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:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

TIME:

3:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 546, HD1

(HSCR318)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Establishes the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund Task Force within the Department of Budget and Finance to examine the unfunded liability of the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 743, HD1

(HSCR386)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Permits public employees limited paid leave for academic calendared activities. Increases the hours of paid leave for individual education-related activities. Increases the number of paid leaves for education-related activities permitted per calendar year.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 749, HD1

(HSCR439)

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the Hawaii Agriculture Workforce Advisory Board to promote agricultural self-sufficiency in the State. Appropriates funds to establish and support the Hawaii Agriculture Workforce Advisory Board. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

LAB/AGR, FIN

HB 915

(HSCR90)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW.

Prohibits noncharging of an employer's account when the employer (or agent) is at fault and imposes a fifteen per cent penalty on fraudulent benefit overpayments effective October 1, 2013; provides for deductions from federal income tax refunds to recover delinquent debts effective April 1, 2013; and allows the withdrawal of fees from the unemployment trust fund effective April 1, 2013

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1172, HD1

(HSCR440)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Creates a new bargaining unit (14) for state law enforcement officers and state and county ocean safety and water safety officers.

 

LAB/PBS, FIN

HB 363, HD2

(HSCR558)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to demolish the Ewa Beach fire station and construct an energy-efficient and environmentally-sustainable emergency medical services facility at the same location. Effective July 1, 2050. Appropriation.

 

PBS, HLT, FIN

HB 1136, HD1

(HSCR403)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL AIR PATROL.

Appropriates funds to the DOD for the civil air patrol. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

PBS/VMI, FIN

HB 1279, HD1

(HSCR295)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Appropriates funds for programs related to the re-integration of offenders into the general population. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 591, HD1

(HSCR435)

Status

RELATING TO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL.

Stipulates that fees deposited for each fiscal year into the Safe Routes to School Special Fund, when appropriated, shall be available to the Department of Transportation to administer the Safe Routes to School Program and that funds, when appropriated, may also be delegated by the Director of Transportation to the respective counties to expend for the purposes of the Act that established the Safe Routes to School Program. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 687

(HSCR328)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Appropriates funds to the DOT to study and develop a training program regarding the potential risks involved and precautionary measures needed for emergency personnel who are called to emergency situations involving an electric vehicle.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 692, HD1

(HSCR203)

Status

RELATING TO HARBORS.

Authorizes the Department of Transportation to issue revenue bonds for capital improvement projects for harbor improvements. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1112, HD1

(HSCR329)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Requires the Director of Transportation to take specified traffic mitigation actions for east-bound traffic near Kunia Road. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 760, HD1

(HSCR381)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Requires lessors of rental motor vehicles to include an option to the lessee in the motor vehicle agreement to contribute a sum to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the preservation and protection of the environment commencing on July 1, 2015. Repeals on July 1, 2018.

 

TRN/EEP, FIN

HB 139

(HSCR152)

Status

RELATING TO FUNDS TRANSFERS.

Clarifies that state law on funds transfers applies to a remittance transfer unless the remittance transfer is an electronic fund transfer under the federal Electronic Fund Transfer Act of 1978, as amended.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 201, HD1

(HSCR326)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Amends the campaign finance law by: Defining "matching payment period"; Correcting statutory references; Changing report filing deadlines; Specifying noncandidate committee reporting requirements for contributions made; Requiring the identification of the candidate supported or opposed by an independent expenditure; and Increasing the amount of allowable expenditures made by a partially publicly financed candidate for the office of prosecuting attorney.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 208, HD1

(HSCR23)

Status

RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.

Imposes absolute liability for failure to file a lobbyist statement or report. Adds a negligence element to the filing of a required statement or report with false information or a material omission of any fact.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 238

(HSCR154)

Status

RELATING TO WITNESSES.

Amends section 621-7, HRS, to increase the per diem payments for out-of-state witnesses in criminal cases from $110 to $145.  Provides an additional $90 per diem payment for witnesses from any island other than the island on which the court is located, when that witness is required to stay overnight.

 

JUD, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair