the Department of Transportation.

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 2380, HD2

(HSCR459-12)

Status

RELATING TO SHIPPING.

Establishes a working group to explore options for reducing the shipping time and costs for transporting goods from Molokai and Lanai to Oahu. Effective July 1, 2057.

 

TRN/ERB, CPC, 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.

 

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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/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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