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. Heather Giugni

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

TIME:

3:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 2489, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1060-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE MILITIA.

Allows the adjutant general to order the national guard into active service for nonemergency purposes that are necessary and attendant to the mission of the Department of Defense. Expands the powers of the governor and governor's designee in calling the national guard into active duty. Expands the rights granted to national guard members to incorporate rights granted under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

PBM, FIN

SB 2261

(HSCR1269-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED PROGRAM.

Establishes the weed and seed program under the department of labor and industrial relations. Makes appropriation.

 

 

PBM/LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 2865

(HSCR1252-12)

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT MAXIMIZATION SPECIAL FUND.

Expands the allowed use of the Federal Reimbursement Maximization Special Fund to reflect United States Department of Justice approved uses.

 

PBM, FIN

SB 2866, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1250-12)

Status

RELATING TO COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY SYSTEM.

Establishes the Offender Reentry Office within the Department of Public Safety to address the goals of chapter 353H, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Reconstitutes the Reentry Commission under Act 24, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, with the added duty to ensure that the Comprehensive Offender Reentry System is implemented as soon as practicable. Extends sunset of Reentry Commission to December 1, 2015. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

PBM, FIN

SB 2776, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1276-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires a pre-trial risk assessment to be conducted within three working days of commitment to a community correctional center. Increases the membership of the Hawaii Paroling Authority. Requires the use of validated risk assessments. Limits length of incarceration for first-time parole violators. Increases the percentage deducted from inmates' earnings for restitution payments. Requires release on supervised parole prior to the maximum sentence date. Adds positions in the Department of Public Safety. Appropriates funds. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

PBM, JUD, FIN

SB 2967, SD2

(SSCR2661)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Creates a new bargaining unit (14) for ocean safety officers and water safety officers employed by the State or counties effective 7/1/2050.

 

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