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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

TIME:

4:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 968 and HB 969 have been removed from the Agenda

 

HB 968

Status

RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL DISCLOSURE OF TAX RETURNS AND TAX RETURN INFORMATION.

Consolidates and clarifies unlawful disclosure of tax returns and tax return information requirements under chapter 231, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

FIN

HB 969

Status

RELATING TO UNAUTHORIZED INSPECTION OF TAX RETURNS AND TAX RETURN INFORMATION.

Codifies the Department of Taxation's current unauthorized inspection policies and procedures, which were adopted in conformance with the prohibitions of the Taxpayer Browsing Protection Act of 1997 and Internal Revenue Code section 7123A, including criminal penalty provisions.

 

FIN

HB 358, HD1

(HSCR567)

Status

RELATING TO VIDEOCONFERENCING.

Requires both chambers of the Legislature to implement rules to enable the Legislature to receive live oral testimony from the neighbor islands through audio or audiovisual technology. Requires each chamber to seek out agency sites that have audio or audiovisual capability that could be used for live testimony. Appropriates funds to establish audiovisual systems throughout the State.

 

LMG, JUD, FIN

HB 1419, HD1

(HSCR377)

Status

RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS.

Appropriates funds to PISCES. Requires report to the Legislature. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

HED/EDB, FIN

HB 115, HD2

(HSCR539)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Establishes the Campus Planning Facility Board and the Major Repairs and Replacement Special Fund to address University repairs and maintenance. Transfers special fund moneys to the new special fund. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

HED, FIN

HB 114, HD2

(HSCR461)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Establishes an Independent Audit Committee within the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii.

 

HED, FIN

HB 71

(HSCR262)

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Requires the University of Hawaii to extend the current land lease with the high technology development corporation for no less than 25 years from the date of expiration of the existing lease.

 

HED, FIN

HB 1176, HD1

(HSCR321)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Authorizes the employer and provider of services to notify the director of labor and industrial relations in the event of a reasonable disagreement relating to specific medical service charges. Requires that the notice of dispute is done in writing and that the parties negotiate during the thirty-one calendar days following the date of the notice to the director. Allows parties to request the director to render an administrative decision without a hearing in the event the parties fail to reach an agreement within the thirty-one day negotiation period. Establishes that the administrative decision rendered by the director is final and nonappealable.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 152, HD1

(HSCR317)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION MEDICAL FEE SCHEDULES.

Increases maximum allowable medical fees under workers' compensation to 130 percent of the Medicare Resource Based Relative Value Scale. Effective January 1, 2113.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 334

(HSCR452)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Makes permanent the exemption from general excise taxes for amounts received by hotel operators and suboperators from hotel owners and timeshare associations, and in the case of suboperators, amounts received from operators, that were disbursed by the operator and suboperator for employee costs. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 332

(HSCR420)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Authorizes the Hawaii Tourism Authority to make grants through an agreement for the development of visitor industry products and programs, rather than through a contract.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 1340, HD1

(HSCR453)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Removes the cap on the amount which may be deposited into the Tourism Special Fund from the Transient Accommodations Tax revenues. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 1339, HD1

(HSCR419)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Repeals the $10 daily transient accommodations tax collected each month for transient accommodations furnished on a complimentary or gratuitous basis. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 1388

(HSCR286)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST A PROCESSING ENTERPRISE.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Sunrise Capital, Inc. in protecting its shrimp hatchery facility and its salt water well and relocating them further inland to avoid seaside erosion. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 673, HD2

(HSCR550)

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to post information regarding pesticide use to its website. Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study regarding other states' pesticide reporting and registration requirements and report its findings to the Legislature. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

AGR, HLT, 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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, 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 testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website 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. Sylvia Luke

Chair