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:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

TIME:

10:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

SB 2890, SD2

(SSCR2875)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the general excise tax law by adding a definition for "marketplace provider". Provides that a person with no physical presence in the State shall be considered to be engaged in business in the State if, in the current or immediately preceding calendar year, the person has gross receipts attributable to transactions in the State totaling $100,000 or more. 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

SB 2346, SD2

(HSCR1366-18)

Status

RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.

Establishes the address confidentiality program within the Department of the Attorney General to help survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking to relocate and keep the location of their physical address confidential. Makes an appropriation to the Department of the Attorney General that is effective 7/1/2049. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2613, HD1

(HSCR1357-18)

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Authorizes the county liquor commissions to issue new class 2 restaurant licenses before restaurants commence operation. Clarifies that class 2 restaurant licenses are transferrable. Requires an applicant for a new class 2 restaurant license or a transferee to certify that the applicant or transferee intends to and shall derive no less than 30 percent of the establishment's gross revenue from the sale of foods.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 872, SD1

(HSCR1277)

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Allows the State Ethics Commission to employ or retain its own attorneys. Takes effect on 1/7/2059.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 3025, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1389-18)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Requires franchisees to disclose their non-participation in advertising campaigns of the franchisor in which discounts or promotions are offered. Prohibits franchisors from limiting or restricting the disclosures. Exempts and defines "quick service restaurants."

 

CPC, FIN

SB 208, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1328-18)

Status

RELATING TO UNCLAIMED LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS.

Adopts the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' Model Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act, which requires life insurers to conduct database searches using the federal Social Security Administration's death master file or similar database to determine whether an insured has died. Requires life insurers to use good faith efforts to locate any beneficiaries to a policy, contract, or retained asset account. Authorizes the insurance commissioner to use discretion to limit, exempt, or phase-in compliance with requirements under certain circumstances.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 2770, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1311-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CLUBS.

Requires health clubs to maintain a surety bond, letter of credit, or guaranty agreement secured by a certificate of deposit of at least $100,000 to be paid to any member who suffers loss of money paid due to the cessation of operation of a health club.

 

CPC, FIN

SB 3002, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1273-18)

Status

RELATING TO LIBRARIES.

Authorizes the State Librarian to designate one or more public library employees to be notaries public. Allows designated employees to perform as notaries public in government service for fees that will be deposited into the Library Fee for Enhanced Services Special Fund.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2919, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1414-18)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

Establishes a pilot program to generate revenue through the lease of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries. Establishes the library facilities fund. Requires the state librarian and board of education to report to the legislature. Makes appropriations for the pilot program and the hiring of land development experts.

 

EDN/WAL, FIN

SB 2237, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1413-18)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Transfers fee interest in certain public school lands from the City and County of Honolulu and the Department of Land and Natural Resources, as applicable, to the Department of Education. Exempts transferred lands from classification as public lands.

 

EDN/WAL, 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.

 

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