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:

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 1082, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1058)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN.

Deletes statutory language specifying considerations and provisions for contracting transportation for school children.

 

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1083, HD1

(HSCR1059)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN.

Exempts contracts for student transportation services from statutory wage certification requirements.

 

 

EDN, FIN

SB 49, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1002)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Amends or repeals various provisions of Hawaii's public education law to resolve conflicting and inconsistent language and for housekeeping and efficiency. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 238, HD1

(HSCR1003)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Amends the definition of "student instructional hours" for elementary and secondary schools. Clarifies that statutorily established student instructional hour requirements are minimum requirements.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 239, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1057)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Moves the framework for establishing an annual conference of secondary school students into Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Amends the framework of the annual conference and student conference committee. Clarifies the role of the student conference advisory committee.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 244, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1151)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes provisions for charter schools relating to annual independent financial audits, criminal history record checks, enrollment, conflicts of interest and disclosure, facilities funding, and hiring. Makes amendments to the State's Charter School Law for clarity and consistency. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1084, SD1, HD1

(HSCR978)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT THE APPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to permit the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs, subject to non-discrimination provisions, as provided by law. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1093, SD2, HD1

(HSCR979)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL READINESS.

Establishes the School Readiness Program within the Early Learning System. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1095, SD2, HD1

(HSCR980)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Establishes the Early Childhood Education Program within the Early Learning System.

 

 

EDN, FIN

SB 573, SD2, HD1

(HSCR994)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Authorizes a state income tax credit for certain expenses paid or incurred by educators. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

EDN, FIN

SB 5, SD1

(HSCR951)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Provides several means of compensation in addition to rent reductions when the State withdraws, condemns, or takes public land leased for intensive agricultural or pastoral uses and renders the land unusable for the original purposes of the lease. Effective 07/01/2050.

 

AGR/WAL, FIN

SB 753, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1220)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to enter into leases and other land transactions with the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) for food production or organic livestock feed development. Creates a program under the ADC, with assistance of the High Technology Development Corporation, to encourage organic food production and organic livestock feed development. Exempts ADC from certain qualifying provisions to receive non-agricultural park lands for growing food or developing organic livestock feed. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

AGR/WAL, FIN

SB 867, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1136)

Status

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

Repeals caps on base monthly monetary amounts contributed by state and county employers to the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund for retiree health benefit plans. Effective January 1, 2113.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1057, SD2

(HSCR1092)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYER UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND CONTRIBUTIONS.

Establishes employer contribution amounts for plan years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 for EUTF health benefit plan premiums for the employees of collective bargaining unit (10) and their excluded counterparts. Applies retroactively to 07/01/11. Effective 7/1/50.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 946, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1165)

Status

RELATING TO RESOLVING THE UNFUNDED LIABILITIES OF THE STATE AND THE COUNTIES.

Establishes a task force to examine the unfunded liabilities of Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund. Establishes the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund Captive Insurance Company to effectively manage the administration and financing of the current and potential future employee benefit obligations of the state and county governments. Effective July 1, 2113

 

LAB, FIN

SB 697

(HSCR1115)

Status

RELATING TO AEROSPACE.

Extends the terms of members of the aerospace advisory committee from 2 to 4 years.

 

 

EDB, FIN

SB 1100, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1039)

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Authorizes the Department of Human Services to draw from other funds appropriated by the legislature to maintain the level of general assistance benefits payments set at the beginning of each fiscal year for the entire fiscal year. Requires a report to the legislature. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 1101, SD2

(HSCR1163)

Status

RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERIM ASSISTANCE REIMBURSEMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Establishes the Interim Assistance Reimbursement Special Fund into which interim assistance reimbursements received from the SSA are deposited for repayment of state-funded financial assistance provided under the general assistance, aged, blind, and disabled, or TANF programs for recipients who are retroactively approved for supplemental security income and authorizes DHS to expend the funds for state-funded financial assistance programs. Appropriation. Effective 7/1/50.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 102, SD2

(HSCR1127)

Status

RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.

Amend section 412:3-114.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require financial institutions to report instances of suspected financial abuse of an elder directly to the appropriate county police department and the Department of Human Services.

 

HUS, CPC, FIN

SB 913, SD1

(HSCR1121)

Status

RELATING TO TIME SHARES.

Requires a time share plan's disclosure of the financial obligation of the purchaser to consist of: (1) A statement that the purchaser is obligated to pay the initial price in the purchase agreement; and (2) A list or description of any additional charges. Clarifies that a sales or acquisition agent is not required to provide any promotional device or instrument to a prospective purchaser prior to making a sales presentation.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 668, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1171)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair