HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

TIME:

3:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 353

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds from the agricultural development and food security special fund to the DOA for the U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center to research and develop methods for the prevention and treatment of coffee berry borer infestations. Provides a grant-in-aid from the agricultural development and food security special fund for the coffee berry borer task force for control of the coffee berry borer and mitigation of damage.

 

FIN

HB 504

Status

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

Amends criteria to be used in establishing and evaluating new special or revolving funds, requiring link between benefits sought and charges on users, and a clear link between program and revenue source. Effective June 30, 2013.

 

FIN

HB 506

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Prohibits the State from paying or reimbursing contractors for the General Excise Tax.

 

FIN

HB 762, HD1

(HSCR260)

Status

RELATING TO WASHINGTON PLACE.

Designates the Department of Accounting and General Services as the entity responsible for management and operations of Washington Place and establishes a trust fund for its operations.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 983, HD1

(HSCR204)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Repeals the Commission on Transportation in the Department of Transportation. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 514, HD1

(HSCR11)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Moves the State income tax and obligations exemption for public housing agencies from the laws governing the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to the laws governing the Hawaii Public Housing Authority.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 964, HD1

(HSCR172)

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC CONTRACTS WITH THE UNITED STATES.

Amends general excise tax exemption for scientific contracts with the United States.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 840, HD1

(HSCR256)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

Replaces individual fees for Hawaii banks and nondepositories for specific regulatory items with one assessment. Increases and clarifies bank powers. Clarifies the authority of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions. Effective 01/01/2112.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 518, HD1

(HSCR119)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Appropriates funds for the state rent supplement program for working individuals or families who are ready to rent permanent housing in order to obtain and maintain permanent housing. Excludes individuals or families who receive public assistance or other government benefits or entitlements from qualifying to receive moneys under this Act. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

HSG/HUS, FIN

HB 521

(HSCR9)

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and the appropriation of funds for deposit into the rental housing trust fund to finance affordable rental housing development.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 519

(HSCR18)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to continue to administer housing first programs for chronically homeless individuals in the State.

 

HUS/HSG, FIN

HB 868

(HSCR27)

Status

RELATING TO ELIMINATING THE ASSET LIMIT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES PROGRAM.

Eliminates the asset limit for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1208, HD1

(HSCR201)

Status

RELATING TO CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE FEES.

Requires DHS to gather data and recommend fees for licensure and certification of certain programs transferred to DOH. Requires DHS to recommend fees for training and recertification of nurse aides. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

HUS, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair