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:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 2144, HD1

(HSCR643-18)

Status

RELATED TO MEDICAID.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to inform inmates of the availability of assistance to secure or verify applicable medicaid eligibility prior to an inmate's release.

 

HHS/PBS, FIN

HB 2393, HD1

(HSCR353-18)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the Department of Public Safety to pay for the temporary housing of 248 inmates at a non-state facility for an additional six months, during work on capital improvements to the Halawa Correctional Facility, under DAGS Job No. Job No. 12-27-5644 security electronics and hardware repairs and improvements.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 2693, HD2

(HSCR746-18)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Prohibits places of public accommodation from denying shelter to any person when an emergency alert advises the public to immediately seek shelter. Provides for a civil penalty for each violation. Provides immunity from civil liability, with certain exceptions. Clarifies that the civil liability exemption applies to facilities receiving compensation and to property owners who sell commodities in the absence of price gouging.

 

PBS/VMI, JUD, FIN

HB 2196, HD1

(HSCR732-18)

Status

RELATING TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.

Establishes a pilot program to retrofit various Department of Education buildings to withstand a category 3 hurricane. Requires the Department of Education to work in collaboration with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Appropriates funds.

 

VMI/PBS, FIN

HB 2697, HD2

(HSCR738-18)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Requires the Office of Veterans' Services to organize, coordinate, and conduct a biennial State of Hawaii Veterans Summit. Appropriates funds.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2698, HD2

(HSCR739-18)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Appropriates moneys for the commemoration of the centennial anniversary of World War I and the men and women who served in the war.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2696, HD2

(HSCR737-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE MILITARY.

Appropriates funds for the establishment of one full-time equivalent cybersecurity analyst position within the state Department of Defense.

 

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2455, HD1

(HSCR512-18)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM FOR THE 2018 GANNENMONO CELEBRATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism for the 2018 gannenmono celebration.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2403, HD1

(HSCR365-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE MASS TRANSIT SPECIAL FUND.

Provides funds to the Department of Transportation for the safety oversight of the rail fixed guideway system.

 

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2596, HD2

(HSCR500-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FOR VESSELS ACT.

Requires certain vessel owners to apply for a certificate of title within twenty days of becoming an owner or within twenty days of establishing principal use of the vessel in waters of the State. Establishes the information required in an application for a certificate of title, process for a transfer of vessel ownership and title, rights of a secured party, and rights of a purchaser other than a secured party.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 1767, HD2

(HSCR599-18)

Status

RELATED TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Prohibits any vehicle, except a low-range, four-wheel drive vehicle, from being driven through or in Waipio Valley or the Mauna Kea Science Reserve, except under certain circumstances.

TRN, JUD, FIN

HB 2305, HD1

(HSCR719-18)

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE BERRY BORER.

Extends through June 30, 2022, the exemption from chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes, of the pesticide subsidy program manager position in order to provide assistance to local coffee farmers for pesticide costs incurred through the final year of the program.

 

AGR, LAB, FIN

HB 2426, HD1

(HSCR631-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for the acquisition of certain farm lands in west Kauai by the agribusiness development corporation.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2538, HD1

(HSCR408-18)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the issuance of GO bonds and appropriates funds for the planning, designing, and constructing of a livestock feed mill.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2099, HD1

(HSCR637-18)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of ag-tech zones within the City and County of Honolulu. Appropriates funds for conducting the feasibility study.

 

AGR, EDB, FIN

HB 1884, HD1

(HSCR632-18)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Clarifies that "subsistence farming" is included as a protected activity under the Hawaii Right to Farm Act. Clarifies that the cultivation of crops and activities related to game, fish, and livestock on agricultural lands may be for economic or personal use.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2709, HD1

(HSCR615-18)

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Creates a Hawaii Innovation and Technology Research Corporation to grow Hawaii's innovation and technology industry to be placed under the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism for administrative purposes. Establishes a board of directors of the Corporation and the powers of the board.

 

EDB, LAB, FIN

HB 583, HD1

(HSCR636-18)

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation for administrative and operational costs.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2659, HD1

(HSCR393-18)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a five-year Kapolei jobs initiative pilot program that offers incentives to increase the number of businesses willing to establish themselves or open a new location in the Kapolei region. Establishes a tax credit incentive.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2560, HD2

(HSCR716-18)

Status

RELATING TO A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY.

Requires the State Sustainability Coordinator to develop a sustainable economic development strategy using genuine progress indicators to generate recommendations that promote indigenous-based economies, economic diversity, and sustainability and report to the Legislature. Requires the University of Hawaii to provide data mining services. Makes an appropriation.

 

EDB, EEP, FIN

HB 2411, HD2

(HSCR501-18)

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Clarifies that a class 14 brewpub licensee or class 18 small craft producer pub licensee may conduct liquor sales at multiple, appropriately licensed premises. Specifies that brewpubs and small craft producer pubs may sell malt beverages in growlers that may be recyclable containers and do not exceed one gallon. Permits direct shipment of spirits and beer to customers under the same conditions as currently permitted for direct shipment of wine.

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair