HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

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:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 1772

(HSCR513-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Clarifies that amounts received by a contractor of the veterans Patient-Centered Community Care Program for costs or advances to third party health care providers are excluded from the State general excise tax.

 

VMI/HLT, FIN

HB 1770, HD1

(HSCR306-14)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Requires notation of veteran status on state driver's licenses and identification cards if desired by the applicant. Effective October 1, 2014.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2051, HD1

(HSCR307-14)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS OF ART.

Amends the criteria for the works of art to be commissioned to honor the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye and the late Representative Patsy T. Mink pursuant to Act 281, SLH 2013. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2073, HD1

(HSCR308-14)

Status

RELATING TO MEMORIALS.

Appropriates funds for the planning, design, and construction of a Hawaii Gulf War Memorial to be located at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, on the island of Oahu, and replicas of the memorial to be located at state veterans' cemeteries statewide. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2072, HD1

(HSCR518-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

Establishes a Women's Veterans Coordinator position within the Office of Veterans' Services to assist women veterans who served on active duty for the full period they were activated and who were discharged with other than a dishonorable discharge. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2074

(HSCR219-14)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Authorizes the issuance of GO bonds for the construction of a long-term care facility for veterans contingent upon the receipt of federal funds. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1564

(HSCR517-14)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Requires the counties to obtain approval from the office of veterans' services prior to any action that may impact the State's obligation to establish and maintain veterans cemeteries.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1667, HD2

(HSCR516-14)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Exempts qualifying totally and permanently disabled veterans from paying the state motor vehicle registration fee. Requires the Office of Veterans' Services to report the number of qualifying veterans to the legislature and department of taxation. Effective September 1, 2014.

 

TRN, VMI, FIN

HB 1702, HD1

(HSCR76-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE TAX CREDIT.

Creates a capital infrastructure tax credit for tenants who are displaced by the Kapalama container terminal project. Enables banks and other financial corporations to claim the capital infrastructure tax credit. Provides that section 704(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code shall not apply to allocations of the capital infrastructure tax credit. Reinstates the technology infrastructure renovation tax credit through 2019.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1728, HD1

(HSCR543-14)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Specifies that a government agency does not assume ownership or jurisdiction over a disputed road solely through maintenance or repair activities. Authorizes the State to quitclaim ownership of roads in favor of counties. Effective July 1, 2214.

 

TRN, WAL, FIN

HB 1771, HD1

(HSCR81-14)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL AIR PATROL.

Appropriates $600,000 for fiscal year 2014-2015 to support operational mission readiness activities of the Hawaii Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, including facilities maintenance and capital improvements not funded by the National Civil Air Patrol. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1811, HD1

(HSCR91-14)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Extends Department of Transportation's authority to extend the term of an airport concession, and to modify and amend the terms of any concession contracts, leases, and permits in exchange for revenue-enhancing improvements that are made or paid for by the concession. Effective June 30, 2014.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1894, HD1

(HSCR434-14)

Status

RELATING TO A CAR-SHARING VEHICLE SURCHARGE TAX.

Establishes a car-sharing vehicle surcharge tax. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

 

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2426

(HSCR388-14)

Status

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Appropriates funds for the planning, design and construction of biosecurity facilities at harbors and airports throughout the State. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

TRN, AGR, FIN

HB 2428, HD1

(HSCR436-14)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Appropriates state matching funds to the counties for road repair and repaving. Establishes additional requirements to qualify for the use of the state matching funds. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 736, HD1

(HSCR470)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Appropriates capital improvement project funds for the planning, design, and construction of a shared-use pathway along the mauka side of Kahekili Highway. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2009

(HSCR187-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE MILK CONTROL.

Establishes a $300,000 minimum reserve requirement in the Milk Control Special Fund to cover contingency costs in the administration of the State's Milk Control Act. Specifically includes audits as a contingency cost. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2180, HD1

(HSCR428-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for a pilot project at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to create new technologies for sustainable agriculture in the State through scientific research and support services. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

AGR, HED, FIN

HB 1991, HD1

(HSCR363-14)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Exempts governmental bodies from the Procurement Code for fresh meat, produce, animals, and plants. Repeal June 30, 2024.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1514

(HSCR148-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates moneys for control and containment of the coffee berry borer.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1716

(HSCR142-14)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR INVASIVE SPECIES PREVENTION, CONTROL, OUTREACH, RESEARCH, AND PLANNING.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Invasive Species Council for invasive species prevention, control, outreach, research, and planning.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 748, HD1

(HSCR100-14)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.

Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to authorize the State to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist agricultural enterprises on any type of agricultural land.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 737, HD1

(HSCR127)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.

Assists agricultural enterprises in the State by authorizing the State to issue special purpose revenue bonds for their benefit. Contingent upon ratification of constitutional amendment authorizing the State to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist agricultural enterprises. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB737 HD1)

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1929, HD1

(HSCR364-14)

Status

RELATING TO FARMERS MARKETS.

Defines the term "farmers' market". Exempts produce that is sold at farmers' markets for human consumption within the State from the general excise tax.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1988, HD1

(HSCR296-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes the Hawaii Farm to School Program and Farm to School Coordinator position. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 1990

(HSCR447-14)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES.

Establishes the Hawaii good agricultural practices program. Makes an appropriation.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2179, HD1

(HSCR442-14)

Status

RELATING TO LOWER HAMAKUA DITCH.

Limits the toll that the Department of Agriculture may charge for water from Lower Hamakua Ditch. Repeals on June 30, 2019. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2178, HD1

(HSCR443-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes within the Livestock Revitalization Program of the Department of Agriculture a program to provide grants to qualified feed developers. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1534, HD1

(HSCR498-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE INNOVATION.

Establishes an Agriculture Innovation Grant Program and Agriculture Innovation Grant Fund to fund agribusiness incubator programs to support start-up businesses in Hawaii focused on feed production, food waste recycling, on-farm energy efficiency, soil health and conservation, and food related agricultural activities. Makes an appropriation. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

AGR/EDB, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair