HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 16, 2018

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 1653, HD1

(HSCR313-18)

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Abolishes the revolving funds for correctional facility stores account of the Department of Public Safety and transfers the unencumbered balance to the administrator/inmate activity account trust account.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 2389, HD1

(HSCR312-18)

Status

RELATING TO PAROLE.

Specifies that funds furnished by the Hawaii Paroling Authority for discharged persons be subject to legislative appropriation.

 

 

PBS, FIN

HB 2452, HD1

(HSCR314-18)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the design of all state buildings constructed on or after July 1, 2018, to include a shelter room or area that is capable of protecting individuals from Category 3 hurricanes.

 

PBS/VMI, FIN

HB 2108, HD1

(HSCR304-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST A SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECT IN HAWAII.

Extends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds to assist Kaiuli Energy, LLC, with the financing of the planning, design, and construction of a seawater air conditioning district cooling facility and chilled water distribution system.

 

EEP/EDB, FIN

HB 2046, HD1

(HSCR153-18)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for outreach and education efforts in West Hawaii county regarding the detection and treatment of little fire ants.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1864, HD2

(HSCR324-18)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES.

Expands the income tax credit for renewable energy technologies to include ocean thermal energy conversion research and development facilities.

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

HB 2306, HD1

(HSCR331-18)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Clarifies that the amount appropriated in Act 183, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, shall be deposited into the Food Safety Certification Costs Grant Program Special Fund and makes an appropriation out of the special fund for fiscal year 2018-2019.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1757, HD1

(HSCR335-18)

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.

Expands the coffee labeling requirements to include ready-to-drink coffee beverages.

 

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 2105, HD1

(HSCR330-18)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the establishment and administration of the Agriculture Grant Program to support local food production in the State.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1971, HD1

(HSCR95-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO KUNOA CATTLE COMPANY, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Kunoa Cattle Company, LLC, to fund the construction of a multi-species livestock farm, expansion of the slaughter and processing infrastructure, development of distribution assets and agritourism services, and expanding renewable energy assets.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2443, HD1

(HSCR323-18)

Status

RELATING TO AN ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUNDS PILOT PROGRAM FOR DISABLED CHILDREN.

Establishes a 3-year accessible playgrounds pilot program under the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Requires a report to the Legislature. Appropriates moneys.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1987, HD1

(HSCR96-18)

Status

RELATING TO STREAMS.

Requires the Commission on Water Resource Management to conduct a five-year study on streamflows in the State. Appropriates funds to the Commission for the study.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 2013, HD1

(HSCR99-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT.

Appropriates funds to upgrade the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement's trucks currently in use in Hawaii county.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 2027, HD1

(HSCR97-18)

Status

RELATING TO WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION.

Requires the Auditor to review the water quality certification process of the Department of Health's Clean Water Branch.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 2122, HD1

(HSCR265-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Clarifies the interests that must be represented by members of the HCDA representing community development districts. Requires the senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives to nominate representatives of the several community development districts to the HCDA, and requires those representatives to be nominated only as a resident representative or a small business owner or nonprofit organization representative, but not both.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1770, HD1

(HSCR214-18)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.

Appropriates funds to the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu for the career criminal prosecution unit.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1774, HD1

(HSCR215-18)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTION OF RESTITUTION FOR CRIME VICTIMS.

Establishes standards and procedures for withholding income to pay restitution orders. Appropriates funds to the Department of the Attorney General for enhancing restitution collection.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1646, HD1

(HSCR212-18)

Status

RELATING TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

Provides that when a candidate other than the incumbent is elected to the office of United States senator, and the incumbent vacates the office prior to the expiration of the incumbent's term, the Governor must temporarily appoint the member-elect to immediately fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.

 

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