HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Jo Jordan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 1360, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1180)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES.

Requires Community Care Foster Family Homes to have a primary caregiver as a certified nurse aide and a substitute caregiver as a nurse aide with a certain minimum number of continuing education hours; be certified and in operation for a year prior to being certified for a third client; and make various certifications and licenses available for inspection. Requires reimbursements for reason of parity of Medicaid beneficiaries in the same level of care in a community-based facility. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS, FIN

SB 1549, SD2

(HSCR1036)

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.

Permits commercial permits in Ala Wai and Keehi small boat harbors; establishes that small boat harbor fees can be used only for the operating and maintenance of the small boat harbors; authorizes a process for a public-private partnership to develop a portion of Ala Wai small boat harbor; changes mooring fee rate process. Effective 07/01/2050.

 

WLO, FIN

SB 367, SD3, HD1

(HSCR1150)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Establishes a regulatory structure for the installation and implementation of an interisland high voltage electric transmission cable system and for the construction of on-island transmission infrastructure. Allows for the utility company to collect surcharges from its ratepayers to recover the costs of the cable installation on behalf of the cable company. Exempts the surcharges from being counted as gross income, adjusted gross income, or taxable income for tax purposes. Provides for the eventual acquisition of the cable system by the utility company from the cable company. Allows the utility company to recover the costs of acquiring the cable system and developing the on island infrastructure through an automatic rate adjustment clause and then through its rates. Allows the utility to recover the reasonable costs, as determined by the public utilities commission, of predevelopment and development in the event that the system is not completed. Effective July 1, 2011.

 

EEP/CPC, FIN

SB 1458, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1198)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a comprehensive five-year medical marijuana distribution pilot program in an unspecified county. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HLT/PBM, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair