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:

Friday, March 28, 2014

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 2057, SD2

(HSCR1002-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Amends Act 156, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, as amended by Act 142, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, to continue the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program by extending the sunset date of the Act, updating the referral dates in the statute, and appropriating funding out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal year 2014-2015. Exempts the nursing facility program special fund from central service expenses assessed under section 36-27, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 6/30/2050.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2009, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1176-14)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for direct health care services for the uninsured and underinsured, basic adult dental benefits for Medicaid enrollees, outreach and eligibility services at Federally Qualified Health Centers, health care homes, and behavioral health services at Federally Qualified Community Health Centers. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2540, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1175-14)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes a rental deposit loan program within the department of human services to assist low-income and homeless individuals and families in obtaining affordable rental housing. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS/HSG, FIN

SB 702, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1104-14)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE.

Establishes an Internet Crimes Against Children Fee for each felony or misdemeanor conviction. Specifies order of priority for collection of fees. Establishes an Internet Crimes Against Children Special Fund. Requires deposit of fees collected into the Special Fund. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 2211, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1211-14)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH.

Requires the office of youth services to coordinate a five-year safe places for youth pilot program to establish a network of safe places where youth can access safety and services. Establishes the position of safe places for youth program coordinator. Allows youth in crisis under 18 years of age to consent to services in the safe places program. Makes an appropriation. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 3092, SD2

(HSCR1126-14)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for a program coordinator and technical support staff member to complete the necessary planning required for an international flight training center and associated aeronautical training programs at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii community college. Effective 07/01/2050.

 

HED, FIN

SB 2905, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1128-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Removes program execution exceptions provisions that are specific to the UH. Prohibits the sale or gift of land currently being used for the permanent campus of the UH-West Oahu without the prior consent of the Legislature. Appropriates moneys to fund positions in SEED, and to provide direct services relating to student affairs and higher education. Repeals the authority of UH to issue revenue bonds. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HED, FIN

SB 2042

(HSCR1141-14)

Status

RELATING TO CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN HAWAII AND PUERTO RICO.

Establishes the Puerto Rican exchange commission to coordinate a cultural exchange program between Hawaii and Puerto Rico to honor and recognize the contributions of the Puerto Rican people and commemorate the arrival of the Puerto Ricans to Hawaii.

 

TOU, FIN

SB 3024, SD2, HD1

(HSCR975-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Allocates $3,000,000 to the Special Land and Development Fund from the Transient Accommodations Tax revenues, of which an unspecified amount will be allocated to the Conservation and Resources Enforcement Special Fund. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

TOU, FIN

SB 2968, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1075-14)

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM STIMULUS INITIATIVES.

Provides an income tax credit for qualified hotel construction and renovation for taxable years beginning in the period after December 31, 2014, through December 31, 2019. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

TOU, FIN

SB 3081, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1140-14)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes an innovative business interaction program under the Hawaii tourism authority. Increases the transient accommodations tax revenues deposited into the tourism special fund for expenditures for the program. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

TOU/EDB, FIN

SB 2431, SD1

(HSCR1032-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Amends exemptions granted to the Hawaii tourism authority, under certain conditions, from the supervision of accounts by the comptroller, requirements for publication of consolidated financial statements, and approval of business and accounting forms. Effective 07/01/2050.

 

TOU, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair