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 27, 2019

TIME:

11:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 257, HD1

(HSCR247)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Authorizes the use of private lands for the Ohana Zones Pilot Program. Extends the Ohana Zones Pilot Program to June 30, 2022. Extends the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program to June 30, 2020. (HB257 HD1)

 

FIN

HB 437

(HSCR342)

Status

RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

Authorizes crime victim compensation for mental health services for survivors in cases involving a death and for children who witness domestic violence.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 18, HD1

(HSCR590)

Status

RELATING TO CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.

Repeals statutory limitations on the time period in which a survivor of childhood sexual abuse may file suit.

 

 

JUD, FIN

HB 996, HD1

(HSCR299)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION TO MAINTAIN AND CONTINUE THE CURRENT FEDERALLY FUNDED CHARTER SCHOOL PREKINDERGARTEN CLASSROOMS.

Appropriates moneys for fiscal year 2019-2020 to the State Public Charter School Commission to maintain and continue the current federally funded eighteen existing charter school prekindergarten classrooms that were provided for by the federal Preschool Development Grant of 2015. (HB996 HD1)

 

LHE, FIN

HB 250, HD1

(HSCR731)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES.

Formally establishes the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn program and special fund within the Department of Education. Appropriates funds for positions and a vision screening and eye assessment tool, and to implement, expand, and sustain the program. (HB250 HD1)

 

LHE/HLT, FIN

HB 439, HD2

(HSCR609)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Exempts lands set aside by the Governor to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation for the primary purpose of developing affordable housing from classification as public land subject to DLNR management.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 897, HD1

(HSCR626)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Appropriates funds to DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife.

 

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1593, HD1

(HSCR621)

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

Requires the Department of Budget and Finance, in consultation with the Department of Accounting and General Services and the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, to develop and procure a uniform financial database for use by all state agencies. Appropriates moneys.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 747, HD1

(HSCR114)

Status

RELATING TO DISABLED PERSONS.

Establishes employment first as a state policy with respect to disabled persons. Requires state and county agencies to implement this policy in hiring and all programs and services administered or funded by the State or counties. Applies employment first principles to Medicaid home- and community-based waiver programs.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1264, HD1

(HSCR324)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Authorizes forfeiture of certain ERS benefits, pursuant to court order, for state or county employees and designated beneficiaries who are convicted of an employment-related felony.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 34, HD1

(HSCR18)

Status

RELATING TO WAGES.

Requires that the foreperson classification be recognized in wage and hour requirements contained in statute and in collective bargaining agreements for laborers and mechanics on public works projects.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 389, HD1

(HSCR329)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires persons performing an independent medical exam or permanent impairment rating exam for a workers' compensation work injury examine the employee within an unspecified period of time upon receipt of notice. Requires that the employee be provided a copy of the exam.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1195, HD1

(HSCR692)

Status

RELATING TO FEDERAL WORKERS.

Establishes the Federal Furlough Loan Program to provide loans to eligible federal workers affected by the federal shutdown furlough. Provides an emergency appropriation to carry out the purposes of the loan program.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 913, HD1

(HSCR105)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Allows the filing of documents with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board by the original paper document or electronically.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 914, HD1

(HSCR106)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Clarifies that the party seeking review of a decision and order of the Hawaii Labor Relations Board is to bear the cost of preparing a transcript unless otherwise provided by law, in which case HLRB is to bear the cost of preparing the transcript.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1059, HD1

(HSCR112)

Status

RELATING TO FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Prohibits noncompete agreements for low wage workers whose earnings do not exceed the greater of the minimum wage required by applicable federal or state law or $15 per hour.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1146, HD1

(HSCR687)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires consideration of past performance in future bid selection of contractors for sole source contracts and any competitive sealed bid or proposal contracts that exceed the small purchase threshold. Requires procurement officers to consider past performance when making a determination of offeror responsibility. Appropriates funds.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 889, HD1

(HSCR385)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.

Establishes the Office of Public-Private Partnership and the position of Public-Private Partnership Coordinator. Adds public-private partnership project delivery methods and related conditions and requirements to the Hawaii Public Procurement Code. Requires an annual report. Appropriates funds.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1462, HD1

(HSCR156)

Status

RELATING TO UNFUNDED LIABILITIES.

Requires the State Auditor to study the feasibility of providing health benefits to state and county employees using a self-insured model. Appropriates funds. Establishes the Rate Stabilization Reserve Fund. Caps employer contributions to the Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust Fund. Provides for the use of a portion of TAT revenues to supplement deficient county public employer contribution amounts.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1009, HD1

(HSCR496)

Status

RELATING TO MOVIE THEATERS.

Requires a movie theater to provide at least two showings per week per movie offered with open movie captioning. Removes the option of a movie theater to provide eyewear to fulfill the movie captioning requirement. Makes the requirement permanent by repealing the sunset date from Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 65, HD1

(HSCR254)

Status

RELATING TO UNATTENDED VEHICLES.

Amends the maximum charges imposed for tow truck services.

 

 

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1229, HD1

(HSCR365)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to provide education and support to local businesses regarding the Food and Drug Administration's industry guidance on colored sea salt.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 298, HD1

(HSCR34)

Status

RELATING TO INTRA-GOVERNMENTAL WHEELING.

Authorizes any government agency to engage in the wheeling of electricity that is produced at its own facilities from renewable energy resources, subject to disallowance by the Public Utilities Commission. Designates the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority as a microgrid demonstration project. Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to allow wheeling within the boundaries of the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1319, HD1

(HSCR271)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company for multi-project capital improvement programs.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1451, HD2

(HSCR557)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Extends the Ohana Zones Pilot Program to June 30, 2022 and the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program to June 30, 2020.

 

HSH/HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair