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:

Monday, April 4, 2022

TIME:

2:30 p.m.

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Conference Room 308

State Capitol

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A G E N D A #2

 

SB 2021, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1339-22)

Status

RELATING TO INCREASING THE PAYMENT AMOUNT FOR THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS' PRO RATA SHARE OF THE PUBLIC LAND TRUST.

Establishes the office of Hawaiian affairs' pro rata share of the moneys derived from the public land trust. Transfers funds from the carry-forward trust holding account to OHA. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 1121, SD2

(HSCR1444)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Exempts housing developed by the department of Hawaiian home lands from general excise taxes. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 2623, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1269-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.

Excludes from any waiting list maintained by the department of Hawaiian home lands any lessee or successor who sells or transfers their lease on a tract of Hawaiian home lands for personal gain. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 3357, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1338-22)

Status

RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Requires certain departments and agencies to provide grants to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations that have experience and expertise in supporting and advancing Native Hawaiian communities. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 3046, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1335-22)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the department of the attorney general for use in major litigation involving the State. Extends the lapsing date to 6/30/2023. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 3041, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1257-22)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE, ITS OFFICERS, OR ITS EMPLOYEES.

Makes appropriations and approves payments for claims against the State, its officers, and its employees. Effective 1/1/2222. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 3044, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1255-22)

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO MANUFACTURER QUALIFIED ESCROW FUNDS.

Provides a mechanism to assign nonparticipating tobacco manufacturers' qualified escrow fund balances to the State. Provides a mechanism for the financial institution acting as the escrow agent of the qualified escrow fund to petition the courts to authorize transfer of funds to the State when the qualified escrow fund is abandoned. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 1048, SD1

(HSCR1267-22)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATA CENTER FEES.

Provides authority for the Hawaii criminal justice data center to set and collect fees for services provided. (SD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 2390, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1253-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Increases the number of associate judges on the intermediate court of appeals from five to six. Appropriates funds. Effective 1/1/2222. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 2740, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1254-22)

Status

RELATING TO GUARDIANS AD LITEM.

Allows the judiciary to compensate guardians ad litem for involuntary hospitalization and assisted community treatment petitions at a rate higher than existing statutory guidelines. Makes an appropriation. Effective 1/1/2222. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 2114

(HSCR1252-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE CHILDREN'S JUSTICE PROGRAM.

Updates the purpose of the children's justice program to include investigation and management of cases involving suspected or confirmed child sex trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children, other child maltreatment, and child witnesses to crime or violence. Makes conforming amendments.

 

JHA, FIN

SB 2136, HD1

(HSCR1266-22)

Status

RELATING TO JURY SERVICE.

Prohibits juror exclusion based on gender identity or expression. Effective 1/1/2222. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 2663, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1263-22)

Status

RELATING TO FILING FEES.

Changes the filing fee schedule for paternity actions by establishing an initial filing fee of $100 and eliminating fees to file motions. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 416, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1262-22)

Status

RELATING TO WITNESS FEES AND REIMBURSEMENTS IN CRIMINAL CASES.

Clarifies applicable reimbursement to the State or defendant for expert witness fees, as it pertains to testimony, preparation, and in-court attendance in state court criminal proceedings. Increases per diem payments for all witnesses. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 3114, SD2

(HSCR1265-22)

Status

RELATING TO MARRIAGE LICENSES.

Establishes a $25 fee for all licenses to solemnize a marriage to be deposited into the vital statistics improvement special fund. Requires the Department of Health to account for the collection and deposit of the fee into the vital statistics improvement special fund. Repeals fees related to obtaining a license to solemnize civil marriage ceremonies. (SD2)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 2162, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1260-22)

Status

RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.

Establishes ranked-choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats. Effective 1/1/2222. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 2741

(HSCR1251-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMISSION TO PROMOTE UNIFORM LEGISLATION.

Provides a limited exemption for the Hawaii Commission to Promote Uniform Legislation from certain requirements of part I of chapter 92, HRS, for the purpose of allowing commissioners of the Commission to Promote Uniform Legislation to attend and participate in a full capacity in meetings hosted by the Uniform Law Commission, without any limitation on the number of participating commissioners, in furtherance of its goal of representing and promoting uniformity of legislation for the State.

 

JHA, FIN

SB 3189, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1259-22)

Status

RELATING TO GAMBLING.

Amends the offenses of promoting gambling in the first and second degree to a class B felony and class C felony, respectively. Excludes the offenses of promoting gambling in the first and second degree from qualifying for deferred acceptance of guilty plea or nolo contendere plea. (HD1)

 

JHA, FIN

SB 2373, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1374-22)

Status

RELATING TO OFFENDER REENTRY.

Establishes a position and appropriates funds for a program named "project reset", which will help offenders secure post-release housing to support their reentry, rehabilitation, and employment. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)

 

CMV, HHH, FIN

SB 2185, SD3, HD1

(HSCR1222-22)

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Requires the auditor of fireworks and articles pyrotechnic records for each county fire department to submit to the legislature an annual report detailing inventory, recordkeeping, and sales of fireworks to license or permit holders. Makes grants-in-aid to the counties to cover costs associated with reporting the information to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

SB 3077, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1344-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE BARBERING AND COSMETOLOGY LICENSING ACT.

Adds and updates definitions to satisfy current industry practice needs. Aligns and remedies inconsistencies between chapters on barbering and beauty culture. Removes the five-year license requirement for barber and beauty operator board of barbering and cosmetology member seats. Raises fees for penalties and disciplinary actions and removes medical clearance requirements. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD2)

 

CPC, JHA, FIN

SB 2695, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1422-22)

Status

RELATING TO CRYPTOCURRENCY.

Establishes a blockchain and cryptocurrency task force. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair