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, April 5, 2016

TIME:

2:31 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

SB 2914, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1220-16)

Status

RELATING TO COURT ORDERS TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TREATMENT IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Amends procedures and criteria for involuntary medical treatment of inmates and detainees in correctional facilities by court order.

 

PBS/JUD, FIN

SB 2104, SD2

(SSCR2795)

Status

RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF RESTITUTION FOR CRIME VICTIMS.

Creates standards and procedures for income-withholding for purposes of enforcing restitution orders. Amends the definition of "debt" relating to the recovery of money owed to the State to include court-ordered restitution subject to civil enforcement. Provides priority of income withholding orders. Extends victims' access to adult probation records to include access to payment compliance records. Requires that any bail posted by a defendant be applied toward payment of any court-ordered restitution in the same case. Makes permanent Act 119, SLH 2011, which allows certain adult probation records to be provided to certain case management, assessment, or treatment service providers upon the screening for admission, acceptance, or admittance of the defendant into a treatment program. Extends for an additional two years the increase in percentage deducted from inmates' earnings for restitution payments pursuant to Act 139, SLH 2012. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2076.

 

FIN

Pending re-referral

SB 2552, SD1

(SSCR2195)

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Repeals and transfers the unencumbered balances of various non-general funds and accounts as recommended by the auditor in auditor's report no. 15-17.

 

FIN

SB 2553

(SSCR2193)

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.

 

FIN

SB 3070, SD1

(SSCR2809)

Status

RELATING TO GRANTS.

Establishes legislative policies to: (1) make appropriations for grants during the regular session of each odd-numbered year for the ensuing fiscal biennium; (2) appropriate funds for not more than one grant for each grant recipient during a fiscal biennium; and (3) place a low priority on requests to fund the general and administrative expenses of a grant applicant. States that adherence to the policies shall be subject to legislative discretion and funding availability.

 

FIN

SB 2298, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1240-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS ACT.

Adopts the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which provides authority to plan for the management and disposition of digital assets. Effective 7/1/2112.

 

CPC, JUD, FIN

SB 2671, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1129-16)

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARY TECHNICIANS.

Beginning 7/1/2018, establishes requirements for the regulation of veterinary technicians and the practice of veterinary technology. Establishes registration requirements and limitations on use of titles for veterinary technicians. Appropriates funds to implement the registration of veterinary technicians.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2680, SD1

(HSCR1203-16)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

Clarifies and addresses inconsistencies within the fee schedule for financial institutions in chapter 412, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Repeals the credit union advisory board.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2557, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1292-16)

Status

RELATING TO CONCUSSIONS.

Expands the concussion educational program established under Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, and incorporates additional concussion protocol program requirements. Appropriates funds to develop and implement the concussion monitoring and education program for school athletics and youth athletic activities, administer concussion testing to high school student athletes, and implement a concussion awareness program for Hawaii public school students aged 11 to 13.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2560, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1168-16)

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Requires and appropriates funds for the department of health to provide treatment and care for homeless individuals with serious and persistent mental health challenges as a part of its comprehensive mental health system.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

SB 2667, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1309-16)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers to promptly pay clean claims for services and repeals the exemption of medicaid claims from the clean claims definition.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2861, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1261-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE JOINT FORMULARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

Repeals the Joint Formulary Advisory Committee established by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Allows the Board of Nursing to be the sole authority that determines the exclusionary formulary for qualified advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority. Effective 7/1/2112.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2738, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1282-16)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes an energy storage system rebate program to provide qualified individuals a one-time rebate for installing an eligible energy storage system within the State.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 3126, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1264-16)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Requires the Department of Education 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

SB 3084, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1314-16)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Disallows the tax credit for cesspool upgrade, conversion, or connection for taxpayers whose federal adjusted gross income exceeds certain amounts.

 

EEP/HLT, FIN

SB 2829, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1178-16)

Status

RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.

Requires the Office of Planning to review and propose updates to the State Planning Act and submit a written report to the Legislature. Makes an appropriation.

 

WAL, FIN

SB 2878, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1224-16)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH TRANSITIONING FROM FOSTER CARE.

Extends the application deadline for financial assistance for higher education available to foster or former foster youth, clarifies that financial assistance is for related higher education costs, and clarifies eligibility and program requirements of the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Program.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 2106

(HSCR1069-16)

Status

RELATING TO WITNESSES.

Increases the per diem payments for out-of-state witnesses in criminal cases from $145 to $200.  Increases the per diem payment supplement from $90 to $145, for witnesses from any island other than the island on which the court is located, when that witness is required to stay overnight.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2108

(HSCR1095-16)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCESS.

Amends the definition of "criminal process" to include administrative subpoenas for the purposes of production.

 

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2196, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1291-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INDEPENDENT REVIEW BOARD.

Establishes the law enforcement officer independent review board within the department of the attorney general to investigate incidents of officer-involved death. Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2755, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1242-16)

Status

RELATING TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING BOARD.

Establishes a temporary advisory law enforcement employment standards and training board with the responsibility of developing statewide employment standards and training recommendations for law enforcement officers who carry firearms and wear a badge. Allows the relevant government agencies to voluntarily implement the employment standards and training recommendations.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2439, SD1

(HSCR1313-16)

Status

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Establishes exceptions to the offense of obstructing government operations and the offense of violation of privacy in the second degree for a person making a video or audio recording or photograph of a law enforcement officer while the officer is in the performance of duties in a public place or under circumstances in which the officer has no reasonable expectation of privacy; provided that the officer may take reasonable action to maintain safety and control, secure crime scenes and accident sites, protect the integrity and confidentiality of investigations, and protect the public safety and order. Takes effect on 1/7/2059.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2569, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1274-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY COURT OUTREACH PROJECT.

Establishes a community court outreach project in the city and county of Honolulu, subject to the availability of funds and memoranda of agreements from the judiciary, prosecuting attorney of the city and county of Honolulu, and the public defender. Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2934, SD2

(HSCR1285-16)

Status

RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSING.

Ensures driver license procedures are compliant with the REAL ID Act.

 

 

TRN, FIN

SB 2563, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1075-16)

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.

Amends operations of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and funding eligibility criteria of the Rental Housing Revolving Fund to make HPHA projects eligible for loans and grants from the Revolving Fund and granting the Authority preferences and priority in loan and grant applications. Requires the Authority to coordinate with other state agencies in developing transit-proximate affordable housing. Makes HPHA eligible for preferential land leases through the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2566, SD1

(HSCR1072-16)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Transfers excess moneys from the rental assistance revolving fund to the rental housing revolving fund.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2556, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1152-16)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ANNUAL REQUIRED CONTRIBUTION FOR THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Makes an appropriation for the payment of the annual required contribution for the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund. Effective 7/1/2091.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2398, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1252-16)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Establishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate student assistants employed by the University of Hawaii. Delays formation of the graduate student assistant collective bargaining unit until 7/1/2017.

 

LAB, HED, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair