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:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TIME:

5:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

HB 2000

Status

RELATING TO TAX RELIEF.

Amends state income tax law with respect to net operating loss deductions and the election to expense certain depreciable business assets to conform to federal law.

 

FIN

HB 2339

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF TAX APPEALS.

Amendments to specify that initiation of a case in Tax Appeals Court requires service of process on the Director of Taxation as described in the Hawaii Rules of Civil Procedure.

 

FIN

HB 2563, HD1

(HSCR433-14)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the Department of Transportation to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of an alternative access road into and out of the Leeward Coast of Oahu. Requires the Department of Transportation to recommend improvements to traffic in the Central Oahu corridor. Establishes a major accident investigation team in counties with a population of 500,000 or more. Appropriates funds to the Department of Transportation. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2518, HD1

(HSCR310-14)

Status

RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.

Requires the Office of Planning to review and propose updates to the State Planning Act and submit a written report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective January 20, 2050. (HB2518 HD1)

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2255

(HSCR268-14)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

Provides that agencies entering into energy performance contracts receive budget appropriations and have access to financing options; that an energy performance contract has a maximum term of 25 years, including the construction period; and that agencies implementing performance contracts provide annual reports to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Includes housekeeping measures.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2312, HD1

(HSCR279-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.

Changes the amount of the barrel tax that shall be deposited into the Environmental Response Revolving Fund from five cents on each barrel to an unspecified amount to support environmental activities and programs. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2007, HD1

(HSCR186-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the Local and Immigrant Farmer Education Program of the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Cooperative Extension Service to support the growth and sustainability of the agriculture industry. Effective July 1, 2525.

 

HED, FIN

HB 2576, HD1

(HSCR297-14)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a special fund for the development of charter school facilities. Establishes an income tax credit for taxpayers who make contributions to the development of charter school facilities. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii charter school facility development special fund. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1971, HD2

(HSCR295-14)

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Allows administrative, support, and instructional employees in charter schools to fully participate in the State's systems for certain employee benefits and additional supports and incentives offered by the Department of Education. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

LAB, EDN, FIN

HB 2562

(HSCR418-14)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION.

Establishes a task force within the Department of Education to locate potential, viable properties along the Waianae coast, with a preference for a location in Nanakuli, on which to establish a Hawaiian language immersion school to educate students from kindergarten through grade twelve.

 

OMH, EDN, FIN

HB 2294

(HSCR359-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program by extending the sunset date of the Act to June 30, 2015, updating the referral dates in the statute, and appropriating funds from the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal year 2014-2015. Exempts the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund from the central service assessment.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2299, HD2

(HSCR438-14)

Status

RELATING TO COMPLIANCE WITH THE HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.

Requires the Department of Health to establish permanent or temporary privacy officer and security officer positions in compliance with federal information privacy and security laws. Temporarily exempts the privacy officer and security officer positions from civil service. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 2309, HD2

(HSCR463-14)

Status

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES.

Annually increases the maximum amount of the daily administrative penalty for violations of Department of Health laws and rules. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2292, HD1

(HSCR107-14)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE MED-QUEST DIVISION.

Makes an emergency appropriation from the general revenues for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 to address the budget shortfall for the General Support for Health Care Payments (HMS 902) in the Department of Human Services. Effective on July 1, 2050.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 2250, HD1

(HSCR410-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Board of Directors to set the salary of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Executive Director. Allows the Board to consider altering the Executive Director's benefits package and requires the Board to submit a report to the Legislature each time it adjusts the Executive Director's salary.

 

HSG, LAB, FIN

HB 2251

(HSCR158-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOUSING LOAN AND MORTGAGE PROGRAM.

Increases the Hula Mae Multifamily Revenue Bond authorization amount.

 

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1931, HD1

(HSCR429-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawaii to research and develop methods for the prevention and treatment of macadamia felted coccid. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

AGR, HED, FIN

HB 1932, HD1

(HSCR143-14)

Status

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Appropriates funds for FY 2014-2015 for the department of agriculture's biosecurity program.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

Your Committee on Finance would like to receive testimony on the following Proposed House Draft 1, which was previously heard on Thursday, February 20, as introduced and deferred.

 

HB 1514

(HSCR148-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Proposed HD1: Appropriates moneys for mitigation of, and education relating to, the coffee berry borer. Establishes a pesticide subsidy program for the purchase of pesticides containing beauvaria bassiana to combat the coffee berry borer.

 

AGR, FIN

 

Copies of the proposed draft are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

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

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair