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, March 2, 2021

TIME:

11:00 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A #1

 

HB 770, HD1

(HSCR553)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a task force to review and recommend specific actions to ensure that Hawaii's food imports are sourced, transported, stored, and distributed in compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act; and develop specific recommendations to ensure that all foods and brands imported into Hawaii do not mislead or confuse the public. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1193, HD1

(HSCR497)

Status

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE STATE.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects relating to the state archives and Iolani Palace. Effective 7/1/2065. (HD1)

 

CAI, FIN

HB 1056, HD1

(HSCR294)

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS.

Expands the authority of the director of transportation over required motor carrier vehicle inspections. Authorizes the director of transportation to adopt administrative rules related to fees. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

HB 1059

(HSCR274)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Repeals sections 264-19, 266-2.3, and 266-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the purpose of deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1081, HD1

(HSCR477)

Status

RELATING TO SIDEWALKS.

Requires the department of transportation and each county's transportation department to create and maintain a priority list of sidewalk installation and improvement projects and to publish the priority list on their respective websites. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, FIN

HB 290, HD1

(HSCR606)

Status

RELATING TO VEHICLE WEIGHT TAXES.

Repeals the military exemption for vehicle weight taxes on 6/30/2031. Effective 7/1/3050. (HD1)

 

CMV, FIN

HB 1352, HD1

(HSCR433)

Status

RELATING TO SURPLUS MILITARY LAND.

Requires the office of planning to submit a report to the legislature containing: (1) an inventory of lands within the State that are leased or controlled by the federal government; (2) any known contaminants or environmental hazards associated with the inventoried lands based on past environmental studies; (3) input from executive branch departments and agencies on proposed alternative uses for the lands that would be consistent with their mission should the lands be returned to the State; and (4) its findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, based on this information. Effective 7/1/3050. (HD1)

 

CMV, WAL, FIN

HB 310, HD2

(HSCR588)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends the definition of "imminently dangerous to self or others". Authorizes the involuntary treatment of up to thirty days of patients who are subject to emergency hospitalization, diagnosed with a serious mental illness or severe substance use disorder, and found to be lacking decisional capacity. Requires assessment of patients who are subject to emergency hospitalization, diagnosed with a serious mental illness or severe substance use disorder, and found to be lacking decisional capacity to determine if a surrogate or guardian needs to be appointed to make appropriate health care decisions for the patient. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

HB 345, HD2

(HSCR589)

Status

RELATING TO ASSISTED COMMUNITY TREATMENT.

Mandates appointment of a guardian ad litem to represent the best interests of a mentally ill individual in assisted community treatment proceedings. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

HB 1283, HD1

(HSCR615)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the employers of first responders to develop and provide dementia training to first responders. Permits the executive office on aging to set standards, frequency, and coordination of dementia training. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

HB 728, HD1

(HSCR344)

Status

RELATING TO STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING.

Provides flexibility in the administering of the statewide language access resource center. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

HB 1322, HD1

(HSCR313)

Status

RELATING TO TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE.

Establishes a trauma-informed care task force within the department of health to make recommendations of trauma-informed care in the State. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 812, HD1

(HSCR465)

Status

RELATING TO TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION.

Requires DOE to establish a three‑year pilot program for the development and implementation of a trauma‑informed education program in the Castle, Kailua, and Kalaheo complex areas, based on the Nanakuli‑Waianae complex area trauma‑informed education programs and report to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1078, HD1

(HSCR479)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND.

Requires the department of education to develop a plan to transition the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind to a conversion charter school. Requires a conversion charter school to enroll a student if the student's individualized education program prescribes that the charter school provides support for blind, deaf, or hard of hearing students. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1291, HD1

(HSCR456)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOLARSHIPS.

Allows applicants for the University of Hawaii and students enrolled at a community college campus who graduated from a public high school in the State with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and qualified for and received special education services for two or more years during enrollment in grades kindergarten through twelve to be eligible for the Hawaii state scholars program and the Hawaii community college promise program, respectively. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN/HET, FIN

HB 1294, HD1

(HSCR467)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Transfers the non-facility general fund per-pupil allocation of a special education student of a department of education school to a charter school upon receipt of the completed intent to enroll form of the student at the charter school subject to certain conditions. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 327, HD2

(HSCR377)

Status

RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.

Convenes a sustainable aviation fuel task force within the Hawaii state energy office to develop a state action plan to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of international air transportation from Hawaii. Requires reports to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1092, HD1

(HSCR360)

Status

RELATING TO CARBON OFFSETS.

Establishes procedures for the department of transportation, in consultation with the office of planning, to assist and enable a person to voluntarily purchase a verified carbon offset for carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the person's air travel to or from an airport in the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 78, HD1

(HSCR308)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINES.

Eliminates the requirement for a public utility to seek approval from the public utilities commission for the underground construction of high-voltage electric transmission lines if certain conditions are met. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1333, HD1

(HSCR421)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the Hawaii state energy office, in consultation with the department of health, to conduct a comprehensive study to determine best practices for disposal and recycling of discarded clean energy products in the State. Appropriates funds for the study. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, FIN

HB 328, HD2

(HSCR484)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Allows for the installation of certain energy-efficient technologies on any privately owned single-family residential dwelling or townhouse, with limited restrictions. Requires private entities to review, and if necessary, change rules to allow for the placement of those technologies. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

EEP, HSG, FIN

HB 803, HD1

(HSCR355)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Authorizes each county to adopt ordinances to enforce section 291-71, HRS, including the establishment of penalties for failure to comply with its requirements or maintain electric vehicle charging stations in working order. Clarifies that certain enforcement officers may enter private property to enforce electric vehicle parking space violations. Requires new electric vehicle charging systems installed pursuant to the electric vehicle charging system requirement to be at least Level 2 and network-capable. Increases the number of required parking spots for electric vehicles from one space to five spaces. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1318, HD1

(HSCR356)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.

Establishes the environmental advisory council. Transfers the rights, powers, employees, appropriations, and other personal property from the office of environmental quality control to the office of planning. Amends the ability for an applicant to appeal nonacceptance of an environmental impact statement from the environmental council to the environmental advisory council. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1149, HD1

(HSCR332)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Reorganizes and integrates the land use commission within a modified office of planning, which is renamed as the office of planning and sustainable development. Reclassifies the coastal zone management program and statewide sustainability branch as divisions within the office of planning and sustainable development. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, FIN

HB 331, HD1

(HSCR423)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.

Establishes green infrastructure objectives, policies, and priority guidelines for state facility systems, infrastructure, and transit projects in the Hawaii State Planning Act to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. Adds a definition of "green infrastructure". Requires the office of planning, in partnership with the greenhouse gas sequestration task force, to submit a report to the legislature making recommendations for implementing green infrastructure objectives, policies, and priority guidelines. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

GVR, EEP, FIN

HB 882, HD1

(HSCR602)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires purchasing agencies to make a written determination that the amount of a contracting action for purchases of health and human services is fair and reasonable. Amends the selection process and composition of the procurement policy board. Amends the circumstances for when treatment services may be purchased and the procedure to purchase such services. Increases the small purchase threshold. Repeals the establishment of the community council on purchase of health and human services. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

 

GVR, FIN

HB 424, HD1

(HSCR640)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT OF CONTRACTS FOR VEHICLE RENTAL.

Requires all agencies of the State, when renting a vehicle on behalf of a state employee conducting official government business, to adopt a preference for renting electric vehicles or hybrid vehicles; provided that such a vehicle is suitable for the specific travel requirements and available when needed. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

GVR, CPC, FIN

HB 1388, HD1

(HSCR437)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Eliminates the home mortgage interest deduction for second homes under Hawaii income tax law. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

ECD, FIN

HB 1176, HD1

(HSCR442)

Status

RELATING TO A JOB CORPS PROGRAM.

Establishes a state job corps program within the department of labor and industrial relations to help address the unemployment impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and support economic diversification. Appropriates funds for this purpose. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

ECD, FIN

HB 1043, HD2

(HSCR525)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Amends chapter 237D, HRS, to repeal the misdemeanor criminal penalty for failing to register under that chapter and replace it with a fine structure. Applies personal liability provision under general excise tax law to transient accommodations tax. Makes various technical amendments to chapter 237D, HRS. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

LAT, ECD, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair