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 8, 2015

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 100, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1026)

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS.

Corrects a statement in the 2014 Act that reduced the appropriation for the joint investment study of the employees' retirement system and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1011, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1187)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Repeals provision providing that arbitration shall not be available to resolve disputes regarding EUTF contributions by State and counties. Amends the selection of the neutral third member of the arbitration panel. Effective 3/15/2038.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 1146, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1132)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

Requires the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to submit to the Legislature a program performance report for each fiscal quarter showing a comparison of actual revenues and expenditures versus budgeted revenues and expenditures. Extends the University of Hawaii's authority for independent fiscal management and oversight for one additional year.

 

HED, FIN

SB 160, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1134)

Status

RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Repeals various non-general funds and accounts and transfers the unencumbered balances to the general fund. Reclassifies certain special funds as revolving funds. Establishes the University of Hawaii Quasi-endowment Trust Fund. Makes conforming amendments.

HED, FIN

SB 387, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1183)

Status

RELATING TO AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT.

Establishes an affirmative consent task force to review and make recommendations on the University of Hawaii's executive policy on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

 

HED, JUD, FIN

SB 703, SD1

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.

Proposed HD1: Exempt contracts for the extraction and capture of methane generated from municipal waste from the procurement code.

 

 

EEP,FIN

SB 1260

(HSCR1034)

Status

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

Mandates the recommendations made by the office of the auditor to the department of health regarding advance disposal fee glass containers and glass recycling. Requires the department of health to report on its implementation of the recommendations to the legislature.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1049, SD1

(HSCR1083)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING.

Prohibits the approval of an electronic device manufacturer's recycling plan that provides only a mail-back option for the collection, transportation, and recycling of a manufacturer's covered electronic device. Authorizes the approval of an electronic device manufacturer's recycling plan if a manufacturer of exclusively mobile covered electronic devices whose products are voluntarily accepted at no charge by at least fifty retail locations in the State submits a recycling plan to documents these locations. Takes effect on 1/1/2016.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 878, SD1

(HSCR1081)

Status

RELATING TO WASTEWATER.

Authorizes the counties to approve the installation and use of composting toilets in areas that are inaccessible to municipal wastewater systems. Defines "composting toilets".

 

EEP, FIN

SB 349, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1228)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a renewable fuels production tax credit and repeals the ethanol facility tax credit. Allows qualifying taxpayers to claim a refundable income tax credit equal to 20 cents per seventy six thousand British thermal units of qualifying renewable fuel, capped at $3,000,000 per year for up to five years. Caps the credit at $12,000,000 per year in aggregate. Requires DBEDT to certify all tax credits and submit a report regarding the production and sale of qualifying renewable fuels to the governor and legislature each year. Directs DOTAX to create forms for the tax credit. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2015.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1050, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1226)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires electric utilities to file proposed community-based renewable energy tariffs with the public utilities commission by October 1, 2015. Authorizes ratepayer participation in eligible community-based renewable energy projects.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1096, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1218)

Status

RELATING TO ON-BILL PROGRAMS.

Exempts electric utilities acting as billing and collections agents for an on-bill program from various state taxes and state laws regulating financial institutions, escrow depositories, or collection agencies.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1047, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1100)

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PELATRON Q, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Pelatron Q, LLC, with the development of waste-to-energy power plants in Hawaii.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1042, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1122)

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR SUNSTRONG LLC, A RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPER SERVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN PROVIDING ELECTRIC ENERGY.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to SunStrong LLC, a renewable energy developer, for the provision of electric energy and installation of renewable energy projects in Hawaii.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1214, HD1

(HSCR1229)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED, AND HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Limited, and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. Requires electric utilities to unbundle customer rates and charges to be eligible to receive financing assistance through SPRBs.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 284, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1225)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Allocates $         of transient accommodations tax revenues to the Turtle Bay conservation easement special fund. Authorizes the B&F to issue $         in reimbursable general obligation bonds and to use the proceeds to acquire a conservation easement in Turtle Bay, Oahu. Requires the B&F to transfer the conservation easement to the DLNR. Allocates transient accommodations tax revenues of $         annually to the B&F to reimburse to the state general fund the debt service on the reimbursement general obligation bonds and ongoing expenses related to the bonds. Requires the Office of Planning to investigate acquiring lands owned by Dole Food Company, Inc.

 

WAL, FIN

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

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair