HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Patrick Pihana Branco

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Stacelynn K.M. Eli

Rep. Jackson D. Sayama

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Adrian K. Tam

Rep. Greggor Ilagan

Rep. Tina Wildberger

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Lisa Marten

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1147

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for fiscal biennium 20212023.

 

FIN

HB 53

Status

RELATING TO STATE BONDS.

Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13, of the Hawaii State Constitution to declare that the issuance of authorized bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded.

 

FIN

HB 432

Status

RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.

Extends the earned income tax credit by five years.

 

FIN

HB 1115

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FUNDS.

Provides for the deposit into the emergency and budget reserve fund of moneys received by the State through a civil action in which the State is a party and no other law or court order specifically provides for the deposit elsewhere of moneys received through the action.

 

FIN

HB 1041, HD1

(HSCR280)

Status

RELATING TO CONFORMITY TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.

Conforms Hawaii income and estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of December 31, 2020. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

ECD, FIN

HB 237, HD1

(HSCR445)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Appropriates funds to the department of agriculture for the mitigation and control of the two-lined spittlebug and recovery of the rangelands damaged by the invasive pest. (HD1)

 

AGR, FIN

HB 767, HD2

(HSCR463)

Status

RELATING TO THE FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.

Moves the Hawaii farm to school program from the department of agriculture to the department of education. Establishes a programmatic goal for the department of education that at least thirty percent of food served in public schools shall consist of locally sourced products by 2030. Creates an annual reporting requirement. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD2)

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 871, HD1

(HSCR367)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.

Authorizes the department of agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the department, to support and promote agriculture. Establishes the agricultural enterprise program. Establishes the agricultural enterprise special fund. Requires the board of agriculture to annually report an accounting of non-agricultural park lessees to the legislature. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 817, HD2

(HSCR504)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires each state department to ensure that a certain percentage of the produce purchased by that department is locally-grown and report to the legislature on each department's progress toward meeting locally-grown produce benchmarks. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD2)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

HB 516, HD1

(HSCR488)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE ELECTRONICS MANAGEMENT.

Requires persons who receive state funds and state financial assistance to donate unnecessary but functioning electronic devices, hardware, and televisions to nonprofit organizations that will refurbish and distribute them to eligible persons in the State. Sets reporting requirements for donating entities, nonprofit refurbishers, and the department of accounting and general services. Sets penalties for violations. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

GVR, HET, FIN

HB 835, HD1

(HSCR603)

Status

RELATING TO THE NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY.

Appropriates funds to support the ongoing operations of the Hawaii national guard youth challenge program. Effective 7/1/3050. (HD1)

 

CMV, FIN

HB 627, HD1

(HSCR495)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.

Authorizes the issuance of special number motor vehicle license plates to commemorate the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)

 

CAI, FIN

HB 777, HD1

(HSCR498)

Status

RELATING TO WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.

Authorizes funds from the works of art special fund to be used for Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace. Sunsets 6/30/2022. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)

 

CAI, FIN

HB 760, HD1

(HSCR499)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.

Allows the works of art special fund to be used for performing arts, under certain conditions. Includes posting of a recording of performing art as a form of public display. Defines performing arts. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)

 

CAI, FIN

HB 474, HD1

(HSCR642)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Extends the hospital sustainability program through June 30, 2024. Increases the maximum fee for inpatient care services to five and one-half per cent. Increases the amount of time hospitals have to pay the hospital sustainability fee from thirty days to sixty days. Increases the pool of medicaid services that can be used matching purposes. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 311, HD1

(HSCR413)

Status

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Extends the nursing facility sustainability program to 2024. Allows the nursing facility sustainability fee to be used to enhance capitated rates for the purpose of paying quality incentives. Allows nursing facilities sixty days to pay the nursing facility sustainability fee. Specifies that the nursing facility sustainability fee limit is 5.5 per cent of overall net patient service revenue. Removes the per resident daily maximum fee of $20 for each facility. Specifies facilities that meet certain exceptions shall pay a reduced daily fee in comparison to other participating facilities. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

HB 306, HD1

(HSCR363)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends the definition of "preceptor" and "volunteer-based supervised clinical training rotation" to improve accessibility for providers to receive income tax credits for acting as preceptors. Includes the director of health on the preceptor credit assurance committee. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 224, HD1

(HSCR366)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

Exempts psychiatric services, special treatment facilities, and chronic renal dialysis services from the certificate of need requirements. Authorizes administrative penalties for persons who do not comply with an approved certificate of need. Appropriates funds from the health planning development fund. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 302, HD1

(HSCR629)

Status

RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.

Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses to certify whether a person is totally disabled under the income tax code. Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses with psychiatric specializations to make capacity determinations. Adds advanced practice registered nurses with psychiatric specializations as primary providers in advance mental health care directives. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 1282, HD2

(HSCR454)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSITION OF THE OAHU REGIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FROM THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Commences the transfer of the Oahu regional health care system in its entirety from the Hawaii health systems corporation to the department of health, beginning with the transfer of the Oahu regional health care system's budget into the department of health. Enables the Oahu regional health care system, department of health, Hawaii health systems corporation, and other state agencies to manage and implement the processes required to effectuate the completion of the transition. Authorizes the department of health to conduct long-term care and substance abuse treatment at Leahi hospital and Maluhia and to pay rent for the use of the Leahi hospital property. Requires the department of health to consult with the university of Hawaii regarding programs at Leahi hospital and Maluhia. Clarifies the rights, powers, and exemptions of the Oahu regional system board during the transition period of the Oahu regional health care system into the department of health and the rights and powers of the department of health after the transition is completed. Appropriates moneys from the mental health and substance abuse special fund. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds. Part II effective 7/1/2023. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)

 

HHH, LAT, FIN

HB 1119, HD1

(HSCR613)

Status

RELATING TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.

Clarifies that social welfare organizations granted tax exempt status under 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code are subject to the same requirements of other charitable organizations that solicit funds from the public. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

HB 223, HD1

(HSCR290)

Status

RELATING TO MASSAGE THERAPISTS.

Beginning July 1, 2022, requires massage therapy licensees to complete twelve hours of continuing education within the two‑year period preceding the license renewal date, of which two hours shall include first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or emergency related courses. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

HB 941, HD1

(HSCR297)

Status

RELATING TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC FILING BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Allows the public utilities commission to use electronic filing processes and similar practices. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

HB 47, HD1

(HSCR304)

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Excludes a homeowner-developer from the annual requirement to file a developer's report and pay a fee if the homeowner's development consists of not more than two units, in which the developer resides in one of the units and the initial sale of the other unit has been completed. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

HB 943, HD1

(HSCR370)

Status

RELATING TO NONDEPOSITORY TRUSTS.

Establishes provisions concerning nondepository trust companies, including powers and duties, yearly assessment calculations, and paid-in-capital and surplus requirements. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

HB 947, HD1

(HSCR639)

Status

RELATING TO HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS.

Establishes the safe home program to provide matching and nonmatching grants for installation of wind resistive devices to single-family, owner-occupied, residential property owners upon certain circumstances. Allocates a portion of the moneys earned through interest from the hurricane reserve trust fund for grants under the safe home program. Creates a temporary position within the insurance division of DCCA to implement and administer the safe home program. Appropriates funds. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1004, HD1

(HSCR368)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOILER AND ELEVATOR SAFETY LAW.

Authorizes the director of labor and industrial relations to prohibit the operation of pressure retaining items, amusement rides, and elevators and kindred equipment if inspection fees or fines are not timely paid. Deletes the statutory boiler and elevator fee schedule and requires the director to establish the fees by rule. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1192, HD1

(HSCR631)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Transitions from lump sum deferred deposit transactions to installment loan transactions. Specifies various consumer protection requirements for installment loans. Beginning 1/1/2023, requires licensure for installment lenders that offer installment loans to consumers. Requires check cashers to offer a voluntary payment plan to customers under certain circumstances. Clarifies that a customer may only have one outstanding deferred deposit transaction from any source. Requires the division of financial institutions of the DCCA to report on the implementation of installment loan transaction requirements and the transition of check cashers who engage in deferred deposit transaction to installment lenders. Appropriates funds to the division of financial institutions for positions and resources. Repeals the statutory authorization for deferred deposit transactions on 7/1/2023. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair