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:

Thursday, March 3, 2016

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2317

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.

Makes a general fund appropriation of $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2016‑2017 to further capitalize the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund.

 

FIN

HB 1096, HD1

(HSCR103-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.

Specifies that mortgage loan originator companies shall be open for business to the public during posted business hours, which at a minimum shall be offered within regular business hours.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2727

(HSCR124-16)

Status

RELATING TO MOVIE THEATERS.

Requires a public accommodation that owns, leases, leases to, or operates a motion picture theater in more than two locations in the State to provide open movie captioning during at least two showings per week of each motion picture that is produced and offered with open movie captioning. Requires a public accommodation that owns, leases, leases to, or operates a motion picture theater in the State to provide, upon request, audio description of any motion picture that is produced and offered with audio description.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2042, HD1

(HSCR559-16)

Status

RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.

Creates a refundable residential water conservation system cost tax credit for newly constructed systems beginning January 1, 2017.

 

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2076, HD2

(HSCR555-16)

Status

RELATING TO WHEELING.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish policies and rules for the implementation of retail wheeling. Requires the Commission to report on the status of the implementation of retail wheeling annually until the implementation is complete.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2570, HD1

(HSCR501-16)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY MODERNIZATION.

Prohibits counties from requiring buildings served by a microgrid to be connected to an otherwise available source of electrical power. Excludes microgrids from being regulated as public utilities.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2240, HD1

(HSCR526-16)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Establishes the University of Hawaii green special fund within UH to reduce energy consumption and costs. Requires University of Hawaii to submit annual report to legislature.

 

HED, FIN

HB 1613, HD1

(HSCR630-16)

Status

RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.

Grants tuition waivers to students at the community colleges who meet certain criteria. Initiates the waiver program as a pilot program in a county with a population of less than 100,000.

 

HED, FIN

HB 1874, HD1

(HSCR198-16)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates moneys for FY 2016-2017 for a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, rapid response emergency medical services unit for the County of Kauai.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2717

(HSCR540-16)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

Requires the Director of Human Services to apply annual cost of living increases to the income and asset thresholds for medicaid eligibility.

 

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1932, HD1

(HSCR600-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Ensures the legislature fulfills its responsibility under article XII, section 1, of the state constitution by appropriating sufficient general funds for reimbursement of administration and operating expenses of the department of Hawaiian home lands for fiscal year 2016.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 2086, HD1

(HSCR530-16)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Amends the statewide transportation plan to include bicycle facilities as part of the transportation system components. Requires the Department of Transportation to develop a survey on travel behavior. Requires each county to develop transportation mode sharing plans and to update these plans every five years beginning in 2025.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1669, HD1

(HSCR496-16)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Redefines "peer review" to include reviews done by out-of-state public accountancy licensees. Increases deadlines for filing of peer review compliance reporting forms and appealing certain ratings from 10 days to 30 calendar days. Allows members of the public accountancy peer review oversight committee to be reimbursed for expenses. Protects the members from civil liability for actions done in furtherance of the purposes of the committee. Defines the term "Hawaii attest work".

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

HB 2289, HD1

(HSCR396-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Amends the definition of "community-based organization." Amends the qualifications for community-based economic development grants to include technical assistance to community-based organizations. Reduces the number of community-based economic development advisory council members from twelve to nine. Updates non-discrimination language. Appropriates funds to the Hawaii community-based economic development revolving fund. Effective February 19, 2022.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2607, HD1

(HSCR445-16)

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PQ ENERGY LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist PQ Energy LLC and special purpose entities to be formed by it with the development and construction of renewable energy plants within the State of Hawaii.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1559, HD1

(HSCR659-16)

Status

RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.

Restricts asset forfeitures to cases involving the commission of a covered misdemeanor or felony offense. Repeals administrative forfeiture proceedings. Requires the agency to pay for safe and secure storage of the seized property until the completion of the forfeiture proceeding or final disposition of the property. Provides that the property is forfeited only when the property owner has been convicted of a underlying felony or misdemeanor covered offense.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1228, HD1

(HSCR581-16)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER LEADERS.

Requires the Department of Education to provide a bonus of $2,500 to teachers who meet all of the requirements to add the teacher leader field to their existing teaching license.

 

LAB, EDN, FIN

HB 2313

(HSCR110-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Preserves the Employees' Retirement System's use and control of unclaimed member contributions and benefit payments.

 

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2353, HD1

(HSCR367-16)

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE.

Restores the second civil-service exempt deputy director position for the Department of Human Services. For a period of one-year, provides a civil service exemption for various positions in the Department of Human Services, Department of Public Safety, Department of Health, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2277, HD1

(HSCR507-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION.

Amends the membership, mission, and purpose of the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission. Authorizes the Chairperson to appoint an advisory committee for historical and archival matters. Authorizes the Commission to appoint an Executive Director.

 

OMH, VMI, FIN

HB 2407, HD2

(HSCR377-16)

Status

RELATING TO LAND DISPOSITIONS.

Clarifies the statute that authorizes the Department of Transportation to negotiate disposition of lands under its control for aeronautical, airport-related, maritime, and maritime-related operations.

 

TRN, WAL, FIN

HB 2408, HD2

(HSCR378-16)

Status

RELATING TO LAND DISPOSITIONS.

Authorizes the Department of Transportation to issue revocable permits without approval of the Board of Land and Natural Resources. Effective July 1, 2050. Repealed on July 1, 2021.

 

TRN, WAL, FIN

HB 1029

(HSCR370)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES RECOVERY COMMITTEE.

Amends the composition of the Endangered Species Recovery Committee by replacing the University of Hawaii Environmental Center's Director with the Dean of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Natural Sciences.

 

WAL, HED, FIN

HB 2033

(HSCR372-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Clarifies that the director of the department of health or the director's designee shall serve as an ex officio voting member on the commission on water resource management.

 

WAL, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair