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:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 2598, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1160-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN HAWAII AND AFRICAN AMERICANS.

Establishes the Hawaii commission on African American History and Culture to recognize the contributions of the African American people in Hawaii and educate residents and visitors to the State about these contributions. Appropriates funds to the Governor for the expenses of the commission. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

VMI, FIN

SB 3125, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1161-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a financial and management audit of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

 

 

VMI, FIN

SB 2902, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1121-14)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.

Expands the authority of the director of transportation over required motor vehicle and motor carrier vehicle inspections in the State. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

 

TRN/CPC, FIN

SB 3053, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1120-14)

Status

RELATING TO UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS TEST SITES.

Establishes the Hawaii unmanned aerial systems test site chief operating officer position to, among other things, serve on the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Range Complex management team. Establishes an advisory board to oversee and manage unmanned aerial systems test site operations. Appropriates funds to staff and operate Hawaii's unmanned aerial systems test site activities. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

TRN, HED, FIN

SB 2731, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1026-14)

Status

RELATING TO A CAR-SHARING VEHICLE SURCHARGE TAX.

Establishes a car-sharing vehicle surcharge tax. Effective January 1, 2015.

 

 

TRN, FIN

SB 2134, SD1

(HSCR998-14)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Amends various sections of chapter 302A, HRS, to comply with the requirements of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2288, SD2, HD1

(HSCR996-14)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Amends or repeals various provisions of Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, governing the Department of Education, for housekeeping and other purposes. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2516, SD2

(HSCR1047-14)

Status

RELATING TO FACILITIES FUNDING FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Appropriates funds for the state public charter school commission to allocate to charter schools for facilities projects based, in part, on the need and performance of the charter schools. Requires annual reporting to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2517, SD2

(HSCR1068-14)

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Authorizes the state public charter school commission to request the issuance of general obligation bonds from the director of finance and to allocate the proceeds for the design, planning, construction, repair, and maintenance of public charter school facilities. Creates a working group to determine criteria for and to prioritize the allocation of general obligation bond proceeds to the public charters schools. Specifies that public charter school facilities funded through the proceeds of general obligation bonds are owned by the State. Requires the state public charter school commission to report annually to the legislature. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to the state public charter school commission. Repeals on 6/30/2024. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2423, SD2

(HSCR999-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Allows schools and classes to participate in fundraising or charitable activities, in conjunction with a charitable organization that is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and registered under section 467B-2.1, HRS, or granted an exception from registration under section 467B-11.5, HRS, based on criteria established by the board of education. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2768, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1051-14)

Status

RELATING TO KINDERGARTEN.

Amends the compulsory education law to make kindergarten mandatory. Develops a statewide individualized kindergarten readiness system and establishes an individualized kindergarten readiness assessment system. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EDN, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair