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 27, 2014

TIME:

2:05 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 2344

Status

RELATING TO TAX APPEALS.

Clarifies that the independent appeals officer may decide all questions of fact and all questions of law, excepting questions involving the Constitution or laws of the United States, necessary to the determination of the objections raised by the taxpayer in the petition. Specifies procedure of the expedited appeals and dispute resolution program. Limits the amount in controversy for board of review cases to $25,000. Clarifies the procedure for the transfer of cases from the board of review to the Tax Appeal Court.

 

FIN

HB 1572

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE COUNTY OF MAUI.

Appropriates funds to the department of the prosecuting attorney of the county of Maui for the prosecution of cases under the drug court and mental health court programs.

 

FIN

HB 1596, HD1

(HSCR451-14)

Status

RELATING TO LITERACY.

Establishes a statewide literacy program under the Department of Human Services, with direct services to be provided by existing programs and nonprofits. Makes an appropriation. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1841, HD1

(HSCR300-14)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes the Hale Kokua Program under the Housing First Program within the Department of Human Services to incentivize homeowners statewide to set aside dwelling units for rental by families or individuals classified as employed but homeless. Appropriates funds to the Housing First Special Fund for the Hale Kokua Program. Effective July 1, 2025.

 

HSG/HUS, FIN

HB 2565, HD1

(HSCR96-14)

Status

RELATING TO MEMORIALS.

Establishes the Coastal Memorials Task Force to review, evaluate, develop standards, and make recommendations regarding the practice of erecting coastal memorials.

 

OMH, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Decision making only on the following measure previously heard

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Thursday, February 20, Agenda #3.

 

HB 1999, HD2

(HSCR523-14)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

Establishes the Legislative Utility Review Task Force to review franchises held by investor-owned electric utilities.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

 

 

 


The following measure(s) were previously heard on Thursday, February 25, Agenda #4.

 

HB 2580

(HSCR439-14)

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Annually increases minimum wage 1/1/15 - 1/1/17. On 9/30/17 and thereafter requires DLIR to adjust the minimum hourly wage in accordance with the Honolulu region consumer price index. Deletes tip credit.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6200 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" website at www.capitoltv.org or call 536-2100.

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair