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, March 31, 2021

TIME:

1:30 p.m.

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VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

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A G E N D A #1

 

SB 696, SD1

(HSCR1375)

Status

RELATING TO THE FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS.

Extends the date on which the temporary commission on the thirteenth festival of pacific arts shall cease to exist to August 31, 2025. Permits less than a quorum of commission members to discuss matters relating to official board business outside a commission meeting as a permitted interaction under part I of chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to enable them to perform their duties faithfully, provided that the commission holds a meeting at least once a month and discusses the progress of the permitted interaction matter at the next meeting. (SD1)

 

CAI, FIN

SB 697, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1439)

Status

RELATING TO KALAUPAPA MONTH.

Designates January of each year as "Kalaupapa Month". (HD1)

 

CAI, JHA, FIN

SB 939, HD1

(HSCR1451)

Status

RELATING TO JUNETEENTH DAY.

Establishes June 19 of each year as Juneteenth. (HD1)

 

 

CAI, JHA, FIN

SB 934, HD1

(HSCR1464)

Status

RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS.

Exempts hydrogen fuels from petroleum product measurement requirements. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 348, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1413)

Status

RELATING TO BOTTLED WATER.

Updates the federal law reference to standards established by the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding product quality standards for bottled water. Repeals the requirement that noncarbonated bottled water be transported, stored, processed, or bottled through lines or equipment through which only water is passed. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1054, SD2

(HSCR1433)

Status

RELATING TO THE BROWNFIELDS CLEANUP REVOLVING LOAN FUND.

Enables use of moneys in the brownfields cleanup revolving fund for subgrants to eligible entities for assessment and cleanup of brownfields sites and certain site monitoring activities. (SD2)

 

EEP, ECD, FIN

SB 140, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1384)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

Requires the Hawaii community development authority to develop a transit-oriented development zone improvement program. Amends the membership of the authority for matters affecting transit-oriented development zones. Authorizes the Hawaii community development authority to establish transit-oriented development zones for lands within county-designated transit-oriented development zones or within a one-half mile radius around fixed transit stations. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

TRN/HSG, WAL, FIN

SB 538, HD1

(HSCR1457)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.

Clarifies the meaning of "program or activity receiving state financial assistance". Excludes cases within the scope of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from the jurisdiction of the Hawaii civil rights commission. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, JHA, FIN

SB 1220, SD1

(HSCR1501)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS.

Adds the University of Hawaii to the list of agencies that are authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on current or prospective employees, whose positions or duties are related to the security of campus facilities and persons. (SD1)

 

LAT, JHA, FIN

SB 134, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1493)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY POWERS.

Prohibits the governor or the mayor from suspending requests for public records or vital statistics during a declared state of emergency. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, JHA, FIN

SB 970, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1410)

Status

RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.

Authorizes the establishment of a physician-patient relationship via a telehealth interaction if the physician is licensed to practice medicine in the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP/HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 266, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1353)

Status

RELATING TO THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 PANDEMIC.

Appropriates moneys. Exempts any person from the post-arrival mandatory self‑quarantine if the person receives a negative test result prior to arrival. Allows the governor to establish statewide conditions for exemption. Requires certain COVID-19 tests for travelers who do not have a test result upon arrival to avoid mandatory self-quarantine. Requires any person who does not obtain a negative test result for COVID-19 pre-arrival to be responsible for all costs associated with that person's mandatory self-quarantine. Prohibits the suspension of the quarantine requirements except by legislative approval via a concurrent resolution. Repeals quarantine requirements on 12/31/2021. Requires that should any project or program related to COVID-19 response efforts paid for by state funds later become eligible for federal reimbursement, those federal funds shall be deposited into the general fund. Lapses funds from the major disaster fund to the general fund on 7/1/2021. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, FIN

SB 1401, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1460)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the department of transportation to report on the complete streets policy and principles. Requires the department of transportation to establish standards relating to safe travel along state roadways and a complete streets checklist. Requires the director of transportation to provide training for maintenance staff in complete street policies, principles, and implementation procedures. Requires counties to consider complete street policies when adopting or amending land use ordinances. Effective 5/6/2137. (HD2)

 

TRN, JHA, FIN

SB 1402, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1333)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the department of transportation to create motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian highway and pathway networks. Creates annual reporting requirements. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, FIN

SB 57, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1424)

Status

RELATING TO VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.

Codifies certain certification, renewal, and violation processes of vehicle inspectors who conduct vehicle safety inspections under the department of transportation. Repeals the requirement for reconstructed vehicles to obtain a special inspection and certification on 1/1/2022 and reenacts the requirement on 7/31/2025. Requires the department of transportation to submit a report on the effects of the repeal no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2025. Effective 7/1/2040. (HD2)

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

SB 1166, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1500)

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 for the lessee to utilize the premises. Sunsets 6/30/2026. (HD2)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

SB 1162, SD2

(HSCR1364)

Status

RELATING TO FOREST STEWARDSHIP.

Clarifies conditions that must be met by applicants to receive funds under the forest stewardship program administered by the board of land and natural resources. (SD2)

 

WAL/EEP, FIN

SB 795, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1363)

Status

RELATING TO STATE SMALL BOAT HARBOR FEES.

Changes the criteria for calculating the various fees that the department of land and natural resources may charge for the usage of state small boat harbors, including requiring that certain state small boat harbor fees be set at fair market value, and how certain fees are applied. (HD1)

 

WAL, FIN

SB 791, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1440)

Status

RELATING TO VESSELS.

Clarifies removal processes for unauthorized vessels. Clarifies the criteria for determining whether a vessel is abandoned. Reduces the allowable time frame to claim an unauthorized vessel that is impounded by the department of land and natural resources from thirty days to ten working days. Reduces the allowable time frame to claim an abandoned vessel that is impounded by a state or county agency from twenty days to ten working days. Makes abandonment of a vessel in the waters of the State or public property a petty misdemeanor. Clarifies auction requirements regarding abandoned vessels. Allows the department of land and natural resources to charge an impound storage fee. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

SB 1313, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1512)

Status

RELATING TO SPORT FISH.

Requires the division of aquatic resources of the department of land and natural resources to establish a pilot project to restock the Wahiawa public fishing area with northern largemouth bass, butterfly peacock bass, or both, by 1/1/2023. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair