HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 462, HD1

(HSCR595)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to solicit proposals for a new correctional facility at Waiawa Correctional Facility. Requires new facility to be operated by public employees. Suspends the current EIS process for potential sites for the proposed Oahu Community Correctional Center.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 478, HD1

(HSCR259)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Appropriates funds for a full-time agricultural management position and equipment for the Kulani correctional facility agriculture operation and a full-time agricultural management position for the Waiawa correctional facility agriculture operation.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 1417, HD1

(HSCR604)

Status

RELATING TO WATER.

Requires the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to develop a post-disaster fresh drinking water security plan. Makes an appropriation. Requires a report to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2018.

 

PBS, WAL, FIN

HB 1152

(HSCR445)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AIRPORTS DIVISION, PROJECT ADJUSTMENT FUND.

Adds to the General Appropriations Act of 2015 a budget proviso to permit the utilization of the Department of Transportation, Airports Division, Project Adjustment Fund.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1507, HD1

(HSCR632)

Status

RELATING TO CROSSWALKS.

Requires the Department of Transportation to establish a Community Crosswalks Pilot Program to design and implement specially painted crosswalk in neighborhoods. Appropriates funds for the pilot program. Creates a Community Crosswalks Pilot Program Special Fund.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 115, HD1

(HSCR621)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Directs the head of each state department or agency to convey title of all disputed highways situated within a county with a population of 500,000 or more to the respective county. Requires each county with a population of 500,000 or more to take ownership and jurisdiction over all roads over which there is a dispute over ownership between the State or any of its political subdivisions and a private party.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 735, HD2

(HSCR704)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL INDUSTRY.

Allows lessors of rental motor vehicles to pass on to lessees a government assessed fee. Defines government assessed vehicle fee and vehicle license recovery fee. Requires a report by the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Sunsets on June 30, 2018.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 1443, HD2

(HSCR683)

Status

RELATING TO AN AIRPORT CORPORATION.

Establishes the Hawaii Airport Corporation within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes, to be operational on July 1, 2018. Sets out appointment of members to the board of directors and powers and duties of the Hawaii Airport Corporation. Transfers the aeronautics functions of DOT to the Hawaii Airport Corporation.

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 942, HD1

(HSCR422)

Status

RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS.

Authorizes the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to commission an artist to design and build a monument to honor and commemorate Filipino veterans of World War II, with all costs to be expended from the Works of Art Special Fund.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1438

(HSCR594)

Status

RELATING TO THE WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION.

Appropriates moneys for the commemoration of the centennial anniversary of World War I.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1022, HD1

(HSCR536)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1031, HD1

(HSCR606)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS.

Adds the Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Departments of Taxation, Human Services, and Labor and Industrial Relations to the list of agencies that are authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on employees, prospective employees, and contractors that have access to federal tax information.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1025, HD2

(HSCR681)

Status

RELATING TO INCOME WITHHOLDING FOR CHILD SUPPORT.

Imposes a fine against any employer who fails to comply with income withholding requirements applicable to child and spousal support, or discharges, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against a person because the person is subject to income withholding requirements.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 457, HD1

(HSCR127)

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, and the Public Defender. Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 77, HD1

(HSCR676)

Status

RELATING TO AN OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.

Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to study the feasibility and cost effect of establishing an Office of Administrative Hearings that conducts administrative hearings for the State's executive branch agencies. A report of findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation shall be presented to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2018.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1518, HD1

(HSCR135)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS.

Provides that upon request from a public agency, OIP may under certain conditions declare a person a vexatious records requester and restrict the person's rights under the Uniform Information Practices Act. Establishes processes to appeal the declaration of a person as a vexatious records requester. Repeals on June 30, 2020.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1401, HD1

(HSCR682)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Enacts voting by mail uniformly across all counties for all elections commencing in 2020. Repeals and amends provisions relating to polling places, including absentee polling places. Establishes voter service centers to accommodate personal delivery of ballots. Appropriates funds.

 

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