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:

12:00 p.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A #2

 

HB 185

(HSCR557)

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Appropriates funds for the Judiciary for the fiscal biennium beginning 7/1/2021, and ending 6/30/2023. Effective 7/1/2021.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 204

(HSCR571)

Status

RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Appropriates moneys to fund the operating expenses of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the fiscal biennium beginning on 7/1/2021, and ending on 6/30/2023.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 73, HD1

(HSCR265)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY WORKERS.

Amends the definition of "emergency worker" in the Penal Code to include Hawaii state on-scene coordinators and communications dispatchers. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

HB 529

(HSCR42)

Status

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.

Authorizes county police and planning or permitting agencies to enter privately owned residential real property, under certain specified conditions, to address imminent threats to health and safety or violations of county zoning laws. Specifies that a property owner who receives a notice of violation and fails to remediate the violation within the county planning or permitting agency's specified time frame shall be fined a minimum of $5,000 per day and subject to foreclosure proceedings if the fine is not paid within 90 days.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 662

(HSCR406)

Status

RELATING TO FIREARM OWNERSHIP.

Provide an extensive process for limited firearm ownership for hunting or sport only for certain misdemeanor offenders who are currently not allowed to possess a firearm in the State.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 884, HD1

(HSCR395)

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Requires the OIP director to rule or provide written guidance on an agency denial or granting of access to information or records. Requires the OIP director to receive and resolve complaints under Hawaii's sunshine law either by determining whether a violation occurred or providing written guidance. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

HB 929, HD1

(HSCR388)

Status

RELATING TO QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS.

Clarifies benefits to alternate payees, advisory review determinations of Hawaii domestic relations orders, and the priority of multiple orders.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 1090

(HSCR266)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINTS.

Amends requirements for child passengers. Requires rear facing child safety seats for children less than 2 years of age. Requires the use of child safety seats or booster seats for certain children less than 10 years of age. Raises certain fines for violations.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 1096, HD1

(HSCR579)

Status

RELATING TO PARENTAGE.

Requires the department of health to convene a task force to recommend amendments to the Hawaii Revised Statutes to update existing parentage laws that reflect outdated, cisheteronormative concepts of families, parenthood, and parental rights.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 631

(HSCR187)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCIAL HARDSHIP.

Provides judges with greater discretion to adjust the amount owed or financial circumstances by a person who violates certain traffic offenses based on the person's inability to pay. Decreases the imprisonment term to contumacious nonpayment ratio. Increases the amount of credit given to a person committed for contumacious nonpayment.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 189

(HSCR40)

Status

RELATING TO DESIGNATING SUBSTITUTE JUDGES ON THE INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS.

Authorizes the Chief Justice to designate circuit court judges, retired intermediate appellate judges, or retired supreme court justices to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Intermediate Court of Appeals.

 

JHA, FIN

HB 601, HD2

(HSCR516)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.

Amends the statewide traffic code to allow for the county chiefs of police to designate county employees to issue citations for traffic violations. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 1144, HD2

(HSCR630)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Exempts from general excise tax law amounts received from the interisland transportation and related loading and unloading of agricultural commodities. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

HB 497, HD1

(HSCR333)

Status

RELATING TO COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCES.

Prohibits the counties from requiring, as part of a county zoning ordinance or county rule, a developer with more than one residential unit to obtain the approval of any state agency unless that approval is expressly required by law. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, FIN

HB 821, HD2

(HSCR561)

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Authorizes the state historic preservation division, in consultation with the office of Hawaiian affairs, to delegate the responsibility of historic preservation project reviews to the impacted county and establish a program for third-party individuals and organizations to conduct document reviews on proposed projects. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 1018, HD2

(HSCR575)

Status

RELATING TO LAY NETS.

Authorizes the department of land and natural resources to adopt rules to establish a lay net permit for the use or possession of lay nets, including reasonable permit fees and provisions for revocation, suspension, and withholding of permits for noncompliance with lay net rules. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 1023, HD1

(HSCR578)

Status

RELATING TO A NONRESIDENT RECREATIONAL MARINE FISHING LICENSE.

Establishes a nonresident recreational marine fishing license requirement and fees to enable the department of land and natural resources to more effectively manage the marine fisheries resources of the State. Prohibits nonresidents, with certain exceptions, from fishing, taking, or catching marine life without a nonresident recreational marine fishing license. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 1276, HD1

(HSCR563)

Status

RELATING TO STATE PARKS.

Allows the board of land and natural resources to adopt, amend, or repeal administrative fee schedules for certain activities related to state parks through regular or special board meetings rather than through administrative rulemaking. Appropriates funds out of the state parks special fund to raise the expenditure ceiling of the special fund. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 1351, HD1

(HSCR537)

Status

RELATING TO CONSERVATION MITIGATION BANKS.

Authorizes the department of land and natural resources to establish and operate conservation mitigation banks to restore, create, enhance, or preserve conservation habitats or resources as compensatory mitigation. Clarifies the sale of credits involved in conservation mitigation banking. Defines "conservation mitigation bank". Authorizes the department to contract a third-party administrator for the operation of the mitigation banks. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1020, HD1

(HSCR564)

Status

RELATING TO ADAPTIVE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Authorizes the board of land and natural resources (BLNR) to temporarily adopt, amend, and repeal certain natural resource rules by formal BLNR action at a publicly noticed meeting if BLNR finds that such adoption, amendment, or repeal is necessary to implement effective and adaptive management measures in response to rapidly changing resource conditions. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 1122, HD1

(HSCR580)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.

Defines "beneficiary consultation". Prohibits the department of Hawaiian home lands from disposing or extending a general lease to non-beneficiaries unless there are no applicants seeking to enter into a general lease to the use and occupancy of a tract of Hawaiian home lands. Requires the department to notify beneficiaries through beneficiary consultation prior to the disposition of Hawaiian home lands. Adds language to require Section 204 lessees mandate Homestead Beneficiary Agreements. Prohibits the department from establishing additional criteria to enter into a general lease with an applicant, under certain conditions. Specifies that the department may grant a license or enter into a general lease, under certain conditions. Allocates the interest or other earnings from the Hawaiian home loan fund and Hawaiian home general loan fund into their respective funds, under certain conditions. Requires the department to submit a quarterly report to the legislature and beneficiaries. Authorizes the department to negotiate with homestead association governed water agencies to maintain water systems prior to other service providers, under certain conditions. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 1124, HD1

(HSCR566)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.

Amends the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act to require appraisals of improvements to identify the replacement cost or the leasehold market value. Grants authority to DHHL, to authorize second position loans on homestead leases by approved lenders. Requires DHHL to develop and implement a loan servicing manual, subject to commission approval, to standardize loan loss mitigation policies, procedures, and methods. Clarifies that DHHL shall not cancel a lease solely based on a loan default or delinquency unless all loan loss mitigation procedures are exhausted pursuant to the loan services manual. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 1008, HD1

(HSCR452)

Status

RELATING TO FOREST STEWARDSHIP.

Clarifies conditions that must be met by applicants to receive funds under the forest stewardship program. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL/EEP, FIN

HB 1012, HD1

(HSCR400)

Status

RELATING TO RENTALS FOR PUBLIC LAND LEASES.

Authorizes the board of land and natural resources to approve rental reductions or waivers for leases on public lands that require substantial demolition or infrastructure improvement costs in order for the lessee to utilize the premises. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 1015, HD2

(HSCR311)

Status

RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF WATER LICENSES BY THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Clarifies the conditions and manner in which the board of land and natural resources may dispose of water by license. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

HB 753, HD1

(HSCR519)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.

Excludes housing developed by the department of Hawaiian home lands from school impact fees. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 149, HD1

(HSCR302)

Status

RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Clarifies that cards issued by a county for the purposes of paying transit fares and county fees and other uses are not subject to the State's unfair and deceptive practices regulations related to gift certificates. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

HB 80, HD1

(HSCR481)

Status

RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.

Clarifies when and how members or partners of a taxpayer may claim the low-income housing tax credit. Requires a Form 8609 for purposes of claiming the tax credit. Specifies the application of tax provisions with respect to buildings or projects placed in service after 12/31/2020. Extends the sunset date of Act 129, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, to 12/31/2027. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HSG, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair