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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 1118, SD1

(HSCR1120)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR HAZARD EVALUATION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE PREPAREDNESS.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the Department of Health to support public health and environmental hazard evaluation and emergency response preparedness.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1117, SD2

(HSCR1094)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 1107, HD1

(HSCR946)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR GENERAL ASSISTANCE.

Makes an emergency appropriation from the general revenues of the State of Hawaii for fiscal year 2014-2015 to address the budget shortfall for the general support for the general assistance program (HMS 204) in the Department of Human Services. Effective upon approval.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 1106, SD2

(HSCR1021)

Status

RELATING TO THE MEDICAID MANAGED CARE PROGRAM.

Amends the QUEST and QUEST Expanded Access references in the Hawaii Revised Statutes to remove language that refers to specific programs and replace it with "medicaid managed care". Authorizes all medicaid managed care health plans to subject prescription drugs for conditions covered in section 346-352, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to prior authorization procedures.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 1076, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1157)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Authorizes and appropriates funds for collective bargaining cost items for bargaining unit (14) and its excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015-‑2017.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1077, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1158)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Authorizes and appropriates funds for collective bargaining cost items for Bargaining Unit (2) and its excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015‑-2017.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1078, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1159)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Authorizes and appropriates funds for collective bargaining cost items for Bargaining Unit (3) and its excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015-‑2017.

LAB, FIN

SB 1079, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1160)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for unit (4) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015-‑2017.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1080, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1161)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (5) and its excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015-‑2017.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1081, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1162)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Authorizes and appropriates funds for collective bargaining cost items for bargaining unit (10) and its excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015-‑2017.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1082, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1163)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Authorizes and appropriates for collective bargaining cost items for bargaining unit (11) and its excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015-‑2017.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1083, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1164)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Authorizes and appropriates funds for collective bargaining cost items for bargaining unit (8) and its excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative, for fiscal biennium 2015-‑2017.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1084, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1165)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for unit (9) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015‑-2017.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1090, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1032)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Requires State and counties to furnish payroll and personnel transaction information to the Employees' Retirement System in the required format. Requires the State or county to pay to the system in a lump sum at the beginning of the fiscal year the amount equal to the employer contributions payable by the department or agency, if a department or agency fails to provide the information in the required format. Requires unpaid amounts to bear interest. Requires the Employees' Retirement System to submit annual progress reports.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1074, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1029)

Status

RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.

Requires the office of planning to review and propose updates to the State Planning Act and submit a written report to the legislature. Makes an appropriation.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 139, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1027)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE EXEMPTIONS.

Amends language to require each director of central personnel agency for a jurisdiction to review state civil service positions exempted under section 76-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, on or after July 1, 2002, and prior to July 1, 2014, to determine whether the positions should continue to be exempt. Amends the positions that are exempt from civil service. Requires the Director of Human Resources Development to submit a report to the legislature.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1177, SD1

(HSCR926)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.

Makes an appropriation for the establishment of four full-time equivalent positions (4.0 FTE) with the Hawaii state foundation on culture and the arts.

 

VMI, FIN

SB 559, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1105)

Status

RELATING TO THE MILITARY.

Establishes and funds a Military Affairs Advisor position who reports directly to the Governor and an Assistant Military Affairs Advisor position in the Department of Defense.

 

VMI, FIN

SB 181, SD1

(HSCR1114)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Allows the department of education to continue, until June 30, 2020, awarding high school diplomas to qualified veterans who did not receive a high school diploma as a result of compulsory induction into active service in the armed services of the United States or any person whose high school education was interrupted due to wartime practices such as internment during World War II.

 

VMI, EDN, FIN

SB 1101, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1150)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Extends the availability of the exemption from state civil service for persons hired or contracted by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to repair and maintain vacant housing units.

 

HSG, LAB, FIN

SB 971, SD1, HD1

(HSCR931)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Ensures that certain eligible housing projects will remain affordable for certain minimum periods in order to be certified for exemption from general excise taxes.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 974, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1091)

Status

RELATING TO THE RENTAL HOUSING TRUST FUND.

Authorizes the Rental Housing Trust Fund to be used for spaces for public uses within mixed-use residential developments in which the residential component is the primary use and qualifies as an eligible rental housing project.

 

HSG, WAL, 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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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