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:

Friday, April 1, 2016

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

SB 2156, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1239-16)

Status

RELATING TO WILDLIFE.

Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or similar agreement for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws. Appropriates funds.

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

SB 2451, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1271-16)

Status

RELATING TO CHAPTER 183, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Amends fines for the destroying or harvesting of koa trees and other trees and plants on state lands to an amount up to the market value at the time and place of the violation of each tree or plant and the cost of restoration or replacement of the habitat. Clarifies that any person that violates a provision of part II of chapter 183, HRS, (forest reserves) or any rule adopted pursuant thereto, other than section 183-17, HRS, shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor. Repeals the general penalty provision of chapter 183, HRS.

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

SB 2652, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1256-16)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a five-year renewable fuels production tax credit applicable to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2016. Repeals the ethanol facility tax credit. Repeals the renewable fuels production tax credit on 12/31/2021. Establishes an organic foods production tax credit applicable to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2906, HD2

(HSCR1244-16)

Status

RELATING TO SECTION 13 OF ACT 380, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 1997.

Removes the sunset date on the use of new safe harbor agreements, habitat conservation plans, and incidental take licenses as recovery options for conserving and protecting the State's threatened and endangered species. Requires a biennial report.

 

EEP, JUD, FIN

SB 2823

(HSCR1071-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Board of Directors to set the salary of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Executive Director in an amount not to exceed the salary of the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Effective 7/1/2016.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2998, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1195-16)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Appropriates funds for plans, design, construction, equipment, and development for the renovation, improvement, upgrade, and development of the Hawaii public housing authority's facilities statewide.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2565

(HSCR1070-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Repeals the state housing sales program of the Hawaii public housing authority.

 

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2570, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1074-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE RAPID RE-HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a rapid re-housing assistance program to move homeless families or individuals into permanent housing as quickly as possible and achieve stability in that housing. Requires the program to be designed and operated to qualify for federal emergency shelter grants. Expands the definition of "homeless" as applied to the Department's homeless programs. Appropriates general funds for fiscal year 2016-17.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2559, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1223-16)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes minimum requirements for emergency shelters. Requires homeless shelter stipends to be paid for achievement of performance measures. Repeals the automatic annual adjustment of homeless shelter stipend amounts. Revises existing provisions on the establishment and collection of shelter and service payments from homeless families and individuals. Requires homeless service provider agencies to submit a financial audit to the Department of Human Services at least annually. Establishes and funds 2.0 FTE positions to assist in the implementation of the homeless program. Appropriates funds.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2583

(HSCR1226-16)

Status

RELATING TO COMPOSTING TOILETS.

Mandates the counties to approve the installation and use of composting toilets in areas that are inaccessible to municipal wastewater systems.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2231

(HSCR1221-16)

Status

RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Establishes the R.E.A.C.H (resources for enrichment, athletics, culture, and health) program in the office of youth services to provide a standardized framework and funding for after-school programs in public middle and intermediate schools. Authorizes participating schools to collect fees.

 

HUS/EDN, FIN

SB 2887, SD1

(HSCR1029-16)

Status

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

Amends the definition of "developmental disabilities" in section 333F-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include children from birth to age 9 who have a substantial developmental delay or specific congenital or acquired condition and without services and supports, have a high probability of meeting criteria for developmental disabilities later in life.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2987, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1133-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Makes permanent the annual $103,000,000 allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues to the counties. Requires the establishment of a state-county functions working group in 2022 to recommend the allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues between the State and counties based upon the division of duties and responsibilities for the provision of public services.

 

TOU, FIN

SB 2384, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1278-16)

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING INSPECTIONS.

Requires the Department of Health to conduct unannounced visits and inspections, including inspections for relicensing and recertification, for certain state-licensed or state-certified care facilities and unannounced inspections for license renewals for medical marijuana production centers and dispensaries.

 

HLT/JUD, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair