THE SENATE

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair

Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

 

DATE:

Monday, February 25, 2019

TIME:

10:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 211

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard in their respective subject matter committees:

 

SB 871

(SSCR628)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Appropriates funds to the department of land and natural resources' division of forestry and wildlife, Hawaii branch, for invasive species technician positions on Hawaii island to address invasive plants and animals.

 

AEN/WTL, WAM

SB 944, SD1

(SSCR626)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

Requires the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to prioritize nature-based solutions in its climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts and assess risk transfer market mechanisms that promote investments in nature to reduce the risks of climate change. Defines "nature-based solutions". Appropriates funds. (SD1)

 

AEN/WTL, WAM

SB 1254

(SSCR465)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES TRUST FUND.

Expands the type of revenue that can be deposited into the Endangered Species Trust Fund.

 

AEN/WTL, WAM

SB 1436, SD1

(SSCR406)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the department of agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of ag-tech zones within the city and county of Honolulu. Appropriates funds to conduct the feasibility study. (SD1)

 

AEN/TEC, WAM

SB 433, SD1

(SSCR509)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO SCREEN TIME AWARENESS.

Appropriates funds for the department of health to create a social marketing campaign targeting children and their families to inform them of proven interventions to reduce child and teen screen time. (SD1)

 

CPH/HMS, WAM

SB 1024

(SSCR545)

Status & Testimony

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.

Appropriates funds to the department of health for the aging and disability resource center.

 

CPH, WAM

SB 1026

(SSCR450)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna.

 

CPH/HMS, WAM

SB 1036

(SSCR391)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES.

Clarifies that clinical victim support services for victims of sexual violence and abuse are a mental health outpatient services benefit required to be covered under health insurance policies offered by health insurers, mutual benefit societies, fraternal benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations.

 

CPH/HMS, WAM

SB 1121, SD1

(SSCR505)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Establishes a working group to examine and advise on amendments that can be made to the statutory description of the department of health's powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities in the Hawaii Revised Statutes. Authorizes the working group to evaluate the health impact assessment tool. Appropriates funds to support the activities of the working group. (SD1)

 

CPH, WAM

SB 1410, SD1

(SSCR187)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EMERGENCY SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to expand the Kau Rural Health Clinic to improve access to urgent care and outpatient behavioral health services. (SD1)

 

CPH, WAM

SB 171, SD1

(SSCR557)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates a county education task force to establish a process for the transfer of jurisdiction over all public schools, including all state public education functions and funding, from the State to the county in which the public school is located. (SD1)

 

EDU/PSM, WAM

SB 242, SD1

(SSCR298)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Beginning January 1, 2020, requires the State's medicaid managed care and fee-for service programs to provide coverage for home and community-based services for individuals diagnosed as having autism or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Requires the Department of Human Services to seek a section 1115 waiver to amend the state Medicaid plan to include this coverage. (SD1)

 

HMS/CPH, WAM

SB 462, SD1

(SSCR299)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Extends the nursing facility sustainability fee program to 2021. Allows the nursing facility sustainability fee to be used to enhance capitated rates for the purpose of paying quality incentives. Increases the nursing facility sustainability fee limit from 4.0 per cent to 5.5 per cent of net patient service revenue. Increases the per resident daily maximum fee from $13.46 to $20 for each facility, and increases the per resident reduced daily maximum fee from $5.85 to $9 for facilities that meet certain exceptions. Appropriates funds. (SD1)

 

HMS/CPH, WAM

SB 463, SD1

(SSCR300)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Extends the hospital sustainability program for two years. Clarifies exemptions from the hospital sustainability fee. Appropriates $75,000,000 out of the hospital sustainability special fund for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. (SD1)

 

HMS/CPH, WAM

SB 1031, SD1

(SSCR523)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes the long-term rental assistance pilot program to be administered by the department of health. Appropriates funds for the administration of the pilot program. (SD1)

 

HMS/HOU, WAM

SB 498, SD1

(SSCR493)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Requires inclusion of an unspecified minimum percentage of affordable housing units in state agencies' development and redevelopment plans along the rail transit corridor. Allows the Office of Planning to make exceptions to the affordable housing requirement. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HOU/WTL, WAM

SB 1050, SD1

(SSCR312)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes a task force within the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to examine and report on the feasibility of the State establishing and operating a housing loan program for state employees similar to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs VA home loan program. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)

 

HOU/LCA, WAM

SB 1058, SD1

(SSCR213)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

Requires the attorney general to prepare a statement for each proposed constitutional amendment in language that is clear and neither misleading nor deceptive that indicates the purpose, limitations, and effects of the proposed amendment. Requires the attorney general to also prepare the statement in Hawaiian. Requires the office of elections and county clerks to make the statement available to the public. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)

 

JDC, WAM

SB 1374, SD1

(SSCR334)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM.

Establishes a Hawaii retirement savings program for private sector employees. Establishes the Hawaii retirement savings program administrative fund. Requires the department of budget and finance to prepare an annual report detailing the department's activities for the previous fiscal year to the governor and legislature. Appropriates funds. (SD1)

 

LCA, WAM

SB 346, SD1

(SSCR428)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.

Prohibits the planting of large trees along evacuation routes and requires the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to identify large trees along evacuation routes and trim, spray, or remove large trees if the trees have the potential to obstruct the evacuation route. Defines evacuation route. Appropriates funds. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

PSM, WAM

SB 557

(SSCR601)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Prohibits state and county law enforcement agencies from complying with federal immigration detainers or honoring requests for non-public information unless specifically required to do so by a warrant signed by a judge or provisions of federal, state, or local law.

 

PSM/JDC, WAM

SB 893

(SSCR439)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

Prohibits counties from rejecting number 1 and 2 plastic bottles presented for recycling solely because the bottles are accompanied by or adjoined to nonrecyclable bottle caps. Requires and appropriates funds for the counties to separate and appropriately dispose of such nonrecyclable bottle caps. Adds definition of "PP", or polypropylene plastic material, into integrated solid waste management law. Requires counties to include feasibility assessment of recycling PP materials.

 

PSM/AEN, WAM

SB 1054, SD1

(SSCR599)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PLANNING.

Requires the State and counties to incorporate predictions of sea level rise and other climate change hazards and mitigation opportunities into applicable plans, strategies, and mapping. Requires the public utilities commission to consider the findings in the Hawaii Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report. Requires each county to participate in the community rating system developed by the National Flood Insurance Program. (SD1)

 

PSM/AEN/WTL, WAM

SB 1343

(SSCR484)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO SELECTIVE SERVICE.

Requires compliance with the federal Military Selective Service Act to be eligible for enrollment in a state-supported post-secondary institution, qualify for state financial assistance for post-secondary education, or be eligible for state or county employment or service. Provides exceptions.

 

PSM/HRE, WAM

SB 1078, SD1

(SSCR361)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LOW-SPEED ELECTRIC BICYCLES.

Amends the definition of "bicycle" for the purposes of county vehicular taxes, highway safety laws, and Statewide Traffic Code by adding and defining low-speed electric bicycles and requiring that an operator of a low-speed electric bicycle be at least fifteen years of age. (SD1)

 

TRS, WAM

SB 1287, SD1

(SSCR614)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.

Includes objectives and policies and implementation guidelines for planning for the lei of green in the Hawaii State Planning Act. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)

 

WTL, WAM

SB 1296, SD1

(SSCR263)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for support of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, including two full-time equivalent (2.0 FTE) permanent positions. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)

 

WTL, WAM

 

 

 

 

 

Decision making meeting only, no oral testimony will be accepted.

 

Persons wishing to submit written testimony may do so up to 24 hours prior to the hearing.

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz

Chair