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:

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

TIME:

12:30 P.M.

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VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

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A G E N D A #2

 

HB 1945, HD1

(HSCR155-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE NEIGHBOR ISLANDS BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED SERVICE PILOT PROGRAM.

Requires the department of human services to establish a neighbor islands blind and visually impaired service pilot program that provides training and other services to blind or visually impaired individuals residing on the neighbor islands. Requires a report to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Repeals 06/30/2025. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

HB 1798, HD1

(HSCR430-22)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR ASSISTING NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenues bonds to assist The Queen's Health Systems. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

HB 1954, HD2

(HSCR656-22)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO FUND A GRANT TO THE BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS, FUTURE PLANNING, AND GROUND WATER REMEDIATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation from the general revenues of the State of Hawaii to fund a grant-in-aid to the Honolulu board of water supply for emergency operations, future planning, and remediation resulting from the contamination of the southern Oahu basal aquifer. Requires the Honolulu board of water supply to make reports to the legislature on all expenditures, remediation efforts, and testing quality prior to the regular sessions of 2023, 2024, and 2025. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)

 

HHH/EEP, WAL, FIN

HB 1548, HD1

(HSCR670-22)

Status

RELATING TO GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to the John A. Burns school of medicine to expand medical school and residency training through the Department of Veterans Affairs graduate medical education programs. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH/HET, FIN

HB 1550, HD1

(HSCR673-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII MEDICAL EDUCATION SPECIAL FUND.

Establishes the Hawaii medical education special fund to be administered by the John A. Burns school of medicine for graduate medical education and training programs. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH/HET, FIN

HB 2058, HD1

(HSCR530-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.

Appropriates funds as a grant to the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center for operation of its twenty-four hour emergency department. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

HB 1579, HD2

(HSCR337-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Sets the manner by which the Oahu regional health care system should request operational funding during the transitional period of the Oahu regional health care system from the Hawaii health systems corporation to the department of health. Extends the deadline by which the transfer shall take place. Requires a report to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2023. Clarifies the procedure for the working group to discuss matters concerning patient privacy and prospective bidders. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 1893, HD1

(HSCR602-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE OAHU REGIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

Requires the transfer of the Daniel K. Akaka state veterans home to the Oahu regional health care system and then to the Department of Health as part of the Oahu regional health care system transfer pursuant to Act 212, SLH 2021. Extends the date of the transfer of the Oahu regional health care system to the department of health by one year. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 2338, HD1

(HSCR667-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TOXICOLOGY TESTING LABORATORY.

Makes an appropriation from the state highway fund to the department of health's state drug and alcohol toxicology testing laboratory special fund for fiscal year 2022-2023. Authorizes the department of health to expend funds from the state drug and alcohol toxicology testing laboratory special fund for the establishment of the state drug and alcohol toxicology testing laboratory. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH/TRN, FIN

HB 2339, HD1

(HSCR668-22)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TOXICOLOGY TESTING LABORATORY SPECIAL FUND.

Makes an emergency appropriation from the state highway fund to the department of health's state drug and alcohol toxicology testing laboratory special fund for fiscal year 2021-2022. Authorizes the department of health to expend funds from the state drug and alcohol toxicology testing laboratory special fund for the establishment of the state drug and alcohol toxicology testing laboratory. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH/TRN, FIN

HB 1932, HD1

(HSCR344-22)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.

Requires the child welfare services branch of the department of human services to establish a pilot program to develop a modern case management software solution compatible with existing child welfare technology. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

HB 1419, HD1

(HSCR671-22)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY.

Requires the office of enterprise technology services to develop, publish, and periodically update electronic information technology disability access standards to be implemented by state entities. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH/HET, FIN

HB 2260, HD1

(HSCR608-22)

Status

RELATING TO CANNABIS.

Amends the circumstances under which medical cannabis may be transported by and between dispensaries. Increases the allowable number of plants for production centers. Increases the number of production centers that may be allowed under a dispensary license. Increases the number of retail dispensing locations that may be allowed under a dispensary license. Redefines the term "medical cannabis production center" to include any series of structures located within the same secured perimeter fence-line. Requires the department of health to establish the fee structure for the submission of applications for additional production centers and retail dispensing locations and for dispensary-to-dispensary sales. Amends the department of health's duties with respect to the establishment of standards for manufactured cannabis products. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 1526, HD1

(HSCR294-22)

Status

RELATING TO ORGANIC WASTE.

Requires each county to incorporate into its next integrated solid waste management plan revision a plan to all organic waste produced within the county by facilities generating more than a certain amount of organic waste per year. Appropriates funds to reimburse the counties for incorporation of the new requirement into their plan revisions. Effective 7/1/2100. (HD1)

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1806, HD1

(HSCR20-22)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOL CONVERSION.

Requires cesspools in the State to be upgraded or converted to a wastewater system approved by the Director of Health before 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2195, HD2

(HSCR598-22)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Establishes a cesspool compliance pilot grant project to assist low- and moderate-income property owners, including lessees on Hawaiian home lands, with the costs of upgrading, converting, or connecting a cesspool. Applies to cesspools identified as failing by the department of health. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2100. (HD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2399, HD1

(HSCR550-22)

Status

RELATING TO WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Establishes an extended producer responsibility program. Requires certain producers of fast-moving consumer goods to register with the Department of Health and pay an annual fee based on the amount of packaging volume the covered producer places on the market each calendar year. Provides for the deposit of fees into an extended producer responsibility special fund. Provides for the expenditure of moneys from the extended producer responsibility special fund for the creation of a report that assesses the resources needed to reduce the volume of packaging waste sent to landfills or power plants that burn municipal solid waste as a fuel by fifty per cent and eighty per cent by a date to be determined by rule. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2100. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1800, HD1

(HSCR338-22)

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE MITIGATION.

Establishes a goal for the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit to be at least seventy per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Requires the Hawaii state energy office to conduct a study to determine Hawaii's pathway to decarbonization and identify challenges, opportunities, and actions that will be needed to achieve those goals. Appropriates funds out of the energy security special fund for the study. Effective 7/1/2100. (HD1)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2493, HD2

(HSCR611-22)

Status

RELATING TO CARBON SEQUESTRATION INCENTIVES.

Establishes the Hawaii farmland and forest soil health carbon smart incentive program to incentivize carbon sequestration activities through incentives contracts that provide for compensation for eligible practices by program participants. Appropriates funds for positions and administering the program. Effective 7/1/2100. (HD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 2277, HD1

(HSCR422-22)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to DOE to promote surfing as an interscholastic sport. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2494, HD1

(HSCR416-22)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for the expansion of civic education in the public schools and for one full-time equivalent permanent civic education resource teacher position. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 438, HD1

(HSCR423-22)

Status

RELATING TO EXTERNAL CONTRACTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Requires the DOE, in consultation with and approval by the BOE, to develop and implement a plan to reduce the use of external contracts for curricula, instruction, and testing. Requires DOE to convene an advisory committee to make recommendations for developing and implementing the plan. Requires DOE to submit interim and final reports to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1697, HD1

(HSCR29-22)

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION.

Requires DOE to provide comprehensive training for teachers and educational officers on sexual health topics that include positive and accurate representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, other sexual orientations and gender identities, persons of color, and disability communities to destigmatize and promote sexual health. Requires sexual health education programs to include similar sexual health topics to destigmatize and promote sexual health. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair