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:

2:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

SB 1440, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1511)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR TREVI SYSTEMS, INC., OR ITS RELATED ENTITY, KONA COAST WATER LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Trevi Systems, Inc., or its related entity, Kona Coast Water LLC, to fund the planning, designing, construction, equipping, land leases, and other assets for two or more plants to desalinate water using one hundred per cent renewable solar energy and supply it to customers on Hawaii island and potentially on other islands as well.

 

EEP, FIN

SB 1417, SD2

(HSCR1428)

Status

RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.

Appropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American World War II veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines. Requires funds for burial grants to not lapse to the general fund and remain available as needed. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

PVM, FIN

SB 1395, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1622)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Makes an appropriation for the state rent supplement program.

 

 

 

HSG, FIN

SB 281, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1444)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to maintain the current level of pre-hospital emergency medical services. Requires the DOH to conduct an NHTSA study of the state comprehensive emergency medical services system. Appropriates funds for study.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 187, SD2

(HSCR1473)

Status

RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT JUDGES.

Establishes one additional district court judgeship in the First Circuit and in the Second Circuit. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 1348, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1609)

Status

RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY REVIEW BOARD.

Clarifies the intent of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board's powers when reviewing state and county administrative rules and ordinances that impact small businesses. Makes an appropriation.

 

EDB, FIN

SB 1405, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1600)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.

Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of e-liquid products. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices in regulatory and taxation requirements applicable to tobacco products. Increases tobacco wholesaler or dealer license fees and retail permit fees. Allocates portions of tobacco tax revenues to the Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund and to support tobacco and cancer prevention research. Repeals statutory provisions made obsolete.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 1009, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1668)

Status

RELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Bans the sale of flavored tobacco products except for menthol or mentholated products. Prohibits mislabeling of e-liquid products containing nicotine. Establishes fines and penalties for violations.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony. 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 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 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