THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

Senator David Y. Ige, Chair

Senator Michelle N. Kidani, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

 

DATE:

Friday, March 22, 2013

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 211

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard in their respective standing committee(s):

 

HB 353, HD1, SD1

(SSCR865)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the United States Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center to research and develop methods for the prevention and treatment of coffee berry borer infestations. Provides a grant for the coffee berry borer task force for control of the coffee berry borer and mitigation of damage. (SD1)

 

AGL, WAM

HB 1264, HD2, SD1

(SSCR891)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.

Allows for agricultural loans to be administered for livestock biosecurity projects. Modifies the new farmer loan program of the Department of Agriculture to promote the development of innovative technologies and to assist new farm enterprises. (SD1)

 

AGL, WAM

HB 1388, HD1

(SSCR866)

Status & Testimony

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 shoreline erosion. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB1388 HD1)

 

AGL, WAM

HB 424, HD1, SD1

(SSCR863)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO TIMESHARE CONVEYANCES.

Creates a new chapter to authorize the governor to appoint commissioners of deeds to administer oaths, take acknowledgements, and take proofs of execution outside of the United States in connection with the execution of conveyance documents relating to a timeshare interest, any property subject to a time share plan, or the operation of a time share plan covering any property located within the State. Requires written notice to be provided to consumers. Establishes bonding requirements, penalties, and liabilities for commissioners of deeds. (SD1)

 

CPN, WAM

HB 514, HD2

(SSCR887)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Establishes the state income tax and obligations exemption for public housing agencies among the laws governing the Hawaii Public Housing Authority. Effective 7/1/2030. (HD2)

 

HMS, WAM

HB 518, HD2, SD1

(SSCR886)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Appropriates funds for the state rent supplement program for homeless working individuals or families who are ready to rent permanent housing in order to obtain and maintain permanent housing and the hiring of one program specialist to monitor the program. Effective 07/01/2030. (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

HB 519, HD1

(SSCR888)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to continue to administer housing first programs for chronically homeless individuals in the State. Effective 07/01/2030. (HD1)

 

HMS, WAM

HB 868

(SSCR878)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ELIMINATING THE ASSET LIMIT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES PROGRAM.

Eliminates the asset limit for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

 

HMS, WAM

HB 872

(SSCR879)

Status & Testimony

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FROM THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM SPECIAL FUND.

Appropriates the sum of $12,000,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 20122013, out of the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund with such moneys to be used consistent with the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund, including the reimbursement of moneys advanced for those purposes in fiscal year 2012-2013 from the health care payments program (HMS 401).

 

HMS, WAM

HB 880, HD2, SD1

(SSCR880)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program by extending the sunset date of Act 156, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012; appropriates funds for the program for fiscal year 2013-2014. Effective 06/29/2013. (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

HB 986, HD1

(SSCR881)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FOSTER CARE SERVICES.

Increases the monthly board rate distributed by the Department of Human Services for foster care services for children. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB986 HD1)

 

HMS, WAM

HB 1375, SD1

(SSCR882)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requests the financial assistance advisory council to assist the department of human services in proposing recommendations to restructure the welfare payment system and report any findings to the legislature. (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

HB 1432, HD1

(SSCR883)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTERS.

Appropriates funds to support a statewide aging and disability resource center with sites in each county. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1432 HD1)

 

HMS, WAM

 

 

 

 

 

Decision making meeting only, no public testimony will be accepted.

 

Persons wishing to offer comments may do so 24 hours prior to the hearing.

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator David Y. Ige

Chair