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:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 1459, HD1

(HSCR480)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Addresses the unfunded liabilities for public employee health benefits without putting down $500,000,000 per year for the next thirty years. Calls for the formation and implementation of a captive insurance facility to effectively manage the administration and financing of the current and potential future employee benefit obligations of the state and county governments. Establishes the Hawaii employer-union health benefits captive insurance fund, minimum capital and surplus account, and reserve account that holds ten per cent of the unfunded liabilities, which has the effect of fully funding the liabilities. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

LAB/CPC, FIN

HB 1483, HD2

(HSCR560)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Establishes a task force to study, among other things, the feasibility of allowing the operations of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation regional systems and their facilities to transition to public-private partnership status. Requires report to the Legislature prior to the 2014 Regular Session. Task force ceases to exist on June 30, 2015. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

HLT/LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 1484, HD2

(HSCR513)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Amends the governance structure of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC). Makes the regional chief executive officers nonvoting members. Establishes the HHSC personnel system and new collective bargaining units. Delineates the HHSC Board's and regional boards' powers. Effective 07/01/2112.

 

HLT/LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 497, HD2

(HSCR563)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Amends the tax credit for renewable energy technologies. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2012. Establishes a regulatory financing structure that authorizes the Public Utilities Commission and the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to provide low-cost loans for green infrastructure equipment to achieve measurable cost savings and achieve Hawaii's clean energy goals. Effective January 28, 2100.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 357, HD2

(HSCR543)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Establishes single-use checkout bag program and fee. Directs use of fee revenues to mitigate the effects of single-use checkout bags and protect Hawaii's fresh water supply. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 174, HD2

(HSCR544)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.

Imposes labeling requirements and import restrictions on imported genetically engineered produce. Authorizes labeling of non-genetically engineered food and creates a private right of action to enjoin violations. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair