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:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

HB 2458, HD1

(HSCR462-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Establishes a general excise tax at the wholesale rate of one-half of one per cent for the gross proceeds or income from all products produced by Hawaiian loko ia.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 2750, HD1

(HSCR461-16)

Status

RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIANS.

Establishes the Native Hawaiian Housing Task Force, administratively attached to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, to identify duplicative services and improve efficiency in providing housing-related services to Native Hawaiians. Requires a report. Makes an appropriation.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 2037, HD1

(HSCR286-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS.

Appropriates moneys to the DLNR to host the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress meeting at the Hawaii Convention Center on September 1-10, 2016.

 

WAL, TOU, FIN

HB 2721, HD1

(HSCR369-16)

Status

RELATING TO LIPOA POINT.

Requires DLNR to implement a management plan for Lipoa point on Maui. Appropriates funds.

 

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1749

(HSCR291-16)

Status

RELATING TO WATER MANAGEMENT.

Amends the goals of the Hawaii water plan to include the one hundred per cent utilization of reclaimed water in all State and county facilities.

 

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1750

(HSCR290-16)

Status

RELATING TO WATER MANAGEMENT.

Requires the State and counties to consider stormwater management in the development of the Hawaii water resource protection plan.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1847, HD1

(HSCR289-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT AUTHORITY.

Establishes the Sports and Entertainment Authority to coordinate and develop a thriving entertainment and sports industry in the State, including oversight of the stadium and attracting local, national and international events, as well as developing state-of-the-art facilities for the benefit of professional, amateur and youth athletes. Establishes the Sports and Entertainment Authority Special Fund. Repeals the Stadium Authority and transfers jurisdiction over stadiums and related facilities and the Kapolei recreational sports complex to the sports and entertainment authority. Appropriates funds.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 2229, HD1

(HSCR395-16)

Status

RELATING TO SPORTS.

Establishes the Hawaii Sports Task Force to plan and coordinate efforts to keep the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, to secure Hawaii as a host site for a National Football League pre-season game, world-title soccer tournaments, mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments and other international sporting events at Aloha Stadium, and to secure and maintain Hawaii as a host site for other sporting and sports entertainment events statewide. Establishes the Hawaii Sports Task Force to plan and coordinate efforts aimed at the promotion and growth of the State's sports entertainment and event hosting industry.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2543, HD1

(HSCR552-16)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND.

Makes permanent the provisions of Act 264, SLH 2013, which requires the State and the counties to take action within sixty days for broadband-related permit applications, requires the State to take action within one hundred forty-five days for use applications for broadband facilities within the conservation district, establishes other requirements regarding broadband-related permits, and subjects weight load for utility poles to capacities established by the FCC and PUC.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2646, HD1

(HSCR573-16)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Creates a permanent fuel tank advisory committee to study and monitor fuel tank leak issues.

 

 

EEP, WAL, FIN

HB 2648, HD1

(HSCR560-16)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD WASTE DISPOSAL.

Requires commercial entities that generate over one ton of commercial food waste annually to reduce such waste to zero by January 1, 2025. Establishes an advisory committee to evaluate solid waste infrastructure needs. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2749, HD2

(HSCR545-16)

Status

RELATING TO WASTE.

Establishes a Sewage Runoff and Infrastructure Review Task Force in DOH to examine the extent of sewage runoff and sewage infrastructure in each county. Makes an appropriation for the task force.

 

EEP, HLT, FIN

HB 2085, HD1

(HSCR620-16)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate Hawaii's dependence on imported fossil fuels for electrical generation and ground transportation by 2045.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2649, HD1

(HSCR549-16)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the PUC to establish performance incentive mechanisms that directly tie electric utility revenues to the utility's achievement on performance metrics. Effective upon approval, but allows PUC to delay implementation until no later than January 1, 2020.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2569, HD1

(HSCR577-16)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires DOE to: (1) Establish a goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by January 1, 2035; (2) Establish microgrid pilot projects at public schools that also serve as emergency shelters; and (3) Expedite the cooling of all public school classrooms. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and the use of funds from the Green Infrastructure Loan Program to implement cooling measures in public school classrooms.

 

EEP, EDN, FIN

HB 2416

(HSCR653-16)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Repeals chapter 201N, HRS, relating to the REFSP. Deposits proceeds in the renewable energy facility siting special fund into the general fund.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2227, HD2

(HSCR465-16)

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Appropriates funds to continue the operations of the Statewide Language Access Resource Center and Multilingual Website Pilot Project within the Office of Language Access.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 1111, HD1

(HSCR490-16)

Status

RELATING TO RECORDS OF THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to set rates for copies of records that are protected from the disclosure requirements of Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Establishes rates for copies of medical records at the actual cost of preparation within minimum and maximum rates.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 1897, HD1

(HSCR505-16)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE OF HEALTH SCREENINGS.

Ensures insurance coverage for sexually transmitted disease screenings, including screenings for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1757, HD1

(HSCR204-16)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes a pharmacy to provide a customized patient medication package to any patient of an institutional facility or any member of the general public, subject to certain conditions.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2478

(HSCR235-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SECTION 1332 STATE INNOVATION WAIVER.

Authorizes the State to submit and implement a waiver from certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

 

HLT/LAB, FIN

HB 1878, HD1

(HSCR383-16)

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Appropriates funds for the Kupuna Care Program, Aging and Disability Resource Center, fall prevention and early detection services for the elderly, the Healthy Aging Partnership Program, an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator position, and an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia public awareness program.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2707, HD1

(HSCR664-16)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Establishes the medical marijuana advisory commission. Amends various definitions and provisions relating to medical marijuana dispensary operations, paraphernalia, and testing. Provides that advanced practice registered nurses may certify patients for medical marijuana use. Excludes dispensaries from enterprise zone tax exemptions. Excludes medical marijuana from certain federal tax provisions. Provides that certain University of Hawaii branches may conduct marijuana-related testing and research. Effective 07/01/2070.

 

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.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair