THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair

Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

TIME:

10:45 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 211

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard in their respective subject matter committees:

 

SB 2074

(SSCR2008)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LAND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.

Extends through 2028 tax year the time that the department of agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified agricultural cost tax credits.

 

AEN, WAM

SB 2522

(SSCR2291)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes the agriculture accelerator program to authorize the agribusiness development corporation to provide moneys and invest in existing or new agriculture businesses approved by the board of directors of the ADC in return for equity in those agriculture businesses. Establishes an agriculture accelerator special fund to provide funds for the agribusiness development corporation to provide moneys to and invest in agriculture businesses under the agriculture accelerator program.

 

AEN, WAM

SB 2565, SD1

(SSCR2054)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO TAX EXEMPTION.

Exempts sales of farm equipment and machinery to certain producers of agricultural products from the general excise tax. Takes effect on 7/1/2019 and applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019. (SD1)

 

AEN, WAM

SB 2846, SD1

(SSCR2073)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Transfers operational authority over the portions of the east Kauai irrigation system operated and maintained by the east Kauai water users' cooperative as of July 1, 2018, to the department of agriculture upon adoption of rules. Establishes positions within the agricultural resource management division. Authorizes GO bonds. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)

 

AEN, WAM

SB 2084

(SSCR2240)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes the agricultural land acquisition fund to provide funding for the acquisition, administration, maintenance, and management of agricultural lands and irrigation systems to improve food security. Specifies sources of deposits into the fund. Appropriates funds.

 

AEN/WTL, WAM

SB 2747, SD1

(SSCR2237)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

Amends the Hawaii Nonprofit Corporations Act to: clarify that a public benefit corporation may not purchase its memberships; clarify that the term "director" only includes those who have the authority to vote as a member of a board; clarify that a corporation with members may provide for appointment by some other person, or designation, of some of its directors; and allow the attorney general more time to review a proposed sale of substantially all of the assets of a corporation, other than in the regular course of its activities. (SD1)

 

CPH/JDC, WAM

SB 2798, SD1

(SSCR2076)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES MEDICAID WAIVER ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMING SPECIAL FUND.

Creates the intellectual and developmental disabilities medicaid waiver administrative claiming special fund into which federal moneys may be deposited from the Department of Health's participation in the waiver program. Appropriates funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (SD1)

 

CPH/HMS, WAM

SB 2083

(SSCR2198)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Appropriates funds for after-school programs at Kalanianaole Elementary and Intermediate School, Kapaa Middle School, Konawaena Middle School, and Waimea Canyon Middle School.

 

EDU, WAM

SB 2520

(SSCR2099)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.

Appropriates funds to the department of education for behavior analysis services performed by licensed behavior analysts for public school students.

 

EDU, WAM

SB 2521

(SSCR2097)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to the department of education to provide up to $1,690 to each special education classroom teacher for instructional materials and equipment.

 

EDU, WAM

SB 2507, SD1

(SSCR2501)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Education to: (1) develop and implement a statewide computer science curricula plan for public schools; and (2) permit students to fulfill some graduation requirements through computer science coursework. Appropriates funds to the Department of Education. Requires the University of Hawaii to permit applicants to fulfill certain admission requirements through computer science coursework. (SD1)

 

EDU/HRE, WAM

SB 2504, SD1

(SSCR2420)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Prohibits the Hawaii Tourism Authority from using administrative expense funds in the tourism special fund for marketing Hawaii as a tourism destination. Takes effect on January 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

ETT, WAM

SB 2523

(SSCR2242)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to develop regional economic plans for each county to provide jobs in urban and rural areas of each county based on the development or community boundaries of each respective county. Requires Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to work with the Department of Education and the University of Hawaii to develop K-12 pathways for each school that emphasize skills necessary to meet the State's specific industry needs.

 

ETT/EDU/HRE, WAM

SB 3086

(SSCR2318)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to partner with the United States Department of Energy to establish an office of science national laboratory in the Kalaeloa community development district.

 

ETT/PSM/TRE, WAM

SB 2757, SD1

(SSCR2040)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Extends to June 30, 2026, the certification requirements for exemption from the general excise tax for certain affordable rental housing projects. Amends the certification requirements for exemption from the general excise tax for those affordable rental housing projects. Conditions certification upon the project owners not refusing to lease units in the projects to qualified applicants because they hold a voucher or certificate of eligibility under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. (SD1)

 

HOU, WAM

SB 2276

(SSCR2122)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for DHS to establish a five-year pilot program in the east Hawaii child welfare services section in Hawaii county that limits the number of children per child welfare services caseworker to no more than twenty. Appropriates funds for additional case managers and support staff for the pilot program.

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2788, SD1

(SSCR2270)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH ANALYTICS.

Establishes the health analytics program in the med-QUEST Division of the Department of Human Services and authorizes the Department to maintain an all-payers medical claims database. Establishes and appropriates funds for four positions. Appropriates funds for health analytics program. (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2793, SD1

(SSCR2269)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO POVERTY.

Requires the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits. (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2177, SD1

(SSCR2127)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO COLLECTION OF RESTITUTION FOR CRIME VICTIMS.

Creates standards and procedures for income withholding for purposes of enforcing restitution orders. Provides appropriations to the Department of the Attorney General. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

JDC/LBR, WAM

SB 2990, SD1

(SSCR2509)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to adopt rules by 1/1/2020 that establish paid family leave for all workers. Authorizes the department to adopt interim rules. Establishes the paid family leave implementation board to assist the department and report to the Legislature. Establishes a paid family leave special fund. Appropriates funds. (SD1)

 

LBR, WAM

SB 3023, SD1

(SSCR2361)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

Includes persons with disabilities under the minimum wage requirements. (SD1)

 

LBR, WAM

SB 2820

(SSCR2025)

Status & Testimony

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.

 

PSM, WAM

SB 2211, SD1

(SSCR2227)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CONCUSSIONS.

Further expands the concussion educational program established under Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, and expanded under Act 262, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, to include athletic events beginning from grade three. Appropriates funds for the continuation of the concussion educational program. (SD1)

 

WAM

SB 2561, SD1

(SSCR2145)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

Makes an appropriation to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the operational expenses and staffing costs of the Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts. (SD1)

 

WTL, WAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision making meeting only, no oral testimony will be accepted.

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz

Chair