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:

Thursday, March 28, 2019

TIME:

10:15 AM

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:

 

HB 1273, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1420)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Creates the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund into which federal moneys may be deposited from DOH's participation in the waiver program established per SSA 1915(c). Requires the Department of Health and Department of Human Services to work with stakeholders to develop and distribute information about accessing Medicaid services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

CPH, WAM

HB 1319, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1397)

Status & Testimony

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. (SD1)

 

CPH, WAM

HB 158, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1462)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LABOR LAW COMPLIANCE FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS.

Specifies requirements for contractor or subcontractor payment to all mechanics and laborers employed on a government service contract job site. Permits governmental contracting agencies to withhold accrued payments as necessary to pay mechanics and laborers. Requires that contractors for public works projects maintain and submit weekly certified payroll records to demonstrate compliance with wage and hour requirements. Specifies penalties for noncompliance. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

GVO/LCA, WAM

HB 1408, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1476)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BUDGET.

Appropriates funds for the fiscal biennium 2019-2021 operating budget of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. Establishes the office of the housing advocate to work with all state agencies that manage land to advocate for solutions to the State's housing shortage, and monitor, comment, and report on the State's production of affordable housing units, the development and implementation of laws, regulations, and policies relating to affordable housing. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HOU, WAM

HB 312, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1354)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA.

Requires the University of Hawaii, West Oahu, to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative media by the start of the 2020 spring semester. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HRE, WAM

HB 654, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1460)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center to determine the etiologies of the high incidence of liver and bile duct cancer in Hawaii. Establishes reporting requirements. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HRE/CPH, WAM

HB 172, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1249)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Appropriates funds for Fiscal Biennium 2019-2021 for the Office of the Trustees (OHA150), Office of Hawaiian Affairs Administration (OHA160), and Beneficiary Advocacy (OHA175). Requires an expenditure of general funds to pay for the auditor to conduct a financial and management audit of limited liability companies created and used by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HWN, WAM

HB 510, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1426)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Appropriates funds for the Judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning 7/1/2019, and ending 6/30/2021. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)

 

JDC, WAM

HB 34, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1509)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO WAGES.

Determines the procedures for when the foreperson classification shall be recognized in Hawaii's Davis-Bacon Act and when the basic hourly rate is established by a collective bargaining agreement. Takes effect 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LCA, WAM

HB 157, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1244)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Expands the types of employee information government agencies must disclose, upon written request, to employee exclusive representatives. Requires that information regarding new hire employees under collective bargaining disclosure requirements be provided to the appropriate exclusive representatives within an unspecified payroll period. Takes effect on 10/1/2019. (SD1)

 

LCA, WAM

HB 845, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1347)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EMPLOYEE TRAINING.

Establishes the state employees training program, governed by a board, to provide training to state employees. Requires all new employees to be provided with a general orientation on their benefits and rights. Takes effect 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LCA, WAM

HB 914, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1504)

Status & Testimony

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 except as provided by law, in which case HLRB is to bear the cost of preparing the transcript. (SD1)

 

LCA, WAM

HB 1187, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1246)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Authorizes from other funds of the Employees' Retirement System Pension Trust (BUF141) for fiscal biennium 2019-2021, the additional sum of $3,628,613 for fiscal year 2019-2020, and the additional sum of $1,885,525 for fiscal year 2020-2021 for various ERS operating costs and services. Takes effect 1/1/2051. (SD1)

 

LCA, WAM

HB 1191, HD1, SD1

(SSCR1359)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

Provides an income tax credit for qualifying small businesses to offset the increase in the minimum hourly wage that employers must pay employees. Increases the minimum wage to $12.00 per hour beginning 1/1/2020 and $15.00 per hour beginning 1/1/2023. Tax credit applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LCA, WAM

HB 1375, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1343)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII MUSEUM OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY.

Beginning with the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium and each fiscal biennium thereafter, requires the governor to include in the executive budget a minimum amount per fiscal year as a recurring cost to be allocated to the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Appropriates funds to support the work of the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History. (SD1)

 

LCA, WAM

HB 532, HD1

(SSCR1515)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT DATA.

Establishes a Chief Data Officer and Data Task Force in the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to develop, implement, and manage statewide data set policies, procedures, and standards. Appropriates moneys. (HB532 HD1)

 

TEC, WAM

HB 812, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1321)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LOW-SPEED ELECTRIC BICYCLES.

Includes low-speed electric bicycles in the definition of bicycle. Prohibits anyone under the age of fifteen from operating a low-speed electric bicycle. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

TRS, WAM

HB 1032, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1493)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO STATE BOATING FACILITIES.

Allows the Board of Land and Natural Resources (Board) to lease any existing state boating facility in its entirety, and fast lands and submerged lands within any existing state boating facility, by public auction, request for proposals, or direct negotiation for private development, management, and operation; provided that the Board first finds that the lessee has met certain community involvement requirements. Clarifies that legislative approval is not required to award a lease. Repeals fast lands and submerged lands lease requirements specific to Ala Wai Boat Harbor. Takes effect on 12/31/2050. (SD1)

 

WTL, WAM

HB 1033, HD2, SD1

(SSCR1494)

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO MANDATORY VESSEL INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Requires owners of vessels originally manufactured at a length of 26 feet or more, or less than 26 feet if the vessel is grounded, who are required to be registered with the State or required to be documented by the United States Coast Guard, to obtain marine insurance. Specifies the type and minimum amount of marine insurance coverage required. Allows the Department of Land and Natural Resources to exempt certain transient vessels from the marine insurance requirement, under certain conditions. Authorizes the Department to adopt administrative rules concerning marine insurance. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)

 

WTL, WAM

 

 

 

 

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

 

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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