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:

Wednesday, February 24, 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 513

(HSCR149)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

Dissolves the state capitol management committee.

 

LMG, FIN

HB 706, HD1

(HSCR343)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST WAHIAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for long-term debt restructuring of Wahiawa general hospital. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

HB 465, HD1

(HSCR399)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Clarifies that the representative of labor on the Hawaii labor relations board be a person selected by a majority of the exclusive representatives of the collective bargaining units. Establishes procedures for removal of the representative of labor on the Hawaii labor relations board. (HD1)

 

LAT, JHA, FIN

HB 325, HD1

(HSCR317)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (1) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 712, HD1

(HSCR318)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (2) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund costs negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 713, HD1

(HSCR319)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (3) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund costs negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 714, HD1

(HSCR320)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (4) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund costs negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 919, HD1

(HSCR321)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of Unit (5) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 715, HD1

(HSCR322)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (6) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund costs negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 921, HD1

(HSCR323)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of Unit (7) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 716, HD1

(HSCR324)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (8) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund costs negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 1125, HD1

(HSCR325)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (9) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund costs negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 326, HD1

(HSCR326)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (10) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 925, HD1

(HSCR327)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (11) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 1126, HD1

(HSCR328)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (13) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund costs negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 1127, HD1

(HSCR329)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Provides appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of bargaining unit (14) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund costs negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2021-2023. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

HB 1064, HD1

(HSCR267)

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Repeals the sunset provision in Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, to make permanent certain provisions relating to technology transfer by the University of Hawaii. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HET, FIN

HB 1065, HD1

(HSCR268)

Status

RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RESEARCH.

Makes the innovation and commercialization initiative program permanent by repealing the sunset provision in Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017. Effective July 1, 2060. (HD1)

 

HET, FIN

HB 508, HD1

(HSCR378)

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Increases the fines associated with the illegal use of consumer fireworks and display fireworks, articles pyrotechnic, and aerial devices outside of the times permitted by law. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1245, HD2

(HSCR568)

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS INFRACTIONS.

Establishes an expeditious adjudication system for the processing of fireworks infractions. Appropriates funds. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)

 

CPC, JHA, FIN

HB 1376, HD1

(HSCR379)

Status

RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Extends the period for a notice of summary possession from five days to fifteen. Requires landlords to enter into mediation and delays when a landlord may seek possession of a dwelling unit if the tenant schedules or attempts to schedule mediation. Requires landlords to provide the notice to mediation centers that offer free mediation for residential landlord-tenant disputes. Restricts when a landlord may exercise these remedies depending on the amount of rent due. Appropriates funds for the judiciary to contract for mediation services. Repeals one year after the expiration date of the final eviction moratorium imposed pursuant to a COVID-19 state of emergency proclamation. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1220, HD2

(HSCR567)

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires members of the charter school commission to collectively possess strong experience and expertise in various fields. Allows the authorizer's staff to provide technical support up until the completed charter application is submitted. Clarifies charter application notice requirements. Clarifies authorizer compliance requirements in cases of an appeal. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

EDN, JHA, FIN

HB 515, HD1

(HSCR551)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Requires the auditor to audit the department of education's school food services branch to determine how much local produce is being purchased and served to students. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, AGR, FIN

HB 525, HD2

(HSCR485)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER HOUSING.

Clarifies that DOE may construct housing for teachers on a public school campus. Requires that housing units constructed or acquired on a school campus after 6/30/2021, be rented at an affordable cost to new teachers or teachers teaching in a rural or hard-to-staff location, with priority given to teachers employed full-time at the school where the housing unit is located. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

EDN, HSG, FIN

HB 613, HD2

(HSCR478)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation for fiscal year 2020-2021 from elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund (ESSER funds) moneys received by the State from the CARES Act and CRRS Appropriations Act to offset any budget reductions that are identified or proposed by the department of education and the governor that would result in the reduction of personnel who are subject to a collective bargaining agreement pursuant to chapter 89, HRS, and who are employed at the school level, including any budget reduction that results in a layoff, furlough, or pay reduction. Requires BOE and superintendent of education to certify in writing that BOE, superintendent, and DOE agree to certain conditions, including that the funds appropriated shall be used only for salaries and wages of officers and employees who are subject to a collective bargaining agreement and are employed at the school level. Makes an appropriation for fiscal years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 from the same source of funding and with the same conditions. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 514, HD1

(HSCR459)

Status

RELATING TO ON-SITE EARLY CHILDHOOD FACILITIES.

Establishes an income tax credit for employers who create on‑site group child care centers. Establishes and appropriates funds for 1.0 FTE on-site group child care center coordinator position. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1360, HD1

(HSCR468)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Establishes an early childhood educator stipend program to be administered by the executive office on early learning to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators in Hawaii. Requires stipend fund repayments for the early childhood educator stipend program to be deposited into the early learning special fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1362, HD1

(HSCR469)

Status

RELATING TO ACCESS TO LEARNING.

Establishes the Hawaii early childhood educator stipend program to address shortage of early childhood education educators. Extends certain effective dates for implementation of Act 46, SLH 2020. Requires the application of a uniform assessment for public and charter school kindergarten students. Allows educational data to be shared using an existing system. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 273, HD1

(HSCR558)

Status

RELATING TO LICENSE RENEWALS.

Allows the department of transportation to adopt emergency rules to allow for license renewals to be completed by mail or online. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, JHA, FIN

HB 1324, HD2

(HSCR387)

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RENT RELIEF.

Establishes a commercial rent relief grant program to be administered by the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Requires that the commercial rent relief grants be given priority for moneys received through federal funding. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

PDP/ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 765, HD1

(HSCR125)

Status

RELATING TO MOBILE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for the Hawaii emergency management agency to acquire mobile communications, water, and power service capabilities that can be deployed to each county as needed. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, FIN

HB 723, HD1

(HSCR127)

Status

RELATING TO PANDEMIC RESPONSE.

Authorizes use of funds appropriated from the emergency and budget reserve fund, from the amounts received by the State from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, for the purchase and distribution of personal protective equipment and industrial hygiene products to state departments and attached agencies. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP/ECD, FIN

HB 573, HD1

(HSCR480)

Status

RELATING TO FEDERAL FUNDS.

Requires the joint legislative budget committee, under certain circumstances, to convene and make recommendations to the legislature regarding federal funds. Provides the legislature with the opportunity to convene in special session in accordance to the state constitution to act on the recommendations, otherwise authorizes the governor to expend federal funds pursuant to the governor's emergency powers. Appropriates federal funds for COVID-19 response. Requires funding of certain programs to be paid for from the county share. (HD1)

 

PDP, FIN

HB 954, HD1

(HSCR473)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

Converts the executive officer, public information officer, civil defense administrative officer, branch chiefs, and emergency operations center state warning point personnel in the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency from civil service status to exempt status. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP/LAT, FIN

HB 572, HD1

(HSCR214)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

Specifies that the Hawaii emergency management agency is an administratively attached agency to, rather than established within, the department of defense. Makes the administrator of emergency management the director of the Hawaii emergency management agency and requires the administrator to report directly to the governor. Requires the governor to appoint the administrator of the Hawaii emergency management agency. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDP, FIN

HB 825, HD2

(HSCR574)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY POWERS.

Specifies the Governor's emergency powers to include the authority to assume control, use, or operation of any state facility at no cost or requirement of compensation. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

PDP, JHA, FIN

HB 103, HD1

(HSCR402)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY POWERS.

Clarifies that the powers granted for emergency purposes shall not be inconsistent with the state constitution. Provides parameters for the duration of suspension of laws and requires justification for the suspension. Requires approval of the legislature by concurrent resolution to extend to a date certain, or deny the extension of, a proclamation of a state of emergency timely requested by the governor beyond sixty days of its issuance, unless the legislature fails to take action, in which case the state of emergency is automatically extended for sixty days. Allows the authorization of the issuance of a separate proclamation arising from the same emergency or disaster as a previous proclamation that expired, upon request of the governor and adoption of a concurrent resolution by the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, JHA, FIN

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair