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:

Thursday, April 2, 2015

TIME:

3:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 101, SD1

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO THE BUDGET.

Proposed HD1: Repeals the Hawaii Tobacco Settlement Special Fund. Appropriates general fund revenues to various programs supported by Hawaii Tobacco Settlement funds.

 

FIN

 

 

 

SB 1297, SD1

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF TAX REVENUES.

Proposed HD1: Specifies that cigarette tax and tobacco tax law distributions shall be realizations of the general fund after July 1, 2015. Appropriates funds.

 

FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HDCopies of the proposed House Drafts are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

SB 555, SD1

(SSCR645)

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Increases the refundable food/excise tax credit. Repeals credit for individual taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes of $30,000 or above. Repeals residency requirement. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2015.

 

FIN

SB 1066, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1128)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT.

Updates the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act to reflect requirements of the Hague Convention of the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. Provides procedures for registration, recognition, enforcement, and modifications of support orders from countries that are parties to the Convention.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

SB 64, SD3

(HSCR1173)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Makes appropriations for positions and the continued implementation of the preschool open doors program and for subsidies for the program. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

SB 979, SD2

(HSCR1020)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH.

Requires the office of youth services to coordinate a safe places for youth pilot program until 6/30/2021 to establish a network of safe places where youth in crisis can access safety and services. Establishes the position of safe places for youth program coordinator. Allows youth in crisis who are at least 14 but under 18 years of age to consent to services in the safe places program under certain circumstances. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 912, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1022)

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Provides for an annual inflationary adjustment to long-term care facility prospective reimbursement rates for care provided to Medicaid recipients.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 1221, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1177)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Education to consult with the Department of Health and the American Diabetes Association to develop and adopt rules for the training of school employees and qualified volunteers to provide care to students with diabetes. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

SB 964, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1166)

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Appropriates funds for the Kupuna Care Program and an Aging and Disability Resource Center. Requires appointment of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Services Coordinator no later than July 1, 2017. Appropriates funds for the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Services Coordinator, fall prevention and early detection services for the elderly, the Healthy Aging Partnership Program, and an Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Public Awareness Campaign.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

SB 961, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1198)

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.

Amends hearing requirements for petitions for assisted community treatment, including for deadlines, notice, court-appointed counsel, and examinations. Requires treating providers to provide information for purposes of the Department of Health's annual report.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 682, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1233)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Establishes a system of medical marijuana dispensaries and production centers. Requires that the number of licensed dispensaries and production centers increase gradually over an initial phase-in period.  Prohibits counties from enacting zoning regulations that discriminate against licensed dispensaries and production centers. Allows a qualifying patient, primary caregiver, or an owner or employee of a medical marijuana production center or dispensary to transport medical marijuana in any public place, under certain conditions. Replaces the requirement that a certifying physician be the qualifying patient's primary care physician with a requirement that the physician have a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the qualifying patient. Prohibits primary caregivers from cultivating medical marijuana after 6/30/2018, subject to certain exceptions. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT/JUD, 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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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