HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Karen Awana

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TIME:

2:34 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A  #3

 

SB 3053, SD2, HD1

(HSCR923-14)

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.  (SB3053 HD1)

 

TRN, HED, FIN

SB 2455, SD1

(HSCR965-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to operate and implement the 4-H program.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (SD1)

 

AGR, HED, FIN

SB 3093, SD1

(SSCR2731)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO.

Makes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii at Hilo to support its memorandum of agreement with RISE 21st Century After School Program.  Effective 07/01/2050.  (SD1)

 

HED, FIN

SB 2131, SD2, HD1

(HSCR964-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Requires the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii to waive the nonresident tuition and fee differential for veterans of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy, who were honorably discharged, beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year.  Effective July 1, 2050, unless the Board of Regents adopts specific parameters and conditions for tuition and fee waivers for veterans by August 1, 2014.  (SB2131 HD1)

 

VMI, HED, FIN

SB 2400, SD2, HD1

(HSCR969-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Agribusiness Development Corporation and the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to design a program that identifies emerging crops and productive uses for lands managed by the Agribusiness Development Corporation and helps prepare a workforce to cultivate these lands.  Requires the Agribusiness Development Corporation and the Department of Agriculture to develop a coordinated land management strategy to promote diversified agriculture, support emerging and specialty crops, and maximize agricultural development.  Requires the Agribusiness Development Corporation, the Department of Agriculture, and the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to coordinate and provide technical support to farmers to identify emerging and promising crops and support and cultivate successful agricultural businesses.  (HD1)

 

AGR/EDB, HED, FIN

SB 3036, SD2, HD1

(HSCR947-14)

Status

RELATING TO BEACH MANAGEMENT FOR THE NORTH SHORE OF OAHU.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program to create a North Shore Beach Management Plan for the north shore of Oahu stretching from the Kawailoa to Waiale‘e ahupua‘a.  Effective July 1, 2050.  (SB3036 HD1)

 

OMH, HED, FIN

HR 105 / HCR 147 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF SEPARATING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM AMONG THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA, THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII-WEST OAHU AND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO.

 

 

HED, FIN

 

 

 

 

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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Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Chair