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:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 1478

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES.

Appropriates funds to advocate, promote, and manage development, testing, and evaluation of unmanned aerial systems.

 

FIN

HB 1588

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.

Prohibits the issuance of GO bonds to finance the repair and maintenance of a capital asset with a depreciable life of less than 10 years from the date the asset was first placed into service. Authorizes only cash appropriations or the issuance of bonds other than GO bonds to finance the repair and maintenance of a capital asset with a depreciable life of less than 10 years from the date the asset was first placed into service. Requires the Director of Finance to set a maturity date of not more than 10 years when issuing GO bonds to finance the repair and maintenance of a capital asset with a depreciable life of 10 years or more from the date the asset was first placed into service.

 

FIN

HB 930

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates and appropriates funds for Erin's Law Task Force to review policies, programs, and curricula for educating public school students about sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention, and report recommendations for the establishment of a program to educate public school children on sexual abuse prevention through age appropriate curricula.

 

FIN

HB 491

(HSCR568)

Status

RELATING TO SIDEWALKS.

Establishes and funds a two-year pilot school sidewalk maintenance and repair program that requires counties to maintain and repair sidewalks in school zones or other areas of significant school related pedestrian traffic. Requires each county to report on the status of the pilot program.

 

TRN, EDN, FIN

HB 997, HD1

(HSCR626)

Status

RELATING TO CONCESSIONS.

Makes subsequent amendments to concession documents subject to sealed bidding requirements. Clarifies that the grant of concession or concession space shall not exceed fifteen years of a remaining term plus any agreed extension of the term. Removes the limitations on the types of airport concessions that are exempt from the public bidding requirements.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1587, HD1

(HSCR622)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Replaces the state vehicle weight tax with a tax based on the assessed value of a vehicle.

 

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1129, HD1

(HSCR251)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL DUTY FOR DEPUTY SHERIFFS.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to develop policy and procedures to govern the processing of requests from deputy sheriffs performing special duty and to establish a compensation schedule for law enforcement services provided by deputy sheriffs performing special duty.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 845, HD2

(HSCR679)

Status

RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION.

Requires the Department of Public Safety in collaboration with county and state agencies and, upon request of the inmate, to issue civil identification cards to inmates and to assist inmate in obtaining the inmate's birth certificate, social security card, and other relevant identification necessary for successful reentry into society.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 1322, HD1

(HSCR80)

Status

RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.

Requires the State Procurement Office, in conjunction with DOE, UH, DOT, and DAGS, to conduct an analysis and review of the Hawaii Public Procurement Code, specifically with regard to the awarding of construction contracts. Appropriates an unspecified amount of funds for the analysis and review.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 168

(HSCR420)

Status

RELATING TO MEMORIALS.

Appropriates funds for the planning and design of a memorial to honor service members of the recent conflicts in the Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the various theaters of the Global War on Terrorism, to be located at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, on the island of Oahu, and replicas of the memorial to be located at state veterans cemeteries statewide.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1420, HD1

(HSCR423)

Status

RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.

Appropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 917, HD1

(HSCR710)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Clarifies that a mutual benefit society shall maintain a minimum net worth calculated based on annual net premium revenues and net health care expenditures. Requires approval of reinsurer.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1465, HD1

(HSCR474)

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR.

Amends statutory language on liquor license application and operating procedures for clarity.

 

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1499, HD1

(HSCR588)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS.

Authorizes use of the condominium education trust fund to pay for arbitration of condominium disputes. Provides that use of trust fund moneys to pay arbitrator's fees shall only be allowed if parties agree to binding arbitration and rescind their rights to trial de novo. Provides penalties for noncompliance.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 592, HD1

(HSCR443)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Extends the sunset date of the Alternative Energy Research and Development Pilot Program to June 30, 2019. Appropriates funds for the Program.

 

EEP/EDB, FIN

HB 1508, HD1

(HSCR364)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to conduct a building energy efficiency pilot program. Requires all state buildings built or renovated after July 1, 2020, to incorporate certain energy efficient practices. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1543, HD2

(HSCR694)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY TRAINING.

Requires the establishment of energy systems and technology training courses for state and county employees responsible for permitting, inspecting, licensing, and approving construction projects that contain renewable energy systems and related technology. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, LAB, FIN

HB 1578, HD1

(HSCR363)

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

Establishes the Carbon Farming Task Force within the Office of Planning to identify agricultural practices to improve soil health and promote carbon sequestration in the State's agricultural and aquacultural sectors. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP/AGR, FIN

HB 1351, HD1

(HSCR517)

Status

RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE RECYCLING FUND.

Authorizes the Director of Health to expend moneys to support county electronics recycling collection. Makes an appropriation to reimburse the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui for expenses incurred during 2015 and 2016 related to the collection services associated with handling and collecting electronic devices for recycling.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1586, HD1

(HSCR612)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Phases out the county allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues over a 3-year period. Implements new income tax brackets and rates over a 3-year period. Doubles the amount of the personal exemption. Places limitations on claims for itemized tax deductions.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 1471, HD2

(HSCR590)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Allows transient accommodations brokers to register as tax collection agents to collect and remit general excise and transient accommodations taxes on behalf of operators and plan managers using their services. Ensures that the subject property is in compliance with applicable land use laws. Allocates $1,000,000 of TAT revenues to each county for FY 2017-2018 to comply and enforce county ordinances regulating transient vacation rentals. Creates a surcharge tax on transient accommodation brokers. Sunsets on 12/31/2022.

 

TOU, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair