HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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, February 26, 2020

TIME:

12:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 2417, HD1

(HSCR386-20)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires DHS to establish a neighbor islands blind and visually impaired service pilot program to provide services and training for blind and visually impaired neighbor island residents. Appropriates funds. Repeals on 6/30/2021. Takes effect on 12/31/2059.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2037, HD2

(HSCR618-20)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, PLUS COMMISSION.

Establishes the Hawaii state lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus commission. Appropriates funds. Effective 12/31/2059.

 

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2138, HD1

(HSCR598-20)

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Amends the aggregate cap amount of the tax credit for research activities. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. Takes effect on 7/1/2112.

 

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2549

(HSCR293-20)

Status

RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

Requires the language and meaning of any proposed constitutional amendment and ratification question to be simple, concise, and direct. Allows the presiding officers of the Legislature to request a written opinion of the Supreme Court regarding the legality of a proposed amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution and the corresponding constitutional ratification question. Requires the court to provide a written opinion within 48 hours of receipt of the request. Requires, for any written opinion by the court that invalidates a constitutional ratification question, a detailed and specific explanation of the reasons for this opinion. Prohibits any appeal of a written opinion.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2272, HD1

(HSCR621-20)

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL OFFENSES.

Amends the offense of solicitation of a minor for prostitution by specifying that the act of offering or agreeing to any type of consideration, rather than payment of a fee, constitutes solicitation of a minor. Makes solicitation of a minor a class B felony. Clarifies that the offender's state of mind is not required when the person solicited is a law enforcement officer who holds themselves out as a minor. Imposes a criminal penalty on any parent, guardian, or person having custody or control of a minor that offers or agrees for consideration for the purpose of another person engaging in sexual conduct with the minor. Imposes a criminal penalty on any person that entices a parent, guardian, or person having custody or control of a minor by electronic means for the purposes of engaging in sexual conduct with the minor. Imposes a criminal penalty on any person that solicits another for prostitution of a minor. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2407, HD1

(HSCR555-20)

Status

RELATING TO STATEWIDE COMPOSTING.

Requires DOH to adopt rules to establish a classification system for composting facilities or operations for the purposes of regulating them for health purposes. Allows composting and co-composting in the agricultural district, including on lands with class A or B soils. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

EEP/HLT, FIN

HB 1844, HD1

(HSCR550-20)

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING.

Creates the clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund under the administration of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority. Repeals the building energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Allocates a portion of the barrel tax to the clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2203, HD1

(HSCR269-20)

Status

RELATING TO DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Requires the department of education to track and publish the use of all exclusionary discipline disaggregated by student subgroup. Takes effect on 7/1/2050.

 

LHE, FIN

 

 

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) 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 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