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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

TIME:

12:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A # 2

 

Agenda amended to reflect the correct draft for HB 607 HD1.

 

HB 486, HD1

(HSCR479)

Status

RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION.

Eliminates the mortgage interest deduction for second homes under the Hawaii Income Tax Law. Specifies that the revenue gain attributable to this measure be deposited into the Rental Housing Revolving Fund. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance, in consultation with the Department of Taxation, to submit a report on the administration of this measure to the Legislature prior to the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Regular Sessions.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1308, HD2

(HSCR552)

Status

RELATING TO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a study, including a cost analysis, on the necessity and feasibility of establishing an agency within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to regulate homeowners associations, and to submit a report of its progress to the Legislature prior to the 2018 Regular Session. Appropriates funds.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 1012, HD1

(HSCR482)

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.

Temporarily disallows the deduction for dividends paid by real estate investment trusts for a period of 15 years, but with an exception for dividends generated from trust-owned housing that is affordable to households with incomes at or below 140% of the median family income.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1240, HD1

(HSCR658)

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services for the coordinated statewide homeless initiative, subject to certain conditions.

 

HSG/HUS, FIN

HB 1195, HD1

(HSCR396)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Health and Department of Human Services, including the Office of Youth Services, to provide homeless outreach services.

 

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1281, HD1

(HSCR691)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes a three-year Work-for-a-Day Pilot Program that provides homeless individuals with work opportunities and connects them with service providers. Requires the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness to submit a report to the Legislature prior to the 2018 Regular Session on implementing the program. Appropriates funds.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 89, HD1

(HSCR397)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the Hospital Sustainability Program for two years. Appropriates funds out of the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund for Fiscal Years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

 

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 90, HD1

(HSCR267)

Status

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Extends the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program for two years. Appropriates funds out of the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal year 2017-2018 and fiscal year 2018-2019.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 92, HD1

(HSCR398)

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Applies an inflation adjustment factor to long-term care providers' annual costs or basic prospective payment system rates. Appropriates funds.

 

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 615, HD1

(HSCR272)

Status

RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds for the Healthy Aging Partnership Program to further the program's important role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 607 HD1

(HSCR599)

Status

RELATING TO KUPUNA CARE.

Requires the Executive Office on Aging to establish the Kupuna Caregivers Program to assist community members who are providing care for elders to stay in the workforce. Clarifies the kupuna service and support options provided by area agencies on aging within the program. Appropriates funds for establishing and implementing the program.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1244, HD1

(HSCR597)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Amends the cesspool upgrade, conversion, or connection income tax credit to make it assignable and refundable, applicable to more cesspools, and applicable through 12/31/2022. Requires upgrade, conversion, or connection to the sewer system of all cesspools in the State before 2050. Establishes a grant program to mitigate costs. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT/EEP, FIN

HB 672, HD2

(HSCR718)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES.

Formally establishes the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program within the Department of Education. Establishes a dedicated special fund and positions within the Departments of Health and Human Services to support the program. Makes appropriations.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 1488, HD1

(HSCR610)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Establishes the Office of Medical Marijuana Administration in DOH to administer dispensary system and patient registration. Extends civil service exemptions and interim rulemaking authority. Requires an alternate tracking system for use when the DOH computer tracking system is nonfunctional. Adds considerations for establishing testing standards and selecting additional dispensary licensees. Specifies retention requirements for video security recordings.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 1410, HD1

(HSCR160)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Repeals the Emergency Medical Services Special Fund and appropriates an equal amount of general funds to the Department of Health for emergency medical services. Establishes a pilot program and authorizes TAT expenditure for county regulation and operation of ambulance services. Establishes and appropriates funds for a community paramedic pilot program.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 552, HD1

(HSCR523)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Ensures that benefits of the Affordable Care Act are preserved under State law in the case of repeal of the ACA by Congress. Preserves the individual mandate, minimum essential benefit requirements, extended dependent coverage, and prohibitions on preexisting condition exclusions and gender discrimination in premiums and costs. Establishes a trust fund and procedures to reimburse insurers for unrecouped costs of providing minimal essential insurance benefits.

 

HLT/CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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