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, March 29, 2019

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 859, SD1

(SSCR897)

Status

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

Authorizes funds for capital improvement projects for the fiscal biennium 2019-2021. Effective 1/7/2059.

 

 

FIN

SB 652, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1447)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE FBO I LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Keahole FBO I LLC with planning, designing, constructing, equipping, and operating facilities for aviation services and aviation-related services at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole.

 

TRN, FIN

SB 1201, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1490)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Appropriates funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (11) and their excluded counterparts.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 592, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1527)

Status

RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE STATE LIBRARIAN.

Limits the State Librarian's salary to an unspecified percentage amount of the Superintendent of Education's salary.

 

 

LAB/LHE, FIN

SB 1459, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1553)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE SURFING COMMISSION.

Establishes the State Commission on Surfing.

 

 

 

LAB, FIN

SB 292, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1547)

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Specifies the obligations and conditions of contractors performing services in excess of $25,000 for any governmental agency. Authorizes a governmental agency to withhold portions of payments for certain reasons. Requires the submission of certified copies of payrolls. Specifies the obligations in connection with payrolls and penalties for failing to comply.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1048, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1681)

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

Makes confidentiality clauses in employment contracts unenforceable as to sexual harassment claims. Bans mandatory arbitration agreements as to sexual harassment claims. Makes mandatory confidentiality clauses in an arbitration agreement unenforceable as to sexual harassment claims.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 966, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1448)

Status

RELATING TO MILILANI TECHNOLOGY PARK.

Requires the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to enter into negotiations to acquire the properties identified as Tax Map Keys: (1) 9-5-046:041 and (1) 9-5-046:042, parcels that are within or near Mililani Technology Park, to facilitate the redevelopment of those parcels for community benefit. Appropriates funds.

 

EDB/WLH, FIN

SB 852, SD2

(HSCR1475)

Status

RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME.

Clarifies that reimbursement to crime victims includes lost earnings, mental health treatment, counseling, and therapy.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 1539, SD1

(HSCR1682)

Status

RELATED TO BAIL HEARINGS.

Adds provision that, upon formal charge and detention, and upon motion by either party, defendants shall have the right to a prompt bail hearing concerning release or detention and whether any condition will reasonably assure the defendant's appearance. Allows defendants to be represented by counsel at the hearing, or have one appointed if they are financially unable to obtain representation. Allows defendants to present evidence and witnesses and to cross-examine witnesses who appear at the hearing. Effective 3/15/2094.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 491, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1425)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for operating expenses of the Department of Agriculture.

 

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1151, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1625)

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS.

Allows the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to approve agricultural and aquaculture loans up to $100,000.

 

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1351, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1418)

Status

RELATING TO HEMP.

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to allow temporary inspectors to perform industrial hemp inspections and to deposit fees from inspections into the Certification Services Revolving Fund. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to adopt an alternative method of sampling industrial hemp plants.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 375, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1421)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, to develop a strategic plan to double local food production and increase food exports by 2030. Requires the Department of Agriculture to submit the strategic plan to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 390, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1423)

Status

RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to create a dollar-for-dollar matching program for beneficiaries of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase Hawaii-grown produce. Appropriates funds.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1436, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1426)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of agricultural technology zones, or ag-tech zones, within the City and County of Honolulu. Appropriates funds to conduct the feasibility study.

 

AGR/EDB, FIN

SB 754, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1437)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Enacts produce safety rules in accordance with the federal Food and Drug Administration Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1167, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1624)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.

Establishes a new Agricultural Enterprise Program within the Department of Agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the Department, to support and promote agriculture. Establishes the Agricultural Enterprise Special Fund. Makes an appropriation.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 760, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1671)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Expands the definition of "qualified agricultural costs" for the Important Agricultural Land Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit. Extends through the 2029 taxable year the time in which the Department of Agriculture may certify the Tax Credit.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair