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:

Friday, February 22, 2019

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 116

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.

Makes technical amendments to the budget allotment modification law.

 

FIN

HB 117

Status

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

Makes technical amendments to the state law regarding the deposit of state funds into the state treasury.

 

FIN

HB 119

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES.

Clarifies the Office of the Legislative Analyst.

 

 

FIN

HB 1394

Status

RELATING TO THE COUNTY SURCHARGE ON STATE TAX.

Authorizes any county with a population equal to or less than 500,000 that adopts a county surcharge on state tax ordinance to use the surcharges received from the State for infrastructure and public safety.

 

FIN

HB 394, HD1

(HSCR554)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION.

Makes the motor vehicle registration fee for U-drive motor vehicles consistent with the fee for all other motor vehicles. Makes any county ordinance that increases a motor vehicle registration fee applicable to U-drive vehicles.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 1457, HD1

(HSCR369)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds to the Office of Planning for the planning and development of the Wailuku-Kahului Transit Corridor Master Plan in the county of Maui.

 

TRN/HSG, FIN

HB 1455, HD1

(HSCR446)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds for the University of Hawaii Maui College's International Office.

 

 

LHE, FIN

HB 398, HD1

(HSCR134)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Requires the University of Hawaii system to create additional distance-learning classes in teaching for students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in education.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1402, HD1

(HSCR627)

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

Establishes a subaccount within the Hawaii Community-Based Economic Development Revolving Fund for grants or loans for the Micro Enterprise Assistance Program on Hawaiian Home Lands to qualified native Hawaiians and qualified entities. Appropriates funds.

 

WLH, EDB, FIN

HB 288, HD1

(HSCR551)

Status

RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE IN HOUSING SUBDIVISIONS.

Requires lot owners in housing subdivisions to pay assessments for repair and maintenance of subdivision roads to an entity approved by a majority of homeowners or appointed by a court, or to the county. Requires the counties to provide oversight and management services to assessing entities.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 910, HD1

(HSCR785)

Status

RELATING TO BANYAN DRIVE.

Requires the Office of Planning to conduct a study on the infrastructure of the Banyan Drive area on the Waiakea Peninsula on the island of Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1219, HD1

(HSCR789)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Allows the designation of areas or regions of public lands according to certain categories. Allows the establishment and implementation of guidelines for the redevelopment of the areas or regions. Establishes and appropriates funds for the Waiakea Peninsula Redevelopment District Revolving Fund.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1151, HD1

(HSCR606)

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL OCEAN RECREATION.

Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 91, HRS, to require certain safety measures for commercial ocean operators that take customers into state waters for activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and surfing lessons.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1460, HD1

(HSCR603)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE BOATING PROGRAM.

Defines "state boating facility" to include any day-use mooring buoy system. Authorizes funds from the Boating Special Fund to be used for any day-use mooring buoy system in the State.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 204, HD1

(HSCR569)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST AN INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISE.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Kona Coast Water, LLC, with the financing of the planning, design, and construction of solar thermal facilities to desalinate water using renewable energy.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 1548, HD1

(HSCR571)

Status

RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to study and combat rapid ohia death.

 

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 630, HD1

(HSCR302)

Status

RELATING TO GLASS CONTAINER RECOVERY.

Repeals the Glass Container Recovery Program.

 

 

 

EEP/EDB, FIN

HB 588, HD1

(HSCR566)

Status

RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

Requires the State Sustainability Coordinator of the Office of Planning to complete a holistic and comprehensive study and plan for green infrastructure opportunities in the State. Appropriates funds to complete the green infrastructure study and plan.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 562, HD1

(HSCR486)

Status

RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WASTE.

Requires the Department of Health to convene a construction waste reuse and recycling working group to determine how to implement a requirement for the reuse, recycling, or donation of construction waste.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1585, HD1

(HSCR455)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism that provides rebates to persons who install a new electric vehicle charging system or upgrade an existing electric vehicle charging system. Creates, and appropriates moneys out of, the electric vehicle charging station rebate program special fund. Amends the uses funds from the energy security special fund may be used for.

 

EEP/TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 551

(HSCR127)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Extends lapse date for funds appropriated to the University of Hawaii to conduct a comprehensive statewide study of sewage contamination in nearshore marine areas. Extends lapse date for funds appropriated to the Department of Health to conduct research or gather technical assistance relating to the cesspool conversion working group's comprehensive cesspool conversion plan.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1170, HD2

(HSCR427)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes and funds a pilot project to demonstrate new toilet and sewage treatment technologies and to expedite demonstration projects.

 

 

EEP, HLT, FIN

HB 549, HD1

(HSCR545)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Requires new developments to plan for the impacts of projected sea level rise and prohibits development in areas significantly affected by projected sea level rise.

 

EEP, JUD, FIN

HB 1584, HD2

(HSCR515)

Status

RELATING TO CARBON EMISSIONS.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to conduct a comprehensive study of a statewide carbon tax.

 

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1483, HD1

(HSCR570)

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

Amends the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force nomination process.

 

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 1487, HD1

(HSCR632)

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

Establishes the Honolulu shoreline climate protection pilot project to develop a plan to protect urban Honolulu from the acute impacts of sea level rise, floodwater, storms, and other impacts of a rapidly changing climate. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 560, HD1

(HSCR433)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY TRAINING.

Requires UH community colleges to establish energy systems and technology training courses for county officers and employees responsible for permitting, inspecting, licensing, and approving construction projects and an advisory committee of industry stakeholders and to submit a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, LHE, FIN

HB 855, HD1

(HSCR556)

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING.

Amends and expands the purpose of the Building Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund to a Clean Energy Revolving Loan Fund. Transfers administration of the Clean Energy Revolving Loan Fund to the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 550, HD1

(HSCR583)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to study the feasibility of implementing renewable portfolio standards to encourage the use of renewable energy by gas utility companies. Amends the renewable portfolio standard interim goals for 2030 and 2040 to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1558, HD1

(HSCR567)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.

Requires the Office of Planning to update the Hawaii 2050 sustainability plan and submit the updated plan to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2021 and every tenth session thereafter, using the goals and priority guidelines of the state plan and the Hawaii climate change mitigation and adaptation initiative as guiding principles.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 449, HD1

(HSCR366)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.

Establishes a statewide sustainability division within the Office of Planning to ensure long-term planning, coordination, and implementation of Hawaii's sustainability goals and policies. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP/EDB, FIN

HB 1586, HD1

(HSCR563)

Status

RELATING TO THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT.

Establishes and transfers to a Department of Environment certain agencies and programs administered by the Department of Health (the Office of Environmental Quality Control and the Environmental Council) and the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (the Energy Office and programs relating to climate adaptation planning in the Office of Planning) on July 1, 2021.

 

EEP/LAB/EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair