THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

Senator David Y. Ige, Chair

Senator Michelle N. Kidani, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

TIME:

9:25 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 211

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard in their respective Standing Committees:

 

SB 2435, SD1

      (SSCR2316)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Gives preference to moneys deposited in the agricultural development and food security special fund from the environmental response, energy, and food security tax for the acquisition of real property for agricultural production.  (SD1)

 

AGL/ENE, WAM

SB 2454, SD1

      (SSCR2204)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a task force to determine whether a state-established regulatory regime should be established to address agricultural use of genetically modified organisms.  (SD1)

 

AGL/HRE/JDL, WAM

SB 2970, SD1

      (SSCR2317)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST BIOTORK HAWAII, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Biotork Hawaii, LLC with the planning, permitting, design, construction, equipping, and operation of a facility to convert agricultural crops and byproducts to biofuels and various feed.  Effective July 1, 2050.  (SD1)

 

AGL/ENE, WAM

SB 2222, SD1

      (SSCR2386)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Prohibits the sale, offering for sale, or distribution of any flavored tobacco product, including menthol products, within the State beginning on January 1, 2015.  (SD1)

 

CPN/JDL, WAM

SB 2235, SD1

      (SSCR2220)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires children to undergo a physical examination prior to attending seventh grade beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Makes an appropriation to the department of education.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (SD1)

 

EDU/HTH, WAM

SB 2236, SD1

      (SSCR2164)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Authorizes the executive office on early learning to enter into agreements with the department of education and charter schools for use of available classrooms as public preschool classrooms.  Requires the executive office on early learning to contract with no less than five charter schools for the use of available classrooms for public preschool classrooms through June 30, 2019.  Makes an appropriation.  (SD1)

 

EDU, WAM

SB 2421, SD1

      (SSCR2165)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Establishes an interagency working group consisting of the chair of the senate committee on education, chair of the house of representatives committee on education, superintendent of education and comptroller, or their designees, and any other relevant parties.  Establishes an interagency working group consisting of the chair of the senate committee on education, chair of the house of representatives committee on education, superintendent of education and director of health, or their designees, and any other relevant parties.  Tasks both interagency working groups with discussing various issues relating to Act 51, Session Laws of Hawaii 2004.  Appropriates funds to the department of accounting and general services for additional positions on the islands of Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai.  Appropriates funds to the department of education to establish the interagency working groups and for two full-time equivalent (2.0 FTE) positions.  (SD1)

 

EDU, WAM

SB 2422, SD1

      (SSCR2219)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows department of education employees and agents to volunteer to administer epinephrine to a student in anaphylactic shock.  Requires proper instruction and training to every employee or agent who volunteers to administer glucagon or epinephrine by a qualified health care professional overseen by the department of health.  Requires a student's parent or guardian to provide the department of education with written authorization for epinephrine and to supply auto-injectable epinephrine supplies to administer the epinephrine.  Makes an appropriation for required instruction, training, and related expenses.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (SD1)

 

EDU/HTH, WAM

SB 2768, SD1

      (SSCR2311)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO KINDERGARTEN.

Makes kindergarten mandatory for a child who will be at least five years of age on July 31 of the school year.  Requires the department of education, in collaboration with the executive office on early learning, to develop a statewide kindergarten readiness program.  Establishes an individualized kindergarten readiness assessment system.  Makes an appropriation to the department of education.  (SD1)

 

EDU, WAM

SB 2399, SD1

      (SSCR2261)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Creates a geriatric research and technology park under the high technology development corporation.  Designates certain properties to be included in the park.  (SD1)

 

EGH/HMS, WAM

SB 2436, SD1

      (SSCR2259)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO COMMUNITY PLANNING.

Establishes the transit-oriented development advisory committee to make recommendations about sustainable development projects close to transit.  (SD1)

 

EGH/TIA/PSM, WAM

SB 2437, SD1

      (SSCR2260)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO TRANSIT.

Requires all state agencies within one-half mile of proposed rail stations to enter into memoranda of understanding with each other and convene working groups that include representatives of the Honolulu authority for rapid transportation.  Requires the working groups to submit annual reports to the legislature.  (SD1)

 

EGH/TIA/PSM, WAM

SB 2776, SD1

      (SSCR2262)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Requires the board of directors of the high technology development corporation to create a film and media park.  Designates certain properties to be included in the park.  (SD1)

 

EGH, WAM

SB 3027, SD1

      (SSCR2384)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Allows the energy resources coordinator and governor to designate areas as energy zones.  Provides a state business tax credit to qualifying businesses in energy zones.  Takes effect 7/1/2050.  (SD1)

 

EGH/ENE, WAM

SB 3054, SD1

      (SSCR2253)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Requires the board of directors of the high technology development corporation to create a public safety technology park.  Designates certain properties to be included in the park.  (SD1)

 

EGH/PSM, WAM

SB 3066, SD1

      (SSCR2263)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE FINANCE INITIATIVE.

Establishes the public-private finance initiative (PPIA).  Requires the PPIA to initiate a pilot project.  Appropriates funds for the PPIA.  Repeals on 07/01/2018.  (SD1)

 

EGH/WTL, WAM

SB 3082, SD1

      (SSCR2258)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes an income tax credit for taxpayers who incur certain expenses for manufacturing products in Hawaii.  Takes effect 7/1/2050.  Repeals 1/1/2023.  (SD1)

 

EGH, WAM

SB 2196, SD1

      (SSCR2216)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Re-establishes the energy systems development special fund, which was repealed on June 30, 2013.  Increases the amount of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax to be deposited into the environmental response revolving fund, energy security special fund, and agricultural development and food security special fund.  Extends the repeal of various allocations of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax from June 30, 2015, to June 30, 2030.  (SD1)

 

ENE/AGL, WAM

SB 2702, SD1

      (SSCR2340)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECTS ON OAHU.

Extends the authorization of the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC, for the purpose of design and construction of a seawater air conditioning district cooling system in downtown Honolulu, for an additional five years.  Effective June 29, 2014.  (SD1)

 

ENE, WAM

 

 

 

 

Decision making meeting only, no public testimony will be accepted.

 

Persons wishing to offer comments may do so 24 hours prior to the hearing.

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator David Y. Ige

Chair