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:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

Copies of the PROPOSED DRAFT are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's website: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov

 

HB 1896, HD1

(HSCR202-12)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Temporarily establishes a higher medical loss ratio for a tax-exempt mutual benefit society's or health maintenance organization's health insurance plan than the ratio set under the federal Public Health Service Act. Requires, when reviewing rate filings, the insurance commissioner to consider the medical loss ratio of the filer. Requires the insurance commissioner to submit a report to the governor and legislature before the convening of the regular session of 2014 on the impacts of this Act. Repealed on January 1, 2015. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

ERB/HLT, FIN

HB 2262, HD1

(HSCR408-12)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Amends the ethanol facility income tax credit to apply to several types of renewable fuel and reduces the aggregate dollar cap for the credit. Establishes a tax credit for the growing of feedstock to be used in renewable fuel production and establishes an aggregate cap. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2012. Effective December 31, 2012.

 

EEP/AGR, FIN

HB 2412

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Temporarily allows the dwelling unit revolving fund to reimburse the general fund for the principal of general obligation bonds issued for housing projects and programs. Appropriates the moneys reimbursed to repair and maintain public housing units. Effective on 7/1/12, and terminates on 6/30/14.

 

FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the PROPOSED DRAFT are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's website: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov

 

 

HB 2411

(HSCR432-12)

Status

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.

PROPOSED HD1: Makes appropriations from general obligation bonds and certain special funds for the planning and design of future construction projects. Expressly authorizes the use of capital improvement project appropriations and revenue bond proceeds for contracting costs. Effective 07/01/2012.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2613

(HSCR400-12)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Amend chapter 266, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to exempt the Department of Transportation, Harbors Division, from the permit and site plan approvals requirements relating to submerged lands within the conservation district.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1813, HD1

(HSCR404-12)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.

Exempts any state or county CIP from special management area guidelines and requirements.

 

WLO/EEP, FIN

HB 1893

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION.

Temporarily allows exemptions from the environmental review process under chapter 343, HRS, for certain narrowly defined state or county construction projects.

 

FIN

HB 530

Status

RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.

PROPOSED HD1: Makes the office of planning responsible for granting or denying special management area permits for state projects. Makes the office of planning responsible for granting or denying shoreline setback variances for state structures or activities. Repeals provision requiring department of transportation facilities to be found not in conflict with county ordinances, zoning laws, and building codes. Sunsets on 06/30/15.

FIN

HB 283

Status

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

PROPOSED HD1: Authorizes the transfer during fiscal year 2012-13 of $140,000 from the agricultural loan revolving fund to the pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund. Appropriates $140,000 for a program to control and eradicate the coffee borer beetle.

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

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