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, March 1, 2018

TIME:

2:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 2593, HD1

(HSCR724-18)

Status

RELATING TO FERAL CATS.

Requires an unspecified state agency to contract with a nonprofit animal rescue group to oversee caretakers of feral cats. Exempts registered caretakers of feral cats from state laws and county ordinances relating to the feeding and confinement of cats. Establishes a trap-sterilize-return process.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2471, HD1

(HSCR754-18)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Creates the Hawaii Digital Gaming Commission within the Office of Consumer Protection to oversee and monitor predatory and exploitative practices in digital games. Makes an appropriation.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2727, HD1

(HSCR755-18)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Establishes certain disclosure requirements for publishers of video games that contain a system of purchasing a randomized reward. Appropriates funds.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 2207, HD2

(HSCR543-18)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS.

Requires the Board of Dental Examiners to adopt rules to establish a regulatory structure for the regulation of dental assistants in Hawaii.

 

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

HB 1916, HD1

(HSCR86-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Executive Office on Aging to annually update the state plan on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Appropriates funds.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2498, HD1

(HSCR248-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes and appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent (1.00 FTE) permanent veterinary medical officer position within the Department of Health.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2694, HD1

(HSCR417-18)

Status

RELATING TO FEES.

Requires the Department of Health to waive all fees for the issuance of certified copies of birth certificates for any individual who is homeless, provided the individual's homeless status is corroborated by a verification letter issued by a homeless service provider.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2466, HD1

(HSCR333-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Prohibits the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (Fund) from withholding any retroactive reimbursement payable after June 30, 2013, to a retired employee-beneficiary and qualified employee-beneficiary's spouse for an income-adjusted Medicare Part B premium based on the time in which the adjustment request is made to the Fund. Establishes notice requirements.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 2238, HD1

(HSCR521-18)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS.

Establishes the safe keiki grant program to award funds to qualified DOE schools to purchase supplies for students to remain at school shelters for 48 hours in the event of an emergency. Appropriates funds.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1655

Status

RELATING TO TAX ON SALES OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY.

Clarifies that a person who sells or assists in the sale of tangible personal property and who provides customer service, processes payments, and controls fulfillment is the seller of the property for general excise tax and use tax purposes.

 

FIN

HB 1669

Status

RELATING TO CONCESSIONS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY.

Allows proposals to be submitted for concessions on public property. Establishes criteria for acceptance and awarding of proposals for concessions on public property. Specifies advertising requirements for bids or proposals and allows for online advertising. Repeals the fifteen-year limit on the granting of concession space and the exemption from the fifteen-year limit for non-profits. Allows for the granting of concession space for over thirty years if approved by the head of the agency awarding the concession contract.

 

FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 seconds 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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6201 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6200 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair