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:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 1436, HD1

(HSCR255)

Status

RELATING TO AWARDED FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT.

Appropriates $75,000 to the Department of Accounting and General Services to update statewide standards for hurricane mitigation and secure a reimbursement grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 1378, HD1

(HSCR625)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Requires the Department of Transportation to develop plans for the construction of secondary access roads for the Waianae district of leeward Oahu. Appropriates funds.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 80, HD1

(HSCR123)

Status

RELATING TO ANNULMENT, DIVORCE, AND SEPARATION.

Imposes a restraining order that preserves the financial assets of the parties and their dependents upon the commencement of annulment, divorce, or separation court action.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 589, HD1

(HSCR130)

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Appropriates funds to the Judiciary to retain mental health services and substance abuse treatment for the Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement program, which is an intensive supervisory program for persons on probation.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1230, HD1

(HSCR261)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST MAUIGROWN COFFEE, INC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist MauiGrown Coffee, Inc. with the operation and expansion of its farm and mill.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1333, HD1

(HSCR334)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO HONOKAA LAND COMPANY, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist the Honokaa Land Company, LLC, with acquiring, developing, and renovating agricultural facilities and structures.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1544, HD1

(HSCR372)

Status

RELATING TO LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION.

Adds increasing the production of food intended for human consumption that is produced and sold in the State to the list of acts that the Department of Agriculture must undertake as part of its statutorily-established responsibility of administering a program of agricultural planning and development. (HB1544 HD1)

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1325, HD1

(HSCR548)

Status

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Requires the DOA to establish parameters and construction requirements for biosecurity facilities that provide for and ensure the safety of agricultural and food commodities. Makes appropriations for the biosecurity program, including projects for import replacements of high risk crops.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 1324, HD1

(HSCR451)

Status

RELATING TO A TAX CREDIT FOR INTERISLAND TRANSPORTATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS GROWN OR PROCESSED IN STATE ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Authorizes a tax credit equal to 20% of qualifying business costs for the transportation of agricultural commodities between islands within the State of Hawaii.

 

AGR, TRN, FIN

HB 889, HD1

(HSCR336)

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Increases the pesticide licensing fee and requires annual renewal of the license. Amends authorized uses for moneys in the pesticide use revolving fund. Requires memorandum of understanding between the department of agriculture and the University of Hawaii college of tropical agriculture and human resources regarding the expenditure of funds from the pesticide use revolving fund and a report to the legislature. Establishes an environmental toxicologist position within the department of agriculture and a pesticide extension specialist, through a contract with the department of agriculture, within the University of Hawaii college of tropical agriculture and human resources. Appropriates funds out of the pesticide use revolving fund for specific purposes.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 386, HD1

(HSCR356)

Status

RELATING TO BEACH MONITORING.

Appropriates funds for the two-year extension of the Post-Bypass Beach Monitoring Program of the Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor Sand Bypass Operation at Waimea, Kauai.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1200, HD1

(HSCR349)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PLANS FOR A SWIM AREA IN POHOIKI.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to conduct a feasibility study to determine the best means to provide a Pohoiki swimming area and develop plans, in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, County of Hawaii, and any stakeholders, for a safe swim area.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 636, HD1

(HSCR461)

Status

RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.

Establishes a two-year water conservation financial assistance pilot program to provide financial assistance to county-owned public water systems.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 875, HD1

(HSCR459)

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Appropriates funds for 5 full-time equivalent (5.00 FTE) temporary student intern II positions within the state historic preservation division.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1245, HD2

(HSCR551)

Status

RELATING TO CEMETERIES.

Requires DCCA in consultation with Comptroller to develop strategies for repair and maintenance of Sunset Memorial Park in Pearl City, Oahu. Authorizes DCCA to access the Sunset Memorial Trust Fund. Limits liability for persons maintaining or repairing cemetery grounds. Requires report to Legislature.

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

HB 575, HD1

(HSCR144)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Authorizes the board of land and natural resources to extend commercial, hotel, resort, and industrial leases in the Banyan Drive and Kanoelehua industrial area of Hilo, Hawaii, when the lessee makes qualifying substantial improvements to the leased land.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1469, HD1

(HSCR614)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Establishes procedures for designating public land redevelopment districts, planning committees, district redevelopment plans, and designated redevelopment district revolving funds. Establishes powers and duties of planning committees. Modifies public land lease restrictions. Appropriates funds.

 

TOU/WAL, FIN

HB 1310, HD1

(HSCR613)

Status

RELATING TO THE WAIAKEA PENINSULA REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.

Establishes the Waiakea Peninsula Redevelopment District, Planning Committee, and Revolving Fund.

 

 

TOU/WAL, FIN

 

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair