HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 2741, HD1

(HSCR285-16)

Status

RELATING TO MILITARY IN THE ARTS.

Appropriates moneys for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to establish an Arts in the Military Program.

 

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1807, HD1

(HSCR463-16)

Status

RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE.

Authorizes reserve and national guard members to receive paid military leave while on inactive-duty training.

 

VMI, LAB, FIN

HB 2491, HD1

(HSCR284-16)

Status

RELATING TO VIETNAM WAR COMMEMORATION.

Appropriates funds for programs, ceremonies, and activities commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

 

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2489

(HSCR476-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

Appropriates funds for the establishment of a veterans services counselor IV position within the Office of Veterans' Services to assist all veterans, with a primary focus on female veterans.

 

VMI, LAB, FIN

HB 1736

(HSCR334-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

Renames the Kona International Airport as the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport.

 

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2199

(HSCR246-16)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a Transit Oriented Development Authority within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to oversee and manage development of infrastructure on state lands within one-quarter mile radius of rail stations.

 

TRN/WAL, FIN

HB 2115, HD1

(HSCR492-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS ACT.

Provides authority to plan for the management and disposition of digital assets.

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

HB 2319

(HSCR635-16)

Status

RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS.

Clarifies chapter 489D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requirements for money transmitter licensee change in control application, including requirement for criminal background check of persons who will assume control of the licensee. Updates reference to federal Regulation E.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2326

(HSCR637-16)

Status

RELATING TO MORTGAGE RESCUE FRAUD.

Harmonizes Hawaii's Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act with the Federal Trade Commission's Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule. Provides technical amendments.

 

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1851

(HSCR261-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Requires at least one of the three members of the public utilities commission to be a resident of a county other than the city and county of Honolulu and receive per diem compensation. Allows a commissioner to attend by teleconference or videoconference a public hearing of the commission, including allowing a commissioner who resides on an island other than Oahu to attend a public hearing of the commission held on Oahu and a commissioner residing on the island of Oahu to attend a public hearing of the commission held on an island other than Oahu, by teleconference or videoconference.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1595, HD1

(HSCR485-16)

Status

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY.

Establishes the Remote Testimony Task Force to develop procedures for the public to testify remotely via the Internet during legislative proceedings. Requires a report.

 

LMG, FIN

HB 2389

(HSCR299-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT MAXIMIZATION SPECIAL FUND.

Allows the use of the Federal Reimbursement Maximization Special Fund for corrections workforce recruitment and retention.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 2388, HD2

(HSCR618-16)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Exempts the State from environmental impact statement or assessment requirements for a jail facility on an existing parcel of the Halawa Correctional Facility. Clarifies governor's authority to contract for construction of correctional facilities. Appropriates funds for a new Oahu Community Correctional Center and relocating Maui Community Correctional Center. Requires a feasibility report on development of Oahu Community Correctional Center land.

 

PBS, EEP/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.

 

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.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

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