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:

1:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 1153, HD1

(HSCR283)

Status

RELATING TO REMOTE TESTIMONY IN LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS.

Requires each house of the Legislature to establish, by rule, procedures for the public to present oral testimony at legislative committee hearings through remote testimony. Appropriates funds.

 

LMG, FIN

HB 1424, HD1

(HSCR281)

Status

RELATING TO VISITOR INFORMATION.

Establishes a Visitor Information Center in the State Capitol. Establishes a Visitor Information Center Program to support the operations of the Visitor Information Center. Appropriates funds.

 

LMG, FIN

HB 1488, HD1

(HSCR534)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL.

Requires DAGS, in consultation with the Legislature and appropriate agencies, to develop and implement an enhanced security plan for the State Capitol. Appropriates funds to DAGS for enhanced security measures and security improvements, including vehicular barriers and to PSD to purchase or lease security screening equipment and contract private screening personnel for the State Capitol.

 

LMG/JUD, FIN

HB 842, HD1

(HSCR631)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE PLANNING ACT.

Establishes a Hawaii State Planning Act Review Commission to review and make recommendations to the Legislature to update the Hawaii State Planning Act. Removes reference to achieving the viability of Hawaii's sugar and pineapple industries from the Hawaii State Planning Act's agricultural objectives. Appropriates funds.

 

LMG, FIN

HB 1355, HD1

(HSCR489)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

Appropriates funds to the State Commission on the Status of Women to correct and offset one-time salary increases.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 942, HD1

(HSCR336)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 356

(HSCR335)

Status

RELATING TO CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE.

Requires the Comptroller to annually adjust the threshold amount for which settlements for claims against the State must be approved by the legislature for inflation.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1452

(HSCR313)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.

Establishes and appropriates funds for the Hawaii Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable to facilitate cooperation between various state agencies regarding civil legal services and access to justice. Appropriates funds for the Judiciary to purchase civil legal services for low- and moderate-income persons.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 627, HD1

(HSCR757)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Classifies any independent expenditure as a contribution to a candidate or as a contribution to each opposing candidate. Requires any advertisement by a noncandidate committee that makes only independent expenditures to disclose all contributors for the advertisement.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1380, HD1

(HSCR459)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Creates a comprehensive public funding program for candidates for county elections beginning in 2022. Appropriates funds to the Campaign Spending Commission.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1382, HD1

(HSCR463)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Prohibits campaign fundraising on the property of persons that have accepted legislatively appropriated funds that exceed an aggregate value of $100,000 or received or rendered services to the State.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1490, HD1

(HSCR465)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Amends the prohibition of contributions by state and county contractors under Hawaii's campaign finance laws to include officers and board members of a contractor who enters into contracts for goods or utilities.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 162, HD1

(HSCR592)

Status

RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.

Amends the allowable administrative fines for campaign finance violations committed by certain noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures. Prohibits the establishment of noncandidate committees that only make independent expenditures within 14 days of any election.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1356

(HSCR497)

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF ELECTIONS OPERATING BUDGET.

Appropriates funds to the Office of Elections operating budget for the 2020 election voting contract, 2021 reapportionment, and 4 temporary positions.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 626

(HSCR314)

Status

RELATING TO VACANCIES.

Requires vacancies in the offices of United States Senator, State Senator, and State Representative to be filled by special election.

 

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1263

(HSCR315)

Status

RELATING TO ORDER OF SUCCESSION.

Amends the order of succession to the office of lieutenant governor.

 

 

 

JUD, FIN

HB 709, HD1

(HSCR341)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to allow a recount of votes cast at an election to be conducted in a manner to be provided by law.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 428, HD1

(HSCR340)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires an automatic recount of votes cast for a candidate or on a ballot question when the difference in the number of votes cast for the top two candidates or on the question is equal to or less than 100 votes or 0.5 percent, whichever is greater.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1248, HD1

(HSCR755)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Enacts voting by mail uniformly across all counties for all elections commencing in 2020. Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the election by mail program. Requires the office of elections to submit a report to the legislature regarding the implementation of a vote by mail system.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1307

(HSCR552)

Status

RELATING TO AN OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.

Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study on establishing a state central hearing agency to be known as the Office of Administrative Hearings and submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2020.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1433, HD1

(HSCR312)

Status

RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.

Appropriates funds for two full-time equivalent (2.0 FTE) positions, operating costs, and equipment to support the Attorney General's Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center in administering the Address Confidentiality Program.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 766, HD1

(HSCR469)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE IN NON-CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS.

Establishes a task force within the Judiciary to review allowing service of notice and process by electronic mail in civil and administrative proceedings.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 748, HD1

(HSCR753)

Status

RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.

Prohibits civil asset forfeiture by reason of the commission of a covered offense, to the extent of the property owner's interest, unless the covered offense is a felony for which the property owner has been convicted. Prohibits the forfeiture of an animal prior to the disposition of criminal charges. Requires the Attorney General to distribute one half of all forfeited property and the sale proceeds thereof to the Hawaii law enforcement assisted diversion program, with the remaining half to be distributed to the state general fund.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 508, HD1

(HSCR585)

Status

RELATING TO DNA COLLECTION FOR CERTAIN FELONY OFFENSES.

Requires persons arrested for felony sexual offenses to provide a DNA sample. Defines felony sexual offenses. Provides for the destruction of DNA samples and expungement of a DNA database profile when appropriate. Makes an appropriation for the costs of DNA collection and expungement.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 903, HD1

(HSCR614)

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Requires the Judiciary to establish a financial hardship task force.

 

 

 

JUD, FIN

HB 703, HD1

(HSCR756)

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Prohibits any person convicted of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (OVUII) or Habitually Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (HOVUII) from purchasing or publicly consuming alcohol for a probation period of following sentencing or administrative license revocation. Amends the sentencing requirements for OVUII and HOVUII offenses. Amends the threshold for HOVUII offenses.

 

JUD, 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