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, April 3, 2019

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 1325

(HSCR1398)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Clarifies that condominium associations may invest in government money market funds.

 

 

CPC, FIN

SB 1173, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1534)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

Amends the income withholding requirements to impose a fine against any employer who (1) discharges from employment, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding, or (2) fails to withhold support from income or pay the amounts to the Child Support Enforcement Agency. Amends the amount of the annual fee imposed by the Child Support Enforcement Agency to be in compliance with federal regulations.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

SB 567, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1692)

Status

RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.

Requires the administrator or attending physician to assess whether an assisted community treatment plan is indicated and to make certain arrangements if so indicated. Requires and appropriates funds the AG to assist with the petition for assisted community treatment and related court proceeding. Requires DOH to convene a Mental Health Emergencies Task Force.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 992, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1577)

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Requires that the management contract for the Hawaii Convention Center be separate from the contract for marketing for all uses of the facility.

 

TIA, JUD, FIN

SB 1292, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1666)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.

Adds definitions to the TAT Law. Amends the definition of "transient accommodations" to include additional forms of transient accommodations. Makes any person who fails to register with DOTAX subject to a citation process and monetary fines. Requires hosting platforms that collect fees for booking services to register as collection agents on behalf of its operators and plan managers for the GET and TAT.

 

TIA, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 1197, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1486)

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 (7) and their excluded counterparts.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 417, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1501)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes the Department of Health to establish fees for transportation to medical facilities and for provision of emergency medical services that do not include transport. Authorizes transportation by ambulance to medical facilities other than hospital emergency departments.

 

LAB/HLT, FIN

SB 537, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1594)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Proposed HD3: Transitions from lump sum deferred deposit transactions to installment-based small dollar loan transactions. Specifies various consumer protection requirements for small dollar loans. Beginning 1/1/2020, requires licensure for small dollar lenders that offer small dollar loans to consumers. Specifies licensing requirements for small dollar lenders. Authorizes the division of financial institutions to appoint 2.0 FTE examiner positions, funded via the compliance resolution fund, to carry out the purposes of the small dollar installment loan program. Requires check cashers to be registered with DCCA and to offer a voluntary payment plan to customers under certain circumstances. Establishes the terms of voluntary payment plans. Clarifies that a customer may only have one outstanding deferred deposit transaction from any source. Amends notices to customers required of check cashers. Removes the exemption for persons engaged in the bona fide retail sale of goods or services. Requires the Auditor to conduct a sunrise analysis of the regulation of payday lenders and deferred deposit agreements in the State.

 

IAC, CPC, FIN

SB 1303, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1545)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Proposed HD2: Part I: Allows the Department of Education to lease public school lands for a term of not more than an unspecified number of years per lease. Specifies that title to those portions of Department of Education lands on which public libraries are located are held by the public library system. Part II: Amends Act 206, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, to allow the City and County of Honolulu to transfer lands under existing Department of Education facilities directly to the Department of Education, rather than through the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Part III: Excludes lands set aside by the Governor to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and lands to which Hawaii Public Housing Authority holds title from the definition of public lands in section 171-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Requires prior legislative approval for the sale of lands to which the Hawaii Public Housing Authority holds title. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

LHE/WLH, FIN

SB 78, SD2, HD1

Proposed HD2

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Proposed HD2: Requires the Department of Education to contract with a third-party consultant that specializes in school finance to study the adequacy of education funding in Hawaii. Appropriates moneys for the study. Clearly establishes the Executive Office on Early Learning as the administrative authority for State-funded prekindergarten programs, except for special education and Title I-funded prekindergarten programs. Requires the Department of Education in its implementation of Title I-funded prekindergarten classrooms to adhere to certain quality standards and work with the Executive Office on Early Learning. Defines the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Office on Early Learning and Department of Education as they relate to the Executive Office of Early Learning Public Prekindergarten Program. Appropriates funds to the eighteen existing pre-kindergarten classrooms in State charter schools.

 

LHE, FIN

SB 978, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1656)

Status

RELATING TO STATE LIBRARY SYSTEM.

Specifies that unclaimed funds of $10 or less in the unclaimed property trust fund, upon the expiration of a 5-year time limitation, shall escheat to the State and be transferred to the libraries special fund. Specifies that unclaimed funds of more than $10 but less than $250 in the unclaimed property trust fund, upon expiration of the time limitation, shall escheat to the State and be transferred to the general fund.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

SB 976, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1391)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

Establishes a pilot program to generate revenue through the lease of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries. Establishes the library facilities fund. Requires the Board of Education to report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds for a comprehensive planning study.

 

LHE/WLH, FIN

SB 983, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1541)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Renames the teacher national board certification incentive program the national certification incentive program. Expands program eligibility to include school psychologists. Clarifies requirements and incentives of the program. Clarifies that teacher incentives, bonuses, and compensation beyond regular wages are excluded from the per-pupil request and included as separate line items in the budget for public charter schools. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

SB 272, HD2

(HSCR1598)

Status

RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY DEVICES.

Clarifies the conditions under which condominium unit owners can install solar windows and skylights.

 

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 759, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1532)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a 2-year Agricultural Theft and Vandalism Pilot Project to examine the effectiveness of prosecuting agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism in the counties of Hawaii and Maui. Appropriates funds.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

SB 752, SD1

(HSCR1507)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Makes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for research and prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

AGR/LHE, FIN

SB 1359, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1419)

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a financial and management audit of the Agribusiness Development Corporation. Appropriates funds.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1394, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1415)

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Establishes a historic preservation income tax credit. Appropriates funds for one temporary position to assist with the establishment and administration of the historic preservation income tax credit program.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 1176, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1519)

Status

RELATING TO FALSE CLAIMS TO THE STATE.

Amends the false claims statute, section 661-21(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to increase civil monetary penalty minimum and maximum amounts to maintain consistency with federal law so that the State can continue to maximize its recoveries in cases where state money is taken illegally and False Claims Act prosecution is successful.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 412, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1518)

Status

RELATING TO VOTING.

Makes an application for voter registration, including an affidavit, part of all driver's license and identification card applications. Automatically registers each applicant who elects to register for voting unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Requires sharing of information among the counties, DOT, and election personnel.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed House Drafts are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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.

 

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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