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:

12:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 2188

(HSCR159-14)

Status

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

Repeals the Waialua Loan and Subsidy Program, Kikala-Keokea Housing Revolving Fund, and Kikala-Keokea Infrastructure Development Fund.

 

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2448, HD1

(HSCR207-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Allows the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to issue bonds to eligible developers for infrastructure on land owned by the eligible developer for the construction of affordable housing. Authorizes revenue bonds to be issued by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2501, HD1

(HSCR400-14)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Requires the Hawaii public housing authority to designate a resident manager at each federal public housing complex and state low-income public housing project. Establishes four certified public accountant positions to assist with documentation of financial information. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1886, HD1

(HSCR44-14)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Appropriates funding for the Housing First Initiative; for matching funds for HUD-funded Continuum of Care Permanent Supportive Housing Programs; and for the Shallow Subsidy Program. Effective July 1, 2525.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1539, HD1

(HSCR29-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY'S ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM.

Requires surrender of housing voucher upon vacancy of unit by last original household member or upon the last minor household member reaching age twenty-one. Effective July 1, 2525.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2656, HD1

(HSCR369-14)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Provides that condominium associations may call for the review and discharge of a managing agent hired by the association upon a majority vote by the association members. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1740, HD1

(HSCR75-14)

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Amends the appropriations provided in Act 217, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, for fiscal year 2014-2015 for establishment of the statewide language access resource center and establishment of the multilingual website pilot project administered by the Office of Language Access. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1748, HD1

(HSCR73-14)

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Appropriates funds for financial assistance for Hawaii interpreters for training and certification in medical or healthcare interpretation and for the development of medical glossaries in the primary foreign languages spoken in Hawaii. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2039, HD1

(HSCR106-14)

Status

RELATING TO CANCER.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Health for the Comprehensive Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2037, HD1

(HSCR165-14)

Status

RELATING TO PROJECT KEALAHOU.

Appropriates funds for the continued funding of Project Kealahou within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division of the Department of Health. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2457, HD1

(HSCR417-14)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Health to establish or enter into partnerships or agreements to administer a dental sealant program in a high-need school. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 2528, HD2

(HSCR493-14)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires vendors who have been awarded contracts through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies bidding program to have a physical presence in Hawaii. Effective 07/01/2112.

 

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1713

(HSCR328-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Appropriates general funds to provide ongoing financial support to healthy aging programs and services. Requires the Executive Office on Aging to conduct a public education and awareness campaign on long-term care and appropriates general funds for its support and evaluation. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2053, HD1

(HSCR104-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Establishes a Fall Prevention and Early Detection Coordinator position within the Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2056, HD1

(HSCR254-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Deletes the provision requiring the Director of Health to hire the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Services Coordinator. Establishes the Elder Justice Coordinator. Appropriates funds for the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Services Coordinator position, various senior centers, Elder Justice Coordinator position, and services and programs to prevent elder financial exploitation. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair