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, March 30, 2017

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 1040, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1249)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Requires the UH system to develop a 5- and 10-year campus master plan that includes academic and facilities plans. Establishes goals that the campus master plan should strive to achieve, and considerations to be integrated into the plan.

 

HED, FIN

SB 723, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1247)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Adds as a purpose of the University of Hawaii community college system the provision of occupational training and certification programs designed to rapidly qualify persons to fill new and hard-to-fill position classes in the State, counties, and private sector that require technical skills. Appropriates funds for the programs.

 

HED, FIN

SB 215

(HSCR1241)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Repeals the Education Research and Development Revolving Fund and transfers the unencumbered balances to the general fund as recommended by the Auditor in Auditor's Report No. 16-11.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 423, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1306)

Status

RELATING TO STUDENT MEALS.

Prohibits denying a student a meal for failure to pay within: (1) The first 21 days of the first semester of a school year while the student's application for free or reduced lunch is being processed; or (2) 7 days after the student's meal fund account balance is zero or negative. Authorizes the Department of Education to adopt rules or policies for the collection of funds for negative student meal balances. Requires a report to the legislature.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1148, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1358)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

Requires the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop a transit-oriented development zone improvement program to foster community development by strategically investing in public facilities. Appropriates funds.

 

HSG/TRN, WAL, FIN

SB 911, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1151)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOUSING LOAN AND MORTGAGE PROGRAM.

Increases the Hula Mae Multifamily Revenue Bond authorization amount. Requires the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to submit annual reports to the Legislature describing the activity of the revenue bond.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 912, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1152)

Status

RELATING TO THE DOWNPAYMENT LOAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Expands the Downpayment Loan Program to assist low- and moderate-income households by providing greater assistance to eligible borrowers to become first-time homebuyers.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 1290, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1290)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Allocates $2,000,000 from transient accommodations tax revenues to the Hawaii Tourism Authority in conjunction with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association for the implementation of initiatives to address homelessness in tourist and resort areas.

 

TOU, FIN

SB 994, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1359)

Status

RELATING TO THE STADIUM AUTHORITY.

Expands the powers and duties of the stadium authority to develop the stadium property and establish a stadium complex area. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

TRN/HSG, WAL, FIN

SB 658, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1337)

Status

RELATING TO AN AIRPORT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the establishment of the Hawaii Airport Corporation within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes 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 the Department of Transportation to the Hawaii Airport Authority.

 

TRN, LAB, FIN

SB 272, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1245)

Status

RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for programs, studies, and activities related to the prevention and eradication of rat lungworm disease.

 

AGR, HED, FIN

SB 776, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1209)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.

Restructures the Hawaii Invasive Species Council as the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority, administratively attached to the Department of Agriculture, to coordinate implementation of the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan and to improve coordination of the State's invasive species prevention, early detection, rapid response, control, enforcement, and outreach programs. Appropriates funds to implement the authority and relevant interagency invasive species projects.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 612, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1342)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Makes housekeeping amendment to the Livestock Revitalization Program. Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the feed developer grant program and reimbursements to qualified producers for feed costs. Authorizes GO bonds for the planning, designing, and purchasing of a livestock feed mill.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 773, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1341)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Amends the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program by establishing a special fund administered by the Department of Agriculture. Restricts cultivation of industrial hemp under the pilot project to agricultural lands and requires counties to recognize it as an agricultural product, use, or activity. Amends license application and physical facility requirements.

 

AGR/EDB, FIN

SB 976, HD1

(HSCR1289)

Status

RELATING TO TIER II FILING FEES FOR REPORTING OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES.

Changes the Hawaii Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, Tier II filing fee from $100 to $200 to provide needed preparedness resources to Local Area Planning Committees.

 

HLT, PBS, FIN

SB 387, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1350)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Requires a health carrier with a network plan to maintain a network that includes sufficient numbers of appropriate types of providers to ensure that covered persons have access to covered services. Specifies contract, disclosure, continuity of care, and directory publication requirements.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 502, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1352)

Status

RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Removes discriminatory requirements for mandatory insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures to create parity of coverage for same-sex couples, unmarried women, and male-female couples for whom male infertility is the relevant factor.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair