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:

2:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 5

 

HB 2547, HD1

(HSCR553-12)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Makes an emergency appropriation from the general revenues of the State of Hawaii for fiscal year 2011-2012 to address the budget shortfall in the general assistance program (HMS 204) in the Department of Human Services.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2843, HD1

(HSCR414-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.

Appropriates moneys from the emergency and budget reserve fund to DHS for child abuse and neglect social services. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1905, HD2

(HSCR554-12)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Allows the Department of Human Services to draw from other funds appropriated to the Department of Human Services in the event the General Assistance appropriation is insufficient to meet General Assistance benefits payments.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2350, HD2

(HSCR651-12)

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE HONOLULU FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER.

Appropriates funds to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the Honolulu Family Justice Center. Allows for private donations to be accepted to fund the Honolulu Family Justice Center. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 2540, HD1

(HSCR418-12)

Status

RELATING TO FEES FOR CHILD CARE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION.

Allows the Department of Human Services to charge reasonable fees to obtain a child care license or certificate of registration and establishes a special fund.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2290, HD1

(HSCR494-12)

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH.

Authorizes public events celebrating Children and Youth Day and the Children and Youth Summit to be held on state capitol grounds on the first Sunday in October, unless otherwise determined by the governor. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2685, HD1

(HSCR502-12)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Raises the asset limit for public assistance programs from $5,000 to $10,000. Requires the Department of Human Services to conduct a study on asset limits.

 

HUS, 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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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

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair