HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Stacelynn K.M. Eli

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Tina Wildberger

Rep. Lisa Kitagawa

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 1326, HD1

Proposed HD2

Status

RELATING TO WATER RIGHTS.

Proposed HD2: Allows for ten consecutive one-year holdovers of water permits under section 171-58(c), HRS. Makes conforming amendments to the reporting requirement in Act 126 (2016). Extends the repeal and reenactment provision for Act 126 (2016) by seven years, from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2026.

WLH, FIN

HB 1413, HD1

(HSCR778)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST E OLA MAU NA LEO O KEKAHA.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds (SPRB) to assist E Ola Mau Na Leo O Kekaha with the acquisition, remediation, and development of the old Kekaha Sugar Mill in Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 125

(HSCR45)

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Abolishes various non-general funds and accounts of the Department of Land and Natural Resources and transfers the unencumbered balances to the general fund.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 589, HD2

(HSCR740)

Status

RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND.

Requires the DLNR to comply with recommendations contained in Auditor's Report No. 19-01 related to management of the Land Conservation Fund including by completing a Land Resource Acquisition Plan by 1/1/2020 and implementing policies, procedures, and internal controls related to the use of the Fund and grant awards.

 

WLH/EEP, JUD, FIN

HB 444, HD1

(HSCR782)

Status

RELATING TO ONSITE-NON-POTABLE WATER REUSE SYSTEMS.

Requires the Department of Health to adopt rules by January 1, 2021, for onsite non-potable water reuse systems.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 445, HD1

(HSCR193)

Status

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR WATER REUSE.

Authorizes general obligation bonds for capital improvements to the State's water reuse systems.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 454, HD1

(HSCR598)

Status

RELATING TO KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to support native dryland forest restoration, management, and maintenance on Kahoolawe Island Reserve.

 

WLH/EEP, FIN

HB 1068, HD1

(HSCR784)

Status

RELATING TO HEEIA STATE PARK.

Makes an appropriation for a Heeia State Park community-based long-range plan and education center for the Heeia National Estuarine Research Reserve System.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 861, HD1

(HSCR452)

Status

RELATED TO LAND USE.

Requires the Office of Planning, in consultation with the Land Use Commission, Real Estate Commission, and the Department of Planning and Permitting, to study and report on deficiencies in the land subdivision and condominium property regime laws that may result in land being developed contrary to the legislative intent of those laws.

 

WLH, CPC, FIN

HB 594, HD1

(HSCR608)

Status

RELATING TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR A KUNIA WELLS IV EXPLORATORY WELL.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources (LNR141) for the design and construction of one exploratory well to meet future potable water requirements for diversified agriculture.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 860, HD1

(HSCR786)

Status

RELATING TO LAND AND BUILDING ACQUISITION.

Appropriates funds to the Agribusiness Development Corporation for the acquisition of certain property, provided that the price does not exceed the amount appropriated.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 451, HD1

(HSCR597)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

Makes an appropriation for the operational expenses and staffing costs of the Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts.

 

WLH/EEP, FIN

HB 425, HD1

(HSCR781)

Status

RELATING TO WATER QUALITY MONITORING.

Appropriates funds for an additional full-time Environmental Health Specialist IV position within the Department of Health to monitor water quality on the island of Hawaii.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 123, HD1

(HSCR718)

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Abolishes the Hawaii Department of Agriculture Biocontrol Foreign Exploration Special Fund and transfers the unencumbered balances to the general fund.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1103, HD2

(HSCR589)

Status

RELATING TO THE PESTICIDE SUBSIDY PROGRAM.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of Agriculture for the pesticide subsidy program. Effective 7/1/2150.

 

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 616, HD1

(HSCR361)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Exempts locally grown produce and locally raised livestock food products from the general excise tax.

 

 

AGR/EDB, FIN

HB 530, HD1

(HSCR720)

Status

RELATING TO MANAGEMENT OF STATE FUNDS.

Establishes linked investments to provide loan funds for agriculture and authorizes the State to invest in linked investments.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1503, HD1

(HSCR546)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a 2-year Agricultural Theft and Vandalism Pilot Project to examine the effectiveness of prosecuting agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism in the County of Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 131, HD2

(HSCR587)

Status

RELATING TO HEMP.

Legalizes hemp to the extent legalized under federal law. Requires the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to prepare and submit a proposed state plan to monitor and regulate hemp production, including commercial production and research, to the federal Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to section 297B of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to monitor and regulate hemp production. Allows Industrial Hemp Pilot Project licensee to utilize hemp genetics. Requires reports to the Governor and Legislature. Effective 9/22/2050.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 146, HD1

(HSCR411)

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.

 

AGR/HLT, FIN

HB 154, HD1

(HSCR255)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE CONTRACTS.

Specifies that the regulation of motor vehicle service contracts does not apply to agreements issued by automobile clubs. Clarifies the allowable scope of motor vehicle service contracts regulated by the Insurance Commissioner to include contracts for certain motor vehicle repair and replacement services.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 481, HD2

(HSCR391)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Amends the existing health insurance mandate to specify that coverage of low-dose mammography includes coverage for digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Requires the State Auditor to perform an impact assessment and to report any findings prior to the Regular Session of 2020.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 527, HD1

(HSCR77)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to establish a full-time catheterization laboratory, including the employment of staff, at the Hilo Medical Center in the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation East Hawaii Region.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1539, HD1

(HSCR275)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Integrates the Oahu regional health care system into the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation board.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1273, HD1

(HSCR658)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Creates the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund into which federal moneys may be deposited from DOH's participation in the waiver program established per SSA 1915(c). Establishes task force to examine existing 1915(c) waiver application process. Appropriates funds for FY 2020-2021.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD2 are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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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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