HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 27, 2015

TIME:

1:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D† A G E N D A #† 2

 

HB1198 added to agenda

 

HB 896, HD1

(HSCR398)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 26

(HSCR2)

Status

RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF TRUSTEES.

Clarifies how trustees shall be compensated.†

 

 

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1198

(HSCR268)

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE HONOLULU FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER.

Appropriates funds to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the Honolulu Family Justice Center; provided that the City and County of Honolulu provides matching funds on a 1:1 basis.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 211

(HSCR238)

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE HONOLULU FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER.

Appropriates moneys to the department of the prosecuting attorney of the city and county of Honolulu for the Honolulu family justice center.

 

 

JUD, FIN

HB 210

(HSCR258)

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.

Appropriates moneys to the department of the prosecuting attorney of the city and county of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit and victim witness assistance program.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 158

(HSCR356)

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.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 414

(HSCR260)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO THE COUNTY OF KAUAI OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.

Appropriates funds to the County of Kauai, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, for the Career Criminal Prosecution Unit and Victim Witness Assistance Program.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1404

(HSCR259)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII COUNTY OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.

Appropriates funds to the county of Hawaii office of the prosecuting attorney for the career criminal prosecution unit and victim witness assistance program.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 58, HD1

(HSCR395)

Status

RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.

Establishes the Hawaii hope card program within the Department of the Attorney General to issue hope cards upon request to those holding a long term protective order, with specified relevant information about the protective orders and all covered parties. †Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1185

(HSCR368)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII, SECTION 13, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO AMEND THE TIMING OF MATURATION FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.

Proposes to amend the State Constitution by requiring the first principal installment of general obligation bonds and reimbursable general obligation bonds to mature not later than one year from the date of issuance.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 213

(HSCR61)

Status

RELATING TO JURY DUTY.

Provides for the payment of bus fare to jurors and prospective jurors as an alternative to the mileage fee.

 

 

JUD, FIN

HB 792, HD1

(HSCR266)

Status

RELATING TO EVIDENCE.

Amends the Hawaii Rules of Evidence to authorize nonresident property crime victims to testify in misdemeanor or petty misdemeanor property criminal proceedings by a live two-way video connection.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 346

(HSCR58)

Status

RELATING TO THE CIVIL PROCESS.

Increases service of process fees.

 

 

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1491, HD1

(HSCR561)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Requires noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures to report whether their contributors of $10,000 or more are subject to disclosure reporting requirements and provide information about the contributorís funding sources.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 376, HD1

(HSCR192)

Status

RELATING TO THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER.

Specifies that the Chief Election Officer is an at-will employee.† Requires a performance evaluation of the Chief Election Officer after a general election.† Requires a public hearing on the Chief Election Officer's performance for purposes of considering reappointment.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 401, HD1

(HSCR240)

Status

RELATING TO VOTING.

Provides that all applicants for a new or renewed driver's license, provisional license, instructional permit, or civil identification card must either clearly decline to register to vote or fill out the voter affidavit on their application before their application can be processed.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 612, HD1

(HSCR358)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Prohibits disclosure of votes cast in a postponed election.† Authorizes discretionary withholding of election results unrelated to postponement.† Clarifies Governor's emergency postponement authority.† Limits postponement period to seven days after an election.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 124, HD1

(HSCR563)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Beginning with the primary election in 2016, requires the office of elections to implement elections by mail in a county with a population less than 100,000.† In 2018, elections by mail will be held in one or more counties of similar size.† Thereafter requires all federal, state, and county primary, special primary, general, special general, and special elections to be conducted by mail.† Establishes voter service centers for the counties and islands, in lieu of traditional polling places.† Requires voter service centers to provide services such as voter registration.† Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 148, HD1

(HSCR397)

Status

RELATING TO WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT.

Provides compensation and services to persons who can demonstrate they were wrongfully convicted of a crime and imprisoned.

 

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1025, HD1

(HSCR197)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the HHFDC Board of Directors to set the salary of its Executive Director.† Requires the Board to consider altering the Executive Director's benefits package in exchange for a salary that exceeds that of civil service employees.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 278, HD1

(HSCR23)

Status

RELATING TO THE DWELLING UNIT REVOLVING FUND.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, upon request by a county, to establish and operate for the county, a county affordable housing subaccount within the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 283, HD1

(HSCR241)

Status

RELATING TO A GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTION FOR MIXED-USE HOUSING PROJECTS.

Establishes an exemption from general excise taxes for the development of mixed-use projects incorporating affordable housing units on state or county lands.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 766, HD1

(HSCR195)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Makes an appropriation for the construction of micro apartment housing units.

 

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1354, HD1

(HSCR242)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds to several state agencies for the purposes of improving and increasing the existing public housing stock in the State.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 827, HD2

(HSCR360)

Status

RELATING TO A MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL PROJECT.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and the appropriation of funds for plans, design, and construction of a juvenile services center as part of a mixed-use residential project at 902 Alder Street.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 277, HD1

(HSCR34)

Status

RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE.

Allows counties to use community facilities districts as a method for repayment of infrastructure development loans administered by the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to help support infrastructure for affordable housing developments.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 768, HD2

(HSCR401)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Expands the Hawaii Public Housing Authority's power to dispose of property seized, abandoned, or remaining upon eviction in and at public housing projects, elder or elderly housing, or state low-income housing projects.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 1314, HD1

(HSCR198)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes the emergency home relocation special fund to assist persons dispossessed of their homes as a result of a natural disaster.† Appropriates moneys.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 142, HD1

(HSCR574)

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Extends the sunset date for provisions for affordable housing credits for affordable housing developed on Hawaiian home lands to July 1, 2021.

 

HSG, OMH, FIN

HB 345, HD1

(HSCR372)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Imposes a conveyance tax on the conveyance of a controlling interest of an entity that has an interest in real property in the State.† Applies to conveyances occurring after June 30, 2015.

 

HSG, 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.†

 

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.

 

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

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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.† 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.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair