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:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

TIME:

11:02 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 1355

Status

RELATING TO FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Establishes a commission within the department of taxation to review and make recommendations on expenditures, revenue enhancement, and tax policy.

 

FIN

HB 2415

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Repeals the Kapolei recreational sports complex special fund, reclassifies the prepaid airport use charge fund to a trust fund, and abolishes the photo enforcement revolving fund. Transfers the remaining unencumbered balances to the general fund.

 

FIN

HB 2465

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Repeals and transfers the unencumbered balances of various non-general funds and accounts recommended by the auditor in auditor's report no. 15-19. Amends the revenue sources of the spouse and child abuse special account.

 

FIN

HB 2466

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Repeals and transfers the unencumbered balances of various non-general funds and accounts and amends the revenue source of the domestic violence and sexual assault special fund as recommended by the auditor in auditor's report no. 15-17.

 

FIN

HB 1684, HD1

(HSCR279-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.

Exempts from bidding requirements for concessions or space on public property set aside for the operations of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority.

 

FIN

HB 2166

Status

RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.

Expands the low income-household renter's credit based on adjusted gross income, filing status, and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2016.

 

FIN

HB 1545

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Ends the general excise tax and use tax exemptions for amounts received as rent for the rental or leasing of aircraft or aircraft engines used by lessees or renters for the interstate transportation of passengers and goods on December 31, 2017.

 

FIN

HB 2006

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Classifies as hybrid members under the ERS, persons serving as judges on or after 7/1/2016.

 

FIN

HB 1473

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Amends the permitted uses of campaign funds to include contributions to other candidate committees.

 

FIN

HB 2066, HD1

(HSCR510-16)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FUNDS.

Limits the amount of campaign funds that may be spent by an elected official on memberships in civic or community groups or on protocol gifts to twice the allowable individual contribution amount.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2156, HD1

(HSCR143-16)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Replaces the Hawaii Election Campaign Fund with the general revenues of the State as the funding source for the operating expenses of the Campaign Spending Commission. Appropriates moneys to the Commission for operating expenses.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2247

(HSCR150-16)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENTAL TRAVEL.

Requires the State and counties to pay the approved travel costs of their officers and employees directly to vendors or by cash advance to the officer or employee, unless otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1046, HD1

(HSCR411-16)

Status

RELATING TO WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT.

Provides compensation and expungement of conviction to persons who can demonstrate they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned when actually innocent.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2460, HD1

(HSCR250-16)

Status

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Establishes a State Law Enforcement Training Academy within the Department of Public Safety to train all candidates for law enforcement positions in the State. Appropriates funds.

 

 

PBS, FIN

HB 2403

(HSCR529-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD.

Amends the composition of the medical advisory board.

 

 

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2484

(HSCR533-16)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Requires the Department of Transportation to conduct a study identifying traffic problems on and near the H-1 Freeway.

 

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2221, HD1

(HSCR608-16)

Status

RELATING TO PARKING.

Establishes fines beginning January 1, 2017, for owners of parking facilities with at least one hundred parking spaces that do not provide at least one parking space equipped with a charging system exclusively for electric vehicles. Allows for a warning prior to being fined for a first violation.

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 2080, HD1

(HSCR558-16)

Status

RELATING TO FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Includes fuel cell electric vehicles in the definition of electric vehicles for purposes of parking exemptions, HOV lane use, registration, and required parking spaces in places of public accommodation. Grants procurement priority for fuel cell electric vehicles for state and county vehicle purchases.

 

TRN, EEP, FIN

HB 2348, HD2

(HSCR474-16)

Status

RELATING TO PERMANENT EXEMPT POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Restores the permanently exempt second deputy director position for the Department of Human Services. Establishes a secretary, community/project development director, and policy director positions. Exempts the community/project development director and policy director from civil service status. Appropriates funds for the newly established positions.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 1787, HD2

(HSCR484-16)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates and appropriates funds for Erin's Law Task Force to review policies, programs, and curricula for educating public school students about sexual abuse prevention, and report recommendations for the establishment of a program to educate public school children on sexual abuse prevention through age-appropriate curricula.

 

HUS/EDN, LMG, FIN

HB 2163, HD1

(HSCR145-16)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH GANGS.

Appropriates moneys to fund operational costs to provide therapeutic prevention and mental health programs for high risk youth.

 

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1987, HD1

(HSCR609-16)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH GANGS.

Appropriates funds for the development of prevention and intervention services and programs statewide for youth at risk, and to monitor gang activities and establish new gang prevention strategies and projects.

 

HUS/EDN, JUD, FIN

HB 1516

(HSCR487-16)

Status

RELATING TO ASSESSMENT OF THE INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN FEE AGAINST CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS.

Clarifies that the internet crimes against children fee is to be assessed against every defendant who is convicted of a misdemeanor or felony regardless of the nature of the offense.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair