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:

Thursday, February 21, 2019

TIME:

12:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 122

(HSCR347)

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Abolishes the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Trust Fund of the Department of Defense and transfers the unencumbered balance to the general fund.

 

PVM, FIN

HB 378, HD1

(HSCR52)

Status

RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.

Appropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American World War II veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines. Provides that funds shall not lapse to the general fund and remain available as needed.

 

PVM, FIN

HB 1553, HD1

(HSCR733)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELAND SECURITY.

Establishes the Hawaii State Fusion Center as a program under the Office of Homeland Security and establishes the position of Hawaii State Fusion Center Director who shall be state-funded, responsible to the Director of Homeland Security, and accountable to manage the operations of the Center. Effective 1/28/2081.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 1180, HD1

(HSCR245)

Status

RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTERS.

Appropriates funds for disaster relief, recovery, mitigation, and remediation activities for the County of Hawaii. Requires reporting of monthly expenditures to the Department of Budget and Finance.

 

PVM/WLH/HSG/

HSH, FIN

HB 1289, HD2

(HSCR762)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PRETRIAL REFORM.

Implements recommendations of the Criminal Pretrial Task Force convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution No. 134, House Draft 1, Regular Session of 2017.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 629, HD2

(HSCR750)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL RELEASE.

Creates a medical release program within the Department of Public Safety for certain ill, disabled, and geriatric inmates who pose a low risk to public safety.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 1552, HD2

(HSCR743)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission. Creates a position for an Oversight Coordinator for the Commission. Transfers all rights, powers, functions, and duties of the Reentry Commission and Corrections Population Management Commission to the Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 1551, HD1

(HSCR584)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Establishes a minimum-security housing program in a county with a population of more than 750,000 for short-term adult offenders. Provides capacity for a furlough program. Appropriates funds.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 1177, HD1

(HSCR742)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Appropriates funds to purchase the Honolulu Federal Detention Center.

 

 

PVM/LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 312, HD1

(HSCR437)

Status

RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA.

Requires the University of Hawaii, West Oahu, to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative media.

 

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1277, HD1

(HSCR301)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.

Provides scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students at any four-year University of Hawaii campus who meet certain eligibility criteria. Makes an appropriation for the Hawaii Promise Program.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1469, HD1

(HSCR136)

Status

RELATING TO THE COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM.

Establishes a state income tax deduction for eligible contributions made to the Hawaii college savings program.

 

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1547, HD1

(HSCR432)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to provide all student-athletes enrolled at the university with two additional meals per day.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 843, HD1

(HSCR435)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

Appropriates funds for three Applied Technical Education positions at Hawaii Community College.

 

 

LHE, FIN

HB 624, HD1

(HSCR439)

Status

RELATING TO THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT.

Transfers the rights, powers, functions, and duties of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation and Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation to the University of Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE/EDB, FIN

HB 721, HD1

(HSCR440)

Status

RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII DEVELOPMENTS.

Allows the University of Hawaii to enter into public service ventures and establishes an Office of Strategic Partnerships and Development (OSPD) to specifically oversee and manage public service ventures to benefit the University of Hawaii. Appropriates funds for OSPD staff.

 

LHE/EDB, FIN

HB 622, HD1

(HSCR298)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires authorizers to establish a purchase order system to pay charter school expenses. Requires charter schools to be subject to an annual financial audit. Requires authorizers to select the independent auditors that are to perform the audits on charter schools.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 246, HD1

(HSCR132)

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Provides funding for rental or lease of facilities under legislative appropriations and bond authorizations to the State Public Charter School Commission for the design, planning, construction, repair, and maintenance of public charter school improvements. Appropriates general funds for infrastructure costs, rental or lease assistance, and the repair and maintenance of network infrastructure for charter schools.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1530, HD1

(HSCR721)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the Teacher Mentor Incentive Program within the Department of Education.

 

 

LHE, FIN

HB 413, HD1

(HSCR649)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION INNOVATION GRANTS.

Establishes the Education Innovation Grants Program to support school-level innovation. Authorizes the Board of Education to adopt guiding principles and measures of success for the Grants Program and the Department of Education to implement the Grants Program. Establishes the Education Innovation Grants Special Fund. Makes appropriations.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1276, HD1

(HSCR648)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Education to establish and implement a four-year pilot program within one complex area. Authorizes best practices for the pilot program. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1070, HD1

(HSCR444)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Provides that a public school shall not be required by the Department of Education to expend its own school funds to maintain any geographically disadvantageous land on or adjacent to its property.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 917, HD1

(HSCR131)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL LANDS.

Requires the City and County of Honolulu to transfer to the Department of Education fee simple title to the property on which the Department's Student Transportation Service Office - Young Street is located. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE/WLH, FIN

HB 921, HD1

(HSCR67)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Places all state-funded prekindergarten programs in Hawaii, other than special education and Title I funded programs, under the oversight of the Executive Office on Early Learning.

 

LHE, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair