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:

Friday, February 22, 2013

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 1028, HD1

(HSCR184)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Extends the maximum weekly benefit amount at seventy-five per cent of the average weekly wage from December 31, 2012, to December 31, 2013. Sets, for calendar year 2013, the employer contribution rate at schedule F. Increases the hourly minimum wage to $7.75 on January 1, 2014, $8.25 on January 1, 2015, and $8.75 on January 1, 2016. Applies retroactively to January 1, 2013.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 578, HD1

(HSCR143)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Prohibits: (1) a public employer from wilfully implementing or attempting to implement any term of a collective bargaining proposal without the exclusive representative's agreement; and (2) a public employee or employee organization from wilfully implementing or attempting to implement any term of a collective bargaining proposal without the employer's agreement. Effective January 1, 2113.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1365

(HSCR285)

Status

RELATING TO URBAN AGRICULTURE.

Creates a rooftop garden on the 5th floor of the State capitol.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HB 508, HD1

(HSCR436)

Status

RELATING TO THE PROCUREMENT CODE.

Exempts from the procurement code any contract by governmental bodies to procure fresh meat and produce, and animals and plants for use by any governmental body. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 478, HD2

(HSCR518)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Authorizes schools to grow food in school gardens for consumption in the school lunch program under specified conditions. Allows nonprofit organizations to establish and administer fresh food distribution services. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 486

(HSCR121)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to operate and implement the Future Farmers of America and 4-H programs.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 503, HD1

(HSCR123)

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Provides a GET exemption on amounts received by farmers for the sale of fresh farm produce intended for consumption within the State. Applies to income or proceeds received after

 

AGR, FIN

HB 747, HD1

(HSCR284)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Exempts from the general excise tax amounts received for the slaughter and processing of poultry and livestock. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1354, HD1

(HSCR460)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates an unspecified amount in general funds for positions for the UH Pamantasan Council to promote access and diversity. Effective January 1, 2525.

 

HED, FIN

HB 1402, HD1

(HSCR339)

Status

RELATING TO SOCIAL IMPACT BONDS.

Requires the Executive Office on Early Learning, in consultation with the Department of Budget and Finance, to conduct a study on the feasibility of using social impact bonds to fund early learning programs and services in the State, with the assistance of the Legislative Reference Bureau.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 499, HD1

(HSCR60)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM.

Authorizes the establishment of a research program on the stewardship of aquaculture and marine protected areas at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. Appropriates funds on a matching basis with federal funds. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 1317

(HSCR269)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.

Appropriates funds to support programs that encourage the use of the Hawaiian language by and promote fluency of the Hawaiian language in prekindergarten-aged children.

 

OMH/EDN, FIN

HB 509, HD1

(HSCR443)

Status

RELATING TO MAKUA VALLEY.

Establishes the Makua Valley Reserve Advisory Committee to provide advice regarding preservation and restoration activities in Makua Valley on Oahu.

 

WAL/OMH, FIN

HB 488, HD1

(HSCR515)

Status

RELATING TO APPRAISALS.

Requires valuation of public agricultural or aquacultural land to be based on the land's agricultural or aquacultural use, economic considerations, relevant risk factors, and societal benefits. In the case of disinterested appraisals, requires that costs greater than one year's existing rent shall be borne by DLNR. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

WAL/AGR, FIN

HB 988, HD1

(HSCR308)

Status

RELATING TO NATIVE WILDLIFE.

Increases the environmental response, energy, and food security tax by an unspecified amount until June 30, 2015, and then by 2 cents per barrel on June 30, 2015, and deposits a specified amount of the increases into the wildlife recovery and rehabilitation special fund. Establishes the wildlife recovery and rehabilitation special fund to support the operations of a facility to respond to oil and fuel-related disasters affecting native wildlife in the State. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

WAL/EEP, FIN

HB 193

(HSCR301)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Requires the land use commission, upon request, to extend the time period for which a boundary amendment is effective for at least 2 years if the appropriate county officer or agency determines that the petitioner has substantially commenced development or if other good cause exists.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 194, HD1

(HSCR441)

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Specifies qualifications for the State Historic Preservation Officer pursuant to federal law. Requires notice to the Legislature of appointment. Converts positions in the State Historic Preservation Division of DLNR to civil service status.

 

WAL, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair