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, April 1, 2022

TIME:

3:00 p.m.

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A G E N D A #2

 

SB 2821, SD2

(HSCR1236-22)

Status

RELATING TO MENSTRUAL EQUALITY.

Requires the Department of Education to provide menstrual products free of charge to all students on all public school campuses. Requires the State Public Charter School Commission to provide menstrual products free of charge to all students on all public charter school campuses. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2819, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1396-22)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER COMPENSATION.

Repeals sections 302A-624(c) and 302A-627(a), HRS. Makes an appropriation to fund a memorandum of understanding to address compensation equity issues and to make the necessary discretionary salary adjustments for experienced senior public school teachers and state public charter school teachers. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

EDN, LAT, FIN

SB 3209, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1398-22)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

Provides an appropriation for the department of education to provide twenty-one additional hours of professional development for each teacher per calendar year. Effective 12/25/2040. (HD1)

 

EDN, LAT, FIN

SB 2820, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1397-22)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER COMPENSATION.

Provides automatic step increases in salaries for each year of satisfactory service completed by educational assistants, public school teachers, and principals and vice principals and increases the amount of time available to teachers for collaboration, preparation, and planning. Appropriates funds for the automatic step increases and increase of time for teachers to collaborate and plan. Appropriates funds for various teacher differentials to help address labor shortages in the areas of special education, hard-to-staff geographic locations, and Hawaiian language immersion programs. Effective 7/1/2050 (HD1)

 

EDN, LAT, FIN

SB 2826, SD2

(HSCR1238-22)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a career development success program within the Department of Education to provide financial incentives for participating public high schools to encourage students enrolled in grades nine through twelve to enroll in and successfully complete qualified industry-credential programs. Establishes a similar program for public charter schools. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2142, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1318-22)

Status

RELATING TO COMPUTER SCIENCE.

Allows department of education students to fulfill graduation requirements by taking world language, fine arts, career and technical education, or computer science courses. Establishes a scholarship at the University of Hawaii to encourage students majoring in education to take a computer science course. Requires the University of Hawaii to establish computer science pathways for students majoring in education. Requires teacher licensing and certification to include computer science. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD1)

 

EDN/HET, FIN

SB 2214, SD2

(HSCR1321-22)

Status

RELATING TO DIGITAL LITERACY.

Establishes a digital literacy program to be overseen by the Board of Education and implemented by the State Librarian to promote digital literacy through programmatic activities, including making digital technology accessible to individuals with disabilities. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 3280, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1308-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SAINT JOSEPH SCHOOL.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Saint Joseph School in planning, designing, constructing, reconstructing, renovating, acquiring, equipping, and improving educational facilities. Effective 7/1/2055. (HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 3111, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1378-22)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS.

Establishes the family resource centers pilot program within the department of human services. Requires the departments of human services, education, and health to coordinate with public and private entities to develop and implement family resource centers. Establishes one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) family resource centers coordinator position. Requires reports to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 3110, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1377-22)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD CARE GRANT PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Renames the preschool grant program special fund as the child care grant program special fund. Authorizes the child care grant program special fund to be used to give grants to child care facilities. Changes the legislative report due date for the preschool open doors special fund and child care grant program special fund. Removes the authority to expend moneys without an appropriation for the preschool open doors special fund and child care grant program special fund statutes to conform to state constitutional provisions. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 2700, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1278-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE EARLY CHILDHOOD REGISTRY.

Requires the staff of licensed and registered early childhood programs to annually provide specific information to the department of human services' early childhood workforce registry. Requires a report to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 2701, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1369-22)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY EDUCATION.

Establishes a one-year child care worker subsidy pilot program to assist in retaining the existing child care workforce. Appropriates funds for the pilot program to be expended by the department of human services. Appropriates funds to be deposited into the early learning special fund and expended by the executive office on early learning for the Hawaii early childhood educator stipend program. Repeals the pilot program on 7/1/2023. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH/EDN, FIN

SB 2857, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1280-22)

Status

RELATING TO CHILD WELLNESS.

Establishes within the department of human services a five-year child wellness incentive pilot program that pays $50 to each state medicaid benefit recipient for each completed well-child examination of that recipient parent's child. Requires the department of human services to adopt rules and report to the legislature. Appropriates funds. Repeals 6/30/2027. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 2634, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1277-22)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates moneys to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage to twelve months following the end of pregnancy. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 2635, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1413-22)

Status

RELATING TO COVERAGE FOR MAMMOGRAPHY.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to cover mandated services for mammography at least as favorably as coverage for other radiological examinations. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2657, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1365-22)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

Reestablishes the Hawaii medical education council special fund to enable the John A. Burns School of Medicine, in consultation with the Hawaii Medical Education Council, to provide funding for medical education and training in Hawaii, with an emphasis on supporting residency training in medically underserved areas. Appropriates funds to create more residencies and training opportunities in medically underserved areas for medical students at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. Appropriates funds to the John A. Burns School of Medicine to create further medical residency and training opportunities through a partnership between the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH/HET, FIN

SB 2597, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1366-22)

Status

RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.

Appropriates funds for the Hawaii state loan repayment program administered through the John A. Burns School of Medicine, subject to a matching funds requirement. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH/HET, FIN

SB 2274, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1410-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE CENTER FOR NURSING.

Requires all nursing license applicants to respond to the center for nursing workforce supply survey in conjunction with license renewal, but does not penalize for failure to do so. Increases the additional center for nursing fee from $40 to $60 per licensing biennium. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2883, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1281-22)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES.

Requires the Hawaii health systems corporation to convene a task force to facilitate improved hiring and training of culturally-accepted interpreters to assist non-English speaking populations seeking care at health care facilities. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 3248, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1438-22)

Status

RELATING TO AMBULANCES.

Appropriates funds to the department of health to purchase one advanced life support ambulance and related equipment, to be based on the island of Molokai, and pay related personnel costs for state-certified emergency medical services personnel. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 3124, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1368-22)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR COSTS RESULTING FROM THE RELEASE OF PETROLEUM FROM THE RED HILL BULK FUEL STORAGE FACILITY.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the department of health for response activities and enforcement relating to the petroleum leaks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. (HD1)

 

HHH/EEP, FIN

SB 3106, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1282-22)

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE FOR POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Permanently exempts certain positions in the department of human services from civil service. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 1128, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1390)

Status

RELATING TO OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES.

Permits individual vocational programs within the purview of the office of youth services to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods and services, for self-sustainability purposes, for young adults only. Establishes the office of youth services revolving fund. Requires the office of youth services to submit annual reports to the legislature on the fiscal transactions and expenses of each service or program. Requires the director of human services to conduct an audit of the office of youth services if the annual fiscal transactions and expenses reports are not submitted in a timely manner. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, FIN

SB 2115, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1351-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE ROOM CONFINEMENT OF MINORS.

Requires certain children under family court jurisdiction to be taken without unnecessary delay to the court or place of shelter designated by the court. Establishes conditions and time limits for placing a minor in room confinement at a detention or adult jail facility. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

SB 2482, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1412-22)

Status

RELATING TO WELLNESS.

Establishes a temporary office of wellness and resilience within the office of the governor. Authorizes the office of wellness and resilience to address issues and implement solutions to improve wellness and resilience, including issues and solutions identified by the trauma-informed care task force. Appropriates funds. Sunsets on an unspecified date. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair