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 9, 2015

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 1211, SD1

(HSCR1072)

Status

RELATING TO THE MAJOR DISASTER FUND.

Increases the expenditure ceiling on major disaster fund moneys. Requires the adjutant general to report any allotment of fund moneys or any expenditure of fund moneys to the legislature within one month of the allotment or expenditure. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

PBS, FIN

SB 521, SD1

(HSCR1092)

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO WAIMEA NUI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds up to $45,000,000 to Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation, a private not-for-profit corporation, for the planning, acquisition, and construction of agriculture, renewable energy, and educational facilities.

 

WAL, FIN

SB 325, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1133)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Makes comprehensive changes affecting the University of Hawaii System. Appropriates funds.

 

 

HED, FIN

SB 113, SD2

(HSCR1069)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the Hawaii state loan repayment program. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HED, FIN

SB 661, SD2

(HSCR1138)

Status

RELATING TO UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS TEST SITES.

Establishes the Hawaii unmanned aerial systems test site chief operating officer position to, among other things, serve on the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Range Complex management team. Establishes an advisory board to oversee and manage unmanned aerial systems test site operations. Appropriates funds to staff and operate Hawaii's unmanned aerial systems test site activities. Takes effect on 7/1/2050.

 

EDB, FIN

SB 475, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1099)

Status

RELATING TO OPEN GOVERNMENT.

Allows the electronic mailing of meeting notices; requires the posting of the notice on the state or appropriate county's electronic calendar; and clarifies potential posting disputes. Adds emergency meetings to the public meeting notice requirements.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 652, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1087)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Requires a public agency board to report any discussion or final action taken during an executive meeting; provided that such disclosure is not inconsistent with the purpose of convening the executive meeting, but giving the board discretion to maintain confidentiality.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 423, SD1

(HSCR1011)

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. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 524, SD2

(HSCR1086)

Status

MAKING A GRANT TO THE HAWAII COUNTY OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.

Appropriates funds as a grant-in-aid to the county of Hawaii office of the prosecuting attorney for the career criminal prosecution unit and victim witness assistance program. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 1305, SD1

(HSCR1012)

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. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 1036, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1213)

Status

RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT.

Establishes within the Department of Health a working group to address publicly-funded substance abuse treatment services. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 304, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1168)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes the Hawaii Maternal Mortality Review Panel within the Department of Health to conduct a comprehensive review of maternal deaths that have occurred in the State.

HLT, FIN

SB 1150, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1124)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Extends the sunset provision relating to the tax on naphtha fuel sold for use in a power-generating facility for an additional three years.

 

EEP, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair