HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, 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. Chris Todd

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Tina Wildberger

Rep. Lisa Marten

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 25, 2022

TIME:

11:00 a.m.

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A G E N D A #1

 

HB 1562, HD1

(HSCR323-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE EARLY LEARNING BOARD.

Adds the director of Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education as an ex officio, nonvoting member to the early learning board. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1939, HD1

(HSCR324-22)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Appropriates funds for two positions in the executive office on early learning to enhance capacity and resources of the office. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1999, HD1

(HSCR325-22)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services for the preschool open doors program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2000, HD1

(HSCR326-22)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to the school facilities authority for the construction of preschool facilities. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1942, HD1

(HSCR318-22)

Status

RELATING TO STUDENT TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the department of education to establish a tiered student bus fare rate system to include free bus passes for students and households that quality for free or reduced lunch under the free and reduced price lunch program. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1561, HD1

(HSCR418-22)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes within the department of education a workforce readiness program to provide opportunities for students to earn associate degrees, workforce development diplomas, pre-apprenticeship certificates, and other industry-recognized certificates. Requires the department to designate schools, including adult community schools, to participate in the program. Appropriates funds for the workforce readiness program and two full-time equivalent (2.0 FTE) adult workforce readiness program coordinator positions. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 811, HD1

(HSCR420-22)

Status

RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL SPORTS.

Allows home-schooled, high school-age students to participate as unattached competitors in individual sports available to the public school that the student would otherwise be required to attend. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1775, HD2

(HSCR448-22)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.

Requires entities with state education programs or activities, or that receive state funding for educational programs or activities, to adopt written policies and undertake other specified actions no later than 1/1/2023. Requires annual reports to legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

EDN, JHA, FIN

HB 1941, HD1

(HSCR467-22)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the department of education to establish grant programs to provide funds for the planning and implementation of community schools through a two-year pilot program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2345, HD1

(HSCR465-22)

Status

RELATING TO LAND.

Authorizes the acquisition of real property located in Ewa Beach on the island of Oahu. Appropriates funds to the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to purchase the fee simple interest or acquire an interest in the real property located in Ewa Beach on the island of Oahu to develop affordable housing, with priority given to department of education classroom teachers in the beginning of their career. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN/HSG, FIN

HB 1994, HD1

(HSCR321-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Establishes the shade trees and native plants program in the department of education to support educational activities and encourage propagation of native plants and fruit trees for planting in department schools. Appropriates funds for the program and to establish an arborist position. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2250, HD1

(HSCR554-22)

Status

RELATING TO GARDENS.

Authorizes the department of education to develop programs to encourage the development of gardens on school property. Broadens the authority of the Hawaii community development authority to develop programs that provide incentives for the development of urban gardening programs. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN/HSG, FIN

HB 2284, HD1

(HSCR388-22)

Status

RELATING TO EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF GROW OUR OWN RESOURCES FOR HAWAIIAN IMMERSION TEACHERS.

Establishes a stipend program to be administered by DOE for students enrolled in a teacher education program at UH and who agree to teach in the public school system for five years. Establishes a similar stipend program to be administered by the state public charter school commission for students enrolled in a teacher education program at UH and who agree to teach in a public charter school for five years. Gives preference to teachers who choose to teach in a Hawaiian immersion school. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN/HET, FIN

HB 1834, HD2

(HSCR466-22)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the DOE to establish and administer the strong students grant pilot program to provide grants for eligible education expenses to eligible students. Requires the DOE to submit progress reports to the legislature prior to the 2023 and 2024 regular sessions. Appropriates funds for the pilot program. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD2)

 

PDP, EDN, FIN

HB 1586, HD2

(HSCR469-22)

Status

RELATING TO DISASTER RESPONSE.

Requires federal disaster relief reimbursement moneys, except federal disaster relief reimbursement moneys for DOE, to be deposited into a trust account of the Hawaii emergency management agency and reimbursed to the originating fund of the expending agency, with funds to be returned to the general fund upon lapse of the original appropriation. Requires annual reports to the legislature on federal reimbursement moneys, and disaster response spending by each state agency. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD2)

 

PDP, EDN, FIN

HB 2302, HD1

(HSCR576-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SEA GRANT COLLEGE PROGRAM.

Appropriates moneys for the continued operation and disaster preparedness outreach efforts of the University of Hawaii sea grant college program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, HET, FIN

HB 1588, HD1

(HSCR268-22)

Status

RELATING TO HAZARD MITIGATION.

Establishes the resilient Hawaii revolving loan fund under the Hawaii emergency management agency to make low- or no-interest loans to the counties and nonprofit organizations to conduct hazard mitigation and resiliency projects, using funds anticipated to be available under the federal Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation Act. Establishes positions. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, FIN

HB 2120, HD1

(HSCR270-22)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

Clarifies current practices, policies, and procedures of the state emergency management program and updates it with the prevailing emergency management best practices. Highlights the intent of the State, governor, and emergency management agencies to address environmental and climate impacts on emergency management. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, FIN

HB 1587, HD1

(HSCR267-22)

Status

RELATING TO AN INTRASTATE MUTUAL AID SYSTEM.

Establishes the intrastate mutual aid system to allow counties to share resources in times of emergency or in preparation for emergencies. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, FIN

HB 2392, HD1

(HSCR533-22)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Makes an emergency appropriation for coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic mitigation, including vaccination response activities. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, HHH, FIN

HB 1839, HD2

(HSCR481-22)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Makes camper vans a type of transient accommodation, the rental of which is subject to the transient accommodations tax. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)

 

LAT, CPC, FIN

HB 2159, HD1

(HSCR591-22)

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARDS.

Amends the Hawaii Revised Statutes to change the workforce development council to the workforce development board. Requires the board to develop written conflict of interest policies consistent with federal law. Amends the composition and powers of the board. Makes other conforming amendments. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

LAT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair